Welcome to Cryptid World!

Here you will find family-friendly content about cryptids, creatures, and fascinating creations

Cryptid World is an ever-evolving vision of our love for the unique and fascinating critters that occupy the space in our minds and the world around us. Here you will find everything from coloring pages and puzzles to articles and interviews. Not to mention original cryptid and creature designs by Mel Cabre. We strive to entertain, offer quality content, and provoke interesting thoughts.

New Puzzles

  • The Mothman Sky Monster. A 35 piece Jigsaw Puzzle. You can access and play for free here.
  • The Great Bigfoot Search–A fill-in-the-blank/choose your own adventure game for any number of players.
  • The Owlman of Cornwall Jigsaw Puzzle–offering a challenge at 100 pieces. Pause your status and come back to it as often as you like.


A Guide to Sky Monsters: Thunderbirds, the Jersey Devil, Mothman, and Other Flying Cryptids

A Guide to Sky Monsters, T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre

Coming May 18, 2021 from Red Lightning Books

Sky Monsters Back Cover Copy

When a dark shadow passes overhead, do you stop? Or do you run?

Infamous sky monsters have haunted our imaginations for centuries. The Thunderbird, steeped in Native American folklore, supposedly controls evil by throwing lightning. The Jersey Devil is said to roam the Pine Barrens of South Jersey, terrorizing anyone who crosses its path. And the cryptic warnings of Mothman have worried residents of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, since the 1960s. In A Guide to Sky Monsters: Thunderbirds, the Jersey Devil, Mothman, and Other Flying Cryptids, authors T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre introduce 20 flying cryptids with legends that span the United States. With 70 hand-drawn illustrations, A Guide to Sky Monsters details our fascination with these creatures and describes both historical evidence found in the fossil record and the specifics of modern-day sightings. By studying the fact, fiction, and pop culture surrounding these notorious beasts, Mart and Cabre help us lean into the question, “What if?”

A Guide to Sky Monsters, perfect for the believer and skeptic alike, addresses the wider truths about flying cryptids and leaves us all to wonder whether that breeze was the wind or a wing.

A Guide to Sky Monsters by T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre does more than simply recite creepy critter stories. It’s an introduction to a world you might not have realized even exists. One just above your head whose inhabitants are giant birds, terrifying demons, and creatures previously thought extinct. What T. S. and Mel do is open our minds to ideas and beasts . . . in a time where every discovery is thought to have been made. They’re to be commended as much for inspiring us to seek out answers as they are for weaving together the various strands of these centuries-old mysteries.

Seth Breedlove, Director, Small Town Monsters

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  • Once a week (more or less), we blog about cryptids, creatures, and fascinating creations as well as bring you author interviews and product recommendations. You can find our latest blog posts in the sidebar or on the blog post page.
  • Original Cryptid creature designs by Mel Cabre.
  • Around Cryptid World shows a little of what we’ve been doing this past year, privately and professionally. This is a page in continual transition.

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A family-friendly booklet. A Beginner's Guide to Cryptozoology by Mel Cabre and T. S. Mart

In addition, we have a booklet that is free when you sign up. It’s called “A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptozoology and Six Legendary American Cryptids.” Complete with original Mel Cabre designs. This booklet is family-friendly and yours to download, print, or enjoy online.

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Are you more of a fiction/romance + cryptid/creature fan?

Then you can choose to download No Longer AloneA Belied Outcast Legends novella.

No Longer Alone, fairies are cryptids by T. S. Mart

This small book was a labor of love. I first wrote it as a short story back in high school and placed third in a county wide writing competition. Not because my writing was stellar. The message talks about the value found in all people no matter who we are or where we come from. No matter our mental state or developmental level, we are equal, and we are special, and we are created with purpose.

While I brought certain elements of this story up to date and added a romance and a fairy (bc … why not?), the story at its core is still about a young woman who shifts perspective in her thinking to not only find value in her life circumstances but in the person she is meant to be.

Story Blurb:

He pushed her away… Until now? What changed?
Five years ago, sixteen-year-old Lola gave up trying to fit in after her best-friend, Chase, told the world she talked to an imaginary friend. She tried to explain the fairy was real, but everyone called her crazy. Now, Chase wants to be her friend again.
But forgiving isn’t easy, and no way does she trust him. Even if he has changed.
When her Mom suffers complications giving birth and the fairy disappears, Lola desperately needs to confide in someone, but can she open up and risk possible humiliation? Can she risk losing Chase again?

To read Chapter One, click here.

You can watch the book trailer by clicking here then read for free if it looks like something you might enjoy. Just sign up for our newsletter. You’ll be given directions on how to access the book.

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