Do Plant-Humanoid Hybrids Exist?
Swamps are known to have large concentrations of life amid it’s forested wetlands. In some places there is a virtual primordial soup of biological, natural, and unnatural chemical processes taking place along with the programmed hand of the evolutionary Gods, and Goddesses. Within the green algae laden waters we often find a plethora of paranormal life. Especially when the waters are brackish in nature. In particular we note the notorious Swamp Monsters which have been used to label a number of Cryptids born of the supernatural soup, and/or call it their home. Many of which have been chronicled in fictional media whether completely manufactured from one’s imagination, or based on a true supernatural story. For reasons unknown Swamps are ground zero for unique plant based beings of a sinister sort. Although the swamps can also be home to various reptilian, amphibian, and fish based monsters as well!
When speaking of Swamp Monsters in the paranormal world we are most often referring to Animal-Plant Hybrids(technically only animal in appearance), or Plant Humanoids that may even possess sapient intelligence. In the natural evolutionary process both animals, and plants evolved separately from a common single celled ancestor billions of years ago. Amazingly there is only one true Animal-Plant Hybrid known to the mainstream scientific community. That being the Green Sea Slug that actually produces chlorophyll through photosynthesis. It gained this ability by pilfering the genes of Algae rather than coming from a long line of Plant-Animal Hybrids. In addition various top secret labs around the world are tinkering with the melding of plant, animal, and human DNA to breed a new generation of interesting, if not monstrously alien, entities upon our Earth! In some cases coming up with sentient animated plants such as the ones seen in the video game Plants vs Zombies. So if such beings as this can exist then what about a 100% plant based creature that displays the mobile characteristics of an animal, and even the intelligence of a humanoid?
Various creatures created from the primordial paranormal swamp soup have increased dramatically since the 1950’s with an exponential boost in the 21st century. This is mainly due to the addition of human chemical, and radioactive pollutants. However these creatures have always existed as a minority evolving within the protective microenvironments of the swamps murky waters that also imbue the air with a smorgasbord of transformative gasses. The most highly evolved Swamp Monsters are fantastical flora that swim about like fish, walk on all fours, or even possess bipedal locomotion with a humanoid form. These bipedal swamp monsters are the ones paranormal investigators, and supernatural crime fighters deal with the most! This is due to the fact that they can venture outside of the swamp for a time wreaking havoc on innocent humans! Thankfully most swamp monsters can only survive in their home environment that is almost akin to an extraterrestrial world in some places.
These humanoid Swamp Monsters often reach well over 7 feet tall with weights in the 500+ pounds range! They’re usually composed of dense muscular like plant cells with various foliage dangling off them. Their outer form is rarely smooth. Sometimes they’re called the Flora Sasquatch, or the Bigfoot of the Swamps. Oddly enough they often have a Venus Fly Trap like instinct to consume animal flesh. Even if that means humans! Only a rare few possess a human like intelligence that can lead to direct diabolical disasters! These dangerously smart supernaturals are often escaped lab experiments. Although it has been long rumoured there is a race of swampy plant people lurking about in dense wetlands around the world! Unfortunately we have yet to run across any that are friendly! This is ironic considering plant life is thought of as the stoic staple of peace on our planet. Enchanted entities that survive by soaking up sunlight energy. Clearly the creation of a full fledged plant brain results in something different, and often negative! Perhaps that’s why they are so rare in Mother Nature. They’re able to survive in extremely low numbers due to their long lived nature that is aided by the regenerative swamp soups they wade within. Plausibly some Swamp Monsters may be Immortal in this regard. Certainly plants remain alive even after being cut off from their soil or water based homes.
Take care, and be on alert when exploring various swamps since these often green monsters blend very well amid the dark shadows of the foliage. They’re most often spotted when sunning themselves on shores, and logs alongside mostly indifferent Turtles. This shows that they have a kinship with some animals while others they devour ferociously with glee! Theoretically they should be peaceful creatures who survive solely via photosynthesis. However it’s thought their large form along with their enhanced strength, speed, agility,and senses require more energy than the chlorophyll on their outer body can soak up from the sun. So they must resort to large amounts of animal protein to survive, and thrive. Instinctual behaviour that makes them deadly apex predators! Swamp Monsters have been known to easily wrestle an alligator into submission, and devour it within hours utilizing their interestingly ultra sharp petrified wood jaws! In the process of fighting wild beasts they may find their limbs torn off but the plant matter always grows back rather quickly. Especially after gorging on a huge meal, and being exposed to full sunlight for the right period of time.
When faced with plant based Swamp Monsters strong herbicides, and large sharp implements are the way to go! Bullets tend get lodged in their dense flora structure, or even bounce off at times. Chain saws are especially effective at sheering these terrifying beasts down! If captured simply depriving them of water will eventually dry them out into a desiccated catatonic state. Often being submerged in water revives them if too much time hasn’t passed. Deprivation of sunlight also weakens them causing their green form to wither, and turn brown, or gray in color. Fire is generally not effective since they have so much water absorbed within their cells. All you end up doing it burning off some dryer hanging stems,and leaves on their outer skin. That in turn makes them extremely mad! Of course a good spray down with gasoline might be the great equalizer in such cases where flames are the only option. In addition religious artifacts such as crosses, holy water, etc have no effect since most of these blasphemous beasts aren’t demonic based.
Despite all this you may by some fluke find benevolent beings completely composed of flora. All manner of evil entities always has that one good apple mixed in with the rotten scum! There are also certain Swamp, and Plant Nymphs, Fairies, and other nature deities who may phase into our reality in a semi to complete flora form. These Goddesses have been known to create their own paranormal plant pets scurrying about underfoot! Heck maybe one is even in your house as we speak!