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Believers still pursuing Hiroshima mystery beast 50 years after sightings

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It sounds like the forest mushrooms are a must-try to see these big smiling monkeys

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I look like that

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Wonderful story - and harmless fun in this serious and scary era. There are too many folk "monster" legends in villages around Japan to count!

If tales like "Hibagon" keep tourism ticking along in these remote areas, then it's all good.

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All I can say is someone with a gorilla suit really had some fun doing this 50 years ago...

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I want that sign!

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Maybe its just a man in a suit

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Who knew such a beast existed in Japan? I've hiked near there. This article is genuinely chilling.

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Why the propensity to make everything look cute? I'm sure when it's ripping you to shreds and slowly ingesting your vital organs, it won't be smiling and you won't be thinking "kawaii."

Why don’t you tell that to Disney?

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It could be a mutation of a Japanese monkey. From time to time, a giant would exist from a certain specie, just like humans...

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Another man on July 30 called out to a person whom he believed was a relative walking along a footpath to a rice field, but it turned out to be a "gorilla-type monster."

Got to wonder how his relationship with his relatives went after this story went public.....

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Why the propensity to make everything look cute? I'm sure when it's ripping you to shreds and slowly ingesting your vital organs, it won't be smiling and you won't be thinking "kawaii."

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Anything different in Japan becomes “a monster”

?

Pathetic!

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Another man on July 30 called out to a person whom he believed was a relative walking along a footpath to a rice field, but it turned out to be a "gorilla-type monster."

How rude!

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As well as the Hibagon, "Tsuchinoko" serpentine monsters are rumored to exist in Nara Prefecture and local tourism authorities in that region are attempting to cash in on visitors' curiosity.

Wouldn't expect anything else. Okonomiyaki in the shape of Hibagon's face and serpentine monster udon coming up.

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Believers still pursuing Hiroshima mystery beast 50 years after sightings

Maybe one of us foreigners before the Japanese knew we existed.

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Believers still pursuing Hiroshima mystery beast 50 years after sightings

Mulder throwing out a hypothesis:

Possibly a descendant of a native Japanese simian subject to genetic mutation as a result of background radiation from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima.

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Bigfoot is a crucial part of the ecosystem, if he exists. So let's all help keep Bigfoot possibly alive for future generations to enjoy unless he doesn't exist.

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