Picture of the Alabama White Thang (Artist's Impression)

Alabama White Thang – Alabama

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The Alabama White Thang is an ape-like cryptid that is also sometimes referred to simply as “White Thang” or “Alabama White Bigfoot”. It is said to live in the forests of Alabama, particularly in the northern parts of the state.

Cryptid Name:Alabama White Thang
Location:Alabama, USA
Map of where the Alabama White Thing is found
Category:Hominid Cryptid
Description:Large, ape-like creature covered in white or light-colored fur with long arms and a strong, muscled body. Is associated with a strong, foul odor and eerie sounds.
Size:Typically reported to be 7 to 10 feet / 2 to 3 meters tall.
Behavior/Characteristics:Eerie sounds like howls or screams, elusive, little known about behavior.
Diet:Unknown, as there is little scientific data on the creature’s habits.
Habitat/Environment:Said to inhabit forests in northern Alabama.
Evidence:Limited and primarily anecdotal, no concrete evidence like clear photographs or physical remains.
Sightings and Encounters:Reports exist, but they are unverified and often lack credible evidence.
Skepticism/Explanations:Many believe sightings are misidentifications of known animals, hoaxes, or folklore passed down through generations; no scientific basis for existence.

What Does The Alabama White Thang Look Like?

Picture of the Alabama White Thang (Artist's Impression)
Artist’s Impression of the Alabama White Thang

The Alabama White Thang is described as a very big ape-like creature similar to Bigfoot but with white fur covering its body.

Just like Bigfoot, it is described as having a strong and muscular body with long arms. It is said to stand on two legs but when it runs it does so on all four legs and most witnesses agree that it is very fast and agile.

It has a loud piercing cry that some say sounds like a woman screaming. Witnesses also report that it has a very strong and foul-smelling odor that is hard to miss.

Many people believe that the White Thang is somehow associated with funerals and older Alabamians believe that the White Thang is most often seen when someone passes away. That said, I couldn’t find any accounts of people reporting that the White Thang is aggressive towards humans.

Possible Explanations

The most common explanation for the Alabama White Thang is that it is an albino relative of Bigfoot or a sasquatch with white fur such as the Yeti.

Others, who are skeptical of cryptozoology, believe that it could possibly be an albino bear. Now while albino bears do exist, they are extremely rare and it is believed that only about 1 in a million bears will be born with albinism.

While an albino bear does sound like a reasonable explanation for sightings of the Alabama White Thang, it doesn’t explain the ape-like descriptions given by eyewitnesses or the eerie human-like cries that are heard when the creature screams.

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