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What Is A Kapre?

Updated on June 1, 2013
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by Christine B.

In North America, it’s called Big Foot, in Mongolia it’s called Yeti, and in the Philippines the sighting of a 9 ft. brown hairy, upright walking creature is called the Kapre. It seems these creatures have been seen by residents from all over the globe, and yet they are still unrecognized by science.

The Kapre is thought to inhabit trees and as it’s other worldly counterparts, it has a strong, distinct odor. It has also been sighted sitting under and around trees like acacias, mangoes, bamboo and banyan. Unlike Big Foot and Yeti, however it is usually seen wearing a loin cloth known as a bahag, which some believe can render it invisible. Kapres are mythical creatures, more like a leprechaun than a Big Foot. Able to grant wishes and befriend people rather than be fearful of them, Kapres have been known to play pranks, like making hikers disoriented while walking nearby. And if one is a friend of the Kapre, that person has the ability to see it.

Witnesses report that a sign that a Kapre is near is seeing tree branches moving, even when the wind is not strong and other branches in the area are still. Loud laughter, lots of smoke coming from a tree top when not on fire, seeing large fiery eyes during the night in a tree are other indications that a Kapre is in the vicinity. There have also been full body sightings in heavily forested area.

Does The Kapre really exist? Its chances are just as good as a Big Foot or a Yeti! If you think you’ve seen one, let me know.


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      Christine B. 5 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      It sure would help if someone could find skeletal remains of any of these legendary beast... so many people have seen them alive, though. Frustrating!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I didn't know that there was one there too. Strange that they seem to be everywhere and are acknowledged as real nowhere. It is odd though that no skeletal remains have ever been found. Up!