This week I'm offering up "what if?" questions to help jump start your next novel. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I hold certain beliefs that many people find to be a bit "out there". (I write speculative fiction. "Out there" beliefs can help in constructing interesting stories.) But one thing I do not believe in are cryptozoology creatures.
Nope. Don't exist. Most have been proven to be hoaxes. (I'm sure I can find other links, but I'm not going to spend much more time on this.)
But, imagine seeing such a strange creature. Something you've never seen before. It doesn't fit into any category of creature that you've heard of. Although, perhaps it seems like a mythological creature or something that you heard a snippet about on some random show.
What if you encountered this alien creature (as in an alien being observing Earth), and because it was so foreign, you assumed you saw a Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc...?