Is Nessie dead? No one knows for sure. But her apparent absence has not made the British Isles any safer, as the U.K. and Ireland are well-populated with mythical creatures that have sparked fear in the hearts of residents for many centuries. These bizarre legends have also fed the fertile imaginations of British writers like J.K. Rowling, who wrapped a couple of these monsters into her Harry Potter mythology.
In Episode 4 of Anglophenia’s new YouTube series, Siobhan Thompson takes a look at a few of these creatures, from the treacherous Black Shuck to the grotesque Nuckelavee, and the stories behind them.
It’s the video Britain’s travel industry doesn’t want you to see.