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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cryptids of the Week: 1/18-1/24, 2015

Welcome to the 8th Cryptids of the Week! These are the cryptids chosen for January 18 thru 24, 2015.

Sheep Man


The Sheep Man is a creature similar to the goatman, and the two may actually be the same thing. Reports of these types of creatures come from all over the world and go back to ancient times. In the early 1970s, a creature called the Waterford Sheepman was seen near Waterford, Pennsylvania. The creature killed livestock and was sometimes seen running across the road and heading into the woods. One night the sheepman even attacked a car. The victims fought off the creature and sped away and had marks on the roof to prove it happened. Their parents did not want to tell the police. There have not  been many more encounters with the Waterford Sheepman, but creatures like it are still reported every once and a while. Creatures like the Pope Lick monster, Lake Worth Monster, and Sheepsquatch may all be in the "sheep man" category of cryptids, if they aren't goatmen!

Sheep-Man
from Cryptidz wiki


Kasai Rex

The Kasai Rex is one of several African cryptids said to be living dinosaurs, although some have described it as a giant lizard. It is said to live in the Dominican Republic of the Congo. 
One Kasai Rex story comes from 1932, when a Swedish explorer, John Johnson, saw a rhino while in Africa, and then saw a huge dinosaur-like creature rush out of the forest and kill it! He fainted but recovered in time to get a good look at the creature. He described it as red in color, with black stripes, and had a mouth full of teeth. He said it was about 43 feet long. It had thick legs that he said were built for speed. 
There are two photos that supposedly show Kasai Rex but both are proven to be fake. One is of a large lizard and the other is of a Tyronnosaurus-like theropod dinosaur eating a dead rhino. The second was probably copied off of the John Johnson account, which may not be true. 


Drawing of Kasai rex eating a rhino
from cryptid wiki

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