Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 20th, 2011
The article published by the Society for Scientific Exploration is entitled “A New Primate Species in Sumatra.” And that just about says it all.
In a newly appearing, pre-published critiqued paper in EdgeScience #7, cryptozoologist Adam Davies writes in his conclusion that “a serious consideration of the scientific evidence for the orang-pendek points in two directions at once. The structural analysis of the hair suggests either an orangutan, or something very closely related to an orangutan. The DNA analysis, on the other hand, points to a human or something very closely related to humans. But why can’t it be both? Could the orang-pendek be an example of bipedal evolution from the orangutan, a relative rather than a direct ancestor, and more advanced than any we are aware of in recent human history? They display only the most primitive tool use, on a par with the chimpanzee, but they certainly have no ability to make fire. Yet all of the witnesses I have interviewed have been startled by two key features: their bipedal locomotion, and their ‘human like’ face, had they been fortunate enough to see it.”
Adam Davies, author of Extreme Expedition: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals, declares he will be returning to Sumatra before the year’s end, to continue his Orang Pendek investigations.
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.