Justified & Ancient
- May 30, 2009
Perhaps these sightings are just more examples of a timeslip/time tunnel effect, as mentioned in other threads?Concerning the yeren, my mind always goes to -- and I feel very sorry for -- the Chinese guy a couple of decades ago, who was so fascinated by the mystery of the yeren; that he spent ten years living a hermit's life in a hut in the Shennongjia mountain forest area in Hubei province (supposed "hotspot", mentioned in the linked article). In all that time, he reported just three brief yeren sightings.
I'm forced to the sentiment that in purely-flesh-and-blood terms, there's something about the whole cryptids / cryptozoology thing, that just doesn't add up.
Quite possabley, populations of animals exist a fair way apart.Also worth noting is that in the articles LordMongrove has posted above, reports come from western Yunnan as well as Shennongjia in Hubei province. These places are not close together! As far as I can figure, the distance is about the same as between London and Belgrade, or between New York and New Orleans. So if they exist, would these populations even be of the same animal?