What Is A Cryptid? The Gizmodo Guide To Undocumented And Unusual Beasts

Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, Australia the Bunyip and America its Jersey Devil. All over the world you hear tales of mythical beasts, animals and monsters that might just exist, even if they’re not scientifically recognised. From lake monsters to living dinosaurs to creatures straight out of myth — we’re talking about cryptids. Read More >>

Long Lost Monster Found in Loch Ness (But Don’t Freak Out)

There’s bad news for Loch Ness Monster truthers, but good news for movie buffs: A recent expedition into the depths of Scotland’s famed lake has uncovered the Nessie replica used in the movie 1970 film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Read More >>

What the Hell’s This Giant Thing Swimming up the River Thames?

Footage of what appears to be a large creature swimming in the Thames has been posted online, and nobody knows what it is. In classic mystery video fashion, the cameraman seems incapable of actually locking onto what he’s supposed to be filming, so we’re only treated to the briefest of glimpses of a dark, fish-like shape ducking underwater. Read More >>

Undiscovered Crevice at the Bottom of Loch Ness is Big Enough to Hide a Monster

A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just large enough for Nessie to hide in. Or more plausibly, it’s yet another attempt by the locals to keep the myth alive—and the tourists flocking to the lake. Read More >>

Google Maps Suggests Riding the Loch Ness Monster Instead of a Bus

The next time you find yourself travelling around the Scottish Highlands, instead of grabbing a bus or other sensible form of public transportation, Google Maps suggests taking a ride on the mythical Loch Ness monster. Read More >>

American Children are Actually Taught Nessie Is Real

No, really. Children in some US schools are being taught that the Loch Ness monster is a living dinosaur, as evidence against evolution. What the hell? Read More >>