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Hominoid Overview

 

Hominoid is the term used to categorize hair-covered bipedal primates. They are know by many names around the world. Popularly known in the west as "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch," and "The Abominable Snowman" or "Yeti."

 

 

Abominable Snowman - AKA: Yeti.

 

Agogwes - Found in the jungles of South America, Central Africa, and Indonesia.

 

Almas - From the mountains of southern Russia (Pamirs and Caucasus), western China (Altai and Tien Shans) and other places around the globe.

 

Arulataq - The Eskimo name (meaning "creature who makes a bellowing cry") for the beast also known as Alaska's Hairy Man, Na'in, and Brushman, a folk creature that allegedly inhabits the vast tundra around southwest Alaska.

 

Reports of Bigfoot like creatures are also plentiful in the Alaskan wilderness. They are described as being at least 10 feet tall, having very long arms and a bellowing cry, being supposedly more curious than predatory but very horrendous-looking, being this the main reason why people that see them run off afraid.

 

In legends about the Na'in, specially those of the northern Athabascan Gwich'in people, tell of men who were ostracized from the group for disobeying tribal rules. These rejected men, and occasionally women, would find themselves slipping into the guise of a Na'in, hovering behind bushes spying on people. If lonely, they tried to kidnap a person of the opposite gender, and sometimes succeeded.

 

Others stories tell of Brushmen as nonhuman entities, but with human appearance and magical powers. For instance, the Brushman would posses the ability to use mind power to lull you to sleep and then kidnap your loved one.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/a/arulataq.htm

 

Bigfoot - More beast than man apelike creature that allegedly have been sighted for centuries, and are still believed to inhabit the forests of North America's Pacific Northwest. Its name derives from its unusually large footprints.

 

One of the earliest sightings by a white man took place in 1811, when a Canadian trader found footprints measuring 14 by 8 inches (35.5 by 20.5 cm) in the snows of the northern Rockies, near Jasper, Alberta. But it was in the 1950s, perhaps stimulated by speculation about the Yeti, that sightings began to be reported on an almost regular basis. Various witnesses came forward with tales of abnormally big, humanoid but hairy creatures - rather like enormous apes - which had appeared in various areas of Canada. Photographs of tracks began to appear, some of them clearly faked, but others more difficult to explain.

 

A notorious short piece of cine-film shot in 1967 at Bluff Creek, in north California, near the Oregon Border, appears to show a female Bigfoot casually walking away from the camera. The creature had allegedly been active in the area ten years previously, plaguing a team of road-builders not only by leaving convincing footprints, but also by playfully moving heavy equipment about. In October 1967, two men - Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin - were on a Bigfoot expedition in the area when they suddenly came across this one, standing by a creek. Patterson seized his cine-camera and shot several feet before the film ran out. The film has been hotly contested over the years, with claims that a confederate in an animal skin impersonated the creature; but Patterson and Gimlin stuck to their story, which has never been convincingly demolished. This is the best of all the evidence ever offered.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/b/bigfoot.htm

 

Bushman - Bigfoot type creature.

 

Chemosit - Also known as Chimiset, Chimisit (these, like Chemosit, mean 'devil' in the region's folklore) and Nandi Bear (after a Kenyan tribe), it is considered by some to be Africa's Bigfoot, although its description varies from those of sasquatch-like creatures.

 

Reports of the creature are numerous in the dark continent, specially in east-central Kenya. It is described as being as large as a man, long reddish to yellow hair, short broad tail, sometimes going on four legs, sometimes on two, and a general appearance of a huge, very fierce baboon. It is said to be as comfortable on the tree tops as it is on the ground, and to attack humans on sight, allegedly being responsible for several killings of men and live stock. According to some tales, it is specially fond of brains.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/c/chemosit.htm

 

Chuchunaa - Siberia's Bigfoot. The Chuchunaa (outcasts or fugitives) were reported by a branch of the Soviet Academy of Science as recently as the 1950s in the bitterly cold and forbidding region of northeast Siberia, who speculated that they might represented the last surviving remnants of paleo-asiatic aborigines that retreated to the upper reaches of the Yana and Indigirka rivers.

 

These people are said to have an extremely limited range of oral sound. This may have been a genetic mutation - or is it an indication of these people's Neanderthal origin?

 

The Chuchunaa are described as being very tall with a protruding brow and long matted hair, usually sporting some type of animal skin covering. Locals swear he is a man-eater. Recent reports suggest that they have withdrawn to even more remote areas away from encroaching civilization.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/c/chuchunaa.htm

 

Chuti - The Tibetan name for a Yeti.

 

Grassman - Bigfoot type creature in Ohio.

 

Hibagon - Japan's Sasquatch. Sightings of a Bigfoot like creature are also reported in the Japanese islands, specially in the Hibayama mountains in Hiroshima. Another local names for the Higabon are Kappa and Mu-Jimi.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/h/hibagon.htm

 

Kikomba - See: Muhalu

 

Maricoxi - South America's Bigfoot. Ape-like creatures have been reported in many areas of South America, and they go by many different names, depending on the region. Some of these names are:

 

Aluxes, Goazis and Guayazis (dwarf-like man-faced animals).

 

Aigypans and Vasitris (evil man-like beasts).

 

Matuyus and Curupiras (wild men with their feet pointing backwards, which supposedly help the wild animals and are defenders of nature and ecology).

 

Curinqueans (giants measuring twelve feet tall).

 

Di-di or Didi, Mono Grande and the Mapinguary (Sasquatch-like creatures).

 

Since the arrival of the Portuguese and Spanish in South America, a steady stream of reports about bestial and dangerous sub-humans have filtered out of the hinterland. None is more compelling than the one made by Colonel P. H. Fawcett, made world famous by his dramatic and still unexplained disappearance with his eldest son in this area. The Colonel's diaries were preserved up to his last fatal expedition, and published by his son, Brian Fawcett, under the title 'Lost Trails, Lost Cities'. In it, the Colonel describes an encounter in 1914 with a group of enormous hairy savages that, although looked very primitive, were carrying bows and arrows. Apparently these wild men could not speak, but just grunt, and upon arriving their village, the Colonel and his group were on the verge of being attacked, barely avoiding capture or death by firing their guns into the ground at the ape-men's feet, who then fled in terror.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/m/maricoxi.htm

 

 

Meh-Teh - Another Hymalayan name for Yeti. The Meh-Teh ("man-beast") is a type of Yeti supposedly proportioned more like a hairy heavy set man (but it leaves a most unhuman type of footprint), and the Dzu-Teh like a gigantic ape-man. Another type of Yeti (pygmy size) is called Teh-lma.

 

The Meh-Teh is allegedly a very bestial and shy type of hairy hominid, with a animal-like behavior and thick reddish-brown to black fur, a conical head, stout neck, wide mouth with no lips, and long arms which reach almost to its knees, supposedly inhabiting the Tibetan upper plateau forests. Its five-toed feet are short and very broad, with a second toe longer than the big toe.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/m/meh-teh.htm

 

Momo - Bigfoot type creature in Missouri.

 

Muhalu - A bigfoot type creature from the Congo in Africa. The first white man to record it was J.A.G. ELLIOT back in 1934 in his book the tales of Africa.

 

Nakani - Bigfoot type creature in North West Territories.

 

Nuk-luk - Bigfoot type creature in North West Territories.

 

Oh-mah - Bigfoot type creature in California.

 

Sasquatch - Bigfoot's Canadian counterpart, known by its Salish Indian name meaning "hairy man."

 

Allegedly sighted for centuries, descriptions vary from being a creature at least eight feet tall, long powerful arms, thick hair and a foul smell, to being a semi-clothed, tool carrying hominid supposedly of "man" height.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/s/sasquatch.htm

 

Skunk Ape - Bigfoot type creature in Florida.

 

A large ape-like creature sighted mainly in Florida, described as being covered in light brown hair, and attributed to emitting a putrid skunk-like odor, hence it's namesake. A witness of the creature's sudden appearance in the Florida Keys in 1977, stated that "It stunk awful, like a dog that hasn't been bathed in a year and suddenly gets rained on". The Skunk Ape has been sighted on and off since the 1970's, starting shortly after the famous Patterson Bigfoot footage was released. There have been numerous tales of it's appearance in recent years as well, however despite the DNA analysis of some apparent Skunk Ape hair samples and several controversial photographs, real conclusive evidence of the creature has still managed to elude the grasp of science.

 

Toké-Mussi - Bigfoot type creature in Oregon.

 

Wildman of China - Mysterious creature, half-human, half-ape, allegedly living in the remote forests of central and southern China. It is also known as Yeren and Xueren (also the name of like creatures in the Philippines).

 

The creature is said to stand an average of six and a half feet tall and to be covered in thick brown or red hair. It is bi-pedal and has a hefty abdominal region as well as an ape-like muzzle, large ears and eyes like that of a human, leaving behind large footprints, up to sixteen inches long, with five toes, four small toes held close together and a larger toe that points outward slightly.

 

According to Chinese folklore, the creature eats people. Coming across a human, it grips his or her arms tightly, making escape impossible. It is apparently so overjoyed by trapping its prey that it faints with mirth - but without losing its hold. When it returns to its senses, it kills and eats its victim. Thus travelers in the mountains were advised to wear a pair of hollow bamboo cylinders on their arms. If a Wildman caught them, they could then, while the creature was in swoon, slip their arms out of the cylinders and escape. Reports of the creature go back to as far as 2000 years.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/w/wildman.htm

 

Windigo - Huge mysterious human-like creature, allegedly living in the forests of Quebec.

 

According to Indian legends, the creature "goes naked in the bush and eats Indians, and makes a sinister hissing noise, often accompanied by fearful howls, to strike terror into the hearts of everyone who hears it."

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/w/windigo.htm

 

Woods Devil - Bigfoot type creature in New Hampshire.

 

Wookie - Bigfoot type creature in Louisiana.

 

Xueren - Mysterious creature, half-human, half-ape, allegedly living in the remote forests of central and southern China. It is also known as Yeren and Wildman of China (also the name of like creatures in the Philippines).

 

The creature is said to stand an average of six and a half feet tall and to be covered in thick brown or red hair. It is bi-pedal and has a hefty abdominal region as well as an ape-like muzzle, large ears and eyes like that of a human, leaving behind large footprints, up to sixteen inches long, with five toes, four small toes held close together and a larger toe that points outward slightly.

 

According to Chinese folklore, the creature eats people. Coming across a human, it grips his or her arms tightly, making escape impossible. It is apparently so overjoyed by trapping its prey that it faints with mirth - but without losing its hold. When it returns to its senses, it kills and eats its victim. Thus travelers in the mountains were advised to wear a pair of hollow bamboo cylinders on their arms. If a Wildman caught them, they could then, while the creature was in swoon, slip their arms out of the cylinders and escape. Reports of the creature go back to as far as 2000 years.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/w/wildman.htm

 

Yeren - Mysterious creature, half-human, half-ape, allegedly living in the remote forests of central and southern China. It is also known as Wildman of China and Xueren (also the name of like creatures in the Philippines).

 

The creature is said to stand an average of six and a half feet tall and to be covered in thick brown or red hair. It is bi-pedal and has a hefty abdominal region as well as an ape-like muzzle, large ears and eyes like that of a human, leaving behind large footprints, up to sixteen inches long, with five toes, four small toes held close together and a larger toe that points outward slightly.

 

According to Chinese folklore, the creature eats people. Coming across a human, it grips his or her arms tightly, making escape impossible. It is apparently so overjoyed by trapping its prey that it faints with mirth - but without losing its hold. When it returns to its senses, it kills and eats its victim. Thus travelers in the mountains were advised to wear a pair of hollow bamboo cylinders on their arms. If a Wildman caught them, they could then, while the creature was in swoon, slip their arms out of the cylinders and escape. Reports of the creature go back to as far as 2000 years.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/w/wildman.htm

 

Yeti - Tibetan name for the Abominable Snowman whose tracks have been discovered in the frigid lands of perpetual snow in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet.

 

According to locals, the Yeti is but one of several unidentified creatures that inhabit the highlands of southern Asia.

 

Several sightings, mainly of footprints, have been reported by westerner explorers throughout the years.

 

Yeti's Timeline:

 

1832 - B.H. Hodson,the U.K. representative in Nepal, described a hirsute creature who reportedly had attacked his servants. The natives called the beast "rakshas," which means "demon." This was the first report of the Yeti made by a Westerner.

 

1889 - British army major L. A. Waddell found what he took to be large footprints in the snow on a high peak northeast of Sikkin. His bearers told him that these were the tracks of a man-like creature called Yeti, and that it was quite likely to attack humans and carry then away as food.

 

1913 - A group of Chinese hunters reportedly wounded and captured a hairy man-like creature, that the locals soon named the "snowman". This creature was supposedly kept captive in Patang at Sinkiang province for a period of five months until it died. It was described as having a black monkey-like face and large body covered with silvery yellow hair several inches long; it's hands and feet were man-like and the creature was incredibly strong.

 

1914 - J. R. P. Gent, a British forestry officer stationed in Sikkim, wrote of discovering footprints of what must have been a huge and amazing creature.

 

1921 - Members of a British expedition (led by Col. Howard-Bury) climbing the north face of Mount Everest sighted some dark figures moving around on a snowfield above them. When the explorers reached the spot, at some 17,500 feet, the creatures were not there but had left behind some huge, humanlike footprints in the snow.

 

1923 - Major Alan Cameron, with the Everest Expedition of that year, observed a line of huge and dark creatures moving along a cliff face high above the snowline. Pictures of the creatures' tracks were taken two days later, when the expedition reached the area where they were seen.

 

1925 - A Greek photographer and member of the Royal Geographical Society named N. A. Tombazi glimpsed a creature he later described as "exactly like a human being, walking upright and stopping occasionally to uproot or pull some dwarf rhododendron bushes." Tombazi, who was at about 15,000 feet up in the mountains, later reached the spot where he sighted the creature, only to also find some intriguing tracks in the snow.

 

1936 - An expedition led by H. W. Tilman found strange footprints in the snow by the outer reaches of the snowline on the slopes approaching Mount Everest.

 

1937 - Returning from a campaign in Tibet, British explorer Frank Smythe relayed several reports of strange hairy wildmen made by the native Sherpas and Tibetans. He also claimed to have personally seen tracks of the creature at the 14,000-foot level.

 

1938 - The Yeti emerges as creatures of kindness and sympathy according to the story of Captain d'Auvergne, the curator of the Victoria Memorial near Chowringhee in Calcuta. The Captain claims that, injured while traveling on his own in the Himalayas and threatened with snow-blindness and exposure, he was saved from death by a 9 foot tall creature resembling a pre-historic human which, after carrying him several miles to a cave, fed and nursed him until he was able to make his way back home.

 

1942 - Slavomir Rawicz best selling book, The Long Walk, - published in 1952, telling how he and six friends escaped from a Siberian war camp and made their way to freedom in India by crossing the Himalayas - describes an encounter with two 8 foot tall creatures somewhere between Bhutan and Sikkim. According to Slavomir, he and his companions watched the outsized beasts for over 2 hours, from a distance of 100 yards.

 

1948 - Norwegian uranium prospector Jan Frostis claimed he was attacked by one of two Yetis he stumble upon near Zemu Gap, in Sikkim. His shoulder was badly mangled and he required extensive medical treatment to recover from his lesions.

 

1949 - A Sherpa named Tenzing claimed to have seen playing in the snow near a monastery. This was the same Sherpa that shared the fame of Sir Edmund Hillary in the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.

 

1950 - A patch of skin and a mummified finger and thumb were found in the Himalayan mountains. Zoologists and anthropologists considered the fragments to be "almost human" and "similar in some respects to that of Neanderthal man" even though they could not be associated to any known living species.

 

1951 - The Everest Reconnaissance Expedition (organized to evaluate routes for an attempt to ascend Everest) encountered fresh tracks at 18,000 feet. During the following months, several additional sightings of Yeti tracks were reported. (Shipton Yeti Tracks - Tracks alleged to be those of the Yeti, that were photographed by Eric Shipton during an expedition to the Himalayas in 1951. The tracks were 13" long by 13" wide.)

 

1953 - New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay spot giant footprints during their conquest of Mount Everest.

 

1954 - The London Daily Mail's financed expedition (originally to hunt and catch a live Yeti) examined some supposedly 'authentic' Yeti scalps, but determined that these were mostly fakes made out of from animal skin; a small handful of them proved to be intriguing though, and zoologists were unable to link them to any known animals. The expedition also found footprints and droppings that, when analyzed, proved to contain both animal and vegetable matter.

 

1955 - Frenchman Abbè Bordet followed three separate trails of footprints that belonged to an unknown creature.

 

1957 - Texas oilman Thomas Slick sponsors a Yeti hunt. His expedition came back solely with reports made by Nepalese villagers that five people had been killed by severe battering from Yeti over the preceding four years.

 

1958 - An American scientist working in Katmandu (Nepal), Dr. Norman Dyrenfurth, reports to have explored caves that were at some time inhabited by a type of "very low grade of human or near human creatures", presenting documentation and physical evidence in the form of hair samples, plaster casts of footprints, and discarded food scraps. Also in 1958 a Dr. Alexander Pronin reports seeing the creature while he was in the Pamirs (a unique high mountain complex located primarily in Tajikistan).

 

1960-61 - The Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition also found some unusual tracks in the snow.

 

1970 - After hearing a strange noise near Mount Annapurna in Nepal, mountaineer Don Whillans tracks and watches a strange humanoid creature for about twenty minutes through his binoculars before it lumbers away.

 

1978 - Lord Hunt photographed Yeti tracks.

 

1986 - Climber Reinhold Messner reported a close-up sighting of an Yeti as it came into sight from behind a tree.

 

1992 - Julian Freeman-Attwood and two other men camping at a secluded spot on a remote glacier in Mongolia reported finding an unusual trail of heavy footprints one morning on the snow outside their tent, definitely made by a creature larger and heavier than a human.

 

1998 - American climber Craig Calonica, on Mount Everest, reported seeing a pair of yetis while coming down the mountain on its Chinese side. Both had thick, shiny black fur, he said, and walked upright.

 

http://www.occultopedia.com/y/yeti.htm

 

Yowie - From Australia but looks more like a gorilla than the normal images of the Yeti, but basically it's the same big hairy creature.

 



 

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