Tales of creatures that have defied scientific discovery remaining hidden and out of sight with only minimal evidence of their existence save for eyewitness accounts. Which of these creatures are real, and which are hoaxes?
Here is a collection of 10 scary real life monsters, from deep sea marine life, to inhabitants of remote areas on Earth and a few common scary creatures thrown in as well.
The Agogwe is a purported small human-like biped reported from the forests of East Africa first recorded in 1937 by Captain William Hichens on a hunting expedition.
The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, is an alleged creature living in the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland and is the most famous of all the creatures that fall into the topic of cryptozoology.
The "Abominable Snowman" is an apelike animal said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.
Chupacabra is Spanish for Goat Sucker, and is a relatively new species, with reports dating back only as far as the late 80's from Central and Southern America, centring around Puerto Rico where it was first discovered.
The Beast of Bodmin Moor is a mysterious big cat who is said to roam the moor, which became the centre of big cat sightings with occasional reports of mutilated slain livestock.
The Mystery of the strange Mongolian Death Worm of the Gobi desert, where tales are told of a large worm that can kill from several metres using an acid like spray that causes paralysis and death.
Has the mythical Chupacabra, or goat sucker, finally been captured? Phylis Canion from Texas, USA, discovered the body of a large creature which had been killed on the road.
Legend has it that an ancient sabre tooth tiger is running free up the downs near Hackney Marsh. People say they have seen the Hackney Marsh Beast and that their dogs have been taken by it. It is said to be 4 foot tall with really long teeth.