Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 29th, 2007
Thanks to historical Malaysian Bigfoot researcher and journalist Harold Stephens, this just came to my attention from Tunku (Prince) Mahmood of Johor. Harold Stephens lives in Bangkok today and maintains good contacts with old friends inside and outside the government in Malaysia.
Let’s begin our review of the new Johor footprint photographs with the field report below.
Enclosed here are some photos related to the latest footprint discovered in Felda Semenchu. I went to visit the location last month, and managed to find out that there are three eyewitness who have seen the “Bigfoot”. The two persons that I have interviewed are Shahrul (light blue t-shirt) and Raslan (shirt with marine fish).
Shahrul, who is a guard has described the creature as hairy, and very large (around 3 meters) but he couldn’t see his face properly. He also mentioned that the creature has a loud breathing sound, and having a stooping posture. On the other hand Raslan with another friend has seen the creature crouching under a palm tree and describe the face as looking like an ape, and has red fiery eyes.
This site is quite interesting as there were footprints, and two independent sightings happening around the same time, thus giving more credibility to the incident.field investigator on site
I will do a followup on this new development, but first a view of the tracks to see if they diagnostically tell us anything. To begin this examination, what do you see in the report’s details and the photographs that inform us about what might be going on recently in Johor?
Two tracks are shown in this photograph.
Harold Stephens’ August 1971 article in Argosy is almost legendary within cryptozoology history, for it’s balanced and credible nature. Ivan T. Sanderson was the article’s editor. Stephens has been a generous correspondent of mine, and I appreciate his passing along this breaking news for the readers here at Cryptomundo.
Do the photographs of the new tracks seem similar to ones found by Stephens in the 1970s? Please note, Stephens had nothing to do with the finding and photographing of the recent tracks, but merely was informed of these by his old friend, Prince Mahmood of Johor, Malaysia.
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.