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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Authorities seeking 'Bigfoot' in Malaysia

How in the world did we miss this choice nugget, posted by the AP on New Year's Eve?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Authorities began searching the jungles of southern Malaysia on Friday for the mythical "Bigfoot" following a reported sighting of three giant human-like beasts, officials said. Wildlife authorities may set up cameras in the 309 sq.mile Endau Rompin National Park in Johor state to see if the creatures do exist, they said. Park director Hashim Yusof ventured into the jungle Friday to survey the site where three fish farm workers reportedly saw the beasts - two adults and a young one - last month, Hashim's secretary told The Associated Press. She did not want her name used and declined to give details. The fish farm workers were in the jungle to clear an area for a fish pond. They alerted their employer who photographed what appeared to be footprints measuring up to 17 inches, said Lim Teong Kheng, the chairman of the Malaysian Nature Society in Johor. [...] Lim welcomed the investigation by the national park saying "Bigfoot" sightings have been reported for decades in the area but never taken seriously for lack of evidence.
The original N.S.T. articles are here (this one has the footprint picture) and here. [stumbled across this while following a link from MSNBC's Clicked to another piece about an Elmo toy with thanatos issues (that I now see Carnacki has already covered).]


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