Artists Illustrate The Mythical Monsters Found In Each State

You must've heard of legendary monsters such as Big Foot or Loch Ness monster, right? Do you believe they actually existed? Well, whether you do or not there is something cool about these types of myths.

That's why CashNetUSA set out to compose a map of America’s most celebrated mythical beasts. Then, artists created modern-day illustrations of each beast.

Turns out every state in America has some stories of monsters seen roaming around.


They can be tall tales and old folk stories, but somehow people still choose to believe them.

Alabama's White Thang has been described as an albino Big Foot but it's probably just an albino bear.


It's described as an 8-foot tall beast covered in thick, white hair.

Arkansas' Fouke Monster has been a subject of not one, but two documentaries.


It's described as a 7-foot tall, red-eyed creature covered in long, dark hair.

Connecticut's Melon Heads sound pretty mellow if you ask me but they're not.


They're feared to be cannibal descendants of escaped asylum patients. Ugh, that doesn't sound good.

If you're a fan of "The Blair Witch Project", I bet you were hoping for a sighting of Florida's Skunk Ape.


I still wouldn't visit those swamps and risk running into this.

Iowa's Van Meter Monster has been described by many as a human-shaped beast with giant bat wings.


It's also said to have a horn that glows like a searchlight.

Kentucky's The Kelly Little Green Men, also known as the Hopkinsville Goblins, are said to have tormented a family during one UFO-filled August night in 1955.


Apparently, bullets bounce right off them!

If tales of werewolves are what you're after then the Louisiana Rougarou, or Loup-Garou, might just be it.


The creature is said to have glowing red eyes and razor-sharp teeth.

The Massachusetts' Dover Demon even has a shade of eyeshadow named after it.


It's been described as having rosy orange eyes and a large head on a small, stick-like body.

Montana's Shunka Warak’in is supposedly real.


A 19th-century rancher killed the wolf-like thing but the current owner refused any DNA testing so, needless to say, it still remains a mystery.

Nevada's Tahoe Tessie tale is quite legendary dating back to stories told by the Washoe and Paiute tribes.


It's believed this serpent-like monster that lives in a cave beneath a lake.

It's no surprise I picked Oklahoma's Octopus as the next monster of choice because I'm fascinated by the creatures.


It's believed that this ocean-bound octopus is actually a space alien.

This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning Washington's Big Foot.


This creature's beginnings trace back to Native American legends. Yet the tale still persists today and is not dying anytime soon.

If you weren't creeped out by the tale of West Virginia's Mothman in "The Mothman Prophecies" you're lucky.


Some believe it foreshadowed the collapse of the Mount Pleasant bridge.

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