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That’s a controversial question to ask, for sure. But, there may be some degree of reality to it. Let’s take a look. First and foremost, the one thing that makes the Wendigo stand-out from Bigfoot is that the former is a dangerous, man-eating killer. For the most part, the Bigfoot creatures seem to be pretty non-dangerous. Let’s have a closer look. ATI say: “As the tale goes, the wendigo was once a lost hunter. During a brutally cold winter, this man’s intense hunger drove him to cannibalism. After feasting on another human’s flesh, he transformed into a crazed man-beast, roaming the forest in search of more people to eat. The story of the wendigo (sometimes spelled windigo) comes from Algonquian Native American folklore, and the exact details vary depending on who you ask. Some people who have claimed to encounter the beast say it’s a relative of Bigfoot. But other reports compare the wendigo to a werewolf instead.” Moving on, there are the words of The Canadian Encyclopedia: “A windigo is a supernatural being belonging to the spiritual traditions of Algonquian-speaking First Nations in North America. Windigos are described as powerful monsters that have a desire to kill and eat their victims. In most legends, humans transform into windigos because of their greed or weakness. Various Indigenous traditions consider windigos dangerous because of their thirst for blood and their ability to infect otherwise healthy people or communities with evil. Windigo legends are essentially cautionary tales about isolation and selfishness, and the importance of community.”

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