Cryptids are either plants or animals whose existence has been suggested but is still to be proven scientifically. A lot of these creatures are under debate to this date and the most noticeable example would be the ‘big foot’ or ‘sasquatch’. There are also those whose existence has been proven for example an okapi. Most of them however, have been proven fake. In this article I will discuss ten of those Cryptids who have been totally denied by science so you can read on and rest assured that these creatures (plants or animals) do not exist in real life.

10. RODS

Rods are something that can exist only in pictures and videos. They are pictures taken of insect flying around really fast at night and therefore the camera can’t capture them properly, displaying them as rods. These pictures and videos put us ‘petit-minded’ humans in a frenzy to discover these ‘aliens’ for real. Much to our disappointment, the rods were associated with the camera not long after the question of their existence was first addressed. Oh how we are fascinated by supernatural phenomenons.

9. WILD HAGGIS

The Scottish gave birth to this creature. Haggis is a very famous dish in Scotland. It is said that the wild haggis’s front two legs are different in size allowing it to run really quick and thus it has never been caught. Well, we believe it has never been caught because it doesn’t exist. I wonder why people actually send these hoaxes flying around. What purpose do they serve?

8. FUR-BEARING TROUT

This particular type of fish comes from Northern America; not the actual fish but just the hoax of its existence. It is said that the waters in those regions are so cold that the fish can’t tolerate those and hence evolved to produce a coat of fur on their skin. Weird isn’t it? There is another theory that tries to explain the existence of this creature and a rather funny one at that. It says that four jugs of hair tonic spilled into the ocean which is why the fish have hair coming out of them. No such fish was ever caught.

7. SKVADER

This creature has a Swedish origin and is dated back to 1918. This creature also resembles a rabbit or a hare if you may. It has four legs, wings and a tail. The name ‘Skyvader’ comes from ‘skva-ttra’ which means chirp or quack and ‘tja-der’ that means wood grouse. I haven’t seen a Skvader yet, if you see any please let us know in the comments below. You know how it looks like now.

6. JACKALOPE

This creature originated in the North America. It resembles a rabbit and it has deer antlers. It is also said to have a pheasant’s tail. The word Jackalope comes from ‘Jackrabbit’ and ‘Antelope’.  So far there have been no actual sightings of the creature, although I think the existence of something like this is totally fascinating.

5. THE MADAGASCAR TREE

The Madagascar Tree was said to be a man-eating tree. A German explorer by the name of Carl Liche wrote an account of  particular sacrifice that was performed by the ‘Mkodo’ tribe from Madagascar. Following are his words and we quote, “The slender delicate palpi, with the fury of starved serpents, quivered a moment over her head, then as if instinct with demoniac intelligence fastened upon her in sudden coils round and round her neck and arms; then while her awful screams and yet more awful laughter rose wildly to be instantly strangled down again into a gurgling moan, the tendrils one after another, like great green serpents, with brutal energy and infernal rapidity, rose, retracted themselves, and wrapped her about in fold after fold, ever tightening with cruel swiftness and savage tenacity of anacondas fastening upon their prey”. The tree was never found in real life and is considered fake till date.

4. THETIS LAKE MONSTER

This creature was reported by a newspaper on the 22nd August in the year 1972. It reported that two teenaged children were apparently chased by this creature. One of the children was claimed to have been slashed by the lake monster as well. The monster was described to have a human body with a monstrous face; scaly skin, big ears and a point sticking out the head. Tegus is a kind of lizard that can grow about four feet in length and it is believed that a Tegus was considered as this particular lake monster. The case was closed after this deduction.

3. KASAI REX

Kasai Rex is supposed to be some sort of dinosaur in Africa, a carnivorous dinosaur at that. Even the reports about this creature are very dubious. Two different pictures of this particular creature exist and both of them differ from each other in many different ways. The creature is not named in the native language which proves that the Africans were probably not the ones who spread the rumor. Either way the existence of a Kasai Rex hasn’t been proven to date and is considered to be a fake so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. I believe it would be rather cool to have a miniature dinosaur on the loose to be honest.

2. HODAG

It is supposed to be a creature with the head of a frog, back of dinosaur, face of an elephant, short legs that ended with claws and a long tail with spikes on it. Today, our brain absolutely denies the existence of any such creature. The particular animal was reported by a newspaper in 1893 after which a group of people set out to search for the creature. The creature was never found of course and the news was considered a hoax thereon.

1. CARDIFF GIANT

This particular giant was created by George Hull. He did that as a result of an argument about the existence of giants on the planet Earth. He made this statue in order to prove that giants did in fact roam the surface of this planet. He had the statue carved and then various acids and chemicals were thrown on it to make it look as if it was from an ancient era. The giant was then dug deep into the ground only to be found later. The archaeologists pronounced the giant as a fake one and they were absolutely right. So folks, the Cardiff Giant that you probably might have even heard of, never really existed in the ancient times. It was only a fake created by a human like us to lead humanity to believe as to the existence of giants.