The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.” For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute. In this series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, you will read what the witnesses have experienced in their own words.
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Six-Foot “Raccoon Man” encountered in Sugar Creek, Missouri
Location: Sugar Creek Missouri
Date: March, 2020
“So I was walking to work (I’m a high school teacher) after visiting my aging grandmother who lives in the location. I took this backroad alleyway behind the house since it was a shortcut and I love the scenery there. It was around six in the morning so it was still kinda dark.
The way the alleyway was is that its a tiny single lane road with trees around it and I was headed west towards the community garden. I heard some chittering sounds so I assumed it was a bird or something. I heard a trashcan fall over, ‘just the neighbors’ dog rummaging through the trash’, I thought.
I saw something behind a tree and it looked like it was trying to hide from me. It chittered at me and made a mad dash across the pavement into the other trees, and I didn’t see much of it, but it was at least six feet tall and had black stripes on its body.
It stood upright and had four fingered hands and was bow legged. It managed to scratch the strap of my satchel when it ran and the claw marks looked more precise, not rugged. I don’t know if it tried to attack me or it was scared of me and brushed the strap on accident when it ran away.
I tried telling my buddy about it, but he was sarcastic about it, so I assumed no one else would believe me. I only found out about this website today so I figured I would share my experience with the “Raccoon Man”, as I dubbed him.”Submitted by Mike on Apr 21, 2020, 1:16 PM
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Many of us have seen this and none have had the corage to respond for fear of being hunted. First please dont say “Raccoon man”, No thank you.
We prefer to be calle “Azeban”
We mean no harm we are playful and some times like to scare as a prank, but will not hurt you. It seams you may have run in to a teen who may have been a little frightened them selves. On a day to day, we look like any other person most of the time, but at the equinox of each season we may take on our ancestral forms for a single night. We can also take on this form at will, but to live amongst society we usually to do not. We live undetected as doctors, lawyers, construction workers, and waitress and many others just as you do. I may get in some trouble for leaving this message. However I’ll just say it was a prank and hopefully get off lightly as we are discouraged from child hood from letting others know that we exist. Like normal society the majority of us are kind, social, and emotional rational beings. However in the past we have been hunted especially by French fur trappers. It has been a few centuries since that and from what I have seen in my life time I think humanity may be ready to coexist with us openly. I hope that this message is met with warmth and that some day soon we will not have to hide any longer. It would be nice to go to work in my ancestral form with out fear some day.