- Jul 29, 2018
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He collected exactly such folklore in Africa, where he was a foreigner:I don't find it all that odd - particularly once you consider the historical contexts for these two distinct Fortean story lines.
I find it easy to believe Ivanov was in a relatively 'foreign' environment completely engrossed in something very important to him professionally, and he spent little time interacting with locals or exploring local folklore / history.
"The locals told Ivanov about their fears connected to the apes. From time to time, chimpanzee males raped local women, they said. If such a thing happened, the community forever ostracized the woman. This news confirmed Ivanov’s beliefs in the technical possibility of insemination." (Etkind)