This past weekend a giant monster rose from the sea and devoured New York City in the movie Cloverfield! But it wasn’t the first such beastie to take a bite out of the Big Apple…in1933 the Eighth Wonder of the World – King Kong terrorized the city and scaled the Empire State Building only to fall to his doom. And we can’t forget about Tokyo being consistently threatened by the King of all Monsters – Godzilla!
Monsters have always scared and fascinated us humans. Whether they are real monsters like the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millennia ago…or imaginary creatures like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot/Sasquatch that still haunt our dreams. There is a whole field of study dedicated to the search for monsters, real or imaginary – it’s called cryptozoology!
Cryptozoology is defined as “the study of hidden animals.” Cryptozoologists search for evidence of the continued existence of animals once thought to be extinct, as well as evidence of the existence of creatures that might or might not be real! Cryptomundo is a great website about both these aspects of cryptozoology.