The Skunk Ape is a hominid cryptid said to inhabit the Southern United States, from places such as North Carolina and Arkansas, although reports from Florida are most common. It is named for its appearance and for the unpleasant odor that is said to accompany it. According to the United States National Park Service, the skunk ape exists only as a local myth.Reports of the Skunk ape were particularly common in the 1960s and 1970s. In the fall of 1974, numerous sightings were reported in suburban neighborhoods of Dade County, Florida, of a large, foul-smelling, hairy, ape-like creature, which ran upright on two legs.  The Swamp Ape is a mysterious hominid said to inhabit the remote swamps of Louisiana. Noted as having a deeply unpleasant odor, reports of this monster are extremely common. In 2000, photographs of this mysterious creature (seen above), were taken by a woman claiming to have spotted the animal at the edge of her backyard. The police were called but when they arrived the beast was gone. The pictures have been hotly debated since but hard evidence of the Swamp Monster has remained elusive.