Saturday, July 23, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Expedition sights Orang Pendek in Sumatra


Posted on Thursday, 1 October, 2009 | Comment icon 30 comments | News tip by: MissingAChance


Image credit: stockxpert
 
A team from the Centre for Fortean Zoology have returned from a two-week expedition to Sumatra in search of Orang Pendek and claim to have not only seen the creature but to have collected hair samples and photographs of footprints.

"A mysterious ape man reported to inhabit an island jungle has been spotted by British explorers who even managed to get pictures of its footprints."

  View: Full article |  Source: The Telegraph

  Discuss: View comments (30)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by DieChecker on 2 October, 2009, 6:19
I hope they put it all together into a documentory someday. Would be good entertainment. I think the chance that the Orang-Pendak is real is better then even money at this point. I do notice that they called them explorers and not scientists. Would it really be so hard to set up an IR trail cam? Seems like the first thing I would do. And, what do they cost? Surely not enought to be out of reach of British Explorers.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Spend on 2 October, 2009, 9:58
Can I just add something to this it was reported in the SUN, this is hardly the most reputable piece of journalism and while the people who found this might be real I suspect they may be going over the top a bit anyway the Centre for Fortean Zoology aren't exactly small potatoes or a bunch of amateurs these guys discovered 8 of the titan boas fossils http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/news/Giant-snakes-hiss-tory/article-708294-detail/article.html which made it become a recognised species (albeit an extinct one) another link to the story http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/6247868/Mysterious-Orang-P... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by jpen0313 on 2 October, 2009, 20:26
Im with you-- and psyche on this one... They find one print and it cant possibly belong to anything else! They admit they didn't see it-- so why would they assume the print was from that animal? Geez. And after a little more digging I believe this ir be 1: A hoax or 2: a new kind of primate- nothing fancy... From what I read, they said two of the party spotted it, and when they reached the site they sighted it at, found the print and the hair samples/chewed food. Doesn't seem like a stretch that a primate 3' tall primate would be in the jungles of Sumatra. From what I understand the Sun Bear i... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by psyche101 on 6 October, 2009, 5:15
From what I read, they said two of the party spotted it, and when they reached the site they sighted it at, found the print and the hair samples/chewed food. Doesn't seem like a stretch that a primate 3' tall primate would be in the jungles of Sumatra. From what I understand the Sun Bear is the other animal in the habitat known to be of roughly the same size. Sun Bear is generally dark, whereas the Orang Pendek I believe is generally described to be lighter. Sun Bear track (image search on google) appears to be oval in shape (wide sides, short toes to heal), the casts of the Orang Pendek are e... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by Wesker115 on 7 October, 2009, 10:55
There is an interview on the CFZ website with the guy who spotted the Orang pendek. He states that he had a camera around his neck as there was always the chance that the would need to use it quickly if he spotted anything. However he claims he was in a poor position to photograph the animal and didn't want to take a blobsquatch photo, when they moved around the animal to a better location to get take the photo, the animal which appeared scared took off. The thing is if he had taken a clear phot we would probably be screaming "photoshop" whereas if he had taken a blurred photo people still wou... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by DieChecker on 7 October, 2009, 20:03
True. If it was a clear pic, people would say it was a chimp with photoshopped coloring, or a gibbon, or a thin orangutang on the ground. Really a pic is almost as bad of evidence as an eyewitness account. What is needed is for the hairs they brought back to show as something new. It is entirely possible that these are not human derived beings and are simply more bipedally adapted species of orangutang. Island environments are great for developing new species.
Comment icon #27 Posted by evancj on 7 October, 2009, 23:22
True. If it was a clear pic, people would say it was a chimp with photoshopped coloring, or a gibbon, or a thin orangutang on the ground. Really a pic is almost as bad of evidence as an eyewitness account. What is needed is for the hairs they brought back to show as something new. It is entirely possible that these are not human derived beings and are simply more bipedally adapted species of orangutang. Island environments are great for developing new species. I'm sure your right DieChecker, some folks would jump the gun and cry photoshop. However a good clear photo could be analyzed by expert... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by psyche101 on 7 October, 2009, 23:37
I'm sure your right DieChecker, some folks would jump the gun and cry photoshop. However a good clear photo could be analyzed by experts to determine if any tampering had been done. I for one would wait to see the results before I cried foul. Just what I was thinking as well. It is not like there is a claim that a Dragon is being held in a barn (I have seen that very claim at GUST). This is a short primate in a natural habitat shared with the only surviving relative of the genus Pongo. Considering the recent finds on Florensis, this is a great deal more hopeful that a Georgia Biffsicle. It is ... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by DieChecker on 19 October, 2009, 19:45
Still no results on the DNA. The results will be published in book form according to the CFZ site. http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/2009/10/sumatra-expedition-report_18.html http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-orang-pendek-sighting.html http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/2009/10/orang-pendek-question.html I thought Loren Coleman followed the subject pretty throughly, but these people are posting a half dozen links a day.
Comment icon #30 Posted by DieChecker on 24 November, 2009, 20:08
Crap. Still no news on the evidence these CFZ guys brought back from Indonesia. Currently, National Geographic is funding a multi-year camera-trapping project led by Dr. Peter Tse of Dartmouth College and aimed at providing photographic documentation of Orang Pendek. The project began trapping in TNKS in September 2005.[13] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orang_Pendek If you click on the National Geographic expedition link at the bottom of the page it takes you to... http://www.orangpendek.org/ But, there is no new Blog entries for over a year and a half. Sad.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5728528
259904
161383

 
Da Vinci's scribbles reveal hidden knowledge
7-23-2016
Sketches demonstrating the laws of friction have been identified within the margins of Da Vinci's notes.
Mystery substance floods Tokyo underground
7-23-2016
A peculiar, foul smelling black liquid has been filmed pouring out in to an underground walkway in Japan.
What made the Man in the Moon's right eye ?
7-23-2016
Researchers in the US have been able to determine the origins of one of the moon's largest craters.
Ground in Siberia is starting to go bouncy
7-22-2016
The unseasonably warmer weather appears to be having an adverse effect on the Siberian permafrost.
Other news in this category
Police called over UK black panther sighting
Posted 7-22-2016 | 2 comments
Authorities were notified after a large black creature was spotted chasing deer in North West England....
 
Bob Gimlin speaks out about Bigfoot footage
Posted 7-7-2016 | 368 comments
One of the two men who filmed the infamous Bluff Creek Bigfoot video has long regretted his involvement....
 
'Kraken' satellite photo goes viral online
Posted 6-20-2016 | 19 comments
A photograph showing what some claim to be a gigantic sea creature has been circulating the Internet....
 
Residents to hunt 8ft 'werewolf' in England
Posted 5-16-2016 | 62 comments
Multiple witnesses claim to have seen a 'half man half dog' creature known locally as 'Old Stinker'....
 
Nessie Sightings Register is now 20 years old
Posted 5-13-2016 | 7 comments
The Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register has recorded over 1,000 sightings over the last two decades....
 
Woman dies while hunting legendary monster
Posted 4-26-2016 | 20 comments
Roquel Bain was struck by a train while seeking a creature that is said to lure people on to the tracks....
 
Couple encounter a huge cat in the Cotswolds
Posted 4-15-2016 | 17 comments
A terrified couple in England have sketched a creature that they encountered while out driving at night....
 
Lost Nessie movie prop found in Loch Ness
Posted 4-13-2016 | 17 comments
A large model monster used in an old Sherlock Holmes movie has been identified at the bottom of the loch....
 
Mystery 'creature' filmed in the River Thames
Posted 3-31-2016 | 47 comments
Strange footage has emerged online this week of a large, dark shape surfacing in the River Thames....
 
Thylacine sighted in Australian coastal town
Posted 3-29-2016 | 21 comments
Being extinct hasn't stopped the elusive Tasmanian tiger from making an appearance every once in a while....
 
New 1.4M catamaran to join hunt for Nessie
Posted 3-13-2016 | 10 comments
A cruise ship company in the Scottish Highlands has invested in a new boat called 'Spirit of Loch Ness'....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ