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Often the subject of urban legend, cryptids are animals, plants or other entities whose existence is rumored yet unconfirmed. They come in many forms, from creatures of local folklore like the Mongolian Death Worm, to more modern, supposedly supernatural beings such as the Mothman.
One characteristic many cryptids share is an element of the uncanny, eerie or downright terrifying. They’re something we can frighten our friends with around the campfire – especially when it comes to the ones said to lurk above us, perhaps waiting to swoop down and attack. Here’s a look at ten cryptids that might strike from the air.