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Monsters: They lurk in our fears, our imaginations, and sometimes, in our lakes and forests.

Sea serpents; tall, hairy creatures; unicorns; blood-sucking doglike animals -- they've all been in the news this year. They're either real, myth or simply new and previously unknown beasts that share the world with humans and come under the category of cryptozoology: the study of hidden or unknown animals.

Here's a look back at some of the more interesting cryptozoology stories that we covered in 2010.

The forgot to include the US Congress in that list. To read the rest of the article, click here.