These real cryptid encounters have left zoologists baffled. From skinwalkers and dogman sightings to a run in with a demon-like creature in a backyard, here are some fascinating real cryptid encounters caught on camera.
Real Cryptid Encounters – Dire Wolf Caught on Camera
In late 2015, a hunter in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada captured an encounter with an animal so gigantic it left zoologists baffled.
The short clip, captured on phone, shows a white dog named Trigger barking at something lurking in the grass. You can see a black head peek over the ridge. It looks like a big dog or wolf.
Suddenly the creature lunges at the white dog which retreats with a yelp. The black, wolf-like creature is enormous. It looks to be more than twice the size of the white dog. The animal is so big in fact, some people have dubbed it a ‘dire wolf’.
While a dire wolf isn’t a cryptid as such, because they actually did exist and have been thoroughly documented. The mysterious thing is that dire wolves were thought to have gone extinct in the early Holocene period, more than 9000 years ago.
Could this video show a dire wolf that has somehow managed to survive deep in the canadian wilderness?
Real Cryptid Encounters – Ogopogo Sighting
Since 1872 there have been reports of a giant serpent-like creature swimming in the waters of Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Hundreds of locals and tourists have claimed to have seen a monster in the lake – it’s known as Ogopogo.
One of the most famous sightings of Ogopogo occurred in 1976 when Vancouver local Ed Fletcher took this striking photo. Fletcher was with a group of friends enjoying the scenery when he spotted a giant serpent creature undulating through the water. He took a snap with his camera. The photo would become legendary, one of the most significant pieces of evidence that a cryptid could be swimming in Lake Okanagan.
Indigenous tribes of Canada believe there was once a man that lived by the lake who was possessed by a demon. The demonic influence took hold and went on a murderous rampage. It’s said that the entity killed a local hero named Old Kan-He-Kan. The gods didn’t take kindly to this act of violence and so turned the possessed murderer into a giant serpent. The creature was forced to swim in the lake for eternity.
In memoriam, the lake was named after the old hero who was slain by the demon. It became known as Lake Okanagan (Old Kan-He-Kan)
This photo is just one piece of evidence in a long line of real cryptid encounters that have taken place by Lake Okanagan. Could there really be a giant serpent creature hiding in the deep waters of this ancient lake?
Real Cryptid Encounters – Michigan Dogman Photo
Since 1887 there have been stories of a werewolf-type creature stalking the woods of Michigan. The beast has become known as the Dogman.
Over the years there have been numerous sightings of an enormous dog-like creature that is capable of walking upright on its hind legs. It’s said to be muscular with a large head and powerful jaws.
In 2004 a family was leaving a friend’s place when they believe they encountered the Dogman. They say they were reversing down the driveway in their minivan when a gigantic creature appeared out of the darkness. The youngest son, sitting in the back of the van, took out his camera and captured this astonishing photograph.
The famous cryptid photo shows a dog-like beast. It has a strong, muscular torso, thick neck and fierce illuminated eyes. It looks to be a hybrid blend of lion, dog and bear.
Numerous experts have analysed this image and are at a loss to explain it. Some have noted there appears to be faint brush strokes or touch ups around the right arm of the beast. However, others have defended the image saying that the blurriness is caused by the motion of the animal leaping from the shadows.
Why are there so many specific reports of the Dogman coming out of Michigan? Could there really be a species of giant dog or wolf that has yet to be classified by modern science?
Real Cryptid Encounters – Provo Canyon, Utah Bigfoot Encounter
These two short clips, originally uploaded to Youtube channel Nv TV, were filmed in the Provo Canyon region in Utah.
The first clip is very brief but shows a very large, bipedal creature walking among the brush. The Bigfoot-like animal sits by a tree for a second then seems to pick up a rock and throw it through the air.
Sasquatch enthusiasts love this clip, as it’s the first time anyone has captured a creature like this throwing an object.
The second clip was filmed by BYU students who had been camping near Squaw Peak. One of the campers noticed a strange, black beast lurking on the ridge of the hill and started filming with their phone.
The footage is a little blurry and unstable but does capture something unusual. The strange creature is obscured by branches so it’s hard to get a good look. It’s possible that this could just be a bear encounter however at one point the animal does stand on its rear legs. It looks to have long arms that reach much lower than most animals.
Could this be the infamous Sasquatch that hunters have been looking for so many years?
Utah Skinwalker Sighting
This scary photo was uploaded to Reddit in 2018 with the title ‘Utah Skinwalker Sighting?’
The poster claims that the photo was taken by their friends ex-husband. They said the ex-husband and his father were trespassing on a rural property to check out the scene of a supposed drug related shootout that had taken place some weeks earlier.
It’s alleged that they were approached by a man with shotgun who warned them, with a shaking voice, that they shouldn’t be alone on this part of the property. He fired off a warning shot into the air and told them to clear off.
The ex-husband and the father ran as fast as they could down a dusty driveway. They used the flash on their camera to light up their way. As they ran several photos were accidently taken – these images would remain unchecked for some time.
Finally, several weeks later when they regaled friends and family of the bizarre encounter, they decided to check if the camera had taken any pictures as they ran. One of the photos, picked up something truly eerie.
In the middle of the road you can see a humanoid figure. It’s brown and bulky with a very thick torso. It looks to be somewhat hunched, as if it’s lumbering across the road.
As the title of the Reddit post suggests, the poster believes it could be evidence of the infamous skinwalker.
In native american culture, skinwalkers are believed to be witches or shamans that practice dark magic. It’s said that they possess the ability to disguise themselves as animals. These witches are thought to be evil, indulging in sinister ceremonies to control malevolent powers.
While it’s known that pop culture has twisted the idea of the skinwalker into an over the top horror cliche, indigenous tribes, specifically the Navajo people, have remained tight lipped about this mysterious entity.
Could this photo hint at the ancient, shape-shifting witches that are said to have been haunting America for centuries?
Fellow Redditors analysed the image and found that there was no evidence of photoshop tampering. Considering the backstory of the shotgun wielding guard, several commenters thought the figure could be someone wearing a ghillie suit – an outfit used by hunters to blend in with their surroundings.
So what do you think? Is it a skinwalker, camouflaged hunter or possible glitch in the camera? Love to hear your thoughts on this one in the comments section below.
Evil Creature Caught on Tape
This clip, caught by Rick Grebenik and uploaded to his youtube channel, has caused quite a stir across the Internet.
Published in August, 2017 and filmed an unknown part of the United States, this video seems to show some kind of cryptid creature lurking in a man’s back yard.
The clip begins with Grebenik ringing a friend and telling him that ‘the weird creature is back’.
He has placed his iPad against the window and is filming the encounter. In the dimly lit backyard you can see a bipedal creature lurching toward the house. It wanders around slowly, as if sussing the area out. The man on the phone calls the creature ‘demonic’ and ‘evil’ and believes it came from a dense thicket of weeds at the back of the property.
At one point, the creature retreats back into the darkness but it soon returns, this time a bit closer. Grebenik begins to freak out while his friend, on the other end of the line, sounds as though he’s chanting in another language. The entity begins to retreat once more then the phone cuts out.
When the video was uploaded it created significan debate about what the creature might actually be. Many viewers sided with Grebenik and called it demonic, something not of this world. Others however, noted Grebenik’s tone of voice throughout the clip, it doesn’t quite fit the emotion that someone might feel if they were really witnessing a demon in their backyard. He’s a little freaked out but mostly okay with it, which seems to suggest that it’s all staged.
Another portion of commenters thought perhaps it was a cryptid of some kind – an animal that has yet to be classified by modern science.
So what do you think, cryptid, demon or hoax? Love to hear your opinion on this one in the comments section below.