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The Sisemite is a Bigfoot-like creature reported in Central America. Ivan T. Sanderson notes traditions that associate these larger-than-man-sized, hairy upright beings with the abduction of women for purposes of procreation and companionship.

Among the Guatemalan Chorti Indians, it is said that the creatures have hair that grows to the ground and take notably long strides when they walk. They live in uninhabited hills, where secluded screams far from human habitations can be heard. The Chorti consider the Sisemites the guardians of wild animal life. Accounts of Sisemites attacking single hunters on lonely trails have been recorded.

As often happens, the Sisemite has various localized names. For example, analogous stories of the Ulak or Uluk are found along the Mosquito Coast of Central America. The tailless anthropoid ape Ulak is said to live on unexplored mountain ridges. Erect, about five feet tall, and covered with black hair, the Ulak is greatly feared; like the Sisemite, it is supposed to carry off human beings of the opposite sex. The Rama and the Creoles call this ape Yoho or Yuho, while the Paya and Ladinos apply to it the Spanish-Mexican name Sisemite, or Chichimite. Some Indians claim that this mysterious being has been seen on occasion over the last forty years around the Guarunta Mountains, which extend north of the lower Rio Coco.


The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark

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