Cannibalism, Starvation, and the History of the Wendigo

This week on Cryptids Decrypted, we're covering the dark history of the wendigo myth. Originally used as a cautionary tale by the native populations in Northern Canada, wendigos were described as pale, emaciated creatures, hungry for human flesh. It was said that humans were possessed by evil spirits in moments of physical weakness and greed. … Continue reading Cannibalism, Starvation, and the History of the Wendigo

El Chupacabra – A History of the Mystery

This week on Cryptids Decrypted, we’re taking a look at one of the more famous mythical creatures of the modern day, El Chupacabra. Hailing from Puerto Rico, the chupacabra was first sighted in the mid-nineties, right around the time UFO fever was hitting a new high. The creature takes its name from chupar (to suck) … Continue reading El Chupacabra – A History of the Mystery

Mokole-Mbembe – A History of the Mystery

Mokole Mbembe – The One Who Stops the Flow of Rivers "The Congo River at sunset, Democratic Republic of the Congo" by water.alternatives is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 This week on Cryptids Decrypted, John and I are talking about a fascinating myth from the Congo River Basin, Mokole Mbembe (pronounced M’Kay-lay Bem-bay, we think). … Continue reading Mokole-Mbembe – A History of the Mystery