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Cryptozoology

Study of creatures from folklore

Cryptozoology is the study of animals that people think might exist, but can't be proved to exist. It also is the study of animals many scientists think are extinct, but which people sometimes report. Those who study or look for such animals are called cryptozoologists. Some people call the unproven creatures cryptids. John Wall was the first person to use this word in 1983.

List of cryptidsEdit

 
Loch Ness Monster (Oil painting) by Heikenwaelder Hugo

Mongolian Death WormEdit

The Mongolian Death Worm is a strange snake-like animal that lives in the Gobi Desert. Scientists do not know if it really exists or not.

People who report seeing it say it is like a red, fat worm around 2 – 4 feet long. People who live in Mongolia call it allghoi khorkhoi. These people also say the creature spits yellow poison that will kill you as soon as it touches you and it can produce electricity so powerful that it could kill large animals.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Scientists search for Mongolian Death Worm". Mongabay Environmental News. 3 May 2005.