The momo, also known as the Missouri monster, is a hairy hominid thought to be native to the wooded areas of the state of Missouri in the United States.


Momo is described as a hairy man-ape creature standing between 6 and 8 feet in height. It is covered in shaggy hair varying in color from red, gray, black, brown, and white. The momo is known for its large pumpkin-shaped head and the hair covering its eye.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy humanoid
  • Misidentification of bears
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Plaster casts of footprints


  • The name "momo" is short for "Missouri Monster".