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Monsters: Do they exist?
« on: October 21, 2016, 04:01:09 pm »
Halloween is almost here.  :) For as long as can be told, people have been terrified in one form or another of various tales of monsters during Halloween. Monsters that can include, but are not limited to: Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, Sea monsters, and so much more.

But do any of the monsters from legends and fables passed down through centuries really exist? Or are they just figments of people's imaginations?

What monster legends and lore, if any, exist in your city, state, or country?
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 09:00:37 pm »
Some say there exists a breed of creatures that walks and talks like humans, but lacks the human capacity for reason. They believe all manner of nonsense and are completely impervious to logic. Be warned, for when such creatures open their mouths, they may inflict their venomous nonsense upon ye. Lest ye think their venom is harmless, they have killed thousands of unwary victims (and even some wary ones). Those unlucky enough to be assailed by these creatures are advised to think rationally at all times, for this is the only known way to survive an encounter unscathed.

These creatures are said to thrive in America, where they are a protected species, but may be found in all countries of the world. While some scientists have willingly entered their habitats to learn more about them, such expeditions are fraught with danger. Only the most experienced thinkers should dare attempt.
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 05:19:11 am »
I don't know about things like Bigfoot or Lochness, but the woodpecker is certainly among what I would consider "monsters". Namely for the fact that they will raid other birds' nests and eat the brains of their young... Seriously.

I'm pretty sure vampires are marginally true though. Considering cannibalism has been a thing, it wouldn't surprise me that some people are actual vampires. I don't think they turn into bats  or get burned by sunlight though.  :D
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 07:49:16 am »
It's doubtful the creatures man has dreamed up exist, but I am
sure the bones of dinosaurs and other large animals led many of our
ans esters to believe monsters did exist  The skull of an elephant
appears to have one large eye, and likely led to the cyclops stories by
those who didn't know what a elephant skeleton looked like.

If we go with the definition of the word Monster they do exist. Such as
deformed creatures, be they animal or human. Very large agressive
creatures, be they animal or human.

Dinosaurs fit the word monster even though likely in most cases they were
only following their instincts to survive.

We generally call anyone or thing a monster when it destroys or kills what
we consider innocent. Just being a money grubber or con artist is a monster
when they prey on those who can't defend them selves. People who prey on
children are commonly called the same.


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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 10:44:30 am »
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Some say there exists a breed of creatures that walks and talks like humans, but lacks the human capacity for reason. They believe all manner of nonsense and are completely impervious to logic. Be warned, for when such creatures open their mouths, they may inflict their venomous nonsense upon ye. Lest ye think their venom is harmless, they have killed thousands of unwary victims (and even some wary ones). Those unlucky enough to be assailed by these creatures are advised to think rationally at all times, for this is the only known way to survive an encounter unscathed.

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 05:03:53 pm »
I'd like to believe in cryptids like Bigfoot, the Yeti, The Bray Road Beast, the Dover Demon, The Loch Ness Monster,  Chupacabra,  Mothman, Melonheads, the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp, the Fouke Monster and OgoPogo but I'm kind of skeptical.
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 09:21:21 am »
It would be interesting to find a new man like creature they call Bigfoot.  Only
thing it's doubtful any such creature could exist un noticed considering how many
would be needed to stay genetically viable. Much less them finding enough food to
support a group that large.

Though over the centuries many stories exist about confrontations with strange creatures
and disappearances of people, individuals and even groups.

Generally though there is usually a reasonable explanation in the end. These unusual
events are the basis for many stories of fairies and other mythical creatures.

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2016, 07:43:57 pm »
Speaking of Bigfoot, I used to live in Washougal, Wa, and the neighboring county is Skamania County. Skamania County has some laws protecting bigfoot, as they have a lot of "sightings". The laws protect bigfoot from and prevent others from hurting, harming, killing or molesting it. So that's cool XD Despite all the times I went up in the woods to target practice, I never encountered anything.
Some interesting things, however, are all the cool noises being picked up in (mostly) the Pacific Ocean. Various microphones are picking up unexplained noises coming from the dark depths and I'm excited to ventually see what is making them. Leviathans? Cthulhu? Sentient life or octopus societies?

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2016, 08:46:18 pm »
I keep hearing and reading about these news reports that say unusual creatures called "furries" may exist. I've never seen one, so I don't know how true the stories are. People claim that these furries are animal-like creatures that have ears, tails, walk on two legs like a human, and have human type speech.
Can anybody confirm these news reports? Has anybody seen one of these so called "furries"? Anybody got photographic proof of their existence?


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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2016, 07:58:35 am »
Even a cute talking two legged rabbit would have been called a monster by some in
the past. Likely even by some yet today.  :P

Lately even monster Clowns have been running about.. Rather sad though. Clowns
are supposed to be a source of happiness not fright.

Back to monsters.. Some people called innocent men and women monsters, because
they acted different or didn't believe the way people felt they should.

Religion has created it's own monsters, by punishing those who don't agree with them.
Lately it's the isis terrorists who are assuming the role. Sadly they are using one of
the worlds great religions as their own.
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2016, 08:32:23 am »
Given this topic is about monsters, I suppose dragons would fit in too? Anyone have any theories as to why a general idea of "the dragon" has existed on all the Continents, even though many of their civilizations were separate and incapable of communicating at the time they appear in folklore? The general idea does vary quite a bit, but (long, lizard-like, super-toothy front end) a lot of the major cultures around the world have some sort of creature like this in their early legends.

Now, I know a thing or two about how the dragon developed as a concept throughout the Asiatic and European areas, but that still leaves the rest of the world...
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2016, 07:27:26 pm »
I believe in the chupacabra. 

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2016, 10:11:05 pm »
There is an entire book dedicated to debunking a lot of cryptids...

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/my-new-book-hunting-monsters-cryptozoology-and-the-reality-behind-the-myths/

So I am sorry to say this, but monsters do not exist...they are often just extinct or undocumented living animals, or animals created based on myths.

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 07:38:07 am »
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So I am sorry to say this, but monsters do not exist...they are often just extinct or undocumented living animals, or animals created based on myths.

It's a lie! It's a lie I tell you! Put out by the Dinosaur Political Campaign to discredit monster believers!  >:(

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"Science Fiction has a tendency of becoming Science FACT."

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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2016, 09:50:33 am »
I heard some say we just elected one.  Time will tell if he is
a good one or bad.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2016, 12:15:14 pm »
I heard some say we just elected one.  Time will tell if he is
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Re: Monsters: Do they exist?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2016, 01:01:05 pm »
My parents used to tell me monsters were under my bed. As I grew up,  I found out the true monsters were those who took advantage of others and used their words and/or motives to destroy other people.

In that sense, yes. They do exist.
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