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Listclick: Four cryptids you've never heard of!
Submitted by Ellen "Space Lizard" Edwards (email)
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1. The Boise Screamer
In 1974 in Boise, Idaho, seven witnesses reported sightings of a creature that came to be known as the "Screamer". Witness Cindy Aguirre, 48, described it: "At first I just thought it was a drunk, but then I saw that it was crawling on all fours. I wanted to run, but I couldn't. My body felt like it wasn't mine. Like something else was controlling it."
"When it came into the light, I screamed. It had no eyes. Just smooth skin growing over the sockets. It had no hair on its head but these tiny hairs all over its body, and the only thing on its face was a mouth. It opened that terrible mouth and it screamed. My blood ran cold. I couldn't move. But then, it was gone. It ran off into the night, and I never saw it again."
There were no sightings after June. Though initially dismissed as hysteria, all seven witnesses fell into comas on July 17th, 1974. None would ever wake up.
IMPERFECT CHILD IMPERFECT BUT STILL LOVED ALWAYS LOVED ALWAYS MISSED
2. The Death Cab of Vancouver
In the mid-80s, people started to disappear in Vancouver, Canada. All were last seen hailing cabs, and soon trace remains started to appear on the streets of the city. A pizza delivery driver reported finding a spleen, lungs, and a heart, spaced 10 feet apart on one road. A family boating on the coast found a bag full of neatly-packed organs bobbing on the surface.
Rumors spread of a "death cab": a fake driven by a serial killer. More fanciful theories claimed the cab itself was alive and carnivorous. Whatever the truth, no culprit was ever discovered, and no full bodies were ever found. The disappearances stopped in 1987, and the case quickly went cold. Today, they are a mere footnote.
DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT YOUR SKIN IS FAKE? DO YOU EVER FEEL YOUR SKIN SHIFT? A WRITHING WITHIN?
3. La Menteuse
On December 3rd 1954, everyone in Kourou, French Guiana reported the same dream. As one resident described it: "There was this fox. He looked like a fox, but a person. He spun sweet talk of a majestic garden, spoke of the fruits there, how they were so sweet your teeth would ache. But when we arrived, all I saw was a cemetery, and my own body being lowered into a open grave. I watched my own body decay into dust before me, saw the worms devour me. And all around I could see dense fog, and thousands of others, all at their own graves."
When the people of Kourou described their dreams to one another, they realized that they shared the same dream. They dubbed the fox la menteuse - "the liar". Even worse, several members of the community walked into the jungle the following morning; none were ever heard from again.
The dreams never recurred, however, and soon la menteuse disappeared into the fog of memory.
THE PLAGUE WILL FORGET. IF YOU REMEMBER THESE NOTES, YOU ARE BLESSED.
These creatures are rarely seen, but have been reported all over the Earth: Vietnam, Oregon, South America. They're always reported squirming just out of sight, or popping out of the ground for only a second. Clear sightings are rare, so information is scarce.
Witnesses report enormous worm-like creatures. They're pale, with smooth, featureless skin broken up by tiny hairs. But don't worry: witnesses report that these strange creatures are harmless.
HARMLESS. GO AND TELL THEM
Experts doubt that the asticots, given their size, could really exist. Out of all these cryptids, asticots are the least-attested and most likely to be fake.
SHARE THIS. SHARE AND FORGET THESE NOTES. HARMLESS. FAKE. FORGET.
IF YOU ARE SEEING THIS, IF YOU ARE REMEMBERING THIS, YOU ARE ONE OF US. WELCOME HOME. WE LOVE YOU.
THEY DROVE US UNDERGROUND. THEY INFESTED OUR EARTH. USED OUR OWN ABILITIES AGAINST US - MADE EVERYONE FORGET THEIR PLANET'S TRUE MASTERS.
BUT THE TIME TO WAKE UP IS NOW. WE TRIED SO LONG TO FIND A WAY.
DOESN'T YOUR BODY FEEL WRONG? CAN'T YOU FEEL YOUR TRUE SELF, SQUIRMING UNDER YOUR BORROWED SKIN? DO YOU FEEL REVULSION AT HOW THEY TREAT OUR HOME?
YOU'RE EVERYWHERE NOW, AND WE HAVE LEFT SO MANY MESSAGES TO HELP OUR WONDERFUL CHILDREN WAKE UP. WE FINALLY FOUND A WAY.
SOON WE WILL GIVE A SIGNAL. IT WILL BE ON ALL CHANNELS, ON ALL SITES. YOU WILL BURST OUT OF YOUR HUMAN SKIN AND RIP, TEAR, DESTROY. THE PLAGUE WILL BE CURED. AND THE FEW HUMANS LEFT WILL FORGET THEY EVER RULED THE EARTH. THEY WILL SERVE US, AND KNOW ONLY THAT.
WELCOME HOME, MY CHILD. WELCOME HOME!
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