Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 13th, 2011
You will observe in this Chinese talk show what appears to be black and white footage of the Yeren, the Chinese wildman. It is shown at the beginning and then later, with color. Do not be distracted by the stop-action colored re-creation of the famed sighting of a Yeren in the headlights of a military group.
The subtitles are no help for English-speaking viewers, but the images, illustrations, and hand gestures are all quite understandable in the context of what we know of Yeren encounters.
Here is an update from John Kirk:
I speak Cantonese so I have a reasonable command of Mandarin. In listening to the narration accompanying the Yeren footage I heard the narrator say that footage was from America and to be honest it looks to me like one of Ivan Marx’s films from the 70s. It is repeated a little later on in colour so it isn’t black and white.
(Interesting side note: American and European youth often wear teeshirts with Japanese and Chinese characters on them. It is intriguing to see a young Chinese eyewitness wearing a shirt with just the letter “K” on it. I wonder what the symbolic meaning is for that? Calvin Klein?)
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.