Urban legends have enchanted people around the world for centuries.
Plenty of people are obsessed with the idea of spotting Nessie, or finding Bigfoot. In fact, some even study cryptozoology, which Merriam-Webster defines as the study of and search for legendary animals. Basically, folkloric creatures whose existence have yet to be proven.
Using analytics from Wikipedia pages of cryptozoological creatures, Insider Data determined which urban legends Americans can’t stop talking about, based on how many edits pages of cryptids received, as well as how frequently the pages are edited.
Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Yeti are among the most popular urban legends, according to the findings. Other cryptids that people can’t get enough of are the Mothman, the Mongolian Death Worm, and the Jersey Devil.
Keep reading to explore the stories behind 20 of the most popular legends and their accompanying cryptids, according to INSIDER.