Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 13th, 2013


The orang pendek footprint obtained on June 7, 2013 by the Orang Pendek Project

A man named Pak Jur was hunting in the forest outside of his farm in the Sumatran village of Sungai Keruh when he ran across a footprint in the soft mud. Following the direction of the trackway revealed no more distinct footprints, but enough ground disturbance was present to determine that the track maker was headed to the river. The witness felt that the prints were very fresh, and that he just missed seeing the creature.

For more photos and information on this cast, click here.

About Craig Woolheater
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.

10 Responses to “Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Lordy! That’s a pretty good cast, I must say. Is Orang Pendek similar to the Meh-Teh? The footprints are pretty similar.

  2. Adam Davies responds:

    We are learning as we go along inevitably. What I can say is that Orang Pendek is normally small in stature, typically around five feet. It is bipedal and has a tool use no more sophisticated than say a chimpanzee. It is also an opportunistic feeder.

  3. Cryptoraptor responds:

    Adam Davies, can you cite where you have heard or read that orang pendek is typically 5 feet tall? Every eye witness report suggest that they are closer to 3 feet tall.

    On another note, if that is an orang pendek foot print then it seems unlikely that orang pendeks are extant homo floresiensis given that homo floresiensis did not have divergent big toes.

  4. Adam Davies responds:

    Well cryptoraptor, I have been to Sumatra to look for the Orang Pendek eight times now I think, and my experience comes from interviewing many eyewitnesses from when I first went there in 1998 until now. There are larger and smaller ones of course, so this has to be a general assumption. No, it is not a Floresiensis I agree.

  5. Cryptoraptor responds:

    If the average height of an orang pendek is reported to be five feet tall it is strange that the locals call the creature orang pendek given that the name means ‘short person’ in Indonesian and the average height of Indonesian humans is self-reported to be 1.580 m (5 ft 2 in) for males and 1.470 m (4 ft 10 in) for females.

  6. Goodfoot responds:

    I’m callin’ that the Olde Cryptomundo BURN, baybee!

  7. Adam Davies responds:

    That is what my reports indicate, I know the quote of what short person means which I am very familiar with it. As I metioned I have been to Indonesia eight times… and I have personally interviewed eyewitnesses since 1998.
    Understanding the difference between legend and fact is what the project is all about. That is what the field research is for.

  8. Cryptoraptor responds:

    Adam, hope you get the photo or video evidence you need on a future expedition.

  9. Goodfoot responds:

    Me too. And thanks for all the diligent work, Adam. Hope it pays off in a big way.

  10. Adam Davies responds:

    Thank you both! I would love to, and if I am being greedy, its D.N.A too. 🙂

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