The Beaman Monster is an intriguing case study of an unknown cryptid. It is described to be a cross between a Bigfoot and wolf in appearance, but we all know that breeding such a creature between a Primate and a wolf is not possible. Therefore if it exists, it would more than likely be a subspecies of the Sasquatch or Bigfoot which has K-9 features in the face. Supernatural, believers state that this could possibly be a Werewolf. However, over the last five years reports have been received calling this creature “the Dog-faced Bigfoot”.
There are no photos, or hard evidence that this cryptid exists, but this is the nature of Crypto zoology-the study of unknown creatures which science has not accepted as being real or in existence.
The origin of the legend goes back to the early 1900’s as told by Russell Holman from Sedalia Missouri. He accounts a story from his father telling him about a railroad accident involving a circus train full of animals in 1904. One of the animal escapees was a gorilla which was claimed to stand twelve feet tall. The primate was never recovered. Sometime later local residents started reporting sightings of a strange creature which they thought was some type of gorilla hybrid which might be the off spring of the escaped gorilla. Thus, the legend of Beaman Monster of Kansas City was born.
If the Beaman was the descendant of a 12 foot gorilla, there could only be two conclusions as to the father. One would be another circus gorilla which would result in normal progeny, unless there were complications or birth defects. The other conclusion would involve the gorilla getting pregnant by another gorilla/bigfoot/unknown creature already in the wild around Kansas City. This is not likely.
In the 1950’s a report surfaced which put the local residents in a tizzy to where they surrounded a corn field carrying shotguns to hunt the Beaman, but the hunt was unsuccessful. The legend grew and was sometimes used to control the behavior of unruly youth. The children were told if they didn’t straighten up, the Beaman would get them.
Another intriguing aspect of this creature is the current day reports of the Dog-faced Bigfoot, which show up on various Bigfoot research organization web sites. At first I dismissed them, but now I try to keep an open mind. What is it-Bigfoot, werewolf, new species, or hoax? Time will tell.