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The Gougou ('gugu,' Gugwe and Kuhkw)
The Micmac Nation along the St. Lawrence River inlet used the term “Gougou” to them portraying a hideous woman beast. (NASI) Near Chaleur Bay, New Brunswick, the ancient Micmac believed in a “fearful monster in the shape of a woman as tall as the mast of a ship.” She was alleged to have eaten Indians and had a great hunting pouch in which to carry them. The northeastern Micmac in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick describe the creature as having big hands and the hairy faces of a bear but flat, no long snout and no visible ears. (Runningwolf) 

Eberhart, George's book "Mysterious Creatures" the Gougou is a cannibal giant that resides in eastern Canada; etymology Micmac (Algonquian) word with variant names, 'gugu,' Gugwe and Kuhkw.  

Eberhart describes the creature as a female monster taller than a ship that carries a pouch in which it puts humans to be eater later. It is said to whistle shrilly in and around Bonaventure Island, Quebec; Miscou Island, New Brunswick. Eberhart used as his source: Samuel de Champlain in Des Sauvages (1603) and among several other references: "The Gougou: The Bigfoot of the East," by Bruce S. Wright in George Haas' Bigfoot Bulletin, no. 25 (1971) 

Runningwolf, Michael B. "On the Trail of Elder Brother: Glous'gap Stories of the Micmac Indians," Wisdom and tales from the Algonquin-language speaking Wabanaki and Micmac people, the teaching on human relationships, monsters and magic in Quebec, Maine and Delaware; Persea Publications…

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