Another mysterious primate, this time from South America.
Reports of ape-like sub-men of pigmy, medium and large sizes have also been numerous in the jungle regions of South America. Descriptions and local names for the alleged man-animal are as diverse as those of Africa, Asia and North America:
Aluxes, Goazis and Guayazis (dwarf-like man-faced animals).
Aigypans and Vasitris (evil man-like beasts).
Matuyus and Curupiras (wild men with their feet pointing backwards, which supposedly help the wild animals and are defenders of nature and ecology.
Curinqueans (giants twelve feet tall).
Di-di or Didi, Mono Grande and the Mapinguary (Sasquatch-like creatures).
Since the arrival of the Portuguese and Spanish in South America, a steady stream of reports about bestial and dangerous sub-humans have filtered out of the hinterland. None is more compelling than the one made by Colonel P. H. Fawcett, made world famous by his dramatic and still unexplained disappearance with his eldest son in this area. The Colonel's diaries were preserved up to his last fatal expedition, and published by his son, Brian Fawcett, under the title 'Lost Trails, Lost Cities'. In it, the Colonel describes an encounter in 1914 with a group of enormous hairy savages that, although looked very primitive, were carrying bows and arrows. Apparently these wild men could not speak, but just grunt, and upon arriving their village, the Colonel and his group were on the verge of being attacked, barely avoiding capture or death by firing their guns into the ground at the ape-men's feet, who then fled in terror.
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Sources: (1) Anderson, Ivan T., Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life, Adventures Unlimited Press; (2) Wilson, Colin and Damon, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved, Carroll & Graf; (3) Heuvelmans, Bernard, On the Track of Unknown Animals, Columbia University Press; (4) Wilson, Damon, The Unexplained, Scarlet Books; (5) Clark, Jerome, Unexplained!, Visible Ink Press.
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