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.
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 – 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 – 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.
Nandi Bear: A Ferocious African Cryptid
An artist’s interpretation of the Nandi Bear. Photo: Cryptid Archives.
The Nandi Bear is a ferocious cryptid spotted in the highlands of Kenya during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Description of the Nandi Bear
A footprint of a Nandibear
The Nandi Bear is also known as the Chemosit, Kerit, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, or Duba. It has been described as as a carnivorous animal with a formidable build, possessing long legs exceeding a height of four feet, and a back that slopes downward. It is described as being highly aggressive in nature.
Nandi Bear Sightings
A drawing of a Nandi Bear encounter by A. McWilliams
A number of early 20th century authors mention the Nandi Bear in their work.
Richard Meinertzhagen claimed in 1905 that he was told by the Nandi people that the Nandi bear was once widespread when they first settled in the highlands of present-day Kenya, around the early 17th century.
The Nandi people believed that the rinderpest epidemic towards the end of the 19th century pushed the Nandi bear to the brink of extinction. Although the Nandi bear was never numerous, it was not uncommon prior to the epidemic.
Unfortunately, the population never fully recovered from the impact of the outbreak. During the colonial era, the Nandi bear was held responsible for the deaths of numerous native people, whose skulls were found crushed every year.
While the Nandi Bear was widely feared by the native population, it does not appear to have been known to Europeans or colonial officials until the beginning of the 20th century.
Prior to 1912, the Nandi reportedly killed a Nandi Bear after it climbed onto the roof of a hut, broke through, and killed everyone inside. Subsequently, the village inhabitants burned down the hut with the animal still inside. Geoffrey Williams had heard of a similar animal’s preserved skin in Kabras, but was unsuccessful in obtaining it.
There were rumors that a Boer had shot a Nandi bear, but was unable to retrieve the carcass. C. W. Hobley wrote of this story.
Similarly, a farmer from Uganda named K. R. Williams supposedly unintentionally poisoned a young Nandi bear while setting out bait for hyenas.
Williams described the animal as being much larger than a spotted hyena, with the same yellowish fur, and a head similar to that of a bear. However, when he returned to his camp to retrieve a knife for skinning the carcass, actual hyenas had dragged the Nandi bear’s body away.
In 1905, while on the Nandi Expedition to the Uasin Gishu in western British East Africa, Geoffrey Williams wrote of his experiences with the Nandi Bear.
He observed an animal of around 5 feet in height sitting upright like a zoo bear, with small pointed ears and a long head, about 30 yards away.
The creature then ran away with a sideways canter towards the Sirgoit Rock. Williams quickly took a snapshot of the animal with his rifle, but missed it.
He claimed the Nandi bear was larger than a typical zoo bear and heavily built, with thick fur covering its forequarters and all four legs. The hindquarters were relatively smooth, and the color was dark.
Williams could not recall much about the ears, but mentioned that they were small, and the tail, if any, was tiny and barely noticeable.
Engineer Dennis Burnett and his wife Marlene reported the most recent documented sighting of the Nandi bear in February 1998.
While driving along the Koru-Kisumu road near the base of the Nandi Escarpment during a rainy evening, they saw a large animal crossing the road.
Upon reversing their car, the couple observed the animal for about fifteen seconds. Although they initially thought it was a bear, they soon realized that it was “an enormous, shaggy hyena – resembling a Striped Hyena but significantly larger.”
Theories about the Nandi Bear
Bob Gymlan of Bigfoot hunting fame has posted a detailed video telling the history of the Nandi Bear.
In 1923, Charles William Andrews proposed that the Nandi bear might be a surviving species of the extinct Chalicothere. Louis Leakey later suggested in the 1930s that the Nandi Bear’s descriptions matched those of the Chalicothere, despite chalicotheres being herbivores.
The Chalicothere hypothesis was eventually abandoned. In 2000, paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs stated that if Chalicotheres still existed, they would have been discovered, much like the giant forest hog. Jacobs concluded that if there was any truth to the Nandi bear story, it could be a description of gorillas passed down orally across the continent.
Zoologist Reginald Innes Pocock argued that the Nandi bear sightings were actually misidentified spotted hyenas. The British Natural History Museum also stated in 1932 that many reports of the Nandi bear were nothing more than spotted hyenas.
Paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson claimed that the Nandi bear turned out to be honey badgers, which zoologists had been aware of since 1776.
Have you ever seen a Nandi Bear? Let us know in the comments.
If you enjoyed learning about the Nandi Bear you might also be interested in the J’Ba Fofi: A Giant Congolese Spider Cryptid or the Tikoloshe, a South African Cryptid.
Squonk: The Saddest Cryptid
The Squonk as featured in Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by William Cox. Photo: Wikipedia
The Squonk is said to be the ugliest creature in the world. It is so ashamed of its appearance that it will hide from anyone who approaches and, if caught, it will dissolve into a puddle of tears.
The Legend of the Squonk
The rock band Genesis wrote a popular song about the Squonk
The first mention of the squonk in written history is in William Cox’s 1910 book “Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts.”
Cox describes the as the ugliest animal in the world and claims it is aware of its unfortunate appearance.
Cox claims that the squonk used to have a wide distribution and preferred habitats with plenty of desert vegetation on high plains. As these areas changed into swampy, lake-dotted regions, the squonk was forced to adapt to the water.
Due to its low intelligence, the squonk constantly searched for food by swimming in the marshes, and over time developed webbing between its toes, but only on its left feet that were submerged in water. As a result, it could only swim in circles and could never return to shore, leading to thousands of squonks dying from starvation, as evidenced by fossil bones found in the lake bottoms.
Cox also claimed that the squonk can only be found in the hemlock forests of Pennsylvania. It is said to be shy and reclusive, and can be seen mostly during twilight hours.
It is covered in a loose and warty skin that doesn’t fit properly. The squonk is known to be perpetually unhappy and often weeps due to its distressing appearance, leaving a trail of tears that can be followed.
The best time to search for a squonk is during moonlit nights, as it tends to stay hidden in its hemlock dwelling, afraid to catch a glimpse of itself in a reflective pool.
Sometimes, the sound of a softly weeping squonk can be heard, which sounds like a mournful call resembling that of the cross-feathered snee.
A Mr. J.P. Wentling had a disappointing experience with a squonk near Mont Alto. He captured the squonk by mimicking its crying sounds and tricking it into hopping into a sack. As he carried it home the sack suddenly became much lighter. Wentling unslung the sack and looked in. He found that the squonk had dissolved into tears and bubbles.
A variation of the squonk meme that has become popular in recent times.
The squonk has become a meme in recent times, with many internet users feeling like they can relate to the poor little creature. The squonk has even featured in one of our paranormal meme dumps.
Have you ever seen a poor little squonk in the wild? Let us know in the comments.
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