12/31/2013 10:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

2013's Most Unusual Monsters; Strange Creatures From Seas, Lakes And Forests


Monsters popped up all over the place in 2013. They came out of oceans, lakes and forests around the world. And they didn't deliberately attempt to scare humans -- we just tend to be frightened by things that are bigger than we expect and that look totally scary to us.

We're also very attracted to larger-than-life grotesque creatures. The past year's offerings included a giant squid; monster goldfish; several unexplained lake denizens; some alleged chupacabras with penetrating blue eyes; and totally odd fish.

Check out our 2013 year in monster madness:

2013: The Year In Monster Madness