The Paraná Creature
Region of origin: Carmen del Paraná, Itapúa, Paraguay
Discovered in late October, 2015 floating down the shoreline of the Paraná River in Paraguay, locals came across the decomposing corpse of a small, strange creature. It had wrinkled, frog-like skin and limbs but the hands, tail and face of a primate. Firefighters were called and several photographs were taken but no medical examination or positive identification is ever known to have taken place. Theories of its origins have ranged from a dead monkey whose body was affected by its time in the water to possibly being some kind of relation to the chupacabra.
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Region of origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
According to an anonymous account of the sighting, a group of United States Navy SEALs on a mission in the DRC circa 2000 encountered a group of 13 chimpanzees attacking an animal, with the notable trait that all the chimps has a back full of porcupine-like quills. Per the source, the unit reportedly recorded a video of the creatures, but due to its connection to a sensitive mission it is currently in possession of the US government.
Originally posted on Tumblr on August 5, 2016
Region of origin: Home Plate, Columbia Hills, Gusev Crater, Mars
On its 2006 trek across the Martian landscape, the Spirit rover took a panoramic shot of the Home Plate plateau, that some noted contained something resembling a humanoid figure not terribly dissimilar to our terrestrial bigfoots, immediately holding this up as potential proof of life on Mars. However, estimates place the formation at about 6 centimeters tall, making it a godawful small affair.
Originally posted on Tumblr on June 25, 2016
Region of origin: Cambridgeshire, England
A creature combining elements of disparate folklore such as the Black Dogs and undiscovered primates, the Shug Monkey is a spectral creature claimed to be roaming the hillsides and roads of Cambridgeshire. The Shug Monkey is a canine-like form but with ape- or monkey-like features and is said to alternate between walking on two legs or all-fours. It seems to appear and disappear as it pleases and afterwards witnesses describe their encounters as menacing but the Shug Monkey doesn’t seem to be particularly out to harm or hinder people.
Originally posted on Tumblr on April 13, 2016
Region of origin: Alaska, United States
A species of hominid from the folklore of the Yup’ik tribes of southwestern Alaska. Descriptions from sightings mention exceptionally long arms, glowing eyes and making a mournful call comparable to that of a loon. The urayuli are considered to be peaceful, but old stories warn children not too wander alone in the woods where the creatures live or they’ll turn into one themselves.
Originally posted on Tumblr on March 26, 2016
De Loys’ Ape
Region of origin: Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
In 1920, a geologist on an expedition to locate a petroleum reserve, François de Loys, sent an account of his party encountering a pair of large, aggressive primates. They claim to have shot the male, causing the female to flee back into the forest. The male’s body was propped up for a photograph which remains the only evidence of the creature; however as it has no reference to scale, the creature appears to resemble a common spider monkey and the body itself was never recovered, it is largely believed to have been a hoax.
Originally posted on Tumblr on March 25, 2016
Region of origin: Sri Lanka
A community of small hominins, possibly a species of Australopithecus, said to exist on Sri Lanka identified as far back as 400 AD in texts by Pliny the Elder but with supposed fossil evidence and sightings of living creatures persisting through to the Twentieth Century and today. They lived in trees and caves and hunted small game, utilizing long claw-like nails but have also been said to steal food away from human encampments.
Originally posted on Tumblr on March 24, 2016