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Guh

Depiction of the guh (NemoralisArt)

The Guh, also known as the Yukon Giant Worm, is a cryptid invertebrate rumored to inhabit the Saint Elias Mountains, located in the Canadian territory of Yukon. According to accounts from the Southern Tutchone people, these creatures are massive arboreal worm-like monsters that dwell within holes in the ground near glaciers and even within trees. Reports describe them as enormous, with lengths comparable to bears and a dark, almost black appearance.

Sightings and Folklore[]

Anthropologist Catharine McClellan documented numerous encounters with the Guh among the Southern Tutchone people. Witnesses claimed to have seen these colossal worms or evidence of their presence, such as patches of bare mountain brush where they supposedly fed. One inhabitant of Carmacks reported a sighting of a Guh hanging from the branches of a tree, while a shaman allegedly witnessed two individuals resembling "huge black caterpillars" stripping a tree of its leaves. In a remarkable account, the shaman purportedly encountered an even larger pair of worms emerging from a sizable hole in the ground, but claimed to have dispatched them using magic bullets.

McClellan classified the Guh as "strange and rare animals," acknowledging the significance of these sightings within the local folklore and culture.

Behavior and Habitat[]

The Guh is believed to be primarily arboreal, preferring to inhabit trees and holes in the ground near glacier regions. Its behavior is largely elusive, with sightings occurring sporadically and often surrounded by an air of mystery. Witnesses describe the Guh as formidable creatures capable of consuming foliage and exhibiting a degree of intelligence.

Despite the lack of concrete evidence, the legend of the Guh continues to intrigue both locals and cryptid enthusiasts, adding to the rich tapestry of folklore within the Yukon territory.

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