Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 1st, 2009
Richard Freeman (CFZ) has released the following alleged Orang Pendek footprint photograph to the UK’s Sun:
Update: I have been informed that there were scale photos of the prints taken, which, now we know due to the print edition, were also passed on to the media. Since this was not discussed with the other three members of the expedition, who were not informed of the Sun publication, until after the fact, there has been some confusion.
Just for the record, the other members of the expedition, who are not mentioned in the Sun article, were leader Adam Davies (not CFZ), Chris Clark (CFZ), and Dave Archer (CFZ).
Davies, via his journal, shares the parameters of the evidence found:
1/ We have got both Rattan that the animal was probably chewing, and hair.
The Rattan + 1 hair was found at the location where Dave Archer and Sahar Didmus saw the Orang-Pendek. This was in a place I specifically chose to go, after finding tracks there on previous occasions, including the cast of the footprint I found in 2001.
2/ We also have numerous hairs found on a tree. This ran parallel to another Orang-Pendek track I found on the other side of the Lake.
3/ We found two separate Orang-Pendek trails which I photographed. These were identified by the Forest Rangers as originating from the OP. In terms of size and other specifics…, they match the print I found in 2001.
4/We have two eyewitnesses, and I also have a sworn affadavit from forest ranger Sahar Didmus as to what he saw. We do not have a photo.
Adam Davies will appear on the Mark Gary’s radio program tonight, October 1, 2009, from 9:00 PM to Midnight Eastern.
Please click on the image for a larger version of the photograph.
Above is the Adam Davies-Andrew Sanderson-obtained Orang Pendek field cast, from September 2001. The original was displayed as part of the Bates College cryptozoology exhibition in 2006, held in conjunction with the International Cryptozoology Museum. A first generation copy of this cast will be shown in the new public location of the museum.
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