BIGFOOT IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE SISIMITE
North, Central and South America doesn’t have a native Ape specie. Bigfoot, most certainly originated in Africa or Asia, most likely Asia, and the specie in all likelihood made it’s way across the Beringia land bridge, just as Homo sapiens did. This explains the similarities between the Bigfoot specie and its Asian counterparts, such as the Yeti and Yeren, and more specifically the great number of modern reports from Siberia.
Following this line of reasoning and thus crossing into Alaska, Bigfoot went south following the mountain ranges, and predominately settled in the Pacific northwest. However, a population did continue south into modern day Central America where today Bigfoot is reported from southern Mexico,Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. There, in these deep jungles, it goes my many local names, but mostly it is known as Sisimite.
It has a long history as you can see by the necklace below and by the sculpture above known as the Olmec Gorilla. Even, if we assume that those represent something altogether different, which is entirely possible, stories of these creatures go back hundreds of years as told by natives, including the Mayas. One of the first stories to reach the West was in 1898 when a Sisimite was killed by Edward Jonathan Hoyt, who described it as a hairy human. Sightings in these jungles continue today.
Some regions in particular have a more substantial modern and historical Sisimite presence. This includes the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico,the Baja Verapaz jungles of Guatemala,the Guarunta Mountains of the Mosquito Coast, Oaxaca, the Yucatan and a few other locations.
Sightings, starting with the Spanish and Portuguese in their quixotic quest for gold, are also common in South America. Places such as the Guiana Massif and the Matto Grosso are of particular interest. The later is of course where Col Percy Fawcett had his famous encounter. But, that is a story for another time.