Cryptid

In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, a cryptid (from the Greek κρύπτω, krypto, meaning `hide`) is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community. Cryptids often appear in folklore and mythology, leading to stories and unfounded belief about their exist.....
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cryptid

cryptid, cryptids `Hidden animals” that apparently begin life in modern times as blurry photographs, grainy videos, and countless stories about strange things that go bump in the night. Cryptids come in many forms including lake monsters, sea serpants, giant octopi, snakes, birds, and even living dinosaurs.
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