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Bigfoot A to Z

Would a Bigfoot by any other name still smell as... musky? Skunky? What does a Bigfoot really smell like, anyway? There are still many things we don’t know with certainty about the infamously elusive cryptid, but one thing we do know is that Bigfoot is a phenomenon that has been recognized by diverse cultures on countless occasions throughout history. 

As numerous as these cultures are the names by which we call him, from Almas to Yeti to Devil Monkey to Stinkaboo, and so, so many more. Expand your encyclopedic knowledge of Sasquatch by learning a handful of the historical names given to this creature and his possible relatives!

BIGFOOT A TO Z

 A

  •     Albatwitche, the manlike apple stealers (Susquehannock Native)

  •     Almas

  •     Almasty

  •     American Ape

  •     Anisau

  •     Ape-Man

B

  • The Bad Smelling Tree Men (USA, ID, Coeur d'Alene, and WA, Spokane)

  •     Barmanu (northwest Pakistan)

  •     B'gwas (Haisla, Canada, BC)

  •     Biabin-Guli

  •     Big Big Hairy Figure With Eyes Sunk Deep In The Head (n.w. USA, Wakashan, Kwakiutl Tribe)

  •     Bigfoot

  • Big Hairy man, the messenger (USA, Hopi Tribe)

  •     Big Hairy Monster

  •     the Big Man (USA, western SD, Lakota)

  •     Big Ones

  •     Blacki

  •     Boggy Boon

  •     Boggy Bill (USA, east TX)

  •     the Booger

  •     Booger Man

  •     Boogie Man

  •     Boogy Monster

  •     Boqs (s.w. Canada, Bella Coola Tribe)

  •     Brenin Llwyd

  •     Brother Who Comes Back Before The Next Very Big Winter (USA, SD, Ogala, Lakota)

Bigfoot from the Patterson-Gimlin film

Bigfoot from the Patterson-Gimlin film

C

  •     Caddo Critter

  •     the Cannibal Giant (USA, Native American)

  •     the Cannibal, who eats dead people (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Cave Monster

  •     Cave Spirit

  •     Cave Yeller (USA, KY)

  •     Cer Ra Ca Wa "the turkey eater" (northern Mexico)

  •     Chi-Chi

  •     Chinese Wild man

  •     Chiye-tanka, great elder brother (n.w. USA, Lakota)

  •     Chuchuna

  •     Ci-e (USA, SD, Pine Ridge Res.)

  •     Crying Beast(USA, southern Ohio, 1800s)

D

  •     Devils

  •     Devil Monkey (USA, s.w. OK)

  •     Destroyer Who Breaks Up Houses (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Doolagahi

  •     Doolagahl (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Doolagarl (Aboriginal Australia)

E

  •     Engeco

F

  •     Ferla Mohair

  •     The Fetid Beast

  •     Forest Devil

  •     Forest Giants

  •     Fouke Monster

Fouke Monster artwork from  The Legend of Boggy Creek  film

Fouke Monster artwork from The Legend of Boggy Creek film

G

  •     Gerendel (Old Danish)

  •     Giganto

  •     Gigantopithecines blacki

  •     Gin-sung

  •     Grass man

  •     Gooligah (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Gugu (Sumatra)

H

  •     Hairy Bill (USA, TX)

  •     Hairy Giants

  •     Hairy Ones

  •     Hairy Man, Hairy Woman, or Hairy People

  •     "the hairy man (men) who appears as a symptom of disruption" (USA, SD, Lakota)

  •     The Hairy People (USA, KY, Leslie County)

  •     The Hairy Stinka Boo (USA, southern OH)

  •     Hill Monkeys (OK)

  •     Hokou

  •     Holla Yella (USA, WV)

  •     Holayela (USA, WV and east OH)

  •     Hoodoo

  •     Hoohoo

  •     Honey Island Monster

Alleged image of the Honey Island Monster

Alleged image of the Honey Island Monster

I

  •     Indian Hair Man (USA, WV)

J

  •     Jacko (Canada, BC)

  •     Jimbra (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Jingera (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Jinka

  •     The Jungle Man (India)

K

  •     Kakundak (Africa)

  •     Kaptat

  •     Kecleh-Kudleh

  •     Kikomba

  •     King Kong

  •     Kushtaka

L

  •     Loup-garou (French for wolf-man)

  •     Long eared Ape

A Loup-garou actually seems to be closer to a wolf than an ape

A Loup-garou actually seems to be closer to a wolf than an ape

M

  •     Matlose (w.Canada, Nootkas Tribe)

  •     The Man-Beast

  •     Mande Burung (India)

  •     Man-Monkey

  •     Mannimal

  •     Mapinguari

  •     Mirygdy

  •     Monkey Man (USA, OK)

  •     Momo, Mo Mo (USA, short for 'Missouri Monster')

N

  •     Nant'ina

  •     Narcoonah

  •     Living Neanderthal

  •     Nibagon

  •     Ngoloko

  •     Nguoi rung (Asia)

  •     Ngui Rung (Vietnamese)

  •     Nolem or Dog Eaters (USA, Nadene)

  •     Noocoonah (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Nuk-Luk (North America)

  •     Nu'numic (Aztec)

  •     Nun Yunu Wi

  •     Nyalmo (Asia)

O

  •     Oh-mah (USA, NE)

  •     Old Hairy Bill (TX)

  •     Old Yellow

  •     Old Yellow Top (Canada, Ontario)

  •     Old Ones Who Cry

  •     Old Ones Who Run At Night

  •     Old Skunky Bill (USA, east TX)

  •     Opie (USA, TN and NC)

  •     Orang Pendek (Oceania, Sumatran)

  •     Ot-ne-yar-hed, the giants (north eastern USA, Iroquoian)

Orang Pendek

Orang Pendek

P

  •     Pecos Bill (in the original TX legend he was huge and hairy!)

  •     Pongo

Q

  •     Quinken (Aboriginal Australia)

R

  •     Red Eyes (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Rugaru (USA, ND, Ojibway)

Red Eyes was reportedly caught on    video    in Australia in 2018

Red Eyes was reportedly caught on video in Australia in 2018

S

  •     Sasquatch, or sε´sq'əč (Halkomelem, A Salishan language, southwest British Columbia)

  •     Seatco, the Wicked Giant (n.w. USA, native Nusqually)

  •     Skunk Ape

  •     Skunk Demon

  •     Skunky Bill

  •     Stinkaboo

  •     Stink Man

  •     St' Iyahama (USA, OR, Umatilla)

T

  •     Tah-tah-kle'-ah or Owl-Woman Monster (n.w. USA, Yakama and Shasta Indians)

  •     Tsek Etinu's (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Tsiatko Giants (n.w.USA, native)

  •     Stsomu'lamux (USA, Na Dene)

  •     Taku he (native American, Lakota )

  •     Tano Giant (Africa)

  •     Teh-Ima (Asia)

  •     Tch-lma

  •     Tree Men (USA, ID, Coeur d'Alene, and WA, Spokane)

  •     Tjandara (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Tha-tha Kla-yah-ma (n.w. USA, Yakama )

  •     Thoolagal (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Tomy Knocker

  •     Tobi Juan In The Wood (USA, Ark., Tenn.)

  •     Tsawane'it Emux (USA, Nadene)

  •     Tse'nahaha (USA, Paiute)

  •     Tso'apittse (USA, Nevada)

Illustration of the Tano Giant

Illustration of the Tano Giant

U

  •     Urayuli

  •     Ucumar (Latin America)

W

  •     Weendego (USA, central to north-eastern, Ojibwa)

  •     Wendigo (Algonquian, central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Windego (northern USA)

  •     Wetiko (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Wihalaid, the Cannibal Beast (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Windago (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Windikouk (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Who-Who

  •     the Wigidokowok People(n.w. USA, Native)

  •     Wildman

  •     Wild Man Uncle (n.w. USA, Nehalem)

  •     Wild Man Of Borneo

  •     Witiko

  •     Woods Child (USA, Ohio, 1800s)

  •     Woods Booger (southeastern USA)

  •     Woods Devils (USA, NH, Coos county)

  •     Wooly Booger

Y

  •     Yahoo (Australia)

  •     Yakaka

  •     Yaroma (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Yeahoh (USA, KY, Algonkian)

  •     Yellers

  •     Yellow Top (Canada, Ontario)

  •     Yeren (Chinese)

  •     Yeti

  •     Yowie (Australia)

  •     Yuuri

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

The Jungle Man’s monikers are as plentiful as Booger sightings around the world! But did you notice our Albatwitche alphabet is still a little incomplete? If you know any names for the Grass Man beginning with the letters V, X, or Z, (or any other names not listed above) comment below so we can update our list!

Many props to Bigfoot Evidence for creating this extensive name index!