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Mystery footprints found over 1km in Malaysia

By T.K. Randall
May 18, 2014 · Comment icon 24 comments



Malaysia's Endau Rompin forest reserve. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Raghulj
A trail of large, humanlike footprints has been discovered near the Endau Rompin forest reserve.
The mysterious footprints were found by Sia Chwee Khim and her husband while they were driving along a tarred road through the region. There were several sets of tracks, including some that appeared to be made by tigers and elephants, but it was one set in particular that caught their attention.

Measuring 48cm long and 11cm wide, the prints, which resembled those of a human but were much larger, didn't seem to conform to any known species native to the area. The couple's daughter and her friends later decided to follow the trail to see how far it went and discovered that the footprints stretched along the road for more than 1km.
"We tried to mimic the steps but could not stretch our legs to match the distance of the stride," said Sia. "We also ruled out the possibility of the tracks being left by an elephant because they were quite oblong, like human feet, and had four protruding sharp toes."

The discovery of the prints follows on from the sighting of a large bipedal hominid by workers in Kampung Mawai in 2005. The men had attempted to follow the creature but eventually lost sight of it, but not before finding a set of large footprints in the mud measuring up to 50cm in length.

Source: The Star Online | Comments (24)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by g00dfella 9 years ago
Yes, it is overlapping prints. I mean from two different animals... Nope
Comment icon #16 Posted by g00dfella 9 years ago
Could it be elephants in a row (single file column) and by sheer coincidence a trailing smaller elephant in the column steps right behind the leading larger elephant(s) footprint because their gates a extremely similar malking a "footprint" that "looks" "human"(pareidolia(again)). Yeah, cuz that would be the coincidence of all coincidences...a bunch of elephants walk for 1KM while exactly stepping in the same spots as the elephant in front of them. There must be another explanation, but this double footprint stuff is bogus.
Comment icon #17 Posted by DieChecker 9 years ago
I do think the Johor Baru reserve has had reports of tall ape men. If I am remembering right. But these prints look way big even for a giant bigfoot type creature. http://www.searchingforbigfoot.com/Malaysian_Bigfoot_Sightings_Near_Johor_Baru Although fresh footprints with the distinctive four toes of the creature were found, "Bigfoot" remains elusive. http://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/johorpixnix/ http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/malaysianbf.htm
Comment icon #18 Posted by ash68 9 years ago
I'm not an expert but I believe elephants will often try to step into the prints made by the ones in front, this may have been two working elephants, not a herd. Still, I like the idea of a big foot style creature, just wish there was some genuine evidence.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Urisk 9 years ago
Nope Why?
Comment icon #20 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 9 years ago
Almost a kilometer long....? that's a stretch Sounds fake to me, just for that reason. An earlier poster saw it that way, too. Those prints should get less and less obvious more quickly than that.
Comment icon #21 Posted by ThesillyfunnyguyIDK 9 years ago
either bigfoot migrated, or its one sick-ill elephant
Comment icon #22 Posted by Rafterman 9 years ago
How convenient for them to walk down the road like that.
Comment icon #23 Posted by jesspy 9 years ago
Its obviously elephants. Look how it walks. An elephants rear foot covers the same spot as its front foot did this is probably what gives the impression of a large foot print.. the picture is mud off an elephants foot. It probably rained there recently then the elephants came through. Simple.
Comment icon #24 Posted by DieChecker 9 years ago
Its obviously elephants. Look how it walks. An elephants rear foot covers the same spot as its front foot did this is probably what gives the impression of a large foot print.. the picture is mud off an elephants foot. It probably rained there recently then the elephants came through. Simple. Good JOB!!!


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