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Friday, March 02, 2012


As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now uploaded the latest article to my website. You can read it here.

I’m still working on the next one, but it’s rather complicated so it could take me some time to finish – providing that I find sufficient information during my research for it to be worth writing.

The current one, entitled “Global Bigfoot Names,” covers some of the names that I’ve found are used around the world. I think it’s always useful to know some of the alternative names for Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti etc:

I can’t vouch for the veracity of all of them, so if you need to know more I suggest you use Google, or some other search engine, to find out about them. And I hope that my own research will give you some ideas.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Hi Kithra, it looks as though you have some basic lists out of Wikipedia as well as some other sources.
I would caution you that not all names are referring to the same thing and not all of them are couple. You have a couple names on there that were meant to name some specific individuals (such as Zana)

About a week ago I mentioned that the Wildman category is synonymous with about 200 individual names or categories listed in Eberhart's book Mysterious Creatures. I would limit the number of names as specific to the Man-ape and ape categories much more severly. Yes it is quite simple to sort the categories once you have complete enough descriptions, and the Sasquatch is a Man-Ape while the original "Yeti" is only a kind of an ape. The Eastern Bigfoot is more of a hairy human: but you can tell them apart by the body proportions and tyhe size and shape of the braincase. And yes there are also even some bears in there.

Best Wishes, Dale D.