Nixie

Nixie

Up for a little dip in the pool? What about down by the river? Look out! The Nixies might grab you! The neck, nicor, nix, nixie, nixy, or nokken (German: Nixe; Dutch: nikker, nekker; Danish: nøkke; Norwegian: nøkken; Swedish: näck; Finnish: näkki; Estonian: näkk) are...
Man-Eating Tree!

Man-Eating Tree!

Either it’s a good time or a good story. How would you like to have been exploring the outer corners of Madagascar and stumbled upon this monster?! The earliest well-known report of a man-eating tree originated as a literary fabrication written by Edmund Spencer...
Headless Men

Headless Men

Here’s an ancient monster for you! Blemmyes! Now, before you dismiss this creature into the realms of fantasy and myth, look at some of the famous people quoted as having witnessed these headless people! Could there be any truth in these reports? Various species...
Nian

Nian

Happy New Year! Did you know that in Chinese mythology that they have a New Years Monster? Watch out kids! You better have some firecrackers to keep it at bay! According to Chinese mythology, a Nian (simplified Chinese: 年兽; traditional Chinese: 年獸; pinyin: nián shòu)...
The Yule Cat

The Yule Cat

Merry Christmas! Hope you’re at least getting some new LL Bean boots before Christmas this year, otherwise look out! The Yule Cat (Icelandic: Jólakötturinn) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside...