A £50,000 reward has been put up for anyone who can prove the existence of either Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster.
They are just two of 10 mythical monsters listened in the challenge, which also includes the Chupacabra, the Mongolian death worm, the mermaid, the yeti, the yowie, the flying snake of Namibia, the Cornish owlman and the earth hound.
Though some of those beasts need little in the way of an introduction, some most definitely do – the yowie, for example, is an ape-like humanoid occasionally spotted in Australia.
The earth hound, meanwhile, is a subterranean corpse-eating beast. You might want to avoid that one. Oh and don’t expect the mermaid to be some sexy half-woman, half-fish thing – this one is just a deformed fish creature. Not exactly Ariel.
Anyone looking to cash-in on the existence of any of these beasts must produce “conclusive” evidence before the deadline of June 30 if they want to get their hands on the cash prize though.
More importantly, if there are multiple winners, the prize will be shared out.
The contest is being funded by Capcom in association with Jon Downs of the Centre of Fortean Zoology, who will be assessing all of the entries to determine if the proof put forward truly is “conclusive.”
Okay, so the entire thing might have been put together to promote a game – Monster Hunter: World – but that doesn’t mean someone with the right insider knowledge can’t cash in.
In the past, loaded has spoken to a Loch Ness monster expert who offered up some pretty compelling theories on where exactly the monster might have been hiding all these years.
More recently still, footage surfaced online purporting to show Bigfoot, in all his glory, strolling around an area of woodland in Canada.
Could this whole campaign be about to blow up in Capcom’s face? Stranger things have happened.