Saturday, April 30, 2016   |   4,143 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
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
Sorry for not being clearer. I wasn't going on the assumption that these critters were Neanderthals....its only speculation that they are in the first place. To me, they get lumped in with Yetis, Bigfoot, etc...Of which there is no physical evidence. I agree that for Neanderthals there is much physical evidence. Those guys really existed, and left behind all the things that real animals do. Sorry I wasn't more precise. And thanks for bringing it to my attention, pal.
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 the... [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 ... [More]
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 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 of marauding armies. If they were to worry about anything it was Stalin who had ordered all the balkar ethinic group to be forcibly relocated by the type of people who would have made up this patrol.
Comment icon #27 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 13 June, 2013, 18:51
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
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 behind Sasquatches (using the term Sasquatch for all like stories across Eurasia and N.A. Yeti, etc). T... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other recent forum topics
Forum icon 
Other news in this category
Woman dies while hunting legendary monster
Posted 4-26-2016 | 17 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 | 14 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'....
 
'Bloodsucking creature' sparks hunt in China
Posted 3-1-2016 | 19 comments
A mysterious animal is responsible for killing more than 200 chickens and ducks in the village of Pudong....
 
'Yeti' filmed on slopes of Spanish ski resort
Posted 2-7-2016 | 41 comments
A woefully unconvincing Abominable Snowman has turned up in footage recorded at Formigal in Spain....
 
Trekker takes photograph of 'Yeti footprints'
Posted 2-1-2016 | 57 comments
Steve Berry encountered a mysterious set of single-file tracks on a steep mountain slope in Bhutan....
 
Deep crevice revealed at bottom of Loch Ness
Posted 1-19-2016 | 27 comments
Sonar equipment aboard a cruise boat has determined that Scotland's famous lake is actually a lot deeper....
 
Does famous Nessie video show giant eels ?
Posted 1-11-2016 | 17 comments
A new analysis of a video taken 8 years ago has suggested an alternative explanation for the sighting....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ