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Brunei Bigfoot Trackway Photo

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.)

Liew Kim San Brunei Bigfoot

Kim says the footprints are too wide to be that of humans.

Brunei Bigfoot

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.

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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.

About Loren Coleman
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.


18 Responses to “Brunei Bigfoot Trackway Photo”

  1. CamperGuy responds:

    “do not resemble human or animal footprints.”

    I think that it was intended to mean “do not resemble human or known animal footprints”

    I wish the photo had something to show scale.

    Are there many reports of Bigfoot in tropical areas?I always think of them in temperate or cold zones.

  2. C.M. responds:

    The photos aren’t too bad, hopefully an above view can clear up any ambiguities. There appear to be around 5 toes instead of 3 large hooves, so I doubt this is from a rhino. Also note that the tracks are turned inwards, an anthropoid would have the feet turned outwards. There appear to be two different depths within the print, with it being thicker towards the back. I think this looks like a print within a print sort of track from a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), just like the kind discussed in “On the Track of Unknown Animals” while dealing with the Orang Pendek.

  3. Beleezebud responds:

    erm…how hard is it to make footprints ?

  4. LSU_Crypto responds:

    Do sun bears frequent that beach?

  5. planettom responds:

    My first impression from the above photo is possible bear track. I ponder the same question as LSU_Crypto before me.

  6. Lee Pierce responds:

    I am of the agreement that it is a bear. Pigeon towed.

  7. Sky King responds:

    “Are there many reports of Bigfoot in tropical areas?I always think of them in temperate or cold zones.”

    To answer your question, yes. The Matto Grosso in Brazil and the Guiana Massif of the northeastern corner of South America, to name but two. B-footers simply MUST read Ivan T. Sanderson’s ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN in order to grasp the distribution of cryptid hominids!

    Also the Caucasus, though I suppose that’s listed as “temperate”.

  8. skunkape_hunter responds:

    CamperGuy & Sky King,
    Did you both forget about the Skunkape ? Half of Florida is considered tropical, or at the very least, sub-tropical.

  9. shumway10973 responds:

    I would say that this is a bear. There does appear to be print within a print. Look at what would be the heel. If it isn’t a bear, then the big foot had something tailing it. To answer any questions about big foot living in tropical climates, think of it this way: It’s not necessarily the climate they seek, but solitude from man. It just so happens that in North America and Asia the areas mankind tends to shy away from is a little colder. We have gorillas in Africa right on the equator. I read a news column a year or so ago talking about Africa’s version of big foot in Congo, and I understand Congo is hot and humid.

  10. Nabisco responds:

    An above view of the prints is held by the guy in the picture, pity it’s too small.

    As I’m ignorant on the subject of bears, do they usually walk on their hind legs? From the picture with the bad angle it seems that the creature which made those prints walks on two legs, but then again maybe bears walk in that manner.

  11. Loren Coleman responds:

    “Bigfoot” is a generic term used by the media. There are all kinds of unknown primates that might be termed “Bigfoot,” and many of these, of course, live in tropical and semi-tropical areas.

    Please refer to The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates for specific unknown hominids and pongids reported from rainforests.

    Comments here will be appreciated, on-topic, about the Brunei tracks.

    Thank you.

  12. eireman responds:

    I’m fond of the sunbear idea as well. The tracks exhibit that particular inward-facing position of the feet common with many bears. And the picture is poorly shot – low position and wide aperture, which shoves the other prints out of focus. It appears the main prints in the foreground are the hind legs and the ones further ahead are the smaller forepaws. But when you shoot at this low angle, it give the impression of a receding series of bipedal prints.

  13. JRC responds:

    These cannot belong to a bipedal animal. It would be impossible for a bipedal animal to maintain that foot posture for any extended length of time without doing serious damage to it’s leg joints, hip joints, and spine. I agree with the bear hypothesis and another option may be a known primate perhaps shuffling a short distance. But the prints look too small and round for that to be the case.

  14. mystery_man responds:

    I agree with the previous comments about the inward facing, pigeon toed posture. That would not be an efficient way for a truly bipedal animal to get around. Have there been other cases of a Bigfoot type creature making prints with this kind of pigeon toed gait?

  15. oldbutnotstupid responds:

    Totally fake, first of all it looks like something red has been sprinkled on the pathway to make the tracks show up. They are somewhat bear like but not close enough to be real. The thing most noticable is the way these tracks are laid down. Nothing sober walks like that and even a drunk would fall flat on his face trying to follow that gait. The thing, if 2 legged, is walking sideways. Come on people. fake fake fake.

  16. Ole Bub responds:

    Off hand…they look like bear tracks to me…a few hundred pounds perhaps given the depth in the sand or soil…note the short shuffling stride…and two right feet…if I saw those here in Oklahoma I’d say a good sized black bear…closer detail of a track would help…JMHO

    seeing is believing

    ole bub and the dawgs

  17. sschaper responds:

    NASA has a trick, and maybe someone here knows how to do it, of getting the vertical image from an angle image.

    It does have characteristics I have not often seen in bigfoot tracks that suggest a real animal.

  18. Doug Tarrant responds:

    Okay a pigeon toed bear!



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