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

Hunting the Chinese 'Wild Man'


Posted on Friday, 6 July, 2012 | Comment icon 42 comments


Image credit: Vronique Pagnier

 
A team of 38 researchers is planning an expedition to find evidence of China's answer to the Yeti.

The Yeren, or "Wild Man", has been a part of Chinese culture for centuries. Similar in description to the Himalayan Yeti and the Bigfoot of North America, the Yeren is said to be a tall ape-like creature covered in thick hair. In a concerted effort to get to the bottom of the mystery, a team of researchers from universities all over China are undertaking their own expedition in the Shennongjia reserve to catalogue the region's unique ecosystem.

Former Beijing Museum director Zhou Guoxing remains unconvinced that the creature exists. "There is no Wild Man in this world," he said. "I've visited every place where the Wild Man was reported in China. I've studied everything related to the Wild Man including hair, skulls and specimens. All of them are dyed human hair or come from monkeys and bears."

"For centuries, the villagers around the Shennongjia forest of China's central Hubei province, a forbidding 1,000 square mile reserve of high mountains and deep forests, have believed that the "Wild Man", or Yeren, lives among them."

  View: Full article |  Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  Discuss: View comments (42)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #33 Posted by keninsc on 9 July, 2012, 2:54
Wow, you're still talking? Kudos on fianlly joining the discussions. I always copy and paste references, that way they don't get misquoted. maybe you could use those reasearch abilities to learn more about CD. Why would I wish to learn more about something I'm all too familar with? .....unless you're talking about cross dressing?
Comment icon #34 Posted by DieChecker on 9 July, 2012, 21:24
I've not seen any of the old timers who "run" this section in this thread yet. Personnally, I think they are chasing after something based on reality, maybe a disfigured/diseased human, or an actual "wild" man that grew up away from civilization. But I do believe it most likely is a human. Down the possibilities list, there is the possiblility of a relic population of homonids. Maybe Neanderthal, or maybe some other early human. What I do not think bigfoot is, is a simple ape, like gigantopithicus. 1000 sq miles?? That is small enough that you could drive around it in 3 hours. That is a box 32... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by keninsc on 10 July, 2012, 6:07
I suppose most anything is possible really, but then one has to also consider the likelihood of a humanoid like creature, I mean don't get me wrong, we can't know everything about everything and new species are being discovered. Just in 2010 a new species of monkey was found. Here's the link: http://news.national...cience-animals/ So, who knows?
Comment icon #36 Posted by Perra on 11 July, 2012, 16:22
What will happen when/if they find one? I think they will do as we (humans) usally do, cut it open just to see how it look likes inside - or put it on a zoo. We humans are disgusting!!
Comment icon #37 Posted by hatecraft on 11 July, 2012, 19:51
They won't find anything. If by some miracle they do find something, it will end up being dissected and studied as it should be. We humans are awesome!!
Comment icon #38 Posted by Stardrive on 12 July, 2012, 17:19
I've not seen any of the old timers who "run" this section in this thread yet. You mean I was "running" this section all along and didn't know it? Thanks for the heads up... Personnally, I think they are chasing after something based on reality, maybe a disfigured/diseased human, or an actual "wild" man that grew up away from civilization. But I do believe it most likely is a human. Down the possibilities list, there is the possiblility of a relic population of homonids. Maybe Neanderthal, or maybe some other early human. What I do not think bigfoot is, is a simple ape, like gigantopithicus. F... [More]
Comment icon #39 Posted by DieChecker on 13 July, 2012, 7:05
You mean I was "running" this section all along and didn't know it? Thanks for the heads up... From the evidence I've gathered so far I would say it's an ancestor of man in the Gorilla clade, but not simple. I was told a couple of years ago it's a most unlikely creature to exist. I did some research and found that to be "not a fact". I went looking for evidence and found it. Dumb luck strikes again. If you want evidence, you'll have to go looking for it because you'll never in a million years find compelling evidence sitting at your computer.... just sayin Lots of people will tell you it is im... [More]
Comment icon #40 Posted by keninsc on 13 July, 2012, 7:21
What will happen when/if they find one? I think they will do as we (humans) usally do, cut it open just to see how it look likes inside - or put it on a zoo. We humans are disgusting!! That's the way of being a newly discovered creature, you get sliced and diced. But what if they do find one? It's just another creature in the wild. Odds are they won't because they have not found any evidence i.e. bones of a dead one or any thing in the fossil record to suggest there was ever a creature like it in North America. Now, having said all that, what evidence I have seen is largely pretty easy to dupl... [More]
Comment icon #41 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 26 July, 2012, 18:30
I like how people come on unexplained mysteries.com but don't like a good unexplained mystery.... Yeah whats with all these people that just scoff at these things.
Comment icon #42 Posted by ygoloozotpyrc on 28 July, 2012, 21:10
I'd love to know what China finds. If they find the Yeren or prove of it will be another win for cryptozoology.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5728506
259902
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