Bigfoot is a phenomenon known well throughout the world. From the Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest to the lesser-known and lesser-tall Orang Pendek of Sumatra. This graphic illustration covers all 7 Wonders of the World.
We all know this one. Maybe viewed by some as more representative of the Pacific Northwest, really it’s pretty much interchangeable with “Bigfoot”. These days the Sasquatch is spotted all over North America, from the thick forests of New England, to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and everywhere in between.
Stalking the regions around the Himalayas, and sometimes called the Abominable Snowman, the Yeti is probably the next best-known cousin of Bigfoot. Sightings of this creature have it pegged as a dead-ringer for the North American Sasquatch.
Hailing from the woods of Canada, the Windigo (or Wendigo) is a big, hairy man-like creature from Native American legend. But legends don’t always think of it as an animal; Windigo can be a creature that transforms from a human, and has very bad intentions.
From the outback of Australia, by many accounts this guy is yet another version of Bigfoot. In some stories the Yowie is an apelike hominid. In others it is more like a primitive human living in the outback. Aboriginal legend doesn't clear things up much, but like Native Americans in North America they do have a history of the creature dating back hundreds, even thousands of years.
The Bigfoot of the Southern US. He’s just as big and scary, but ups the bar with the added benefit of a horrific stench. It’s claimed he gets his illustrious odor by hanging out in methane-packed bogs, but really its anyone's guess.
From Sumatra, and only a few feet tall, so not really similar to Bigfoot in stature. But Orang Pendek is definitely an example of a bizarre Bigfoot-like critter from an unexpected place.