Cryptids, Aliens, and Miscellaneous Monsters
“Definition of cryptid: an animal (such as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster) that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptid).
Most famous among the cryptids are
Bibliography and Reommended Further Reading
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