Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 25th, 2006
Slowly, recovery does happen. Overcoming the hoax of the drawings, the false anticipation, and then finally the fake photos of the “johor hominid” occurs. It is surely time to move on, and get back to venturing forward with a critical look at the imagery of possibly real hominoids in the rainforest of Malaysia.
What are your thoughts on how people have represented the Orang Dalam?
The Harry Trumbore illustration (above) of the Orang Dalam places the hominoid within the True Giant classification, and is taken from The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, 2006.
Here is the Serjarang Gigi (above), which merely another name used for the Orang Dalam or Malaysian Bigfoot; this illustration shows it is indeed a giant.
Finally, remember this one? The first drawing out of Malaysia, before the unfortunate “johor hominid” sketches began to distract everyone’s attention, were the following, drawn by the locals of what they were actually and reportedly seeing.
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.