The word cryptid comes from the Greek word "krypto" which means hide. A cryptid is a creature that may or may not exist. There have been sightings of cryptids throughout history. These sighting have been going on till this very day. The kinds of cryptids vary. There is a range from ape-like creatures to sea monsters to carnivorous monsters. Some cryptids can be down right scary or just creepy. Cryptids can be found all over the world! There are many theories that surround cryptids. Some people say that they are creatures from another world, others say they are undiscovered species. What ever the case may be, people are seeing the unexplained.
Cryptozoology is the study of cryptids. Cryptozoology is studied by cryptozoologists. They try to prove that cryptids exist to mainstream scientists because they reject the idea of cryptids. Cryptozoologists fall under the category of zoology. You must have at least a masters degree and be detail oriented, flexible, and persistent. The average salary is $36,000-$93,000.