Bigfoot is the name given to a large, hairy non-human beast said to roam certain parts of North America. The legend of enormous, ape-like creatures is not unique to that area, however, and there are even different monikers used within the U.S. — and even more worldwide.
Probably the most well-known name Bigfoot is known by is Sasquatch. The term is an anglicized version of a Halkomelem word, which is the language of a group of First Nations people in British Columbia, Canada.
The Skunk Ape is also known as the Swamp Ape, Stink Ape or Florida Bigfoot. As you might guess, sightings of the Skunk Ape are generally in the state of Florida.
The term Skookum comes from Chinook Jargon, also from the Pacific Northwest. The word is most often used as an adjective meaning brave, good, best, strong or ultimate, but it also refers to a beast similar to Bigfoot.
Near the town of Fouke, Arkansas, lies the legend of the Fouke Monster, a Bigfoot-like creature who was thought to have attacked a family. The 1972 film, The Legend of Boggy Creek, was based on the creature.
Short for “Missouri Monster,” the Momo is said to inhabit the state of Missouri along the Mississippi River.
Along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona, there are reports of an ape-like monster, and like many of its “cousins,” it’s reported that it completely reeks.
The Yowie is said to inhabit the Australian wilderness and shares many of the characteristics reported by those who say they’ve encounterd Bigfoot. The Yowie itself has a ton of other names it’s also known by, such as joogabinna, jimbra, yahoo, doolaga and thoolagal.
If you live in or have visited Bangladesh, you may have heard the legend of Ban-manush, a local ape-like creature.
The Grassman, or the Ohio Grassman, is reportedly living in the grasslands of, you guessed it, Ohio near Cuyahoga Valley National Park.