A question was posed to me by Sharon Day of Ghost Hunting Theories, and I wanted to do a little write up response to that question.
Which cryptid creature would you like to encounter, and why?
I have encountered a lot of strange and interesting stuff in my lifetime so far. So much that I sometimes wish they would just go away. Reflecting on all of the strangeness I have encountered I would have to say that there are two things I would like to encounter. The first is an old classic; the Loch Ness Monster, and that is because I remember seeing depictions of this creature on television when I was growing up. The real why would be because I am pretty sure that if it is real, an encounter is not going to be up close at all. The fact is that our oceans and bodies of water are virtually classed as unexplored. There is a lot more water on this planet than land, and we have no idea what might be lurking in it. There are a trove of legends and stories that have been passed down through time by sea faring people that lend to the possible existence of numerous sea creatures. I think it would be very interesting to be able to see something in the waters of the world. There is no telling what lurks beneath. (Jaws Music)
The other thing I would like to see is not really a cryptid, but more-so a mystery. Back in the day when Indians were really Indians there was a tribe that lived along the coastal marshes of Deep East Texas. This tribe was known as the Karankawa Indian Tribe. There is a lot of speculation as to what happened to this tribe because they mysteriously vanished from recorded history. Some historians speculate that they were exposed to disease and became extinct, but we really will never know exactly what happened. In our modern history there have been reports coming from Texas that relate encounters with Indians resembling the Karankawas in that region of the state. Granted; the Karankawa were reported to be a cannibalistic people who would eat their enemies, but it would be an experience to observe them from a distance. The only problem with that is that with any encounter you can never really say how it is going to happen. If it were that simple it would be no problem at all.