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Cult of the Cryptids: The Real Life Cryptids Featured in the Game



Cult of the Cryptids (also known as COTC) is a Roblox Horror Game made by iDeveloper. If you are looking for a game that contains lots of your cryptid friends and favorites then this is the game for you!

Cult of the Cryptids Gameplay

The game begins when a group of players (1-16) is taken from the lobby. A cutscene plays where a bus transporting the players crashes and the game title is displayed. Next the players are spawned into the first part of the game dubbed the Sheriff’s House Map.

The players must walk around and find a way to break into the sheriff’s house. Once inside they must look around for useful items and tools to repair the sheriff’s car so they can keep moving. If the players are able to repair the car within the time limit then they progress to the next stage.

In the next section of the game the players arrive at Seven Devils. Here they must repair the generator at the Fire Watchtower so they can call for help. The parts to repair the generator are littered around the map. The map is also filled with a number of cryptids and monsters that must be defeated in order to survive.

Cryptids Featured in Cult of the Cryptids

Lots of our favorite cryptids make an appearance in the Roblox game Cult of the Cryptids. Here is a round up of some of the real life cryptids that are featured in the game.

Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman is a legendary type of ghost who has appeared all over the world since medieval times. He is described as a headless man riding on horseback.

In the game the Headless Horseman only spawns during the Halloween event. He is said to be able to one-shot-kill players.


Krampus is an imp like creature that is said to follow Saint Nicholas around to punish naughty children who don’t deserve Christmas presents.

In the game Krampus spawns near the watchtower during the Christmas event. His health is 14,000 – 16,000 and he deals 30-40 damage.

La Llorona

La Llorona – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo credit.

La Llorona is said to wander the earth, crying out for her lost children, mourning and weeping. She floats over bodies of water crying out for her children that she herself drowned when she was alive.

La Llorona spawns near Lake Veronica and can be heard weeping. If the player gets too close she will drag them into the water. La Llorona is invincible. She can only be destroyed by clicking on her with the dolls from the hydro plant.


Mothman – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo Credit.

Mothman is a large, mysterious cryptid that has had numerous sightings, often before disastrous events occurred in the same areas. It is described as tall, with large moth or bat-like wings, no neck, and large red-glowing eyes. It is sometimes described as being shaped like a very tall human or sometimes shaped like a giant owl.

In the game Mothman spawns in old bridge near the warehouse. It rarely attacks players. Mothman deals around 10 damage, has 3000 health and is about the same speed as the player.

The Rake

The Rake – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo credit.

The Rake is a tall, skinny humanoid cryptid similar in appearance to Slenderman.

In the game The Rake spawns in the forest near the warehouse, is very fast, has 2500 health and deals 12 damage.


The Wendigo – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo Credit.

The Wendigo is a Native American cryptid said to live in the East Coast forests of Canada, the Great Plains region of the United States, and the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.

The Wendigo is a giant, gangly humanoid that sometimes has a deer skull for a head. The Wendigo is said to cause humans to crave human flesh.

In the game the Wendigo spawns near the campsite, has 2300 health and deals a great deal of damage. Don’t get too close!


The Yeti – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo credit.

The yeti is an ape like creature, similar to bigfoot, that is said to live in the Himalayan Mountain Range.

In the game the Yeti is about 3 times the size of the players and spawns near highway 102.


The Yo-Yo – Cult of the Cryptids. Photo Credit.

Yo-Yo is the name given to a Mothman-like creature that terrorized the Native American Hopi tribe before being banished by a ritual. It is said to live in Arizona. It is described as about 6 feet talk with large red eyes, grey leathery skin, long claws and bat wings.

In the game YoYo has the same walkspeed as a player, deals 50 damage and has 14.000 health. YoYo spawns in the secret lab.

Where Can I play Cult of the Cryptids?

Cult of the Cryptids can only be played via Roblox. You can purchase Roblox on the Apple App Store, Google Play, Xbox, PS4 or PC. Once you have the game you can access Cult of the Cryptids through the server tab.

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Mothman SIghted Before 2007 Bridge Collapse in Minnesota




The aftermath of the I-35w Bridge Collapse in 2007. Image: Wikipedia

Just like the infamous Silver Bridge Mothman sightings, witnesses claim seeing a strange, 7ft tall flying humanoid in the weeks before the collapse of the I-35W bridge in 2007.

The Collapse of the I-35W Bridge

The I-35W Mississippi River bridge (also known as Bridge 9340) was a large bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that carried Interstate 35W over the river. It was built in 1967 and was one of the busiest bridges in Minnesota, with thousands of cars using it every day.

Sadly, on August 1, 2007, during the evening rush hour when hundreds of people were driving home from work, something terrible happened. The bridge suddenly collapsed, causing a lot of damage. Sadly, 13 people died, and 145 were injured.

Investigators later found out that a part of the bridge, called the gusset plate, had failed. The gusset plate was worn and the stress of the extra cars on the bridge caused it to break apart.

Right after the collapse, people and emergency workers from nearby areas rushed to help. They worked hard to rescue anyone who was trapped and to take care of the injured.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation quickly made plans to build a new bridge called the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge. They finished building it just over a year later, and it opened in September 2008.

Connections to the Silver Bridge Collapse

The Silver Bridge Collapse

For many cryptid enthusiasts, hearing of a bridge collapse immediately brings Mothman to mind. The Silver Bridge was a suspension bridge spanning the Ohio River, connecting Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio. On December 15, 1967, during rush hour, the bridge suddenly collapsed, sending cars and people plunging into the icy waters below. The disaster claimed the lives of 46 individuals, making it one of the deadliest bridge collapses in American history.

In the months leading up to the tragedy, residents of Point Pleasant reported sightings of a mysterious creature dubbed the “Mothman.” Described as a large, winged humanoid with glowing red eyes, the Mothman sightings fueled speculation and fear in the community.

Following the Silver Bridge collapse, some people began to link the sightings of the Mothman to the disaster, suggesting that the creature was a harbinger of impending doom. This connection led to the Mothman becoming a legendary figure in cryptozoology and popular culture.

Both the Silver Bridge collapse and the I-35w collapse were caused by structural failures in the bridges. In the case of the Silver Bridge, the collapse was attributed to a single eyebar in the suspension chain that failed due to metal fatigue. In the I-35W collapse, a design flaw in the bridge’s gusset plates, combined with increased weight from construction materials and traffic, led to the catastrophic failure.

Mothman Sightings Connected to the I-35W Bridge Collapse

Dark Reocrds covers the I-35w brdge collapse

The I-35w collapse Mothman sightings differ from the Silver Bridge Mothman sightings in their frequency. Dozens of people around Pleasant Point reported strange sightings and unexplained paranormal or extraterrestrial activity in the months leading up to the Silver Bridge collapse. The sightings surrounding the I-35w collapse were mush less common.

On August 10, 2007, George Noory hosted the “Coast to Coast AM” program, where he spoke to several callers sharing their encounters with cryptids. Among these calls was one reporting a sighting on June 27th near Stewartville, Minnesota. The caller described seeing a 7-foot-tall, winged humanoid creature with a massive wingspan, roughly the width of her Ford vehicle. The sighting occurred approximately 90 miles from the I-35w bridge, just over a month before the bridge collapse.

There are references to multiple other sightings online but they seem to have been removed from the internet. A WIRED article from the time talks of numerous blog posts on the topic but the link no longer works. This article by Singular Fortean also alludes to their being multiple sightings but doesn’t provide references.


So it seems we just have the one account to work with here. It’s possible that the George Noory’s caller was just someone making up a story and looking for a bit of attention. The fact that the account didn’t come out until after the collapse of the I-35w bridge does take from its credibility.

It is also possible that the caller simple saw a large crane or other bird and misidentified their memory as the mothman following the bridge collapse.

What if it was Mothman?

If it was Mothman that was seen before the collapse of the I-35w bridge it leads us to more questions than answers. Is this Mothman the same creature that was seen before the Silver Bridge collapse? Could Mothman actually be a species of creature that is drawn to human disasters, particularly bridge collapses?

Tell us your theories in the comments.

If you enjoyed reading about Mothman and the I-35w bridge collapse you might be interested in our article on the original Mothman story or the blackbird of Chernobyl.

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The Awful




The Awful cryptid as described by Vermont residents in 1925

In 1923, several residents of Berkshire and Richford, Vermont reported seeing a creature resembling a griffin, with a 20 foot wingspan and a serpentine tail.

“The Awful” Cryptid Sightings of 1925

Berkshire and Richford, Vermont are peaceful countryside towns located between Lake Champlain and Lake Memphremagog, near the Canadian Province of Quebec.

In 1925 several residents of these towns reported encounters with an unusual flying creature.

The creature was described as being similar to the mythical Griffin, with a grayish color, a 20-foot wingspan, a snake-like tail, and big claws capable of holding a medium sized dog. These strange sightings caused panic among the locals who came to dub the creature “the Awful”.

The first sightings of the mysterious creature were reported by two sawmill workers in Richford. As they crossed the main street bridge, they saw a very large beast on the nearby rooftop of the Boright building, glaring at them. According to the tale, one of the men was so scared that he had a heart attack out of fear. He had to be carried home but eventually recovered. However, for weeks afterward, he had nightmares about the creature, waking up his family with screams during the night.

In the following months, locals kept reporting sightings of this mysterious creature, causing fear and panic among residents. Farmers shared stories of it flying over their fields, and others saw it landing on their house rooftops. One resident, Oella Hopkins, experienced this when she was hanging laundry outside. The family dog got upset and started barking, and when Oella looked, she saw the creature, known as The Awful, perched on her farmhouse roof, staring at her. Terrified, Oella ran inside and hid under her bed for hours.

Later Sightings of “The Awful”

By the end of 1925, sightings of the creature became less frequent and almost stopped completely by 1928. Even though people thought it had disappeared, some locals claimed to see it every now and then since the 1920s. One such person was Lisa Maskell from Montgomery, who said she spotted the creature near Trout River when she was a child. When she saw a drawing of a pterodactyl later on, she thought it looked like the creature she saw and believed it resembled The Awful.

In 2006, there were a few new reports suggesting that The Awful might have returned to Northern Vermont. In October 2006, a person wrote in the County Courier about a respected person in Richford who saw the creature suddenly appear and grab a big black crow from a pine tree. The witness was surprised and said the creature flew around his house three times.

After this article, more people shared sightings. A woman remembered seeing the monster when she was about ten. It was in a tree near the Trout River, watching them with its strange beak, reminding her of a pterodactyl.

A dowser named Edith Green said people in Richford have been nervous about the creature for a long time.

An older man mentioned that the creature has been seen often in the Gibou area for the past 25 years, even recently. Locals usually leave it alone, and it leaves them alone, with a few exceptions.

A resident of East Richford said the creature has been spotted recently around the Slide Road area. He mentioned you can often hear it before seeing it, making a strange, low screaming sound and the flapping of its large wings when it’s close.

Despite its scary appearance, the creature was never known to attack people; it seemed more like it was just watching. There’s one account mentioning it flying over Berkshire Field near Lost Nation Road and appearing to hold a baby or a small animal, although it’s more likely to have been an animal.

William DeFalco covers the story of The Awful

Possible Explanations for the Awful

Assuming the reports of the Awful are not just a hoax or an old wives tale what else could be going on here? It’s possible that soe type of rare, large bird is lurking in the wilds of Vermont and is only seen very rarely due to a lack of numbers. The Awful could simple have been a particularly large owl or Eagle.

If paranormal in origin, the Awful does bear a small resemblence to the Mothman of West Virginia. Perhaps it continues to lurk in the shadows, waiting to come our and warn residents of impending doom.

What do you think about the Awful? Tell us your theories in the comments.

If you enjoyed learning about the Awful you might also be interested in the Lechuza, a strange owl-like creature or the Prime Hook Swamp Monster.

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