Bigfoot Brothers From Another Mother

Sharon Keating /
Sharon Keating /

If you think you’ve seen Bigfoot, this is the article for you. There are tales the old of time of large sasquatches that wander the woods. However, don’t assume you’ve actually laid eyes on Bigfoot. it may be that you’ve seen a different version. Yep, there are different types of Bigfoots depending on where you live.

While there are over 50 versions reported around the world, let’s look at the ones you may encounter in the US.

The names Sasquatch and Yeti are as familiar to us as childhood memories, but the lore of Bigfoot spans from the pine forests of Washington state to the remote mountains of China, covering every conceivable geographic coordinate.

Here’s a brief guide to some lesser-known Bigfoot lore that might just spice up your next conversation with that intriguing old-timer over a local brew.

Skunk Ape in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama

Originating from a Seminole myth in the early 1800s, the Skunk Ape, or “cannibal giant” as it was known, was first reported by settlers in what is now Apalachicola around 1818. This foul-smelling, secretive creature was said to stalk fishermen and raid food supplies. Its presence persisted in reports, with notable sightings in Dade County, Florida, during the late 1970s.

Fouke Monster in Arkansas

The small town of Fouke was thrust into a frenzy one night in the early 1970s when a large, hairy beast with red eyes and claws reportedly attacked a local family. Despite being shot at by the husband and his friends, the creature escaped, inspiring the 1972 cult thriller, “The Legend of Boggy Creek.”

Grassman in Ohio

With its first reported sighting either in the 1700s or late 1800s, Ohio’s Grassman is described as a 9-foot-tall, 300-pound creature with a preference for wheat and tall grasses over meat. A notable encounter in 1978 involved a family spotting the Grassman near their gravel pit, thankfully without any hostility.

Mogollon Monster in Arizona

First seen in 1903 along the Mogollon Rim and later in areas like the Grand Canyon and Prescott National Forest, this creature is noted for its towering height, deep-set eyes, and chilling scream. Reports suggest it feeds on both flora and larger fauna such as deer.

And obviously, if you have photos of any of these, we definitely want to see them!