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    Default The Wendigo psychosis.

    I find the missing humans in the national and state forests and parks interesting. I've heard stories that credited anything from serial killers like Israeli Keys,to bigfoot or UFOs another possibility is the windigo

    In Algonquian folklore, the wendigo or windigo is a mythical man-eating monster or evil spirit native to the northern forests of the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada.The wendigo may appear as a monster with some characteristics of a human or as a spirit who has possessed a human being and made them become monstrous. It is historically associated with murder, insatiable greed, and the cultural taboos against such behaviours.

    The legend lends its name to the controversial modern medical term Wendigo psychosis,
    described by psychiatrists as a culture-bound syndrome with symptoms such as an intense craving for human flesh and fear of becoming a cannibal.[3] In some Indigenous communities, environmental destruction and insatiable greed are also seen as a manifestation of Wendigo psychosis.

    The Wechuge is a similar being that appears in the legends of the Athabaskan people of the Northwest Pacific Coast. It too was cannibalistic. However, it was not so much insane as enlightened with ancestral insights

    The wendigo is part of the traditional belief system of a number of Algonquin-speaking peoples, including the Ojibwe, the Saulteaux, the Cree, the Naskapi, and the Innu people.[9] Although descriptions can vary somewhat, common to all these cultures is the view that the wendigo is a malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural being.[10] They were strongly associated with winter, the north, coldness, famine, and starvation.[11]

    Basil Johnston, an Ojibwe teacher and scholar from Ontario, gives a description of a wendigo:

    The Wendigo was gaunt to the point of emaciation, its desiccated skin pulled tightly over its bones. With its bones pushing out against its skin, its complexion the ash-gray of death, and its eyes pushed back deep into their sockets, the Wendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave. What lips it had were tattered and bloody [....] Unclean and suffering from suppurations of the flesh, the Wendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption.

    In Ojibwe, Eastern Cree, Westmain Swampy Cree, Naskapi, and Innu lore, wendigos are often described as giants that are many times larger than human beings, a characteristic absent from myths in other Algonquian cultures. Whenever a wendigo ate another person, it would grow in proportion to the meal it had just eaten, so it could never be full.[14] Therefore, wendigos are portrayed as simultaneously gluttonous and extremely thin due to starvation.

    The Wendigo is seen as the embodiment of gluttony, greed, and excess: never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they are constantly searching for new victims.


    We need more fracking and oil development in our national parks and national forests right?

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    Default Re: The Wendigo psychosis.

    Brian Sullivan speaks about Wendigo's and other cryptids. IMO he's one of the BEST cryptid creatures guy around. Although his audio is awful.


    Mattsquatch Presents has a unique summary type format which is interesting.


    Related Interest: https://www.bigfoot411.com/bigfoot-types.html
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    Default Re: The Wendigo psychosis.

    Interesting to note: Windigo is the name of one of the two main Isle Royale National Park facilities on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. I wonder how they arrived at that name?

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