This translates into "the Tunnel Piper." This relatively new cryptid supposedly lives in the subways and underground tunnels of Germany. The creature, which was purportedly discovered in 2012, is supposed to be a mole-like creature that first made its home in the U-bahn. It's been said that the creature makes a strange whistling sound at night, but to this day, no one has come forth and admitted to seeing it. So far, the only thing people have witnessed is its strange whistles.
Some say the Tunnelpfiefer is just an art project gone wild. Others say it's a real creature. Who knows?
In Russian mythology, when a woman dies violently due to a jilted love affair, she will become a Rusalka. Rusalka have elements of both mermaid mythos and succubus mythos. They are supposed to be half female ghost, and half fish. Their natural habitat are lakes and streams, and when angered, they may steal children, cause nightmares, and also drown men who are foolish enough to be tricked into taking a swim with them.
This strange, one-eyed winged dwarf creature first made its home in the isle of Zanzibar. It has been seen on a regular basis since 1972. We can't help but wonder if it was the real "one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater," but to date, is has never eaten anyone that we know of. It has, however, attacked people since the early '70s.
These are known more commonly as "dog-headed men." They are supposedly a race of shapeshifters who have heads of dogs, and bodies of normal human beings. Sightings of the freakish creatures have been reported as far back as Ancient Greecian, and recently, a spate of sightings had made the news in Africa. Once again, I repeat ”” these things recently made the news.
Stranger still, people have claimed to see them walking down major streets in crowded areas, attired like a normal human being, seemingly unaware of the fact that they have the head of a freaking dog. Cyanocephali have also been caught in stalking behaviors. One jogger reported a Cyanocephalus following him as he ran. Other people have caught them lurking in woods and even peeking into houses in peoples' back yards.
The strangest part of this paranormal creature's behavior? When some of these creatures seem to realize that they have been "caught" being dog headed men, they often will freak out, shapeshift and run away from people.
In the days leading up to the environmental disaster that we now know as the Chernobyl Reactor Meltdown, a number of Ukrainian residents reported seeing a massive black bird with bright red-orange glowing eyes. Rumor has it that on April 26, when the reactors began to meltdown, the Black Bird soared up from one of the nuclear emissions towers, never to be seen again.
Herodotus was one of the first people to talk about the myth of Blemmyes, and pinpointed their home to be in ancient Libya. These terrifying creatures were headless monsters that had large faces located squarely on their chest. They probably weren't smart, though, since their name translated into "no brains."
Most of us, at one point or another, have drawn a stick figure. They seem pretty innocuous. However, some people have claimed that they are terrifying when they are seen in reality, walking around in broad daylight ”” and we don't blame them for saying so! This rarely seen paranormal creature is literally described as a stick figure that has a strange walk. They have no discernible features on their faces, either. It's just a real life, living stick man.
Duendes are a Mexican folkloric creature that resembles a gnome or a dwarf. They're supposedly mischievous and steal food from farmers, often living right in the farmer's own home. If they're caught, they use their magical powers to stun or shock a farmer into stillness, giving them the chance to escape.
Now, this is a paranormal creature that we'd want to party with ”” at least for a short time. Encantandos are shapeshifting creatures that are known for being exceptionally well dressed party animals with a penchant for good music. They're also good looking, because, well, if you are able to shapeshift, there's no reason not to be good looking.
Dybbuks are probably the most well-known out of all the creatures on this list, thanks to the movie The Possession. This Jewish demon-creature is known for causing all sorts of havoc. From wrecking property, to causing sickness, to releasing a foul odor and making scary sounds, Dybbuks are demons that seem hellbent on making a person's life a living hell. The good news about Dybbuks is that they can be contained. As long as they are locked in a Dybbuk box, they can do no harm. Locking them in a box, though, can be very difficult, and can only be done by a rabbi.
Interestingly enough, this creature recently had an eyewitness account occur thanks to a poor fool who bought a Dybbuk box off of eBay. He eventually got rid of the box, but that just goes to show you that some of those purportedly haunted boxes on eBay might actually be haunted.
This Japanese spirit's name roughly translates into "whore spider," and as you might have already guessed, the spirit is invariably female. The spirit will go around, seducing hapless men and bring them back to her lair. There, she will play some music that sedates him. Once he's sedated, her true spidery form comes out, the man gets wrapped up in spider silk and she eats him for dinner. She's probably not a good date for arachnophobes.
This is a Victorian legend that may have actually had some seeds of truth in it. Spring Heeled Jack was supposedly a strange man who would lurk around the streets of London and assault women. When people would try to chase him, he would run at lightning quick speeds and bound over high fences.
Things turn paranormal with this character due to some eyewitness accounts of people who had attempted to catch him. According to them, when they finally seized him, blue flames shot out of his mouth! Stunned, they let go of him, and he disappeared once more.
Not to be confused with your neighbor's loud and aggressive pet, the Horned Demon Cat was a bizarre creature that was first reported during World War II by a man known as Howard Leland. While hiding from German aircraft during the London air raid, he claimed that he was attacked by a large tabby cat with large horns sticking out of its head, and eyes that glowed an unearthly color. It then let out a shriek, and disappeared into oblivion.
According to locals, the previous owner of the house was a known black magic practitioner and often used stray cats in his rituals. Others also had mentioned seeing strange cats wandering around the property. Could it be that these demonic felines are haunting the area, looking for revenge for their untimely deaths?
This is an Irish legendary creature that is basically a leprechaun that is constantly drunk. A friendly spirit, the clurichaun will protect wine cellars of those who are good to them. Despite loving vino, clurichauns cannot stand people who are alcoholics, especially if they are violent or mean drunks. If they see that the owner of the wine cellar they dwell in is a drunkard, they will torment the cellar owner by turning all the wine into vinegar.
Faerie Hounds look very similar to what you would expect a Hellhound to look like. They are surprisingly large, have giant red glowing eyes, and are known to appear and disappear at will. Just like your typical hellhound, they also appear to be very aggressive in nature and often will growl or bark. Some will even chase humans while running on their hind legs ”” just so that they get closer to a victim's neck. Yep, they are mean, mean dogs.
However, unlike hellhounds or large black dogs, they have pristine white coats and ears that are slightly pink or even bright red. One account also says that these mythical canines are bright green. According to legends, faerie hounds dwell in areas where different worlds intersect. They also are omens of death, tragedy and loss to anyone who is unlucky enough to hear them bark.