Ancient cultures are at times most memorable by mythological stories of legendary monsters and ratifying concepts of half-man, half-beast creatures. Some creatures are considered by many to primarily serve the purpose of story-telling, indicating society's willingness to sensationalize events to convey a specific message, perhaps one riddled with ulterior motives. There are countless reasons why lore, legend, and myth can become imprinted in society, but the message must be of great importance if its legend is to survive the ages.
- Evidence In search of hard evidence to prove the existence of big foot.
- Sea Encounters Face to face with strange sea serpent creatures in North America.
- Colossal Monsters Legends of fishermen capturing abnormally large sea animals.
- Dragons Fossil record may indicate where dragons originated.
- Bigfoot & Wildman Theory of bigfoot as a flesh and blood relative of our ancestors.
- Flying Creatures Threats from flying animals in ancient life during the cave era.
- Great Spirit Examining how oral tradition warns of danger with legend.
- Hypothetical Concepts inspiring legends of strange beasts and creatures.
- Lake Champlain Legend of a horned-serpent water creature hides in the lake.
- Loch Ness Nessie legend suggests lake monsters have survived for millions of years.
- Lake Serpents Eyewitness accounts of sea serpent creatures found in North America.
- Misignwa Shawnee Indian lore possibly describes the existence of Mothman.
- Mothman Sighting Mysterious shadow figure believed by locals to warn of danger.
- Technology Modern technologies in the search for discovering legendary cryptids.
- Ocean Cryptids Colossal squid and giant creatures lurking the depths of Earth's oceans.
- Giant Otter Theory of giant otters migrating to northern parts of Europe.
- Passamaquoddies Legend of turning into a giant bird to find the source of thunder.
- Proximity World population placing people in proximity to discovering cryptids.
- Reptile Humans Encounters with hybrid human-fish creatures and anomalies of the sea.
- Abyssal Monsters Unknown legendary creatures from the deepest reaches of the ocean.
- Sengalang Burong Large and mysterious Javanese forest owl believed to be the bird god.
- Swamp Monster Encounters with a lizard humanoid creature in the swamps of South Carolina.
- Thunderbird Home Indian legend from oral tradition describing the home of the thunderbird.
- Water Devils Legendary hybrid creatures living in lakes around the world.
- Water Dwelling Historical accounts of water dwelling cryptids similar to Plesiosaurs.
A peculiarity here is the fact that 99.9% of imagined concepts must be seeded, according to psychology, in order to become manifested in story-form. This highly suggests any mythological story, any imagined concept, or any tall tale fabled frenzy, must have originated from some sort of root inspiration. The trouble is really in determining exactly which parts of ancient stories aren't fabricated truths, perhaps intentionally stretched for theatrical entertainment.
Examining modern movies and storytelling might give us a little attestation as to why certain structural elements are used to relay plots. A boom in computer technology generously helped facilitate public demand for more realistic movies and provided significant improvements to live entertainment venues. If the general public strives now for a strong sense of realism in fictional storytelling, maybe it's not too far off to expect it many hundreds of years ago, as stage entertainment relied heavily on captivating audiences to similar extent. Now the legends continue to pique curiosity around the world.
Even though lore is subjected to a thousand year old telephone game with stretching fish, core beliefs are often based on factual events in some way, shape, or form.