Arizona’s Bigfoot Terrorizes Mogollon Rim
We all know the story of Sasquatch and Bigfoot, but did you know that Arizona has a mysterious beast of its own? Better known as the Mogollon Monster, the creature has been spotted on the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona, near Payson.
There is little information on the beast, but the few documented accounts state that the monster stands seven feet tall and is covered in gray or reddish-brown hair everywhere except its hands, feet, chest and face. Some alleged monster footprints have measured 22 inches in diameter.
People who have seen the monster reported hearing a piercing scream that does not sound like anything a known animal could produce and being overcome by a horrendous odor.
There are accounts of the beast being spotted in the Grand Canyon, and Native American tribes in the Mogollon region have various legends to explain the beast’s existence.
One story says the monster is an exiled chief who turned himself into a monster to scare his former tribe; another says that a medicine man turned a thief into a monster after he stole a chief’s wife.
Due to a lack of convincing evidence, Weird U.S. calls the Mogollon Monster “Bigfoot’s loser cousin.”
Regardless of which stories you believe, the monster is bound to make your next camping trip on the Mogollon Rim a little creepier. Have you seen the monster?
Haven’t thought about this guy in decades. MM stories kept me awake on several Cub Scout and YMCA outings.
“Bigfoot’s Loser Cousin”. Gotta remember that one,
Thanks for the laugh and the memories.
I grew up in Pine/Strawberry. I wish we had seen him!
I saw one on a hunting trip in 2011. Near Gray Peak north of Morenci. I’ve been obsessed ever since. I reported it to the BFRO but I don’t think the lady believed me.
Report it to the Sasquatch chronicles
Saw something same area, maybe as far back as the early ninty”s, also saw a tree structure resembling a tee-pee older than dirt .No idea at the time what we were looking at.Just thought it strange to be off the normal game trail
Who is a good resource to report sightings to since Mitchell waite passed away?
According to the Verde Valley Vortex, there were bones of giants found in the region discovered in the papers which is why people risked their lives going up and down 10 story primitive ladders each day to hide from at places like Montezuma Castle. There is a lot of evidence to those who truly look.
We’ve seen it and have a picture of it , heard it and have pictures of foot prints . It tried to scare us off one time by throwing a boulder that shook the ground but stood our ground ,we didn’t see him or hear it that time