The map above shows the most famous mythical creature or animal in each US state. It was created as a new bestiary, literally a compendium of beasts, for the the United States.
Here is a list of mythical creature by state:
- Alabama – White Thang
- Alaska – Tizheruk
- Arizona – Mogollon Monster
- Arkansas – Fouke Monster
- California – Tahoe Tessie
- Colorado – Slide-Rock Bolter
- Connecticut – Melon Heads
- Delaware – Zwaanendael Merman
- Florida – Skunk Ape
- Georgia – Altamaha-ha
- Hawaii – Menehune
- Idaho – Sharlie
- Indiana – Beast of Busco
- Illinois – The Enfield Horror
- Iowa – Van Meter Monster
- Kansas – Sink Hole Sam
- Kentucky – The Kelly Little Green Men
- Louisiana – Rougarou
- Maine – Specter Moose
- Maryland – Chessie
- Massachusetts – Dover Demon
- Michigan – The Michigan Dogman
- Minnesota – Wendigo
- Mississippi – Pascagoula River Aliens
- Missouri – Momo
- Montana – Shunka Warak’in
- Nebraska – Alkali Lake Monster
- Nevada – Tahoe Tessie
- New Hampshire – Wood Devils
- New Jersey – Jersey Devil
- New Mexico – Teratorns
- New York – Champ/Champy
- North Carolina – The Beast of Bladenboro
- North Dakota – Thunderbird
- Ohio – Loveland Frogmen
- Oklahoma – Oklahoma Octopus
- Oregon – Colossal Claude
- Pennsylvania – The Squonk
- Rhode Island – Vampire Mercy Brown
- South Carolina – Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp
- South Dakota – Taku-He
- Tennessee – Tennessee Wildman
- Texas – Chupacabra
- Utah – Bear Lake Monster
- Vermont – Northfield Pigman
- Virginia – Snallygaster
- Washington – Bigfoot
- West Virginia – Mothman
- Wisconsin – The Beast of Bray Road
- Wyoming – Jackalope
Want to learn more about mythical creatures and animals? Then have a look at the following books:
- The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings
- Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Beasts
- Mythic Creatures: And the Impossibly Real Animals Who Inspired Them
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I’d disagree with Vermont being the Pigman. Vermont is Champ, same as New York.
Heck, the minor league baseball team in Burlington has him as their logo and mascot!
I don’t know, deep in the Vermont woods one can often hear the anguished oink of Pigman!
bigfoot is real! he is not a mythincal creature just watch the documentary on Netflix called “discovering bigfoot” the guy that filmed it is pretty convincing.
It was more than one there’s many I’m talking about thousands across the United States.
Whoops! Mistake … California is the Dark Watchers (brrrrr!). You’ve put Tahoe Tessie there, although that’s technically Nevada. Of course, I guess that’s also California, since the lake is shared between the two states.
What?! I’ve lived in Oklahoma my whole life and never heard of the Oklahoma Octopus!
I’m trying to purchase a map like this one, for wall decor. Where might I find one?
Alabama is wrong wrong wrong!!! Everyone knows its most famous mythical creature is the Mobile leprechaun!!!
I have never heard of Momo and I don’t know if I want to find out.
Jan Badcleave says
In every southern state, you can replace all those creatures with the mythical Snipe.
Shawn HARRIS says
Well, I don’t know about all that with these mythical creatures as I have been reading and evidently there’s others looking for the same thing that I am! (“ANSWERS”) Right? I do believe or there wouldn’t be any replies to this site. I live in Mississippi and I don’t know but there’s something. When I say there is something here I mean something that when I was taking pictures around my home the other night when my dog just so happened to be very interested in what was going on up underneath my trailer and after 3 photos that I took the last one that I snapped was something that I thought that I seen and when I did I looked away and there was a huge flash of light like if I had stood in front of a mirror and took a picture and when I went through all the pictures that one only looked like a big flash of light like if something didn’t want me to see what I had really seen especially not in any form that I could go and talk about it to anyone without me looking like I am ready to be suited up in a straight jacket! All I know is that whatever it is, is very strong and my dog is so intrigued with it that when we go outside at night walking down the steps he does an about face and stares under the stairs and the porch like he is watching something! My hand to GOD! When we get out of the truck, he will go right over to the tree and look straight up like if there is something there! Now how many dogs do u know that just look up in the trees at night and are that alert? Especially when there isn’t anything their! And when your dog also walks to the gate on the porch and starts growing so viciously when all that is their is vinal siding and a roof and that is what he is staring at is the roof. My daughter told me that she spotted something under my home that looked like a dead monster looking thing that kinda resembled a frog in a way with white colored scaley skin she didn’t see any eyes, it had ears and terrible jagged teeth! Kinda scared me I tell u that because I experience all sorts of things like even my front door being pealed open like a can opener opened it from the inside bottom while my dog is inside and doesn’t have any blood on him anywhere and he is just so terrified! He doesn’t wanna let me out of his sight like something is going to hurt me. Well I can go on for days about this as u can see. I’m so sorry but I have been digging for some answers for about three years oh and my friend down the road said that a stick man was in his yard
Mackenzie Counts says
These… aren’t mythological creatures. These are cryptids. Mythological creatures and cryptids are similar, but still very different.