Giant, hairy creatures with human-like qualities have been a topic of popular lore and fascination across the globe for centuries. In Canada, it’s the Sasquatch. In the U.S., it’s the Bigfoot. In the Himalayas, it’s the Abominable Snowman. In Australia, it’s the Yowie.
Most scientists are not convinced of its existence. In fact, they attribute sightings of these elusive beasts to elaborate pranks or misidentified animals. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) believes differently. It claims to have documented hundreds of credible sightings of Bigfoot throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, China, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The Bigfoot phenomenon has been a nebulous subject that I haven’t put a lot of thought into. Until now. Yesterday afternoon, a small group of geologists were following a mountain trail to reach and survey a rock outcropping that stands above a housing complex. When they approached the final stretch of the trail, they observed a large, brown object swiftly moving in front of them. One of the men managed to capture footage of the strange looking creature before it abruptly plowed through and disappeared into the thick undergrowth.
This was a frightening, yet, extraordinarily facsniating experience for the geologists. In their 7-19 years of employment with PTFI, not one of them has ever seen or heard of anything like it. What makes it even more startling is that the Irian Jaya Mountain Range is home to a strikingly low population of wildlife. There is nothing more in the rainforest than a diverse populace of bird species and a small populace of tree kangaroos that are similar in size to domesticated cats.
The geologists believe they encountered an orang pendek, Indonesia’s Little Bigfoot. Their stories, and the highly sought after video, are spreading around jobsite and in the Indonesian media like wildfire. Whatever it was, it’s inexplicably intriguing!