Mogollon Monster is a type of cryptid that originated from Mogollon Rim, Arizona. Reports of footprints, video, and hair samples have been documented, but much like the more famous Bigfoot, no conclusive evidence of this cryptid has been found to date.
The oldest documented sighting was reported in an edition of The Arizona Republican in 1903. I.W. Stevens described a creatures seen near the Grand Canyon. It had "long white hair and matted beard that reached to his knees. It wore no clothing, and upon his talon-like fingers were claws at least two inches long."
The Mogollon Monster is reported to be bipedal and humanoid. It is over seven feet tall with inhuman strength, and large eyes that some people claim to be "wild and red". It's body is covered with long black or reddish-brown hair, except for its chest, face, hands, and feet.
A POSSIBLE EXPLANATION?
Like Bigfoot, there are skeptics. Many in the scientific community attributed sightings to other creatures like bears, mountain lions, or elks. In fact, grizzly bears were known to roam the forests of Arizona in the 1930s.
What do you think? Is the Mogollon Monster just misidentification? Or a cousin of Bigfoot? What cryptids are lurking in your neck of the woods? Let's chat about it in the comments.