Legendary accounts say that children who go out of the house at night get lost in the woods and are transformed into the Urayuli. It is said to be about 6 to 10 feet tall covered with shaggy, coarse hair with glowing eyes. Its arms are long and it is described as looking like a primate.It inhabits in the areas near
Sightings of this Alaskan bigfoot have gone on for some years. In 1956, a fisherman said he saw the Urayuli as he was anchoring his fishing boat on the beach at night. A biologist from
In 1982, in Dillingham, a hunting guide was said to be showing around a photograph that he had taken of the Urayuli standing on a mountain ridge. ( again not been able to trace this)
In 1999, a gang of walkers took a photo of a pair of large wedge-shaped footprints in the mud along the banks of the
A Federal Aviation Administration worker Jim Coffee said an eight-foot humanoid almost ran him off the road in Newhalen, near
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There appear to be no stories of attacks on Humans by the Urayuli but they are said to steal fish.
The Kushtaka of South Eastern Alaska, has a more aggressive reputation then the seemingly harmless and non aggressive Urayuli. The indigenous people avoided the places they thought it frequented. Harry D. Colp wrote about an encounter with the Kushtaka, published as "The Strangest Story Ever Told."
Colp and three other prospectors met up in 1900 at Wrangell. They sent Charlie, one of the four, to
So an aggressive bigfoot? There have been stories from the