Mythical Creatures and Where to Find Them

The Jersey Devil. Image courtesy of wikipedia.

By Breyon Gaddy

Mythical creatures are monsters which do not actually exist. People believe they have seen Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, and Jersey Devil, for example, which seems highly unlikely to the average person. Some claim even to take pictures of these creatures. Occasionally, we hear about people spending a great portion of their lives searching for mythical monsters and, as one would expect, never truly finding any.

Being a kid hearing about these mythical creatures always made me want to see some of the ones we hear about all the time.  However, not everyone agrees.

“None have been proven to be real, so there is no reason to fear them or continue searching for them,” said Senior Critt Johnson.

According to, the Lochness Lake, from which the Lochness Monster, nicknamed Nessie, gained its name, has more water than all other lakes in England, Scotland, and Wales combined. The Lochness Lake is around 22.5 miles long and between 1-1.5 miles wide, with a depth of 754 feet.  It holds about  263,000,000,000 cubic feet of water with a surface area of 14,000 acres and could hold the population of the world 10 times over. The Lochness monster is rumored to live in this big, deep lake.

According to wikipedia, the story of the Jersey Devil, a popular New Jersey legend, is as follows: “It was said that Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, stated that this one would be the Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night. Gathered around her were her friends. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child’s father was the Devil himself. The child was born normal, but then changed form. It changed from a normal baby to a creature with hooves, a goat’s head, bat wings and a forked tail. It growled and screamed, then killed the midwife before flying up the chimney. It circled the villages and headed toward the pines. In 1740 a clergyman exorcised the demon for 100 years and it wasn’t seen again until 1890.”

Mythical creatures are monsters which do not actually exist, but what if they do?

“I’ll be scared because they are not real and they have not be seen before,”  said senior Devonte Townsend.

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