While you read through this article you’ll definitely be thinking that you’ve been transported into a fictional tale of good and evil but in fact, there is truth behind every single one of these creatures. Including, dragons, hobbits and even mermaids.

4. Leprechaun

Surprisingly these tiny humans can be found in more than just Tolkien novels. In 2003 human remains were found on an Indonesian island, these ancient people stood at a diminutive three feet tall and their skulls were more than half the size of an average human. The discovery shed some light on just how little we really know about all the creatures that live in our world.

While it is easy to believe the Herman Melville novel is nothing but a fantasy, turns out that it was based loosely on a gigantic white whale named Mocha Dick that attacked sailors off the coast of Chile. The real life massive sperm whale terrorized ships in the early 19th century and soon became quite a phenomenon. I suppose whale’s aren’t that friendly after all?

Once again you might be thinking elves only come alive in stories written for children but you would be wrong. Iceland has a slight obsession with the mythical beings, people even spend their days searching the grasslands and forests for the elusive pixie eared creatures. Seriously. While sightings are scarce, the people of Iceland swear their land is filled with fortune bringing creatures.



Think evil, meddling Tinkerbell not the helpful and delightful one from Peter Pan. Now, this might surprise you but there are hundreds, nearly thousands of apparent fairy sightings each and every year. Instead of being the sweet, angelic faced one from Disney these ones are more sinister with the fairies wreaking havoc in gardens and manipulating men. There is even a Faery Investigation Society that Walt Disney himself was a member of.



This creature is anything but fiction! Made famous in novels like Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this creature is actually pretty common in places like Greenland, Russia and Canada. They are sometimes referred to as the unicorn’s of the ocean.


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