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Cryptids and Monsters is an internet anthology show created by Fernando of Godzilla Movie News, a blog that was started in 2011. The YouTube account for Godzilla Movie News is called williamdefalco and is the account that uploads the episodes of the series. According to Fernando, the username williamdefalco was a combination of his favorite first and last names, as his YouTube account was created before he started making videos. A spinoff series titled Urban Legends premiered April 1st, 2013.

History

The show premiered on December 12, 2012. The show was something Fernando had wanted to do for a while, having seen other videos on YouTube about cryptids, but not being satisfied with how they were presented, having "pictures posted but very little information about them". He created the series to show accurate pictures of the cryptids he covered, but actually speak about them and give as much information as possible about each subject in every episode. The show has since achieved success, having thousands of hits per video.

Overview

Each episode of the show features a cryptid or a monster from folklore. Most episodes of the show are generally unscripted. In each episode, Fernando simply explains what each subject is, then goes on to talk about it's history, and finally generally deduces whether or not the subject is real or not, often using scientific facts that prove or debunk whether the subject is real or not.

List of Episodes

The current list of episodes.

Episode Description Premier Date
Bloop An underwater sound frequency, alleged to be an animal larger than the blue whale. Dec. 12, 2012
Mongolian Death Worm A giant worm that lives in the Gobi Dessert that is deadly poisonous. Dec. 17, 2012
The Grinning Man An 8 feet tall humanoid figure with no hair, and a very large grin.

Dec. 27, 2012

Melon Heads Small humanoids with giant bulbous heads. Jan. 3, 2013
The Grey Man Scotland's version of Sasquatch, essentially. Jan. 6, 2013
Man Eating Tree A tree that constricts and consumes large prey, typically human. Feb. 3, 2013
The Hopkinsville Goblins Case An alleged group of extra terrestrial beings attacking a rural family in Kentucky. Feb. 25, 2013
Atmospheric Beasts A flying beast that lives high in the atmosphere. Mar. 12, 2013
Spooklights

Ghostly lights that appear in the distance in certain areas.

Mar. 26, 2013
Cherufe A Chilean volcano monster that is lizard like that is said to cause volcanic eruptions. May 14, 2013
Jersey Devil A demonic creature that lives in New Jersey. May 27, 2013
Sky Serpents A variation of the sea serpent that flies.  July 12, 2013
Nightcrawler A 4 ft tall bipedal creature with no upper body. July 14, 2013
50 Foot Congo Snake A snake that was encountered in the 50's by Col. Remmy van Leardy, with photographic and eyewittness accounts. July 24, 2013
Chupacabra A Mexican creature that kills livestock, reportedly coyotes with mange. Aug. 8, 2013
Genius Loci A spirit that is confined to one place that is protective or malicious. Aug. 9, 2013
The Blue Hole A pond reported to be a bottomless pit that leads to Hell, and allegedly the residing area of the Jersey Devil. Sep. 3, 2013
"Through a Misted Glass" review book review of "Through a Misted Glass" by David Marsh. Sep. 9, 2013
The Suicide Forest A Japanese forest where many suicides occured, that is claimed to be the home of angry spirits known as Yurei. Sep. 9, 2013
Burrunjor The last living Tyrannosaurus Rex. Oct. 20, 2013
The Wawel Dragon A famous dragon in Polish folklore. Nov. 5, 2013
Zaratan A giant sea turtle that is even bigger than Bloop, whos shell is the size of an island.

Nov. 13, 2013

Oracular Trees A tree that can speak to people with 2 personalities, male and female, depending on the time you visit it, and others. Dec. 11, 2013
Special Event Announcement Announcement of a Special Event where Fernando posts 3 videos in a row according to fan suggestions. Feb. 7, 2014
The Enfield Horror A bizzare looking entity that attacked several people in 1973. Feb. 11, 2014
Bunyip A creature that lives in Austrailia, who's most recent sighting is around the mid-1800s. Feb. 12, 2014
Slide-Rock Bolter A creature that lives in the mountains of Colorado, that bolts out of mountains, slides down the rock, and eats anything in its way. Feb. 13, 2014
Foo Fighters Balls of light that followed airplanes involved in World War II. Feb. 23, 2014
Nightmarchers Ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors that wander the islands. Mar. 11, 2014
Ningen A huge human-like sea monster that lives in Antartica with pale white skin. Mar. 12, 2014
The Nameless Thing of Berkley Square A killer monster that lives on the 2nd floor of Building 50 of Berkley Square, London, UK. Mar. 13, 2014
Regarding Slenderman and other Creepypasta requests... The reason Fernando never did a Slenderman episode. Mar. 16, 2014
Blemmyes A humanoid creature whose facial features appear on its torso. Mar. 19, 2014
Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp A violent cryptid from South Carolina. Apr. 1, 2014
Dover Demon A humanoid cryptid that lives in Dover, Massechusetts. Apr. 7, 2014
Death Crawler A centipede like creature who feeds on frogs, tarantulas, etc. Apr. 9, 2014
Hidebehind A demonic looking ape like creature from folklore. May 6, 2014
Minhocao A giant worm-like creature that lives underground. May 9, 2014
Basilisk A murderous bird and snake-like creature that instantly destroys anything it touches. May 12, 2014
The Ropen Basically, a pterosaur with a tail that has a club shape. June 3, 2014
J'ba FoFi Also known as the Congolese Giant Spider, it's essentially a giant spider. June 8, 2014
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary A lamb that grew from a plant........ June 11, 2014
Emela-Ntouka A dinosaur-rhinocerous hybrid creature June 22, 2014
Hungry Grass Also known as the Fear Gortach, a cursed patch of grass that gives you eternal hunger. June 26, 2014
The Zombie Chicken Also known as Mike the Headless Chicken, a chicken that lived for a while after it's head was cut off (partially). July 7, 2014
The Shellycoat A version of the Boogeyman from Scotland Aug. 5, 2014
El Tunchi A version of the Boogeyman from Peru Aug. 7, 2014
The Dingonek A fearsome creature with saber tooth-like tusks protruding out of its upper jaw, nicknamed "The Jungle Walrus" Aug. 10, 2014
The Gulon A strange creature of Scandinavia known for its gluttonous eating habits. Aug. 14, 2014
The Popobawa Located on the island of Pemba, a humanoid/bat-like creature known for assaulting people at night. Aug. 18, 2014
The Mahaha A creature from the Arctic from Inuit mythology with incredibly long fingers. Aug. 24, 2014
The Van Meter Visitor A monster from Van Meter, Iowa sighted around 1903 with bat-like wings and a bird-like face with a horn that emits a blinding beam of light. Sep. 9, 2014
The Funeral Mountain Terrashot A creature with a box-like shape that roamed around the Funeral Mountains near Death Valley. Sep. 10, 2014
The Beast of Gevaudan A wolf like creature that killed over one hundred people that lived around the 1700's. Sep. 15, 2014
The USS Stein Monster A giant squid-like creature around 150 feet in length that attacked the USS Stein in 1976. Sep. 19, 2014
The Partridge Creek Monster A creature that resembles a Tyrannosaurus Rex sighted in the Canadian-Alaskan area in the early 1900's. Sep. 25, 2014
Mix-Tape Vol. 1 Introduction of a new section of the series where Fernando talks about creatures from viewer suggestions that didn't have enough information to be in their own episode. Monsters featured: Kasai Rex, Ghost Dinosaurs, and the Santer. Sep. 26, 2014
The Flatwoods Monster A creature sighted in September 12, 1952 in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Sep. 28, 2014
The Gwyllion A creature from Wales that follows travelers and disorients them into becoming lost. Oct. 19, 2014
The Banaspati A flame-engulfed creature from Indonesia that walks in an upside down position. Oct. 20, 2014
The Black Shuck A large black dog with red eyes that has been reportedly seen since the 1100's and is still reportedly seen in recent years. Oct. 22, 2014
The Green Children of Woolpit Two children with green skin that were found by a wolf pit that claimed to be from a "Twilight Land". Oct. 23, 2014
Mix-Tape Vol. 2 Monsters featured: Crawfordsville Monster and the Canvey Island Monster. Oct. 27, 2014
The Moon-Eyed People of North Carolina A race of people with clear eyes, heavy beards, and white skin reportedly seen by many Native Americans. Nov. 2, 2014
The Spring-Heeled Jack A creature first sighted in London known for leaping from place to place that reportedly attacked people. Nov. 17, 2014
Leviathan An aquatic creature that is most known for being referenced in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, reportedly 300 miles in length. Nov. 18, 2014
Lagarfljot Worm, the Iceland Worm Monster A giant lake monster first reported around 1345. Nov. 20, 2014
The UB-85 Atrocity An attack on a German submarine during World War I that was reportedly by a large aquatic creature. Nov. 25, 2014
Mix-Tape Vol. 3 Monsters featured: Maryland Goatman and Champ. Nov. 28, 2014
Aswang A race of humanoid creatures without legs that fly around, attacking and eating people in the Philippines. Nov. 30, 2014
The NASA Gargoyle In 1986, a NASA employee saw a Gargoyle-like figure perched on top of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Jan. 2, 2015
The Kapre A large Bigfoot-like creature that can become invisible. Jan. 4, 2015
The Black Stick Men Humanoid creatures that are profoundly thin and have black skin. Jan. 5, 2015
The Manhattan Monster The body of a strange creature was found under the Brooklyn Bridge during July 2012. Jan. 7, 2015
The Piasa Bird A creature from Native American folklore that was sighted in 1673. Jan. 10, 2015
Boto, the Pink shape-shifting Dolphin A pink, shape-shifting dolphin from the rivers of the Amazon. Jan. 11, 2015
The Dungavenhooter An alligator-like creature with no mouth that lives around Maine and Michigan. Jan. 23, 2015
Hydrarchos The skeleton of a large aquatic creature was put on display sometime during the 1800's, but it was later proven to be a hoax. Jan. 30, 2015
The Cardiff Giant The body of a ten foot giant found in Cardiff, New York, later proven to be a hoax. Feb. 4, 2015
The Argopelter A giant ape-like creature with elongated, whip-like arms, located in various wooded areas of the United States. Feb. 10, 2015
The Gargoyles of Chile In 2004, a pair of Gargoyles reportedly followed a family's pick up truck during a trip to Arica, Chile on the Pan-American highway. Later another pair of Gargoyles attacked them. Feb. 11, 2015
Top 5 Cryptids and Monsters list The Top 5 Cryptids and Monsters that Fernando has done in the series as of February, 2015. Feb. 12, 2015
The Tikoloshe A creature created from dead bodies and summoned by various witchdoctors to terrorize various targeted victims. Located in Africa. Feb. 13, 2015
Behind the Scenes and Q&A Fernando talks about the history of his channel, show and then answers various questions about himself and his channel. Feb. 13, 2015
Gef the Talking Mongoose A mongoose that befriended a family sometime during the 1930's. Feb. 16, 2015
El Duende A short goblin-like creature that exists in the forests of Mexico and South America. Feb. 18, 2015
The Machine Elves Hyper-spatial entities that inhabit another realm that you can only get to by taking a psychadelic drug known as DMT. Feb. 19, 2015
Indonesian Coelacanth A species of fish that has four distinct limbs thought to be extinct, but had been reportedly seen in the early 1900's, but recently has been proven to exist. Feb. 20, 2015
The Madagascar Tree A man-eating tree from Madagascar. Mar. 8, 2015
U-28 Creature Another aquatic monster that attacked a German U-boat during World War I. Mar. 18, 2015
The Cecil Hotel and Elisa Lam A possible encounter with a Genius Loci at the Cecil Hotel where various murders happened and two infamous serial killers lived. Mar. 20, 2015
The Mothman One of the most well known cryptid encounters in history. Located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Mar. 23, 2015
The Nandi Bear A bear-like creature located in Kenya, Africa discovered by a tribe known as the Nandi, hence the name. Mar. 26, 2015
The Butterfly People A group of humanoid-butterfly creatures that was encountered by various children during the 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Mar. 30, 2015
The Oakville Blobs In Oakville, Washington in 1994, various rain storms of a gelatinous substance occured for three weeks. Apr. 1, 2015
The Orang Bunian Humanoid-elf creatures that live on Earth that live in a different dimension among humans, but most humans can not see them. Apr. 2, 2015
The Kappa Small humanoid-turtle creatures that live in the various bodies of water in Japan. Some have been blamed as the cause for drownings. Apr. 6, 2015
Skunk Ape A more humanoid Bigfoot-like creature with a distinct smell located in Florida. Apr. 19, 2015
Celebrities who also believe in Cryptids! Fernando talks about celebrities that are into Cryptids. Apr. 21, 2015
Blackbird of Chernobyl (Chernobyl Monster) An almost Mothman-like creature that was sighted in Chernobyl, Russia in April, 1986, just before the Chernobyl disaster occurred. May 3, 2015
Nguoi Rung "Vietnamese Wildman" A Bigfoot-like creature from Vietnam. A lot of encounters were reported to have happened during the Vietnam War. May 5, 2015
The Huldufolk (The Hidden People) Humanoid creatures that are invisible to humans much like the Orang Bunian, but native to Iceland. May 7, 2015
The Jinmenju A tree that bears fruit that have faces on them. The fruit is known to smile, laugh, and generally put people in good moods. May 14, 2015
Ghostly Scarecrow A humanoid creature with no arms sighted in Thailand in 2005, originally thought to be a scarecrow. May 15, 2015
The Wendigo A humanoid, Bigfoot-like, shape-shifting, spirit that is found normally around Canada and the Northern United States. May 17, 2015
The Leshy A humanoid shape-shifting entity whose body is plant-like of Slavic mythology. May 24, 2015
The Baba Yaga A forest spirit found in Eastern Europe that is usually described as a witch-like entity. June 3, 2015
Pontianak Vampiric ghosts of women who died while pregnant. June 21, 2015
Michigan Dogman A werewolf-like cryptid found primarily in the American Midwest. June 22, 2015
Tulpa A mystical creature or object created through the power of the mind. June 25, 2015
White Things Monstrous creatures lurking in the backwoods of West Virginia. June 26, 2015
Skinwalker Ranch (plus some brief Skinwalker talk) Looking at the notorious Sherman ranch, famed for being the site of numerous UFO encounters. June 28, 2015
Tripodero A bizarre predator with telescopic legs from the California wilderness. 30 June, 2015
The Solomon Island Giants A race of enormous humanoids said to dwell on islands deep in the Pacific Ocean. 12 July, 2015
Mix-Tape Vol. 4 Monsters featured: The Bishop Fish and the Sea Monk. 2 August, 2015
Con Rit A colossal sea centipede said to inhabit the waters off the coasts of Vietnam. 4 August, 2015
Mix-Tape Vol. 5 Monsters featured: Ambize and the Black Demon Shark. 7 August, 2015
Mishipeshu, the Underwater Panther A cross between a cougar and a dragon, which lived underwater and caused people to drown. 9 August, 2015

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