Cryptid Currency

There’s something about cryptids that don’t quite bear the same “oomph” as your average mythological beast. They all seem much goofier or more mundane. So many of them are just big ape things or plesiosaurs. Every so often you get a mothman or a Jersey Devil or chupacabra, but there’s this lack of variety overall. Let’s try to spice things up, come up with some cryptids of our own.

The Headless Vulture of the Plains! Yes, this bird is an elusive vulture-like creature that appears high above open fields. Those outside alone in fields, away from society, might find small drops of blood on their arms or shoulders that they can not explain. This is because the vulture is a headless being, circling lone travelers far overhead. From its neck a blood-like liquid drips constantly, purportedly marking those who are about to befall tragedy. Spooky.

The Lake Erie Lobber! Out by the lake, you hear a sudden kerplunk as though someone tossed a moderately sized stone into the water. However, there is nobody around. You might’ve just encountered the lobber. Some blurry photos of a gangly figure up by the tree-line. A video or two of a guy watching the water, catching the fabled kerplunk, only for him to swing around and see nobody or nothing nearby that could’ve plunked. Truly eerie.

The Dogman of Derry! There are some things you can never have too many of, and I’ll be damned if dogmen aren’t one of them. I think I’m just very enthused by the fact that people have decided to call some of these things dogmen instead of, I don’t know, werewolves? Skinwalkers? Rougarou? Nope, they’re dogmen. This one is in Derry. Which Derry? Any one of them. That’s about it. Come up with some dubious tales and encounters and you’re in business.

There you have it. Cryptids! The mostly spoiled leftovers of folklore and mythology, with a couple diamonds here and there. Like the two on these shirts.

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Cryptid Currency

There’s something about cryptids that don’t quite bear the same “oomph” as your average mythological beast. They all seem much goofier or more mundane. So many of them are just big ape things or plesiosaurs. Every so often you get a mothman or a Jersey Devil or chupacabra, but there’s this lack of variety overall. Let’s try to spice things up, come up with some cryptids of our own.

The Headless Vulture of the Plains! Yes, this bird is an elusive vulture-like creature that appears high above open fields. Those outside alone in fields, away from society, might find small drops of blood on their arms or shoulders that they can not explain. This is because the vulture is a headless being, circling lone travelers far overhead. From its neck a blood-like liquid drips constantly, purportedly marking those who are about to befall tragedy. Spooky.

The Lake Erie Lobber! Out by the lake, you hear a sudden kerplunk as though someone tossed a moderately sized stone into the water. However, there is nobody around. You might’ve just encountered the lobber. Some blurry photos of a gangly figure up by the tree-line. A video or two of a guy watching the water, catching the fabled kerplunk, only for him to swing around and see nobody or nothing nearby that could’ve plunked. Truly eerie.

The Dogman of Derry! There are some things you can never have too many of, and I’ll be damned if dogmen aren’t one of them. I think I’m just very enthused by the fact that people have decided to call some of these things dogmen instead of, I don’t know, werewolves? Skinwalkers? Rougarou? Nope, they’re dogmen. This one is in Derry. Which Derry? Any one of them. That’s about it. Come up with some dubious tales and encounters and you’re in business.

There you have it. Cryptids! The mostly spoiled leftovers of folklore and mythology, with a couple diamonds here and there. Like the two on these shirts.

More Great Designs!

-It All Started In 76
-Perfect Pairings
-Evil Doesn’t Pay (You Do)
-Hot as Hell
-The System
-Right Side Up by Demonigote
-Attack on Yavin by Arinesart

Best of the cryptids?

  • Mothman
    Mothman
  • Sasquatch
    Sasquatch
  • Chupacabra
    Chupacabra
  • Jersey Devil
    Jersey Devil
  • Loch Ness Monster
    Loch Ness Monster
  • Ogopogo
    Ogopogo
  • Other (Comment in the discussion)
    Other (Comment in the discussion)
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