Bigfoot's Canadian counterpart, known by its Salish Indian name meaning "hairy man."
Sightings of monstrous apelike creatures lurking in the darkness of forests and mountainous regions of North America have been reported for centuries.
Descriptions vary from a creature being at least eight feet tall with long powerful arms, thick hair and a foul smell, to a semi-clothed, tool carrying hominid, allegedly of "man" height.
Some question the existence of these apelike creatures because there is so little physical evidence, besides some questionable casts of huge humanlike footprints and inconclusive hair samples. Others respond by pointing out that 'Mother Nature' keeps a clean house. Scavengers soon consume the carcasses of even the largest forest creatures, and remaining bones are quickly scattered.
Another names by which the creature is known, depending on the North American region, are Arulataq (Alaska), Grassman (Ohio), Momo (Missouri), Oh-mah (California), Old Yellow Top (Ontario), Skunk Ape (Florida), Windigo (Quebec), Woods Devil (New Hampshire), Wookie (Louisiana), Nuk-luk, Nakani (North West Territories) or simply Bushman.
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