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Mythical Monsters That Might Have Actually Existed

History is riddled with stories of monsters that terrified our ancestors. Every culture has tales about beasts or creatures of some sort that attacked, or even killed, unsuspecting humans. Many of these stories were passed down as a form of warning, much like the urban legends and fake news you see your weird aunt post on Facebook.

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Mythical Monsters That Might Have Actually Existed

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    Mythical Monsters That Might Have Actually Existed

    Mythical Monsters That Might Have Actually Existed

    By /Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 12:31 am EDT History is riddled with stories of monsters that terrified our ancestors. Every culture has tales about beasts …

    Mythical Creatures That Might Have Actually Existed - Grunge

    Mythical Creatures That Might Have Actually Existed - Grunge

    Myths are called myths for a reason — because they're untrue. Myths are stories told by ancient people who wanted to explain a phenomenon or scare someone into good behavior, and because we're so much more rational than our ancestors were, we modern humans know better than to believe in them. Most of us, anyway. (We're looking at you, Bigfoot hunters.)

    The Origins Of Your Favorite Monster Myths

    The Origins Of Your Favorite Monster Myths

    These days, monsters feel as American as apple pie. They star in our movies, and turn our Six Flags theme parks into Fright Nights. Tom Cruise fights them, and Kristen Stewart gets freaky with them. We treat them like a novelty, like something to give us a jolt, or smooth over an awkward first date.

    Myths And Legends Based On Disturbing Truths

    Myths And Legends Based On Disturbing Truths

    Mankind doesn't really have a lot going for it as a species, but one thing that's incredible is our ability to tell stories. For as long as there's been campfires to tell tales around, we've been coming up with the most amazing and outlandish myths and legends to explain the world around us. And sometimes, the truth we're trying to explain is more horrifying and more heartbreaking than the stories we dream up.

    The Biggest Halloween Myths You've Been Believing

    The Biggest Halloween Myths You've Been Believing

    Halloween is a weird holiday. At no other time of year can you dress up like a rotten corpse or a superhero, stroll around crowded places with no social repercussions, and then spend the evening barfing up all the candy you overate. (Okay, maybe you could do all that at Comic-Con.) And it's probably because Halloween is so weird, and because the people who love Halloween can be extra weird, that there are so many half-truths, strange ideas, and myths surrounding our favorite autumn excuse to knock on strangers' doors and demand candy.

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