Orang Pendek / Orang Dalam / Sedapa [South-East Asia]

oldrover

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Nothing you can say about something like that except sorry for your and his family's loss mate, what a waste of a young man. I'm sure all the regulars who've followed these threads for the last few years will feel the same.
 

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Sumatran Orang Pendek 2001 Hair Sample Match Rock Hyrax?

There's been a recent exciting match of the 2001 hair sample with the ventral hairs of the rock hyrax. The evidence can be seen first hand at the official website of Extreme Expeditions on facebook. The evidence is pointing to an ape-like giant hyrax! Perhaps the giant hyrax is clever enough to mimick an orangutan in order to stay aloof and undetected?
 

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While i was in Bali in June 2018, I came across a few people from Sumatra and asked them all individually if they knew of this creature.

One person did claim to have an Orang Pendek sighting near Saribudolok in Sumatra about 20 years ago. Basically she was playing on the outskirts of town when she noticed, about 20 feet away, "a small monkey man" that was sitting down and watching her.

She said the hands and feet were weird because they were just like a person and not the type of hands/feet that a monkey should have. She wasn't scared at all but she yelled for her friends to look, and when she glanced back in the area it was gone. This gave her the impression that it was a ghost.

She got sick immediately afterward and attributes it to the sighting and would rather not talk much about it -- pulling out these few details was a difficult task for me.

She was aware of such a creature before seeing it because her family talked about it often. She says that it has brought good luck and that fortune tellers always mention that someone or something is watching over her and protecting her, but at the same time she thinks talking about mysterious topics will take away from her religion and make her feel lonely. I'm not sure I understand that but it did make sense when she said it.

Thought you may find this of interest.
 

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While i was in Bali in June 2018, I came across a few people from Sumatra and asked them all individually if they knew of this creature.

One person did claim to have an Orang Pendek sighting near Saribudolok in Sumatra about 20 years ago. Basically she was playing on the outskirts of town when she noticed, about 20 feet away, "a small monkey man" that was sitting down and watching her.

She said the hands and feet were weird because they were just like a person and not the type of hands/feet that a monkey should have. She wasn't scared at all but she yelled for her friends to look, and when she glanced back in the area it was gone. This gave her the impression that it was a ghost.

She got sick immediately afterward and attributes it to the sighting and would rather not talk much about it -- pulling out these few details was a difficult task for me.

She was aware of such a creature before seeing it because her family talked about it often. She says that it has brought good luck and that fortune tellers always mention that someone or something is watching over her and protecting her, but at the same time she thinks talking about mysterious topics will take away from her religion and make her feel lonely. I'm not sure I understand that but it did make sense when she said it.

Thought you may find this of interest.

Thanks that's really interesting. I've seen the hand prints and foot prints and they look more human-like than orang-utan like. This may be because it is a ground dweller rather than arboreal. Many people get sick after a sighting, probably due to shock. Saribudolok is in north Sumatra where sightings are very rare, i know none in recent years. Most come from west Sumatra.
 
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