I am working on a new comic project involving cryptids and folk lore and was interested in getting some information from you about your opinions on some cryptids to include in my comic.
I’m case you don’t know, a cryptid is a creature that has yet to be proven to exist, and Cryptozoology is the study of those creatures and attempting to prove or disprove their existence. Before you laugh that off as just goofy pseudoscience remember that the okapi was once a cryptid. The okapi was described to white people by native people in Africa and was considered a myth (by white people) until it was seen by and properly described and classified into the current system, the Linnaeus system. To be fair that system is a long process, involving a lot of research that needs to be peer reviewed before being accepted, so it’s a good system.
So, having said that, I pose these questions, is it possible some of these creatures exist? Are they a new species, or just mistaken identity? What is your general opinion on the cryptids I will be listing below?
I would like a variety of quotes from people who are skeptics and believers.
PLEASE NOTE: Your comments on this issue may end up in my final book (credited to you, of course…if you want), as quotes, so try and limit your answers to a kind of sound bite type response, or be aware that I may only use a portion of your answer. Not all responses will make it in, if you don’t want your quote used in a book, then please don’t respond to this. Responses to this article will be considered permission to use your response as I see fit in my weird little comic.
Cryptids in question:
You don’t need to provide an opinion on all, just ones you have an opinion on.