Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 9th, 2006
Even as reports come out that a group called Singapore Paranormal Investigators are heading to Johor, Malaysia to plan future expeditions to track down the local Bigfoot, Chinese forestry officials announce that tourism services at the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in China will be suspended for nearly 3 months.
Initially, there was hope that the Bigfoot sighting flap would increase tourism in Malaysia. But are these new Chinese moves some kind of backlash from events in Malaysia? Chinese officials may be suspending tourism in fear of too much interest in their "Bigfoot," the Chinese Wildmen or Yeren.
Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. Besides, what are some "paranormal investigators" with "metal detectors to measure magnetic fields for abnormal readings" going to find anyway?
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.