Friday, April 5, 2013

Differentiating Bigfoot, Yeti, Skunk Ape, Wildman and Sasquatch



This is a post by TCC Team Member Dale Drinnon.
Dale has a degree in Anthropology with a background in Zoology and Paleontology.
Visit his Blog - Frontiers of Zoology


More Materials On Differentiating Bigfoot, Yeti, Skunk Ape, Wildman and Sasquatch
 

Above is a facial portrait and below is a footprint of the Eastern Bigfoot, which is often compared to a "Caveman" in appearance. The term Eastern Bigfoot has been used since the 1970s to discriminate the type, although there are problems with using that term since it has also been applied to the more apelike Skunk Ape (see below), with equal vigour and for about the same length of time. 


The footprints and build of this creature (Which I call the American Almas) are very much like Neanderthal fossils and so is the shape of the skull, face and braincase. They are burly creatures built like old-time professional wrestlers and with short bandy legs. Their arms turn out to be not particularly overlong in comparison to Caucasian Homo sapiens, but both hands and feet are large enough to seem outsized. Both hands and feet are squared-off in appearance. The top of the head is usually domed rather than peaked and one gets the impression of a head distinct from the shoulders 





 
The following photo is from Ohio and if genuine it would be one of these Eastern Bigfoots.

It seems to be running with unusual vigour and it has been suggested it would not be possible for a man in a suit to perform this action at such a great speed. The proportions look human enough. 


 

 
Eastern Bigfoot drawings from an article posted on the blog recently.

The profile is similar to the famous "March of fossil humans" from the Time-Life book Early Man.

The head-on view is a close match for the "Mecheny" Almas seen in Siberia.     


Two peculiarities are associated with the American Almas males: the first is that the crown of the head can have thinning hair, or be partly to wholly bald on top; the second is that they can have beards and moustaches ranging from just noticeable to full-beard-hanging-to-the-waist.



Whether or not these photographs represent real creatures, they DO represent what the witnesses are reporting. These reports do continue more rarely out to the West Coast, and then there are areas both in Northwest Canada and then again in Mexico and points South where they are counted as specific regular types reported in those areas. In Northwest Canada they are the BushMen and in South America they are the Didis and Maricoxis.


 
Blogger Jay from the companion blog Bizzare Zoology sent in this illustration tpo my Facebook wall. He said the "Wild Woman" illustrated on the house pole could be meant for one of my American Almases and he pasted the skull alongside for comparison. It looks like a good match to me.


 
Further to the south there are what Sanderson called The Little Red Men of the Bottomlands (or of the Mississippi delta) and wondered if the reports could be related to runaway orangutans (in 1961): soon after that, "Skunk ape" reports started coming in from Florida
 


 
There was some variation overall in the kind of apes they were said to look like, chimpanzees were alleged almost as commonly as orangutans. And yet the striking similarity to orangutans insited on  in all of the best reports and shown in photographs is very hard to discount or to overlook.


Myakka Florida Skunk Ape on Left Compared to Orangutan on Right

 


Fangs as illustrated on an internet Skunk Ape site 


 

"Monkey" Skull Unearthed in Texas Early May 2009.



 
Large Apelike creature on the loose as shown on Fox News and illustrated on the Cryptomundo site.

Below, Illustration of a "Sasquatch" actually based o Skunk Ape reports. The Skunk Apes can walk weither bipedally or quadrupedally on the ground, and it does seem they do so more frequently than normal apes usually do. 




El Reno Oklahoma "Ape Hand" print on Henhouse



Apelike Category Tracks

Upper Left Himalayan "Yeti", Upper Right Orang Pendek from Sumatra

Lower Right Chinese Yeren, Lower Left from Pennsylvania 

There is a great range in track shapes depending on how closely the big toe is clenched to the foot
 
                  

 
Footprint cast for the Skunk Ape: in this example, the two smallest toes seem to have run together in casting. These tracks characteristically show an opposed big toe: more recently they are often said to resemble the Orang Pendek tracks from Sumatra and lately publicised. Below is a comparison of the-is kind of "Bigfoot" with the typical (Smaller) Yeti from the Himalayas. A close match in proportions and stance.This type of Yeti is ordinarily said to be the size of a teenager or a young man for the males, females much smaller.These Yetis typically live at lower altitudes in the jungles (where they are known under different names) and only rarely go over the mountains when they need to get from one valley to another, and that most likely because of feeding patterns and population pressures.



 

Ivan Sandersons' comparisons for the "REGULAR AND LARGE YETIS", the latter also being the same as the Sasquatch

 
Big Footprints, attributed to Sasquatch. From California, Huffington Post

 

 Museum reconstruction of Sasquatch

 


  Above and below, Witness' drawings. The typical West Coast Sasquatch

has a small pointed head which does not have a distinct neck or separation from the shoulders visible

Both arms and legs are thickly muscled and the hands reach as far down as the knees.

The eyes are small, round, dark, and placed close together, nose is flat and the ears are rarely seen.




 

Artwork from Utah Bigfoot site, above and below

Traditional Representations of Sasquatch on border below




"Peter O, Hoot" above and "Peter O, Staredown" below.





 

Life-sized Sasquatch Mockup, credit is indicated.



 


 
The Patterson film shows a creature that is entirely consistent with the usual descriptions and  footprints (Footprints as found and as shown in the film)



 

The shape of the Sasquatch (Above) is unmistakeably different than your typical brown bear standing up. The typical shape for the tracks is also unmistakeably different. 


~Dale~

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2 comments:

  1. Re dogmen, ie pointy eared and dog-like jaw hominids or humanoids, surveying earlier skulls "from millions of years ago" include some with very dog-like jaws, sloping brows and possible connective markings on the skull for flexible ie pointed ears...

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  2. Dale: Can you give me a citation for the Sanderson figure?

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