Qoqogaq : Unknown Bear of Alaska.


Eskimo-Aleut word.

Variant name:


Physical description:

White bear. Head, 5 feet wide. Ten legs.


Drags kayaks underwater. Lies on its back and waves its legs in the air.


Cape Prince of Wales to Point Barrow, Alaska.

Significant sighting:

A party of Inuit hunters travelling eastward from Point Barrow, Alaska,in the fall of 1913 heard a Qoqogaq swimming under the ice beneath their sledges. It poked its head through the ice when one of them coughed.


  • Diamond Jenness, “Stray Notes on the Eskimo of Arctic Alaska,” Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 1, no. 2 (May 1953): 5–13.


Mysterious Creatures – A Guide to Cryptozoology written by George M. Eberhart – Copyright © 2002 by George M. Eberhart

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