Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 26th, 2006
In an earlier blog, Liew Kim San’s discovery of unknown tracks was mentioned here. The prints were said to have been found along the Andulau forest area in Labi, Brunei, which according to Liew Kim San (“Kim”), the footprints “do not resemble human or animal footprints.” (I would hope that this is a mistranslation, as obviously, if they are tracks of an Earth species, they must be an animal’s, as we are not talking about a robot here, folks.)
Kim says the footprints are too wide to be that of humans.
Photo shows the track of footprints leading towards the main road.
Unfortunately, the above photograph of the “Brunei Bigfoot” trackway suffers from a photographer who has taken them from an angle that does not give much detail as to how the toes and foot appear. Perhaps this was an editorial decision, and better photos are available. I certainly hope so. From what is shown, they could be wide tracks of an anthropoid (as seen in Yeti prints) or evidence of a rhino passing there. Not enough details in these images are visible to make a good determination.
Where is Brunei? Here’s a brief overview:
Gaining its independence on January 1, 1984, the country of Brunei has only an area of 2,226 square miles. It is a country located on the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, East Malaysia. Brunei consists of two unconnected parts; 97% of the population lives in the larger western part, only about 10,000 live in the mountainous eastern part. The climate in Brunei is equatorial-tropical, with high temperatures, a high humidity, sunshine and heavy rainfall throughout the year.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.