This Alaska Legend Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
By Catherine Armstrong|Updated on January 05, 2023(Originally published January 01, 2023)
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
Alaska has some absolutely incredible animals, but is there a more adorable animal than an otter? They’re like charming little stuffed animals floating along in the river and giving hugs to each other. You probably can’t imagine that sea otters could ever be connected with a creepy legend, but the Tlingit people have a legend about the playful creatures that will send chills down your spine. Enter the Alaska legend of the Kushtaka.
What do you think – is the Alaska kushtaka real? Did your parents ever use spine chilling legends to keep you from wandering too far from home and safety? Here are seven more creepy Alaska legends that might have you looking over your shoulder.
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What other animals can I find in Alaska?
Don’t worry; there are many more animals than sea otters in the state, so you don’t just have to dwell on the Alaska kushtaka. Here are some more animals you might encounter.