The Skunk Ape is a humanoid ape-like creature said to live in Florida and other southern states. Sightings of the skunk ape go back to before Europeans arrived. Indian tribes such as the Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole all told stories of a creature that stood 5–8 feet tall, and gave off a pungent odor.
Anyone that encounters the Skunk ape often comments on its bad smell. The Europeans were scared of the Skunk apes and thought they attacked white people and were good towards Native Americans and they tried to kill it, but sightings of the beast continued even to this day people claim to see an ape like creature stalking the swamplands. Reports of the Skunk ape were particularly common in the 1960s and 1970s.