Scientific American

pg 10, March 1995

March 1846 - "A wonderful account is given of the discovery of a monstrous wild man, in the swamps about the Arkansas and Missouri line. His track is said to measure 22 inches; and his toes as long as a common man's fingers. We are of the opinion that either the 'wild man,' or the man who raised the story, is a great monkey."

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