The time now is Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:15 am | Log in to check your private messages
View unanswered posts  Ghost forum archive
World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum IndexWorld of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index
World of Ghosts Worldofghosts 24 hour chat room
                          Register


The Shunka Warakin
Post new topic   Reply to topic    World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index » Cryptozoology
View previous topic | View next topic  
Author Message
koala
Site Admin


Joined: 12 Oct 2006
Posts: 712

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: The Shunka Warakin Reply with quote

The Shunka Warakin (also shunka warak'in) is an American beast from cryptozoology and mythology that is said to resemble a wolf, a hyena or both. It was reported from the Great Plains during pioneer days, by both white settlers and Native American tribes. The sightings have become much less common in the last century, causing most supporters to suggest the animal is now extinct.

In the language of the American Indian Ioway people, shunka warak'in means "carries off dogs." The best evidence of its existence was a specimen shot around the 1899-1900 turn of the century by a member of the Hutchins clan in Montana. It appeared to be a wolf-like creature with a long head, slightly resembling a wild boar. Some people say it looks more like some prehistoric or Ice Age creatures, perhaps surviving to the present day, like the thylacine. The creature was later mounted in a general store in Henry Lake, Idaho, with the title "Ringdocus," given by zoologist Ross Hutchins, grandson of the man who shot it. This only known piece of physical evidence, a stuffed trophy, was never examined by qualified scientists and is now missing.

Cryptozoologists put forth a variety of prehistoric mammals as possible identities: hyaenodons, dire wolves, members of the subfamily Borophaginae (hyena-like dogs), or Chasmaporthetes (the only true American hyena).

It has also been suggested as being a possible candidate for the Beast of Bray Road which could tie the creature in with Skin-walker legends.
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
Post new topic   Reply to topic    World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index » Cryptozoology
Display posts from previous:   
 
 
All times are GMT
Jump to:  

Page 1 of 1


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum