What is your favorite cryptid from the British Isles?

Lock Ness MonsterWhat is your favorite cryptid from the British Isles?
Old Shuck

Best of Exmoor

Beast of Dartmoor

Canvey Island Monster


Am Fear Liath Mòr


Spring-Heeled Jack

Black cat of Kilakee


Most Helpful Guy

  • Oh this is a tough one as some of my favorites are from the British isles however the ones I really like aren't listed
    in no particular order
    A. The Leanan Sidhe, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leanan_s%C3%ADdhe
    In Celtic folklore, the leannán sí "Fairy-Lover"[1] (Scottish Gaelic: leannan sìth, Manx: lhiannan shee; [lʲan̴̪-an ˈʃiː]) is a beautiful woman of the Aos Sí ("people of the barrows") who takes a human lover. Lovers of the leannán sídhe are said to live brief, though highly inspired, lives. The name comes from the Gaelic words for a sweetheart, lover, or concubine and the term for a tumulus or burial mound.

    • B. The Banshee and Bean Nighe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_nighe(also present in Appalachian folklore to an extent)
      A banshee (/ˈbænʃiː/ ban-shee), from Irish: bean sí, pronounced [bʲæn ˈʃiː] ("woman of the sídhe, woman of the fairy mounds") is a female spirit in Irish mythology, who heralds the death of a member of one of the prominent Gaelic families. There is a scottish version that heralds the death of a member of certain clans. I'm a member of Clan Macrae and we probably have one. That one is the Bean Nighe

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    • E. This one is Listed, Spring-Heeled Jack
      F. The Kelpie
      Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form.

    • G. The Also Listed Black Shuck.
      H. Also listed Nessie
      I really can't pick just one.
      Then due to the fact that I've had two encounters with ghosts I'm more than a little fascinated with ghosts and I've not even gone into ghosts of the British isles yet

      And you probably hate me right now for that many posts

Most Helpful Girl

  • Dobhar chu - I read a little about that one, and it was really fascinating!


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What Guys Said 3

  • Lock Ness Monster definitely, but Spring-Heeled Jack is the close second.

  • Sping-Heeled Jack.

  • Nessie.


What Girls Said 1

  • Out of those? Owlman. It makes me think of Mothman.