From Bigfoot to Loch Ness - A Cryptozoological Map of the United States
We all know that Bigfoot trundles around the Pacific Northwest, but do you know where to find Mothman or the many different versions of the Loch Ness Monster? Philadelphia print shop Hog Island Press has created a comprehensive(?) cryptozoological map of the United States, a guide for true believers or a fun infographic for those interested in local mythology.
So whether you're looking for these creatures or, like Marshall from How I Met Your Mother, you simply want to respect their space, here's the map:
[Credit: Hog Island Press]
The most famous regional monsters seem about right: "Bipedal Humanoid" Bigfoot is labeled as inhabiting Northern California, while Latin American legend Chupacabra is shown in the heart of Texas. Loch Ness is typically bound to Scotland folklore, but we clearly have our own sea monsters to contend with in the United States, many of whom have names that are variations of Loch Ness's nickname, Nessie (Chessie, Tessie, Bessie, etc.). All of these monsters have weird stories behind them, but some of the weirdest might be the Pope Lick Monster, a humanoid that is supposedly a genetic mixture of human, goat, and sheep, and the Pukwudgie, a Native American legend that looks somewhat like a human until it turns into a walking porcupine.
My question is: where are the mermaids? Have we given up on trying to find mermaids?