Maybe I'm just in the holiday spirit. Maybe I'm just burnt out from the Index
. Either way, I thought it was appropriate to dissect (in the metaphorical sense) a few Seasonal/Festive/Holiday Cryptids. If you think of
any others, feel free to add, but please keep it mature and appropriate.
Warning: Please take this with humor. It's funny. I'm not being serious. I mean, I am, but this isn't likely. Also, I know this list seems sort of
Christian. I'm not Christian, so let it go. I just really like Christmasy things. And not all of these are related to Christmas.
Here we go... (dashing through the snow... in a one horse open sleigh... okay, really now
A red nosed... what? My hypothesis is that this guy is some genetic mutation of Rangifer tarandus
, or the reindeer/caribou. The mutation could
have created an environment in the "nose" or snout/muzzle that supports a symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria. Generally that is
how glowing things work. The "red" part could be due to a specific bacteria (although not one that I know of), or more likely the bioluminescence
showing through a thin membrane of red tissue, aka tissues with blood vessels in it. In terms of all his buddies that outcast him, I don't know. I
don't know much about reindeer social dynamic. Wikipedia didn't help out (although it did tell me that an entire reindeer was found in the stomach
of a Greenland Shark... wow). Although I do know that if an animal does have an odd genetic mutation or condition, it can be outcast from the herd or
group. I feel like I'm missing something... Oh, right. Rudolph can fly. So can a bunch of reindeer, apparently. In my opinion, this may be considered
a subspecies of flying reindeer. Or it could be a complete different species. The way to tell would be to make a flying and a non-flying reindeer mate
and see what happens. If it produces offspring (maybe a gimpy, low-flying reindeer) that is infertile, then it would be a different species. If it is
fertile- subspecies. How can a reindeer fly, you may ask? That brings me to our next festive cryptid...
Santa is magical. Oh, are you like me, and are completely lacking in the faith department? I'll do my best. This has some physics in it, and honestly
physics is just not my favorite science area, but I'll give it a try. I think it goes like this... Santa has the ability to somehow manipulate waves
and vibrations, causing reality and time to warp. That's how he manages to go to all the houses on the planet in 24 hours. Er, all the... little
Christian houses. (Never came to mine). Anyway, I think that this could indirectly cause the manipulation of DNA... hence both the flying reindeer,
the elves, and the Christmas Cheer. Although the Christmas Cheer could come from the seasonal manipulation of waves that impact the entire planet,
instead of through DNA manipulation. Yeah, that makes more sense. How does he survive on the North Pole? He is fat. He is also magical and can
probably manipulate the area that he is in to not be so cold. How can he remain so undetected? Come on, ATS, I know you've studied stealth
technology. He probably has his mittens on some of that, plus he is probably able to manipulate this dimension in such a way that he just isn't
visible. Lastly, how is he so darn cute? He's just really darn cute, it's that simple.
I know that my first thought on this one was "...Yeti?" I mean, it could be one, if the fur got all matted up. I know the whole thing about the
magical hat, and I just don't have a good explanation. This is clearly a case of life coming to something inanimate. AKA- Frankenstein Syndrome.
Technically that would require a shock of electricity, right? And some body parts. It's a bit gruesome to think about, but maybe Frosty's buttons
were made out of bone, plus the coal is like... fossilized organic matter. So if the felt hat caused a spark, according to the Mary Shelly theory, it
would come to life. Although that sounds really scary and I just couldn't tell you if it would start dancing or start eating people. I suppose it's
possible that it could be very friendly.
There are a few threads on angels in ATS already, as shown in the index. I must admit, I don't exactly know why angels are associated with Christmas.
However, angels appear to be people with wings that can play music. It sounds like some sort of bird to me. I suppose that it could be a bird/human
hybrid or a subspecies of humans which has evolved to have wings. They could be able to avoid observation through some form of wave manipulation. I
actually don't have a very good answer for this one, and it's not all that much fun, and it is difficult to separate from theology. It is, however,
traditional. The confusing part- Angels have legs, arms, and wings... right? Six limbs? That is odd. Maybe some form of... warm blooded,
descended-from-reptiles, arthropod. I cannot think of anything with six functional "limbs" that is warm blooded on a regular basis. There have been
mutations that produce extra working limbs. Genetic mutation again? Seems like it could be likely. Remember the cat with "wings"? Who knows. In many
cultures, genetic mutations in humans do elevate the person to an almost God-like level.
-A very festive Raven.
[edit on 12/6/2009 by ravenshadow13]