Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Could 'Almas' be surviving Neanderthals ?


Posted on Tuesday, 15 January, 2013 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: stockxpert

 
Stories of a species of 'wild man' have been coming out of Central Asia and Mongolia for years.

Similar in concept to Bigfoot or the Yeti, the 'Alma' or 'Almasty' is said to be a large hairy hominid that lives in the wilderness. What makes this particular legend different to the others however is the fact that while the more well-known cryptids are speculated to be an unknown species of large ape, the Almasty is thought to more closely resemble Neanderthal man. While it seems unlikely, could there be a surviving pocket of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living in the wilds of Russia ?

One particularly intriguing encounter is said to have occurred in 1944 when a group of men patrolling on horseback came upon a huge bipedal creature which shot away from them at an incredible pace. They later cornered it at a nearby cabin in an effort to capture it but it charged and escaped, leaving the men scrambling to safety. The identity of the mysterious assailant was never determined.

"Nick Redfern: Across what used to be Soviet Central Asia, as far west as what are parts of Europe, and as far east as Mongolia, reports have long proliferated of hairy creatures known as Almas or Almasty that seem to be far more akin to men than they do apes; although they reputedly demonstrate clear and undeniable characteristics of both."

  View: Full article |  Source: Mania.com

  Discuss: View comments (28)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 17 January, 2013, 21:45
honestly i do believe it and believe there are members of long time species in the planet earth still the earth is full of surprises and mysteries and everything else.it would be awsome if i could join you guys next time lol but really i would though.all the goods stuff happens in Russia i wish i was there already Go Russia!
Comment icon #20 Posted by cachibatches. on 18 January, 2013, 2:01
Probably just someone with some kind of genetic deformity forced to live away from society. I saw a NatGeo program where they finally were able to do a good analysis of Zena and Kwit, the famous mother and son who were thought to be Almas, and they were NOT Neandertal. However, the scientists did note that they were odd looking. Gigantism, maybe?
Comment icon #21 Posted by orangepeaceful79 on 18 January, 2013, 4:25
But splitting hairs is so much fun I just couldn't let this one go. Really? Since when was Neaderthal Man considered a cryptid? If my memory serves me correctly there is ample fossil evidence to back up it's existence. So it's not a cryptid any more than the ceolachanth is or ever was a cryptid. Correct? And for pete's sake don't say there have never been any fossils of Neaderthal man found in Siberia. Just a gentle warning. Other than that, carry on ol pal.... Sorry for not being clearer. I wasn't going on the assumption that these critters were Neanderthals....its only speculation that they ... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Stardrive on 19 January, 2013, 1:09
Well the article speculates that maybe the Almas are a surviving pocket of Neanderthals. Yeah, that ain't to likely either.
Comment icon #23 Posted by redbundy on 23 January, 2013, 10:20
One thing that I'm 100% certain of and will NEVER have my mind changed is that there are NO Bigfoots or Yeti's or "Squatches" like the guys on 'Finding Bigfoot' call them (on that note, isn't it funny on that show that no matter where those guys look for "Squatches", whether it's the suburbs of a big city to the National Forest of Minnesota, they ALWAYS "prove" that there are Bigfoots in the area, without actually any proof what so ever. I mean they have yet to go to a state that doesn't have a sizeable population of Bigfoots living there. I find it so funny that these grown men and women actu... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by minera on 3 April, 2013, 15:33
Neanderthals were no animals rather an offshoot of our human family tree. As humans we do carry some of the neanderthal genes so at one time our species intermingled.By referring to them as animals we have to remember that in the same respect homo sapiens are also animals.
Comment icon #25 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 11 June, 2013, 17:09
I believe there is another account of this creature or hairy human. I can't remember but it was in Kazakhstan or somewhere in Central Asia. Apparently there was a cave right in the middle of a plateau or near some hills. i can't remember the whole story but a group of people found a "community" of them and they did not speak any language but only grunts or calls. Then they heard of a town that had a female that was helping the locals with their daily lives and apparently she was pregnant. I think it was called Ape men of the Steppes, couldn't remember where i found the story
Comment icon #26 Posted by Cynical Sounds on 12 June, 2013, 7:54
Interesting read but I don't believe it for 1 simple reason It was late one dark, autumn night in 1944, and Koshokoyev, working as a policeman at the time, was part of a group of local men scouring the nearby fields and hills on horseback, and keeping a careful watch for any signs of Hitlerís marauding armies closing in. the Germans had been losing the Caucasus mountains since mid 1942 and withdrew completely in September 43. The Kabardino-Balkaria region was clear of the Nazi's for over 18 months by the time of this incident, So no the nazi's weren't closing in, and there was a distinct lack ... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 13 June, 2013, 18:51
Didn't Stalin's scientists try to cross breed humans with Ape's to try to build a super soldier? http://www.ufodigest...persoldier.html Yeah that is true but I thoght once Stalin found out what the scientist was doing he put a stop to it, because he thought it was a sick thing to do
Comment icon #28 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 14 June, 2013, 2:47
I've heard this story before and the creature sounded like an Neanderthal to me. I wonder if there could be some around. My personal theory about Sasquatches and the like, from my research and personal experience alike, are that they are populations of humans suffering from Hypertrichosis (or something akin to it), that were driven out from their tribes/clans long ago. (people usually dont like other people who aren't like them as history has proven). Once out there they have continued to survive and sightings of these "wild men" fuel the sightings/legends. It would explain most of the stories... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5730841
259990
161434

 
Solar Impulse completes historic global trip
7-26-2016
The aircraft, which is powered entirely by the sun, has succeeded in flying around the entire world.
NASA to digitize data from Viking landers
7-25-2016
The data recorded during the historic Viking Mars missions is set to be archived in digital form.
New Megaraptor dinosaur found in Argentina
7-25-2016
A new species of meat-eating dinosaur dating back to the Late Cretaceous has been unearthed in Patagonia.
Has 'Beast of Bodmin' mystery been solved ?
7-24-2016
A zoo owner has come forward with information that could help to explain the alien big cat phenomenon.
Other news in this category
Has 'Beast of Bodmin' mystery been solved ?
Posted 7-24-2016 | 9 comments
A zoo owner has come forward with information that could help to explain the alien big cat phenomenon....
 
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....
 

 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