oh yeah, the world is just filled with all kinds of weird creatures,
not just bald YouTubers with big teeth.
Really though, there are some legendary creatures
that we’ve all heard of, like the bigfoot and the yeti,
among others, and for the most part,
we just brush it off as fantasy. But,
what if it isn’t just fantasy?
What if some of the creatures of legend actually exist right now,
that are just waiting to be discovered.
Here are 10 legendary creatures that might be real.
Number 10 is the Mongolian death worm.
There’s good reason to think that
the legendary Mongolian death worm might actually be real
The creature lives under the sands of the Gobi Desert
in southern Mongolia in northwest China.
Stories persist in these regions about a massive worm
which can reach up to 1.5 meters in length.
Unlike common earthworms, the Mongolian death worm
has a thick body which pulsates as it moves, egh.
It’s called the death worm because it’s so poisonous,
that even to touch it would mean a quick, painful death.
The first scientific record of this legendary creature goes back to 1926.
Since then, several expeditions have invested time
and money into finding the creature.
Though a specimen hasn’t been caught so far,
the Gobi Desert is so vast,
that it could easily be hiding a death worm beneath its sands.
Or two, or three!
Why don’t you go for an adventure out there and find out?
Number nine are the big cats of Britain.
Unlike North America and mainland Europe,
Britain doesn’t have any large predators.
At least, that’s the official line.
Many people believe that there are large, unidentified cats
prowling the moors and hills of the British countryside.
Numerous sightings of these mysterious animals
have been made going back to at least the 1760s.
And some of these accounts are very recent and worrying.
In 2000, a young boy in Monmouthshire was attacked
by an unidentified large cat
which left claw marks on his neck.
And in 2005,
a man was left with injuries all over his body
from a similar incident.
Some believe that these cats are breeding populations
of pumas or panthers that have been released into the wild.
While others suggest that it’s not even a cat at all,
and that these dark shapes in the British countryside
are something that science has never seen before. Okay,
that affects my plans to go to the United Kingdom.
Just gonna, just gonna change that to Italy.
Number eight is the Megalania prisca.
The aboriginal people of Australia have legends
about some fearsome reptiles which once stalked the Australian outback.
Not only have scientists found proof
that these things were real,
they might still be hiding in the Australian wilderness.
The Megalania prisca is the largest land-dwelling lizard ever discovered.
It reached a staggering 7 meters long
and could easily eat a whole human.
Scientists estimate that it could run as fast
as 10 kilometers per hour,
and like the modern day komodo dragon
would be able to chase down large animals.
The most recent fossil record suggests
that the Megalania prisca existed around 50,000 years ago,
and could have been competing with human settlements in Australia at that time.
Some even go further to suggest that this monstrous lizard
is still out there, and may actually explain
why some backpackers go completely missing. Yeah,
that’s one explanation why people
people might go missing in the Australian outback.
The other is, um,
the other hundred thousand freaky creatures that live there.
Number seven is the kongamato.
The kongamato is a legendary bird
which eats explorers andeven destroys small boats with people in them.
Boats without people inthem, they leave those alone.
The first recorded description of the monstrous flying creature was back in 1923.
It was described as being indigenous to the Congo and surrounding areas.
With a wingspan of 1.5 meters,red and black in color,
and its aggressive behavior against humans
who happen to encroach upon its lands,
it’s unsurprising that there have been several recorded attacks.
The most intriguing case tookplace in the Bangweulu swamps
where a man was brutallyattacked by the kongamato.
He had a severe chest wound, and when asked to draw the creature
he drew something that looked more like a flying dinosaur than a bird.
Some suggest that the elusive animal is therefore not a bird at all
but a flying reptile unknown to science.
See,this is why I don’t leave the house,
because some unknown flying reptile bird creature
could just swoop downand pluck out my eye.
Number six is the tatzelwurm.
The tatzelwurm was though tobe nothing more than a myth,
but with a series of recent sightings,
it’s now thought that the creature might really be out there.
Found mainly in the Alps mountain range of Switzerland and surrounding countries,
the tatzelwurm is said to be a reptilian creature
with a cat-like head,and spikes on its back.
The creature hisses as it attacks,
and uses its venomous breathto incapacitate its prey. Then,
it feasts using its teeth, which can easily tear through flesh. Ahn,
The oldest recorded encounter goes all the way back to 1680,
and there were a large number of sightings even in the 19th century.
Amazingly mountaineers and hikers
in the area continue to claim that the animal exists
and still stalks the slopes of the Alps waiting for its next meal.
Look,I don’t care if I was a hiker,
and I spent my entire life training to climb the Alps
if I saw that thing, I would tip the F off the mountain.
Number five is the mapinguari.
The mapinguari is a huge reptile found
in South American folklore which is so well-described
that researchers are still out there looking for it.
Also known as the isnashi
the mapinguari is described by Amazonian tribes
as resembling a giant ape or sloth,
but with reptilian skin and claws.
Recent encounters withthe animal have revealed
that it has long, powerful arms
which can tear apartsmall trees in the forest.
And your arms right off your body!
Able to walk on both four feet and two,
the creature can standover two meters tall,
and has a ferocious roar which terrifies every other living thing around it. Rar,
嗷呜 我是一只马平瓜里 嗷呜
I’m a mapinguari, rar.
In 1937 a report stated that one
of these creatures decimated a farm,
killing over 100 cowsduring a three-week rampage.
And in a more recent encounter,
locals said that bullets could not penetrate its tough hide.
That’s one tough cryptid. Also,
side note, who owned that farm?
really, if it took three weeks to go
through a hundred cows, here’s an idea, um,
take some of the cows inside.
What’s wrong with people?
Number four is Nessie.
Nessie, you’re out there somewhere!
So sorry to all the Scottish people watching, that was a terrible accent.
The Loch Ness monster is world famous.
But while many believe it to be a hoax,
recent evidence actuallysuggests that it might be real.
Descriptions of this creature which lives in Loch Ness in Scotland
go all the way back to 565 A.D.
That’s when Saint Columbiaused a Christian blessing
to stop the beast from attacking people.
Known fondly as Nessie,
the Loch Ness monster resembles a huge, aquatic reptile
which is now extinct, called the plesiosaur.
With a long neck and flippers,
a plesiosaur could reach 15 meters in length
which would actually match estimations
of the sheer size of Nessie.
While many believe that the legend of Nessie was slowly fading,
2017 had a huge surge of Nessie sightings.
So much so that once againpeople are turning their eyes
to the eerie stillness of Loch Ness
and wondering what lies beneath. I.
e., don’t go swimming there, ’cause you gon’ get chomped up. Ehn,
Number three is bigfoot.
Also known as Sasquatch,
the legend of bigfoot has captured the imaginations
of people all over the world.
Most sightings of thiselusive creature suggest
that it’s either some sort of new ape,
or an animal more closelyrelated to our species.
Bigfoot stands 2.5 meters tall,
and is covered from headto toe in dark hair.
While the animal has somesimilarities to a gorilla,
it walks on two feet, andexhibits human-like behavior.
There have even been recordings made of two bigfoot animals speaking in a strange language,
and numerous footprints have been found.
While some believe that bigfoot is just a myth,
due to the size of its territory,
and the animal’s reported practice of
burying its dead and avoiding animals
we may yet find one of these huge creatures
just roaming the forests of North America.
We should look in Canada first,
because if we do find a bigfoot in Canada,
at least it’ll be polite as it, as it eats you.
Eats your face. It’ll say sorry afterward.
Number two is the kraken.
The kraken is the most ferocioussea creature in mythology.
The first stories of thismassive octopus-like animal
were shared by sailors navigating the seas
between Norway and Greenland.
But accounts of this beast go back
as far as the 13th century,
and describe a gigantic tentacled creature
strong enough to pull alarge ship under the waves.
Descriptions put the kraken around 12 to 15 meters in length.
Though,there’s debateabout whether the kraken
is an octopus or a squid.
Yeah,’cause that matters.
One’s definitely less terrifyingthan the other. [laughs]
With huge spikes on its suckers of its tentacles
and large hypnotical eyes
sailors were terrified of encountering this creature.
As science has yet to explorethe majority of oceans,
with discoveries of huge marine animals like the colossal squid
it’s easily possible that something as monstrous as the kraken lurks in the depths.
And number one is the yeti.
The yeti is a [imitatesape] ape-like creature
which many believe roamsthe slopes of the Himalayas.
The tribes of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan,
all have their storiesof encountering the yeti.
These stretch back to beforeBuddhism became popular
in the region, over 1500 years ago.
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In the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries,
there were expeditions to theHimalayas to catch a specimen.
Huge footprints were found in the snow,
and eye-witness testimonies from scientists and mountaineers alike
suggest that there may be a large creature in the Himalayas that walks on two feet.
Some believe this to be an undiscovered ape creature,
while others suggest that it’s a new species of bear.
While the tantalizing possibility still exists
that the yeti is a yet-to-be-discovered hominoid
which hides itself away from 21st century humanity.
I mean, if this thing’s intelligent,
can you really blame it?
It’s not exactly like we’re gonna find it and be like,
come on, let’s have some tea. Let’s discuss the world. [laughs]
Get the chains!
Man,I am telling you,
there was some undiscovered ash in this world.
It’s freaking me out, man.
And really, it makes a lot of sense
Less than,what five percent of the ocean is discovered
or something like that
Could you imagine what’s at the bottom?
(laughs) A giant squid’ll eat your face.
I’m never going swimming again.