All over the world there are stories of creatures like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster but those are only some of the most well known, they are cryptids. Here are three of the creepiest out there.
The J'ba Fofi and other Giant Spiders
(Note, I used a fan illustration of Samwise Confronting Shelob because that happens the image of a Giant Spider that is most easy on the eyes. Not even I want to look at an Illustration of the J'Ba Fofi)
Giant Spiders have been reported all over the world. The J'ba Fofi is literally the Baka term for Giant Spider. The J'ba Fofi is found in the deep and untamed jungles of the Congo. The local tribes say they still see these monsters which are reportedly the size of a house.
Another giant spider is supposedly in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea. In 1942 an Australian Soldier on the Kokoda Trail Campaign said that he saw a spider the size of a dog in a fifteen foot web. Now the Kokoda Trail Campaign was notoriously brutal so lets hope that this is just an instance of PTSD for the sake of humanity.
The American Indian Tribes of the Great lakes, the Northern forests and the Northeastern regions of the United States and Canada tell stories of a creature that feeds on human flesh. A creature that used to be a man. They say that the act of eating human flesh opened yourself to becoming a Wendigo, If you ate human flesh you opened yourself to an evil spirit.
This spirit would change your body and mind driving to mad with an endless hunger for human flesh. During the 19th century a man ate his whole family one winter when they ran out of food in their cabin in the great lakes despite their emergency supplies being less than five miles away. The local tribes insisted that it was the wendigo that drove him to it.
The Beast of Gévaudan
In 1764 a beast went on a killing spree in the former province of Gevaudan France. The beast was described as a wolf that was as big as a cow. The beast killed at least a dozen people before the King of France had to intervene. In 1765 King Louis XV sent two professional wolf hunters to try and kill the beast. The wolf hunters were armed with guns and eight bloodhounds specially trained to hunt wolves.
They thought they had killed it September of that year when they caught a wolf but on December second of 1765 it returned to brutally maul two men who luckily survived. The beast was finally killed by a hunter named Jean Chastel two years later in 1767. At that time the beast had killed over one hundred people and 98 of them were partially eaten. It had also wounded 49 people.
Now we don't know what kind of beast it actually was considering while its body was stuffed it was lost soon after and never found.