Unveiling the Scariest Mythical Creatures from Every U.S. State

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the blue waters of the Great Lakes, these vast and mysterious areas are home to more than just wildlife.

From local versions of the Loch Ness Monsters to indigenous tales told to children to keep them from wandering off, here are the Creepiest Mythical Creatures from Each State in America.

Alaska’s Qalupalik

This Inuit creature lives in the sea and draws children to the water with a hum-like singing. She has a human-like body, green skin, long hair, and very long fingernails.

Idaho’s Sharlie

Whether locals call it Sharlie, Slimy Slim, or the Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake, several groups of people have seen a 30-foot-long creature with the head of a giant dinosaur, humped-back, and shell-covered skin.

Massachuttes’ Beast of Truro

Some describe the creature as more of an oversized mountain lion. If you live in the area, keep your cats and livestock indoors at night, or they might be the beast’s next victim.

Iowa’s Mugwump

Long before Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Harry Potter, Iowans have used the term to describe a giant hairy beast living in a swampy marsh in Venture, Iowa.

Mississippi’s Three-legged Ghost

People travel to an old church on Nash Road to race the ghost. See for yourself what happens when you turn off your car’s headlights and honk your horn three times.

New Jersey’s Devil

For more than 250 years, this mysterious creature is said to creep through the marshes of Southern New Jersey and emerge periodically to rampage through the towns and cities.

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