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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 12th, 2013

A bigger cousin to the more well-known Sasquatch, the Genoskwa has hard, armor-like skin and is said to be much more brutal!

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Genoskwa”

  1. Fhqwhgads responds:

    Trying to have it both ways again, I see: using the American Indian legend in an attempt to add credibility to the Sasquatch stories, and happily rewriting major parts when they don’t fit the preferred narrative. The Genoskwa had stone-like skin that made it nearly invulnerable? We’ll just change that to a Sasquatch that has rolled in the dust so his skin *looks* like stone. The Genoskwa twisted the heads off people? No problem — we have “witnesses” with heads still attached. And don’t ask if anyone has been found with heads twisted off or if whole villages have been consumed. I mean, heck, it’s nice to be able to use their legends and all, but we shouldn’t expect too much from a bunch of superstitious savages who never invented the wheel, right? They’re bound to screw up little details like that! This legend WILL FIT our pet theories, even if the only thing that remains of the legend is the name! … at least that seems to be the attitude.

  2. Goodfoot responds:

    “…overgrown monkey with a humanoid simian face…”

    AHEM. The plethora of internal contradictions is breathttaking!! Monkey, simian of human(oid)?
    And how is “7 to 8 feet” “bigger than a Sasquatch”?

    At first I thought, “OH! WINDIGO!!”, but now I think this is all gibberish and humbuggery.

  3. sasquatch responds:

    Could be from ancient storys of Giants…
    But yeah, how IS 7-8 ft. bigger than Sasquatch?-we have reports of 9-11 footers..

  4. Fhqwhgads responds:

    This strikes me the same way as would an attempt to claim that the cyclops Polyphemus was actually a gorilla. See, all you have to do is make him a lot smaller, not a man-eater, not able to talk, not one-eyed, not a herdsman, and hairy. Then — hey! — a good fit for an out-of-place gorilla! There is only one small problem: once you have made all those changes, he is no longer in any recognizable sense Polyphemus.

    Myths and legends need to be respected in their own rights as stories, not selectively altered to provide “evidence” for cryptids, ancient astronauts, or whatever. And the fact is that humans, AS humans, tend to tell similar stories. The rabbit is a trickster both in Japan and among some American Indians. There are tar-baby stories both from Africa and from the Cherokee. World-trees occur both in Central American and Norse myths, among others. It would be ridiculous to conclude from this that the world really is built on the branches of a tree or that rabbits really do have magical powers, yet we are expected to take the universal existence of stories about half-man/half-animal beings and water monsters as important evidence about biological reality.

  5. hoodoorocket responds:

    @ Fhqwhgads;

    Man, you sound like a guy I would love to have a drunken conversation with. World mythologies, theosophical commonalities, the decoding of myth to reveal the universal mind, native american exisitentialism, jungian psychology, the human need for bigfoot to exist versus the actual existence of bigfoot. Don’t know if we would reach any conclusions, but I can’t think of a better way to kill a few hours.

    The menu is short: very good rye, or very cold martinis, and the bar is open until dawn.

  6. Noppie responds:

    I do not understand why individuals who do not believe in bigfoot for whatever reason visit website that attempt to document bigfoot. I had a very clear sighting of 3 big foots several years ago. I believed in their existence prior to that.

    Mocking native americans and their legends shows the weakness. We as modern American are aware out and out lies recorded in our own history books and newspapers.

    The only actual fact is that various native american tribes in their own way documented what they believed at the time what we call today bigfoot. They called it different names and some had different habit and so on.

    I know that there is man/woman like being that is hairier then most modern humans, taller and is living in the woods, is hiding and does not want to found.

    I personal believe that our government is aware of them. I believe bigfoot bodies have been found and possibly been killed in modern times

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