Hominids of the world
Relatively short apelike animal which has a language
of sorts although the Sumatrans cannot understand it. Its
skin has a brownish tinge and is usually covered in a short
black or brown hair. Many traditions mention a mane of long
black hair. The orang pendek has no tail, or no visible one,
and its arms are not quite as long as an ape's. It walks
on ground more often than climbing in trees, and, although
extremely strong, is mainly vegetarian.
According to old Indian the Mapinguary is fifteen feet
tall and with hair so thick it makes it invulnerable to bullets,
swords, knifes, arrows and spears, the creature loves tobacco
and twists off the upper skulls of its human victims so as
to suck up their gray matter. But its most freaky feature
is its 'extra mouth' in the middle of its belly! When it
feels threatened, it lets out a truly vile stench — something
like commingled garlic, excrement, and rotting meat — from
this second mouth, which, the Indians say, is strong enough
to suffocate any attacker. Because of this despicable odor,
the creatures are often followed by clouds of flies, and
the strongest warriors are forced to flee from the smell
of the monster alone; others find themselves dazed and sick
for days after an encounter.
Old Yellow Top,
Thetis Lake Monster,
Pitt Lake Monster,
The Sasquatch is six and a half to eight feet tall; body
covered in short reddish-brown or black hair; very large
human-like feet; distinct and very foul odour, like a cross
between skunk and wet dog.
The creatures stood fully erect like a human. In both
cases, the Yeren were about 6 feet, 6 inches (2 m) tall (4
inches/l0 cm taller than me), although only one of these
was measured against a clear background reference. The legs
were of human proportions relative to their stature. The
arms seemed only somewhat elongated. The shoulders were relatively
wider than mine, but not extremely so. The face was impressively
large — one witness stressed its height, the other
its width. The level of the chin was above that of the shoulder,
a very human trait. (I had the impression that this last
question might have been misunderstood, or the translation
switched the answer, and the true situation might have been
just the opposite.) There was little projection of the nose.
Interestingly, the forehead rose up above the eyes like in
humans rather than back like in the gorilla (of which they
were somehow aware).
The Wudewas are hairy beings "somewhat lower than
humans". The short-statured wudewasa wore no clothes,
as they were covered with long, thick air. They had short
hair on their heads and fringe beards under their chin. Their
naked faces showed a prominent brow ridge, a large nose,
full and wide mouth, and deep-set eyes. They had short legs
and long arms, but their hands and feet were clearly hominid.
The size of the man-beast varies, anything from six to
nine feet tall. He is hair covered but not furry. Males have
much hair about their head, chest, arms and legs. Their eyes
are red, or at least bloodshot. They give off a powerful
odor which Bojung likened to 'monkey urine.' Another interesting
characteristic about the creatures is that at first contact
they appear friendly, usually making the overtures and approach
slowly. Then, for some reason, they become frightened and
flee into the jungle.
An adult Yeti stands 8 feet tall and is covererd in long,
white fur. Their feet and hands are wide and flat, which
helps to disperse their great weight (about 300 pounds) on
treacherous snow fields.
They travel on all fours like the apes, but fight very
comfortably standing erect. Unlike most apes and gorillas,
the Yeti does not have an opposable toe on its feet. They
wear no clothing or ornamentation. The spoor, or smell,
of a Yeti is very subtle in cold climates, but in confined
or warm areas, they have a strong, musky odor.
The eyes of a Yeti are icy blue or almost colorless. They
have a transparent second eyelid, which allows the creature
to see in blowing snow, and prevents its eyes from freezing
in extreme temperatures. Their claws and flesh are ivory
white. Unlike many arctic creatures, the Yeti does not
have a thick layer of body fat to keep it warm. Instead,
it relies upon the special properties of its thick, warm
They are generally found in mountainous areas like the
Caucuses, Pamirs and Tien Shans where the human population
is sparse and there are large areas where few humans ever
ventured. Usually described as being quite hirsute, Almas
and Kaptars appear to have slightly slanting eyes which give
them rather mongoloid features, although they are also described
as appearing to be almost negroid at times. There physiology
is described as powerful and although they are of normal
human height they appear much stronger.
Their facial features consist of prominent eyebrows, recessed
eyes, backward sloping forehead, conical skull, short neck
and a very powerful jaw structure. The females of the species
have very long breasts which have to be slung over the
shoulder when in the running mode. When seen to be asleep,
witnesses of the Alma phenomenon have stated that the hominids
In appearance they closely resemble Neanderthals and there
has been much speculation as to whether Almas are indeed
relic pockets of this type of human. With recent scientific
findings showing that man and Neanderthals have substantial
differences in their DNA structures, tear ducts and nasal
cavities it is plausible that the Almas may indeed be surviving
Siberia is also a hotbed of relic hominoid activity where
the creature is gerally known by the generic name of "Chuchunaa".
Maya Bykova, anassistant to Dr Boris Porshnev and an activit
of the Smolin Seminar on Hominology at Darwin Museum in
Moscow, is one of the few scientists who has actually observed
a hominoid of unknown identity. In 1985 she was informed
by a member of the ethnic Mnasi people named Volodya of
a very large hominoid which had frequently visited his
grandfather's hunting cabin in a cedar forest in the midst
of several bogs. The creature was nicknamed Mecheny or "marked" because
of the the whitish skin skin seen on its left forearm which
was the only part of its body not covered by red-brown
Big Grey Man,
The Orang-Pendek a relatively short apelike animal which
has a language of sorts, although the Sumatrans cannot understand
it. Its skin has a brownish tinge and is usually covered
in a short black or brown hair. Many traditions mention a
mane of long, black hair. The orang pendek has no tail, or
no visible one, and its arms are not quite as long as an
ape's. It walks on ground more often than climbing in trees,
and, although extremely strong, is mainly vegetarian.
The Yeti average five feet in height and are covered
from head to toe by a coarse hair -- silver and white in
the mountainous regions, and orange and brown in the forests.
These creatures are seen only at random, and the evidence for their existence
is mostly hair samples, footprints, and vague sightings. Scientists believe
the Alma and Yeti are surviving ancestors of our own species; but until
specimens are caught, living or dead, final proof is missing.
Giant Elder Brother,
Stone Giants and
The Florida Skunk Ape
Stories about sightings of bigfoot-like creatures amongst
Native Americans and eurocentric immigrants and their descendants
provide evidence that the bigfoot phenomenon is not culture
specific, lending even more evidence to the idea that it
is not caused by a mass hallucination, since mass hallucinations
don't jump cultures very well. The stories also show that
the phenomenon is a continuous one which has occurred in
the Pacific Northwest for more than 150 years.
Bigfoot sighting stories and footprint stories from eurocentric
and indigenous cultures have been written down for the
past 150 years; the oral history of bigfoot sightings amongst
Native Americans is much older.
J.W. Burns spent many years as a teacher on the Chehalis
Indian Reserve beside the Harrison River about 60 miles
east of Vancouver, B.C. He wrote numerous newspaper stories
about the encounters his Indian friends had with the hairy
giants, including an article in a major national magazine
in 1927. While those stories certainly did not convince
non-Indian society that such creatures actually existed,
they did make the name "Sasquatch" a household
word in that corner of the world.
The Florida Skunk Ape is a giant, shaggy haired, man-like
ape, who smells like rotted cabbage
Tano Giant ,
The yowie is always described as being a tall, well-built
creature which looks more human than ape. They are said to
have no neck, broad shoulders, longish hair covering their
bodies of varied colouration, and of course, large feet.
Yowies rang from 5 and a half to nearly 14 feet tall, and
their colour ranges from black or dark brown through shades
of red and tan to almost white. Dark brown or reddish is
the most common colour. Like most homins worldwide, the yowie
is said to have an overpowering stench; it is so bad that
one witness said it "sent her into the dry heaves".
As to the attitude of the creatures, the smaller ones are
usually very shy and are most probably juveniles, whereas
the taller individuals are much bolder and often aggressive.
In fact, there is such a difference between some individuals
in behaviour, size and colouration that some researchers
think that there is more than one species involved.