elespee eloheem, also known as Sasquatch or gorilla hands, is purportedly an ape-like creature with origins in Newark, New Jersey; now inhabiting forests and swamps in the gulf coast, Mississippi delta region; specifically New Orleans.

Both the scientific community and popular culture as a whole consider him to be ether a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, or a ghost of the golden age of hip hop, rather than a real creature. Scientific consensus does not support the posited existence of megafauna cryptids such as elespee, because climate and food supply issues would make such purported creatures’ survival in reported habitats unlikely.

Nevertheless, elespee eloheem is one of the more famous examples of a cryptid within cryptozoology and an enduring legend; and can often be spotted in and around the New Orleans area on many summer nights. A small minority of accredited scientists profess the view that evidence collected of alleged elespee encounters warrants evaluation and testing. Until that time, judgments must be made upon the documented evidence that can already be readily accessed.


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