Wild men (translated from Mongolian)
|Original||Алмас (Mongolian & Bulgarian)|
|Average height||5 to 6 feet|
|Place of origin||Earth|
|Habitat||Russia, Mongolia, Central Asia|
|Behind the Scenes|
The Almas is a Bigfoot-like cryptid that lives in the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of central Asia, and in the Altai Mountains of southern Mongolia.
The Almas could be quite similar to other legendary creatures throughout Central Asia, Russia, Pakistan, and the Caucasus. However, the Almas is generally considered to be more akin to "wild people" in appearance and habits than to apes (in contrast to the Yeti of the Himalayas). Almases are typically described as humanoid animals, between five and six and a half feet tall, their bodies covered with reddish-brown hair, with anthropomorphic facial features including a pronounced browridge, flat nose, and a weak chin. Many scientists believe there is a similarity between their traits and modern reconstructions of how Neanderthals might have looked like.