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Authorities Hunt for 'Bigfoot' in Malaysia
Fri Dec 30, 6:26 AM


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.

He said brown hair reeking of body odor was also reportedly retrieved nearby, and a broken tree branch at the site appeared to indicate the creatures were some 10 feet tall.

The New Straits Times newspaper on Thursday reprinted one of the photographs taken by the fish farmer, showing what appears to be a triangular depression in the undergrowth.

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.

"Nobody dared say anything in case people say they are out of their minds," Lim told the AP. "But sightings have been enumerated by many others before this at the Endau Rompin area."

"Bigfoot" is a popular name given in the United States to giant hairy creatures walking on two legs. Sightings of such beasts are reported in many parts of the world but never confirmed.:ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:
 

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And speaking of Bigfoot, he's staring in a great series of commercials for Mythbusters on Discovery.:ninja:
 

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I like that show... I wonder who sells bigfoot his shoes...

Speaking of Bigfoot I did a essay on him for English class... I got a 40. You know what I really don't think this post has anyting to stand on... :p
 

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The county that i live in has a proclimation declaring Big Foot an endangered and protected species. Skamania co washington has a ton of sightings every year and one of my friends a pro fishing guide takes ppl on spoting trips in the off season. hes got foot print casts and fur and a few fuzzy pix
 

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When are people just going to let one of the most elaborate hoaxes of the last century die? just like with Chupacabra's, The Loch Ness Monster and other various *ahem* legends, if they were actually in existence today, a live one would have been caught by now. We have the technology...there's no way a hundred something year old cave man could go undetected for too long. :rolleyes:
 

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What are you saying Sin?:p :confused:
 

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-gasp- :eek:
Say it aint so!:p
 

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claymud said:
I think he's saying that us belivers have been tricked...
Hoodwinked, bamboozled, duped, led down the Primrose Path, had the wool pulled over your eyes, played, hustled...there are many other descriptions, but it all means the same thing. :D
 

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Surely you had to know that any site with the words "Wooly Booger" can't be taken seriously.:D
 

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Johor to mount hunt for 'bigfoot'
By Jonathan Kent
BBC correspondent in Kuala Lumpur



The ape man is thought to be hiding in the jungle
The government of the Malaysian state of Johor says it is to organise an attempt to track down a legendary ape man reputed to roam its jungles.

After a spate of sightings, Johor's chief minister says he will launch an official search for the beast, dubbed Malaysia's Big Foot by local media.

Malaysians have a long-standing love affair with anything big.

The obsessions resulted in record-breaking buildings, bridges, even piles of food.

Now they have gone crazy for Big Foot, known in local legend as Hantu Jarang Gigi - ghosts with widely spaced teeth.

The country has been gripped since November when three fishery workers claimed to have seen a Big Foot family that left footprints up to 45cm long.

Conservationists say that damage to branches suggested that the creatures could have been up to 3m tall.

There were similar sightings by members of the local indigenous minority who said they had seen a 'King Kong' covered in black fur.

Now, the chief minister of Johor, Abdul Ghani Othman, says a proper scientific expedition will track Big Foot's big foot-prints.

He is setting up two teams, one of which will scour likely locations, including the densely forested Endau Rompin National Park.

Mr Abdul Ghani says Malaysia is the first country in the world to openly welcome such an attempt. However, he says it is important that the expedition should not harm or frighten the creatures.




Yeah, I think that's a smart idea.:googly:
 

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Bigfoot Caught!?

Malaysia denies capturing baby 'Bigfoot'

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20 April 2006 11:10

Malaysian wildlife officials denied capturing a baby "Bigfoot" on Thursday, amid fevered speculation over the existence of the mythical creature in the nation's southern jungles.

The Berita Harian newspaper reported that a young Bigfoot was caught by a group of men thought to be from the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) near the southern town of Kota Tinggi two weeks ago.

The paper quoted local residents as saying they had spoken to men who described shooting the creature with tranquilliser darts. The locals then peeked into the back of the their truck to see a large, hairy creature.

But the department's director general Datuk Musa Nordin denied the report.

"During the period reported, Perhilitan did not mount any operation in the area," Musa said in a statement carried by the official Bernama news agency.

Freddie Long, the Tourism and Environment Committee chairperson in southern Johor state, said that if a Bigfoot had been captured, it should have been given to local authorities for research.

Bigfoot fever erupted last December when some workers claimed to have spotted three of the beasts, two adults and a youngster, on the edge of a Johor forest reserve.

The tale was given wide coverage in the national press, which also carried stories of other sightings, some dating back decades, and printed photographs of supposed footprints -- vague impressions in the jungle floor.

Local authorities treated the claims seriously, with plans for an official expedition to track down the mysterious beasts, and setting up a telephone hotline to report sightings.

Suggestions that the story has been cooked up to lure tourists to Johor have been denied.

Stories of mythical ape-like creatures have been reported in wilderness areas all over the world. They are known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch in the United States and Canada, and yetis in the Himalayas. -- AFP :ninja:
 
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