As a kid, I loved reading about unidentified animals and strange creatures, and would regularly watch shows like In Search Of and Arthur C. Clarke's Easy Paych— er, Mysterious World, and check books like Roy Mackal's Monsters of Loch Ness and Peter Costello's In Search of Lake Monsters from the local library. I was sure that, given the advances in technology, it was only a matter of time before science revealed the Nessie and Bigfoot in all their glory.

Needless to say, this hasn't happened yet — or at least, not to my knowledge. But I still follow the literature, such as the fantastic Fortean Times, and some of the big mysteries have actually paid off. So I ask you, O'Deckers, what (or who) is your favorite cryptid?

(I was always partial to Champ, myself.)