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Could Bigfoot be a Hybrid Humanzee?


The other morning I woke up super early and could not fall back to sleep. I flipped on the TV and came across a program on Science Channel called “Humanzees.”

I didn’t know it was called that when I flipped to it, though. I just immediately quit flipping when I saw the creature on the screen whose name I quickly learned was Oliver.

Holy shit! It’s a real live Bigfoot! Someone really actually caught one!


Not quite, Courtie.


Although, Oliver was touted as a possible Bigfoot at one time. In addition to also being called the “Missing Link” because he was suspected of being a possible human-chimpanzee cross, or humanzee.

Oliver was a most unusual Chimpanzee. He had very humanlike facial features. He also walked upright. On purpose because he wanted to. His movements were much more human than chimp.

Those were the very first things I noticed about him, let me tell you. You may be familiar with this Oliver creature, but he was news to me. Seeing him was a total shock. Like I stated earlier, I really thought I was looking at what might be a Bigfoot.

However, in the 1990s, they proved Oliver was not part human, part chimpanzee. He was just a regular, odd-looking and human-like acting, chimpanzee.


The more I learn about Bigfoot, the more I believe it exists. I don’t think it’s a monster, though. I truly believe in my heart one day it will be found and it’ll turn out to be a new species of ape. (Or at least one previously undiscovered.)

The trouble was, even walking upright, Oliver was dinky compared to many of the accounts describing Bigfoot. So Oliver the odd-looking, non-humanzee could pass as a “Fun Size” Bigfoot, but not be a Bigfoot.

Yet, as I watched the show, I wondered if Bigfoot could be some sort of hybrid like a humanzee.


What if, as the scientists on the program suggested could be a possibility, once upon a time a human and a chimp had successfully mated? And what if this unnatural union had produced a baby that had lived? Could it, like ligers (a male lion crossed with a female tiger), grow to an unnaturally large proportion (ligers are GYNORMOUS!), thus accounting for Bigfoot’s characteristics?

A Liger

Apparently male lions mating with female tigers override a growth gene inhibitor. I forget now who carries the gene in each species that shuts off how big a lion will grow or how big a tiger will get. They said on the program, but it was early and my mind only grasped that ligers get to be the size they do because male lions don’t carry the gene, and apparently it’s not triggered by the female tigers either.

Could that same thing happen if a chimp and a human produced offspring? Suddenly there you have an extra-large, hairy, man-ape looking thing, a.k.a. Bigfoot, because it overrode some gene.

Now that would be wild, wouldn’t it? If Bigfoot turned out to be a hybrid? I think that would be remarkably exciting!


Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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6 thoughts on “Could Bigfoot be a Hybrid Humanzee?

  1. Whoa! That’s bizarre!! But is a chimp/human hybrid physically/genetically possible?? If so, that opens up a whole new world of unlikely matings!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m not sure how possible it is. They explained on the show there is a possibility a successful mating could happen, but…not likely. But if it could…WHOA! THANKS for the comment.

  3. Agh! I always tell people about the Humanzee – which only elicits confused looks. Oliver is almost as creepy as a clown.

    They did a DNA test on him to see if he was the result of such a disturbing union, however, he was not. They suspect Oliver is just a very rare breed.

    Great job as always, Coutney!

  4. I am laughing, Sarah, because until I saw him I would not have known what the heck you were talking about. He looked just downright CREEPY ODD to me. I seriously did think, “Holy shit. The government has been covering up that they really caught a Bigfoot.” Oliver’s is one wild story. THANKS so much for coming by and leaving a comment!

  5. I heard that, mostly

    Chimpanzee behave like human. What is different in Oliver? I like animals very much. A Liver is very big. I am scared while seeing this photo.

  6. Oliver walks upright mostly like a human instead of moving how other chimps do. Also, his characteristics are more human-like. He’s very intriguing. 

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