15 Creatures You Will Never Encounter…Probably!



Chupacabra is not the only creature you will probably never see. The world is filled with rumors and myths of creatures that people have searched for but have been unable to find. And that is not entirely bad news. Many of these creatures are rumored to be unfriendly, even evil. Their descriptions are quite vivid and scary. Find out more about 10 of the most popular such creatures in our today’s list. You will probably never see them but if you ever do, you will know what you saw.

It is kind of disappointing to know that this creature, reportedly the size of a small bear, with big sharp teeth and a row of jagged spines from the back of the neck to the tip of its tail is only known for sucking the blood…, of goats. Yeah, I know, big deal, right? First seen in Puerto Rico, this wide-ranging goatsucker was also spotted in the U.S. where it upgraded its appetite to other farm animals.


As the name would suggest, the hidebehind hides behind trees and waits until you are close enough, then it jumps out and grabs you. This fierce creature, which has been written about for at least a century, thrives on intestines and is the supposed culprit behind the numerous unexplained disappearances of several lumberjacks. A more believable theory comes to mind when the tale claims that the creature is repelled by alcohol, giving loggers an excuse to get drunk every night in defense. Either way, this large monster is one that you never want to see, even though you cannot. He did not get that name for nothing.


The Dover Demon, so named by the press after the town in Massachusetts in which it has been spotted, has had three documented sightings. While the witnesses of this three foot, bipedal creature disagree slightly in their descriptions, the three accounts are close enough to have drawn the interest of the press. The townsfolk speculate that this is an alien who has a disabled craft somewhere in the deep woods of the region. Others believe that it is an as yet discovered species of monster that has been able to survive these long years in the millions of acres of Massachusetts woodlands. Maybe someone should leave a cell phone where the Dover Demon can get to it. He may just want to phone home. Note, there is a tribe of Cree Indians that have a tale of a creature very similar to this.


The Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia from November 12, 1966, to December 1967 (Though he is seen in other areas and in much more recent times). Most observers describe the Mothman as a man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large wings. The creature was sometimes reported as having no head, with its eyes set into its chest.
A number of hypotheses have been presented to explain eyewitness accounts, ranging from misidentification and coincidence, to paranormal phenomena and conspiracy theories.


At the mythical creatures reunion, this beastie was voted the creature with the worst name. The Trunko, was supposedly spotted in Margate, South Africa, way back n 1924. One of the largest creatures in lore, this bad monster is reported to have fought for three days with two killer whales in full view of the African public. Succumbing to its wounds, it lay beached on the shore for ten days without a single scientific team or expedition coming out to document it. There were no photographs taken and the only witnesses were never really interviewed by authorities. I guess the tale was so unbelievable that no one ever bothered to verify it. However, it is reported to be bigger than an orca whale with a trunk like an elephant, the tail of a giant lobster, and long shaggy hair.


If you ever saw the movie Tremors, you will know where they may have gotten the idea for it when you hear about number seven on our list of creatures you will never see, probably. You definitely will not see this bad boy, unless you are planning your next family vacation in the Mongolian desert. This Gobi Desert monster is 2 to 5 foot of ticked off worm that spits a corrosive acid and can shoot an electrical charge through the air, killing its prey from a distance. This shocking news is startling when you realize how hard it is to run like heck through shifting sand should you ever see (or in this case, feel) this giant worm coming. Note: Dark red in color, its name is translated from the Mongolian language as Intestine Worm because it resembles cow intestines.


Drop Bears are unusually large and ferocious Koala bears that hang out in treetops waiting for unsuspecting victims to stroll by. They attack and devour by dropping out of the tree on the poor stroller’s head. The only defense against these monsters is to do something silly like wearing a fork in your hair or spreading toothpaste behind your ears, (which they hate) According to the legend, the only other defense against the Drop Bear is to hold a screwdriver over your head, thus impaling them when they drop onto you.


Unlike the previous entries, this monster has documentation. It is believed by some aborigine tribes in Australia that this creature still lives in the swamps and water holes of the bush. Some accounts describe its body to be that of a giant starfish except muscular and somewhat formed. However, the most convincing evidence is a fossilized imprint of the creature. This is the description given by those that have studied the fossil first hand. “Sharing the characteristics of a bird and an alligator, the creature has a head like that of an emu, with a long bill with serrated bone like protuberances at the end. The creature is somewhere between the size of a rhino and an elephant and eats people, and if that isn’t scary enough, it is said to play Barry Manilow records over and over, very loudly.


There are countless sightings and documentation of this famous creature that go back for centuries. Many famous explorers of the Himalayans have reportedly seen it, found hair and fecal samples, and even filmed it. The film, however, has since been proven as a hoax, fabricated by the producers of a film documenting the search for the Yeti, to increase the ratings.


Perhaps the most famous of all would be mythical creatures is the Loch Ness Monster. The first reported sighting of this Scottish Highlands water dweller was back in the 7th century. In the writings about the life of Saint Columbia, while walking along the shore, the Saint, and his followers came across the locals burying the remains of a well chewed upon friend. They told the Saint that a monster in the Loch had caught the man while swimming and attacked him. Saint Columbia sent one of his followers into the water with instructions to swim across. Sure enough, Nessie, waiting, pursued the swimmer. Saint Christopher, making the sign of the cross, admonished the creature whom, it is reported, was pulled back as if by reins. The Loch Ness Monster has been thoroughly sought by many well-known individuals who have never captured a shred of solid evidence of its existence.


Sasquatch is another name for this hairy, Yeti-like creature that is found (or not found) in the Pacific North West and Parts of Canada. All evidence of this creature has been either discredited or dismissed by the scientific community. However, the sheer number of sightings by people who cannot be either discredited or dismissed is disquieting. One thing is certain, if Bigfoot does exist, he wants to be left alone.

No creature symbolizes eternal life more than the phoenix, a mythical bird known as much for its beauty as its immortality. The legend of the phoenix appears in a variety of ancient mythologies, including Greek, Egyptian and Indian. It is usually depicted as an eagle or other bird of prey, but may also resemble a heron in its delicate majesty. In most mythologies, the phoenix is associated with the rising of the sun and has a close relationship with the sun-god Ra. Another feature of the phoenix is that only one can exist at a time. When it senses that its life is coming to an end – about once every thousand years – the phoenix builds itself a funeral pyre made of cinnamon or other aromatic material and allows itself to be consumed by the flames. Then, as the old phoenix is reduced to ashes, a new one rises to begin its life on Earth.

Originating in the mythical tales of ancient Greece, the legend of the centaur has long fascinated mankind. Being part man and part horse, the centaur is stuck between two worlds: that of the wild beast and that of the civilized human being. Not only were centaurs part animal, they are also described as rowdy warrior types prone to heavy drinking and other primal excesses, which often brought them into conflict with their more cultured cousin, man. One exception is the great and wise Chiron, a centaur who was also a gifted healer and respected intellectual.


In New South Wales lies the Hawkesbury River, home to one of Australia’s strangest cryptids. The beast, known simply as the Hawkesbury River Monster, is a kind of aquatic lizard, much like the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland. Descriptions of the creature liken it to the prehistoric plesiosaur, extinct for 70 million years. Sightings report that it is between 7 and 24 meters long. It supposedly has two sets of flippers and a lengthy, snakelike neck and head. The monster was first heard of by settlers in the 1800s, although there is Aboriginal rock art over 3-4000 years old in the area that describes the creature. The settlers were told stories by the Aboriginals of woman and children being attacked by the moolyewonk or mirreeular, both of them Aboriginal names for the monster that lurks in the river. Much like its Scottish cousin, the Hawkesbury River Monster has gained significant attention from the scientific world. Many hunters and crytozoologists have spent decades trying to locate and/or catch the monster. There have been hundreds of reported sightings, so the odds are the monster hunters will be scouring the area for many years to come.


Measuring in at four feet tall and sporting bright red skin, the yara-ma-yha-who may not look like much. But in reality it is one of the most fascinating creatures in all of legendary Australia. Much like the aforementioned drop bear, the yara-ma-yha-who is a carnivorous creature that lives in the trees and feeds on those unfortunate enough to pass below them. The difference is that the yara-ma-yha-who has one of the strangest methods of consuming its prey in all of folk lore. When a yara-ma-yha-who spots its prey, it will jump down on top of them and suck most of its blood. It uses octopus-like suckers on the ends if its fingers and toes to hold on while it feeds. After the victim is sufficiently weakened, but still alive, from blood loss, the yara-ma-yha-who will swallow them whole. After falling asleep, the yara-ma-yha-who will then regurgitate its victim. Upon waking, they will swallow the victim again. The process of eat-and-regurgitate will continue over and over again until the victim, who is usually alive throughout the entire process, becomes a new yara-ma-yha-who.

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).