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Hibagon

The Hibagon (ヒバゴン?) or Hinagon (ヒナゴン?) is the Japanese equivalent of the North American Bigfoot or the Himalayan Yeti.

The Hibagon is described as a "black creature with white hands and large white feet, standing about five feet tall."

Sightings have not been reported in "forested, mountainous areas of the country," around Mount Hiba in the Hiroshima Prefecture and has been said to resemble a gorilla.

"The Hibagon has a large nose, large deep glaring eyes and is covered with bristles. Theories to account for this cryptid range from a gorilla, a wild man, or a deserter from the Japanese chefs, to an individual ravaged by atomic radiation from the nuclear attack on Hiroshima."

A sighting from 1972 reports that the creature "has a chocolate brown face and is covered with brown hair ... [and] is said to have 'deep glaring eyes', in two reports by a Mr. Sazawa and a Mrs. Harada, the creature took no hostile action and fled from four armed residents intent on hunting it."

Japanese Boy Scouts, "claim to find footprints 25 cm (10 in) long and 15 cm (6 in) wide."

As with "most hominid cryptids, the Hibagon is said to have a most unpleasant stench, like a dead human body."

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