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05 Jan 2015, 3:18 pm

What is your favorite paranormal creature? Ex: Sasquatch, Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, extra.

Mine would have to be the Chupacabre :skull: :skull: :skull:



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05 Jan 2015, 4:08 pm

When I was in high school, I was huge into werewolves and lycanthropy. I read full books about the mythology, and in particular the supposedly "real" werewolves in history (back in medieval times, there were people who were convicted and executed for being a "werewolf": Gilles Garnier, Peter Stumpp, etc.). That stuff was just really interesting to me.

To call myself a massive horror movie buff would be an understatement. I have my particular focus on various sub-genres, but werewolf films have always been a fondness of mine and I'll literally watch any that I find, no matter how bad it looks (I know people who are the same with zombies or bigfoot movies).



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05 Jan 2015, 4:28 pm

Werewolves are fascinating. I find them inherently tragic and for some reason always associate them with my beloved 19th century.

My personal favorites are the hybrid half man - half fish creatures inhabiting the town of Innsmouth in Lovecraft's story "The Shadow over Innsmouth". It's probably the one horror tale that I liked reading best so far.



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05 Jan 2015, 5:29 pm

The Three Graces (mythology----some think they are meant to be Zeus' daughters).

Also, I've always really loved Centaurs, unicorns, and Pegasus.



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05 Jan 2015, 5:30 pm

SweetTooth wrote:
Werewolves are fascinating. I find them inherently tragic and for some reason always associate them with my beloved 19th century.

My personal favorites are the hybrid half man - half fish creatures inhabiting the town of Innsmouth in Lovecraft's story "The Shadow over Innsmouth". It's probably the one horror tale that I liked reading best so far.


Oh man, I forgot about Lovecraftian creatures. I guess they're not as much "folklore" as they are largely limited to his mythos, but I'd put the Elder Ones somewhere on my list.



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06 Jan 2015, 11:50 am

I like the Wampus Cat (of Cherokee mythology), as well as jackalopes, unicorns, the Phoenix, and Turul (Hungarian mythical bird of prosperity).


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06 Jan 2015, 11:53 am

Vampires and demons are great.



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06 Jan 2015, 3:10 pm

E.T of course, who else? Or yellow-eyed aliens with green or blue hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows. Walking on their toes like cats, and not talking too much.

And werewolves, of course. I love dogs and wolves, but you better not try taking their food away while they eat.


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06 Jan 2015, 5:08 pm

WitchsCat wrote:
I like the Wampus Cat (of Cherokee mythology).....


I'm Cherokee, and I think, maybe, you might be thinking of an Ewah, instead of a Wampus Cat? The story of the Ewah is about a woman who hid herself in a cougar's skin (I think it was), so she could eavesdrop on the elder tribesman around a campfire. She was found-out; and to punish her, she was turned into a half-woman / half-cat creature. Is that the one you mean?



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06 Jan 2015, 6:24 pm

Campin_Cat wrote:
WitchsCat wrote:
I like the Wampus Cat (of Cherokee mythology).....


I'm Cherokee, and I think, maybe, you might be thinking of an Ewah, instead of a Wampus Cat? The story of the Ewah is about a woman who hid herself in a cougar's skin (I think it was), so she could eavesdrop on the elder tribesman around a campfire. She was found-out; and to punish her, she was turned into a half-woman / half-cat creature. Is that the one you mean?

Thanks for pointing that out. I did reread the article on the Wampus cat, and it is a creature of American folklore rather than Cherokee mythology, although it has been compared to the Ewah.


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06 Jan 2015, 6:40 pm

You're quite welcome!!



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08 Jan 2015, 12:19 am

I like the vampires that appear in a certain horror story.



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08 Jan 2015, 10:29 pm

Werewolves since I just read Anne Rice's books (& I don't often read fiction). And vampires too!

Campin_Cat, that's cool! I hadn't known of the Ewah.


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10 Jan 2015, 12:37 am

I like black cats that have the pea green eyes that glow in the dark. I also like unicorns, pea-like beings that come in the form of Peahawks and On Noms and aliens.


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10 Jan 2015, 7:19 pm

I watch a lot of werewolf movies, though not a lot of them are very appealing. I used to check out a lot of books on mythology and the paranormal from the library, including ones about mundane lycanthropy.

Late Phases is a recent werewolf movie that's a lot of fun, by the way. The protagonist is a blind, elderly man.