I’m sure Alaska is a gorgeous place, but I just can’t get on board with no sun for extended periods of time. I live in Ohio, and I can barely stand our winters so I’m going to pass, though I’d love to see the Northern Lights.
The Qalupalik is a creature that lives in the depths of the ocean, it has green skin, long hair, and long curled fingernails. The wear an Inuit pouch to carry children called the amautiit so when they lure children into the ocean they will have something to carry them off in. The story of the Qalupalik is often used by parents to warn against wandering off.
The Adlet is said to be an ancient race of people who had doglegs but human bodies. They rival man and stand taller than the Inuits. Though they can run fast they, are often easily defeated by man. They are very common in the Alaskan folklore.
All natural bodies of water have the air of dread to them. It’s no surprise that Alaska has quite a few tales of sea monster legends. The Tizheruk is similar to the Ogopogo, both being large snake creatures. The Tizheruk is a 7 foot long snake with a flipper springing from its tail; they are said to snatch people right off piers without anyone noticing.
The Kushtaka (aka Kooshdakhaa) are a shape-shifting species, the name translates to “Land Otter Man”. So yes, it’s a shape-shifting otter creature. In some tales, they are playful and helpful creatures, assisting fisherman who have run into trouble on the water. But other stories tell of the Kushtaka being deceptive creatures who mimic the sound of women and children in distress. Concerned fisherman is lured in by the screams and killed by the Kushtaka.
5. The Ocean Spider
Inuit legend tells about a monster lurking in the depths, waiting to attack unsuspecting kayakers. It lies in wait in shallow water. If the kayaker drifts too close the spider, will leap out and eat them.