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A giant polar bear?

The Alaskan Giant Polar Bear is an enormous white bear, much bigger than a Kodiak Brown Bear, that is a creamy white and has hair on the pads of its feet. The creature is mentioned many times in Alaskan folklore. One woman from Kodiak Island remembers vividly how her father once killed a giant white bear with hairy paws, insisting that the animal looked nothing like a Kodiak bear.

The Alaskan Giant Polar Bear is also sighted in Greenland, Alberta and Quebec. One couple reportedly saw a giant white bear with two heads in their gondola ride in Alberta one winter. Another sighting is in Quebec when a French elder woman was sitting inside a restaurant drinking hot chocolate saw a huge white 'mass' of fur running down a hill. An expedition to prove the sighting found nothing.

Giant polar bears are also sighted in London, far from their home. One supposedly invaded a subway train and one was said to plunge into a small city creek.


These giant polar bears maybe a remnant population of Ursus maritimus tyrannus, otherwise known as the Pleistocene Polar Bear. The bear was measured to be over 11 inches taller than the modern polar bear and is known from a fragmentary ulna found in the Thames River near Kew Bridge, London.

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Bear God as seen in Missing in Alaska Tv Series

In 2015 History Channel 2 created the monster-documentary TV series Missing in Alaska that centered around the Alaskan Triangle, an anomalous zone credited for supernatural, otherworldly and unexplained disappearances and encounters. Season 1 Ep 12 - Scared of Bear God featured a gigantic folklore beast similar to the cryptid, and the series' main characters tried to find proof of its existence in the Alaskan Triangle.
  • Artist's impression of a huge polar bear.
  • A supposed giant polar bear hide reportedly found in Alaska
  • Alaskan carving possibly depicting giant polar bears
  • Painting of a very big white bear
  • A real giant polar bear roaming London?
  • Size comparison between Ursus maritimus tyrannus and Ursus maritimus