Marco Polo Caravan
Cryptids & Monsters

Did Marco Polo Encounter Dragons in China?

July 26, 2019 Erik Rowton

In China dragons are said to influence every aspect of life. Representing the highest spiritual power, the Chinese dragon can represent the sun, the heavens and the life-giving rain. In addition to their complex mythological […]

The Monkey Man of Delhi
Cryptids & Monsters

The Monkey Man of Delhi

December 19, 2018 Erik Rowton

In April 2001, in the Indian capital region of Delhi, a rash of attacks by a supposed monkey-man creature were reported. What would quickly escalate into a widespread phenomenon began with an isolated incident on […]

Mothman newspaper illustration
Cryptids & Monsters

Is the Mothman an Omen of Coming Disaster?

August 17, 2018 Erik Rowton

America has a long history of sightings of winged humanoid creatures. In 1877, newspapers reported that one such monster was frequenting Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, performing aerial acrobatics for an astonished audience. These […]

The Nain Rouge of Detroit
Cryptids & Monsters

A Red Omen: The Nain Rouge of Detroit

August 16, 2018 Laura Rowton

In Detroit there is said to exist a creature which presages misfortune. This harbinger of doom is known as the Nain Rouge – the red dwarf. A book published in 1883 described the creature as […]