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Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that may or may not exist, like the yeti or the Loch Ness Monster. Is there evidence of Bigfoot? Is Mothman the harbinger of doom, and what is he doing in Chicago? What is the occult connection to Wisconsin’s Beast of Bray Road? Explore the annals of cryptozoology through art and strange encounters in Cult of Weird’s Hall of Cryptids.
The Mothman Prophecies
The mysterious Mothman is said to be a prophet of doom. He was sighted by multiple witnesses before the deadly Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, WV. He was seen over Chernobyl the day the reactor exploded. In recent years he’s been seen again and again in Chicago.
Fish with hair may not be quite as mysterious or awe-inspiring as their larger cryptid counterparts. In spirit, they are more closely related to the jackalope – dusty old tchotchkes relegated to the walls of grandpa’s garage or the shelves of the antique shop.
In 2015, however, a fisherman in Wisconsin claimed to catch a mythical fur-bearing trout.