obscuritiesoffbeat

I’m very thankful that the vast majority of my followers are kind and loving people. Thank you for supporting me and being so nice as to send me messages when you feel like I’m having a bad day. I’ve met a lot of amazing people through this blog and I’ve had so many incredible opportunities. Not to mention the amazingly talented artists and writers I’ve been able to experience. I hope to continue it for many years and even though I might not always respond to messages, I do appreciate them more than you know. I honestly, love you all and you mean the world to me. No matter if I talk to you every day, occasionally, or never; all of you are important to me. If you ever need to talk, please, you’re welcome to send me a message. 

Shout out to some amazing people I’ve met on this website: @cryptozoologygirls, @congenitaldisease, @cryptocase, @occultdigest, @thecryptocreep, @unpopular-ship-queen, @obscuritiesoffbeat, @dailycryptodrawings, @neverlandsriot, @essayofthoughts, and so many more. 

Gothic Blogs

Hey guys! Here at creepyamericana we love americana and gothic aesthetics and we reblog them of course! There are quite a few really good ones out there so we wanted to promo them and make a list! Edit: we regret the lack of western blogs and have made a couple of additions to accommodate!

Northwestern

Southwestern

Western

Midwestern

Southern

Northeastern

General Americana

I love all these blogs, they post weird stuff and I think you should give them a look and maybe even a follow ~

@creepytalesoftheweb

@bundyspooks

@occultdigest

@cryptid-wendigo

@queenanunnaki

@contactee-confessions

@nuforc

@cryptokitsch

@theparanormalblog

@factualfolklore

@dailycryptodrawings

@flatwoodsmonster

@nightmarishthings

@loreandlegend

@kosmicheski

@obscuritiesoffbeat

@strangebiology

@cryptid-king

@crypdoezoology

@cryptidcrossword

@paranormaldaily

@cryptidclub

@cryptocollege 

Mutuals:

@uptown-deathclaw

@mcraelodon

@fungal-herald

@theradioactivegod

@akkikumori

@quinnred

@priest-of-hell

@gimontigkaiju

Crypto-themed mutuals:

@cherrycryptid

@cryptid-wendigo

Cryptid Blogs:

@occultdigest

@obscuritiesoffbeat

@thylacine-dreams

@theparanormalblog

@crypdoezoology

@cryptidclub

@cryptokitsch

@cryptidchronicles

@dailycryptodrawings

@thecryptocreep

@thewhatcast

@unexplained-events

@ufo-community

@alienaxioms

@blogparanormalexpresso2stuff

@mothmandaily

@queenanunnaki

@flatwoodsmonster

@flatwoodsmomther

Horror Blogs:

@brundleflyforawhiteguy

@slashfilms

@horroaddict

@lucifers-queen

So the official announcement of excitement:

On the 30th of December, my mom and I will be headed up to Portland, Maine. On the 31st, we’ll be visiting Loren Coleman at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland. (Word has it that @obscuritiesoffbeat might be there too!) I’ll tag the adventure as “wen’s trip to Portland” if you want to block it because I don’t expect people to care.

Feel free to come by and say hi when we’re there! Just be warned that I am very awkward in real life.

The akkorokamui is a Japanese cryptid that resembles a giant, brilliant red octopus.  Stories of this being are centered off the coast of Hokkaido, Northern Japan, but sightings have also been reported elsewhere along Japan’s coast line and as far away as Taiwan.  It can be seen from a long distance due to its size and color, and has been known to swamp boats.

The Ainu people have sighted the akkorokamui for centuries, but sightings have been recorded by non-Ainu people as well, including missionary John Batchelor.  In his book The Ainu and their Folklore, he recorded the following incident:

“In the morning, we found the whole village under a cloud. Three men, it was said, were out trying to catch swordfish, when all at once a great sea monster, with large staring eyes, appeared in front of them and proceeded to attack the boat. A desperate fight ensued. The monster was round in shape, and emitted a dark fluid and noxious odor. The three men fled in dismay, not so much indeed for fear, they say, but on account of the dreadful smell. However that may have been, they were so scared that the next morning all three refused to get up and eat; they were lying in their beds pale and trembling.”

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Trunko, aka “The Margate Monster” is a globster from South Africa. Many witnesses saw the beast fighting two Orca whales and described it as a giant polar bear with a trunk. Many more people observed its carcass when it washed up on shore and rested there for ten days. One of the most fascinating things about the case is that no pictures of the beast were known until 2010, when four pictures were discovered in old records. Based on the newly discovered pictures, some experts believe that trunko was a known marine animal, possibly a partially decomposed basking shark. The orcas weren’t fighting it, but instead were tossing its already dead corpse out of the water.

We don’t know who they were
We don’t know why they came
We only know
They changed our view
Of the universe
This universal sacred site
Is dedicated July 1997
To the beings
Who met their destinies
Near Roswell, New Mexico
July 1947.
—  Memorial at the site of the Roswell incident
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The Hook Island sea monster photos are some of the most stunning cryptid photos ever taken. These images of a tiny boat floating over a huge creature are haunting and mysterious, and have intrigued many people since French photographer Robert Le Serrec snapped them in 1964. But do they hold up to scrutiny? Is there a monstrous sea monster resting off the coast of Queensland, Australia?

From a cryptozoological standpoint, it seems unlikely. I haven’t been able to find any mention of a similar beast in the vicinity, nor of an even more monstrous frog (if we’re assuming that this is a tadpole). Cryptids that end up existing don’t spontaneously generate. They evolve like any other animal and follow the same biological rules. The fact that none of these creatures have been reported before or since mars the case for the Hook Island sea monster.

What is in the pictures, then? Most likely a mass of plastic sheeting weighed down by sand. This explains why the edges of the creature in the (incidentally less-circulated) top pictures look like, well, handfuls of sand over plastic, and why the eyes are oddly un-animal like.

If we look at Le Serrec, the case that the Hook Island sea monster is a hoax grows. Le Serrec had unpaid creditors in France when he took these snapshots and was apparently wanted by Interpol. More damning, though, is the fact that Le Serrec tried to get a group together five years before for a “financially fruitful” enterprise that was “to do with the sea-serpent”.

All of this leads me to wonder: could you or I recreate these pictures through the sand-and-plastic method? Someone want to give it a try? For science?

If you want to do some digital urban exploration, Google maps has got you covered! Thanks to Google street view, you can virtually wander around an abandoned shark museum in Japan.  This link will take you there

(If the link doesn’t work, try entering “気仙沼リアスシャークミュージアム “ into Google maps and choosing the street view option.)

EDIT: I’ve been informed it’s not actually abandoned, it was just damaged in a storm and closed temporarily.