Although Bigfoot sightings seem to be uniquely North American, legends of forest-dwelling hairy men exist right around the world.

Yesterday (Saturday, April 27) the Daily Star gave you the rundown on these ape-like legends, covering everything from the tiny Orang Pendek of Sumatra to the beasty Chinese Yeren and the "monkey monsters" of South America.

But the worldwide proliferation of these beasts poses a question - why do different cultures all seem to have some form of hairy man legend? Cryptozoologist Andy McGrath, author of Beasts of the World: Hairy Humanoids, has identified four theories...

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