Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates" (an excerpt) By Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe

The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates is a comprehensive study of the astonishing variety of puzzling primates that are being reported by eyewitnesses around the world but that science has failed to recognize. This fully illustrated volume not only contains the references, range maps, and typical footprints that appeared in the first edition, but it also contains a new, complete index and new (2006) preface that updates the discoveries made since this book was first published

You can purchase the book "The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates" by Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe here.

Reports of South American creatures looking exactly like North America's Sasquatch and Bigfoot are rare. But similar sightings do come from the Andes. Carlos Manuel Soto and a party of campers were located at a site in Rengo, 50 miles from Santiago, Chile, when they were visited by an "ape-man." Police were called in to investigate and took affidavits. "I saw an enormous man covered with hair in the Cordilleras," states Soto's affidavit in part.

Other such creatures were seen in the region at about the same time. In 1956, a geologist found 17-inch-long, humanlike footprints at a height of over 16,000 feet on the Argentinean side of the Andes. The following year, similar foot tracks were found in the La Salta province of Argentina. These finds greatly distressed the villagers of Tolor Grande, who told newspaper reporters that they were especially disturbed by the nightly chorus of "eerie calls" coming from the CuruCuru Mountains. The Tolor Grande residents said this was the habitat of the feared creature known as ukumarzupai.

Today, stories of these hairy giants, often called ucumar, are still heard in Argentina. While visiting the mountainous regions of northern Argentina in 1979, the anthropologist Silva Alicia Barrios was told that the ucumar, or ucu, often screamed at cows and chickens and liked to eat payo, a cabbagelike plant. Some people had apparently even seen ucumars trap people. The "strange monkey" was said to be big, bulky, and strong. Researchers Ivan T. Sanderson and Mark A. Hall have linked the montane forest accounts of the sisemite near Mount Kacharul, Guatemala, to the Neo-Giants Sasquatch, Bigfoot, and ucumar.

You can purchase the book "The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates" by Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe here.

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