Sleeping Positions Among Wild People

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 17th, 2011

Dmitri Bayanov passes along this reference to an example of a Sasquatch sleeping in the position discussed earlier here:
“Using binoculars at a distance of less than 200 yards, he found himself looking at two sasquatches sleeping out in the open, with their backs to the sky and their knees and elbows drawn in under their bodies.” (John Green, Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us, 1978, p. 425).

“With regards to your message about ‘planking’ among wild men,” writes French cryptozoologist Michel Raynal, “I had reported several cases of such a behaviour:

– Peter of Hanover (a historical wild boy) [a classic feral human, see here and here ~ Loren]

ksy-gyik according to Khakhlov (1914)

almas sighted by Damdin in Mongolia (1960): see drawing and reference in my old article here:

– so-called “osa de Cornellana” (she-bear from Cornellana, Spain) from another of my old article here:

In my opinion, it is a primitive behaviour to sleep, and a method to keep the internal heat.”

The legend from Cornellana, Spain, linked to this sculpture concerns an alleged female bear nursing a human child. Could it be a wild person instead? Below are other images of this art. It hardly seems to be representing a bear, at all.

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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.

One Response to “Sleeping Positions Among Wild People”

  1. Opalman responds:

    Perhaps this is old news among some parents out there? For me though I had never actually noticed the infant sleeping behavior noted in this thread. I would be very interested if others have personally observed the sleeping position / posture described.

    I have always considered the reports of sasquatch and especially Russian sasquatch like creatures; (almas, almasti etc), as sleeping in a Garbhāsana (face down) posture with hands / arms drawn up under the chin, knees drawn up under the abdomen, butt raised dorsally as being strange, unnatural, and probably a matter of incomplete or mistaken observation. I was wrong. See Ref below.

    I just returned home from a week long visit with my son and his family, who are the proud parents of an exceptionally bright (and large for his age, currently 28 lbs. @ eight months), boy. While there I repeatedly observed my Grandson’s sleeping posture which often ended up in his assuming that exact sleeping posture described above. Hmmm?…

    Ref: Zoological Features; Jeanne Marie Koffman, 1958 Caucasus expedition

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