Thursday Things: Tell Me About Your Local Cryptids!

Welcome to Thursday Things, where you might find a rant, a rave, a question, or just about anything else! Let’s scrounge around in the junk drawer of my brain and see what we can find!

I know everyone wants to talk about crypto, but I just want to talk about cryptids! Tell me what legendary creatures live in your neck of the woods. After some freelancing projects, I’ve gotten a little extra interested in the subject.

Here in Murphysboro, we have the Big Muddy Monster. A bigfoot-like creature, he’s been honored numerous times in the naming of products and festivals. Our city has even published his case file online, which includes all sorts of great old documents from the 70s.

So, tell me all about your local cryptids!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside DetectiveHer short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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4 responses to “Thursday Things: Tell Me About Your Local Cryptids!

  1. jshallett

    I live in washington state. The PNW is well known for bigfoot. I camp and hike a lot, but have never seen one, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t seen me LOL. I have a story idea for big foot. Im a believer!

  2. I had to look it up, even. Apparently, there’s something called “Sinkhole Sam” which is supposed to be a “long snake-like creature”:

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