The Kandahar Giant

An account supposedly from a US Special Forces soldier claims that his patrol encountered a giant in Afghanistan in 2002

Kuchisake-onna

Translated as ‘the slit-mouthed woman’, Kuchisake-onna is a malevolent spirit from Japanese folklore

Redcaps

Unique to the Scottish Borders region, redcaps are said to be violent, murderous goblins that lurk in the ruins of deserted castles

The Beast of Green Drive

In 2005, multiple witnesses described spotting a strange creature in the leafy suburbs of a Lancashire town

The Dobhar-chú

Said to resemble a massive otter, a young woman apparently killed by the Dobhar-Chú is buried in a graveyard in County Leitrim