The Ningen, a Japanese Cryptid, is a very large animal allegedly sighted by Japanese fishers. The name Ningen literally means “human”. The creature not only has a face, but arms and hands as well. Could this possibly be creepier? THE CORRECT ANSWER IS NO.
In the spring of 1977, off the coast of New Zealand, a Japanese fishing trawler accidentally netted a decaying carcass of a gigantic creature 30 feet long, with spines down its neck and back weighing 4,000 pounds. As it was hauled up on to the boat, the fishermen photographed the creature which resembled a type of an aquatic dinosaur known as a pleisosaur, a dinosaur species that supposedly went extinct 65 million years ago.