From the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland to Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest, there are multitudes of mysterious animals that have never been proven real. But mythical creatures, or cryptids, as they're called, aren't always so mythical. Many animals people once believed were imaginary have since been proven real. But considering how weird-lookin' these are, we can't blame people for doubting their existence.
From Storybooks To Science Journals
Bigfoot, Yeti: Meet Science
Key Facts In This Video
Cultures all over the world have names for Bigfoot-type creatures: yeti, Sasquatch, migyhur, almasty, and more. 00:17
Bigfoot-like creatures are referred to as "anomalous primates." 00:42
The curator of paleontology at London'a Natural History Museum says research on anomalous primates finally brings scientific rigor to cryptozoology. 03:12
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