For years there have been stories about a creature lurking in the Moehau mountain range on the Northern end of the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand . The Moehau as it is called after the area, is described as being a large hairy bipedal creature.It has very long arms ending in long fingers with sharp razor like nails.
In the 1870’s gold miners, looking for a place to stake a claim,reported sightings of frightening creatures. Large human-like creatures were reported as attacking prospectors.The local Maori indigenous people warned prospectors not to go into the bush alone.
Nicola McCloy in her book: “New Zealand Mysteries” (Whitcoulls, 2005). Wrote that an Australian tourist saw the creature as she bush walked in 1969. She described it as being like a gorilla.
In 1972 two pig hunters said they saw a large creature some way from them. When they reached where they thought the creature had been standing all they found were huge human-type footprints .
In 1983 a group of the creatures were seen by two men, in the vicinity of Lake Waikaremoana. The two men said there were three juvenile females, a juvenile male, two adult females and one adult male about six feet (2 metres)high. They were dressed in animal hides and watched the men from behind foliage above a gully .The sighting lasted for about 5 or 6 minutes.
Some say that it is an exaggerated report of an escaped gorilla but it would have to be a family of them and they would have been around for over 100 years.So a New Zealand bigfoot? John Green said it was unlikely because New Zealand is so isolated and an island. In the ancient past it would have been attached to the mainland so the creatures could have been trapped there .Some say its a hoax but if so it has lasted for a very long time.