Unlike the other creatures we’ve seen so far, this one is a recent addition to the world of cryptids (within the last ten years), so recent that there’s video footage on YouTube. This one might fall closer to ‘urban legend’ than folktale.
Ningen “human” – This ocean cryptid is named for its human like features. It was first supposedly spotted by a Japanese research vessel in Antarctic waters, is described as 20 – 30 meters in length, having with human like eyes and a mouth, pale white, and with five fingers on each hand. Sometimes it is described as having multiple limbs, but in other stories that it has a whale / mermaid like tail.
Related Creatures: Sea monster
Region of Origin: Antarctic, Japan
This one surprised me with its recency. I don’t suppose we’ll know of everything that lurks beneath the oceans any time soon, and as long as there are unexplored places I think we’ll always have monsters. Do you think we’ll always have monster stories?