Orang Pendek in Maine

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 19th, 2006

Delivered today, for inclusion in the Bates College exhibition, "Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale," the Adam Davies-Andrew Sanderson-obtained Orang Pendek original cast, from September 2001. During their next expedition, they were recorded on the National Geographic Channel’s documentary, Is It Real?: Ape-Man, Episode 14, Season 2, which first aired Monday, February 27, 2006.

Orang Pendek Cast

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The description of the program asked:

Does the Orang Pendek — a.k.a. the "Little Man of Sumatra" — really exist? Those who insist they have seen it describe a three-foot-tall ape-like creature that walks on two legs and has a humanoid face. National Geographic grant recipient Dr. Peter Tse sets out to prove its existence and capture the first-ever photograph of the creature.

The Extreme Expeditions pages show the obtaining of the 2004 cast in Sumatra, on their pages 13 through 15. They also show where and how they obtained the 2001 cast (below) here, the one that is on display at Bates.

Orang Pendek Cast

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Come to Maine this summer, and see what a three-feet-tall alleged creature still existing in Sumatra apparently left for a footprint, next to the replica of the skull of the three-foot-tall "Hobbit," Homo floresiensis. We do inhabit interesting times.

Orang Pendek Cast

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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

6 Responses to “Orang Pendek in Maine”

  1. The Owler responds:

    Orang Pendek – a 3ft tall ape like creature? The camera used at Mt.Hood was set at 3ft – coincidence?

  2. twblack responds:

    A lot of un-explored area their. Could be something to the Orang Pendek.

  3. bill green responds:

    hi loren coleman good evening wow those are very interesting plaster casts of orang pendek footprints photos. i hope you post more new info in cryptomundo about the orang pendek creatures. thanks bill green 🙂

  4. Judy Green responds:

    I have just ordered a DVD called, “The Short Man of the Forest, The Search for the Orang pendek” from England which is a documentary of Primatologist Murray Collens search for the Orang pendek in Highaland Sumatra. There was also a one page article in the March 2006 National Geographic about Peter Tse and Tim Mowrer setting up 50 camera traps in and around Kerinci Sebiat National Park in Sumatra with a colored image of Tse and Mowrer, a drawing of an Orang pendek and an image of a plaster cast of what may be the creature’s footprint which looks to be the same image as in this blog. What an interesting little creature and, hopefully, close to being found! It still makes sense to me that these might be living Flores Man.

  5. shovethenos responds:

    Orang Pendek should be much different from homo florensis. Homo florensis anatomy is very similar to human anatomy, only smaller. But the Orang Pendek cast (if authentic) is much different. It has an opposable toe rather than the five toes grouped together like humans and homo florensis.

  6. jayman responds:

    Did anybody else see the “Is It Real?” episode? The tone of the program was skeptical with only a thin veneer of objectivity. Some “expert”, whose name I don’t recall, examined this track cast and pronounced that it didn’t look like a “functional” foot. The hairs that were DNA tested were human, but they may have been improperly collected.

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