Cryptid's real name is Ian Wolfgang. He roams the woods of Gravity Falls tirelessly searching for the creatures hidden deep within the forest. When Ian was 10 he fell into annopen man hole in downtown Gravity Falls. Down in the sewers he found a hidden room with nothing but a book with six fingers and a number one lying on the ground. Upon reading this book he discovered the many secrets of Gravity Falls

He has now dedicated himself to finding these creatures. Cryptid lives in the woods and is rarely seen in town. The reason for this is that one night he was out late looking to take a picture of a werewolf the werewolf found him first and bit him thus making him a werewolf