Update: Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?

Regarding the news posted earlier here on Cryptomundo:

The news source itself is suspect. If you look at it, it does not even purport to tell the truth. As Luke Mackin who has lived over there for many years says Kinabalu is in Malayasia. We also cannot find an anthropologist with that name either, nothing in the local newspapers. I don’t mind being wrong but I am pretty sure I am right in this instance.

Bad Satire Today reports:

Indonesian Ape Man Creature Not Shot Down in Borneo Jungle

Yesterday a fabricated news article announced that an ape man creature was killed in the jungles of Borneo in Indonesia. The story is fictitious.

World News Daily Report is the website that the presented the claim. All the stories appearing on the site are make-believe.

Synopsis

This concocted feature maintains that indigenous members of the Dayuk tribe had killed and buried an unidentified species of ape that had been upsetting local jungle natives. It is then claimed that the Indonesian army seized the beasts corpse from the grave and attempted to cover up the episode. The story seems to be implying that the ape creature was some kind of obscure missing link. To recap what was mentioned above, this news is fake.

World News Daily Report

World News Daily Report generally issues imaginary news stories of a preposterous and satirical nature. In the past month, they have delivered a succession of viral narratives which have included claims that a homeless British woman was pregnant with Prince Harry’s child, the skull of William Wallace had been discovered in England, and German scientists had proven the existence of an after life.

Many people seem to miss the disclaimer near the top of the World News Daily Report website. The disclaimer communicates that all writings on the site are fictional tales.

Picture Origins

Oftentimes, World News Daily Report uses photographs from other websites, and relabels them to fit into the plots of their fictive accounts. The first picture of military men gathered around a tank is from a 2011 story of an uprising in Indonesia, and the original picture can be found in this article. The second picture claiming to be a Dayuk tribe leader is actually a picture of a tribesman from a blog page devoted to activist Bruno Manser. The third picture in the article appears to be a still or production photograph from an award-winning 2008 documentary called The Last Nomads.

Conclusion

An ape man creature was not shot and killed in the Indonesian jungles of Borneo. This fictional news article came from the World News Daily Report website.

See also:

Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?
Excavation of Orang Pendek Burial Site
Orang Pendek Observations
Cryptomundian Reports Orang Pendek Sighting
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast
Orang Pendek Project
Orang Pendek Evidence
Search for Orang Pendek
Crypto-Analysis and Orang Pendek
Wild Sumatra on Orang Pendek
Sahar Dimus’ Orang Pendek
Sadar Dimus’ 2009 Orang Pendek Encounter
Orang Pendek Tracker Has Died
Adam Davies Video Recap of 2011 Orang Pendek Expedition
Orang Pendek Expedition 2011 Report
Bulletin: Orang Pendek Handprint

#OrangPendek

Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?

News reported to the Cryptomundo Facebook page.

Could this be the Excavation of Orang Pendek Burial Site that Dr. Jeff Meldrum referenced last week?

Indonesia: Ape Man Creature Shot Down In Borneo Jungle

Jalan Purat | Peoples of the mountainous area of Kinabalu, Borneo, have reported the killing by shotgun wound of an ape man-like creature that has been terrorizing local villagers these past weeks.

The ape man-like creature that is called by locals Orang Pendek, or short person in Indonesian, has allegedly attacked three villagers and tried to kidnap a three week old baby in the past weeks, reports the Kalimantan Press.

Dayak tribe leader Bakumai claims the beast allegedly tried to carry away a newborn baby before being shot and fleeing into the jungle

The beast’s cadavre was discovered later on by the villagers and buried into the ground. A large rock was also pushed on top of the grave by twenty villagers or more, claims a local resident “so that the beast wouldn’t come back to haunt the village”.

Villagers have also stated that the Indonesian Army latter came to the burial site and confiscated the body of the deceased creature and threatened the villagers not to talk about these events anymore.

Although Indonesian media has dismissed the story as folktales of the indigenous people of the area, the Kalimantan Press reports 23 witnesses to the burial of “a very short ape man-like creature that had a human face, hands and feet”. It appears the creature was possibly of female gender since it was reported to have large prominent breasts.

“If this creature does exist, as witness accounts attest to, ‘she’ might have lost her offspring or may be unable to reproduce and is trying to replace her kin with an infant from the village. It is just a hypothesis, but there are several other known cases of baboons and chimps kidnapping human babies” explains Australian anthropologist Jim McFurrow, who has been studying the area for twenty years.

Source

Update: Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?

See also:

Excavation of Orang Pendek Burial Site
Orang Pendek Observations
Cryptomundian Reports Orang Pendek Sighting
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast
Orang Pendek Project
Orang Pendek Evidence
Search for Orang Pendek
Crypto-Analysis and Orang Pendek
Wild Sumatra on Orang Pendek
Sahar Dimus’ Orang Pendek
Sadar Dimus’ 2009 Orang Pendek Encounter
Orang Pendek Tracker Has Died
Adam Davies Video Recap of 2011 Orang Pendek Expedition
Orang Pendek Expedition 2011 Report
Bulletin: Orang Pendek Handprint

#OrangPendek

Exists Trailer Released!

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Director Eduardo Sanchez announced today:

The EXISTS trailer is FINALLY up!!!!

~ Eduardo Sanchez

Currently it is available exclusively at Apple Trailers and is unable to be embedded.

For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.

See also:

Exists Movie Poster and Release Date Update
Eduardo Sanchez Talks Exists
Bobcat’s Willow Creek Rips Off Exists
Another SXSW Film Review: Exists
SXSW Film Audience Award for Exists
SXSW: Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic ‘Exists’
Exists Review, Fresh on My Mind
SXSW Film Review: Exists
Reminder: Exists Screens at SXSW!
Exists sells at SXSW!!!
Exists is One of Most Anticipated Films at SXSW
Exists World Premiere at SXSW!
Eduardo Sanchez wants “Exists” to feel like a feature length Patterson-Gimlin film
Berlin: Eduard Sanchez’s Found-Footage Horror ‘Exists’ Sells Wide
Exists to Screen at SXSW
Exists News
Sexy Starlet Talks Bigfoot Thriller ‘Exists’
Bigfoot Exists, If They Exist
Extinct Twinkies Might Have Proven Bigfoot Exists
Forthcoming Film #EXISTS Making Big Tracks
Premiere of Clips for New Bigfoot Film #Exists
New Found Bigfoot Footage Exists

#bigfootexists #existsmovie #eduardosanchez #lionsgate #itunes #appletrailers

Critical Examination of Standing/Sylvanic Bigfoot Videos

Daniel Falconer sends along the following paper to share with the Cryptomundians:

Preface: Applying reasoned examination based on their respective fields of expertise, Phil Poling (formally trained in photography and with a twenty year law enforcement background) and Daniel Falconer (seventeen year working for special effects company and writer of numerous books on film special effects) have come together to analyse Todd Standing’s claimed bigfoot videos. Compiling their observations and reasoning in freely available, illustrated PDF, Falconer and Poling hope this document will of help to readers who wish to critically examine Standing’s videos and draw their own conclusions. Poling and Falconer had never been in contact or worked with each other before, but their conclusions, reached independently and with the benefit of very different backgrounds, were practically identical.

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Here a few samples pages:

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Download the 29 page, 1 MB file here: Critical Examination of Standing/Sylvanic Bigfoot Videos

Sykes’ Yeti DNA Study Paper Released

Last night at 7 PM Eastern, Dr. Bryan Sykes’ Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti/Almasty Hair DNA paper was released from embargo.

It immediately starting receiving mainstream media coverage:

Bigfoot and Sasquatch hairs no match for DNA analysis – Toronto Sun

Since rejecting a claim without examining the evidence is unscientific, said geneticist Bryan Sykes of Oxford University, he and colleagues decided to investigate. “I don’t think cryptozoology has been served particularly well by the scientific community,” Sykes said.

He teamed with Oxford University and the Museum of Zoology in Lausanne, Switzerland, to solicit hair samples “attributed to one of these creatures by the donor,” he said.

Was It a Yeti? Bigfoot? Hair DNA Reveals Monsters’ True Identity – NBC News

DNA readings from dozens of hair samples linked to sightings of Bigfoot, Yeti and other legendary monsters show that the hairs came instead from run-of-the-mill animals such as bears and cows — but the researcher behind the project says Bigfoot hunters needn’t give up hope just yet.

“I don’t think this finishes the Bigfoot myth at all,” Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes told NBC News. “What it does do is show that there is a way for Bigfoot enthusiasts to go back out into the forest and get the real thing.”

‘Bigfoot’ Samples Actually From Bears, Wolves And Furry Creatures – Huffington Post

“I thought there was about a 5 percent chance of finding a sample from a Neanderthal or (a Yeti),” said Bryan Sykes of Oxford University, who led the research, the first peer-reviewed study of Bigfoot, Yeti and other “anomalous primates.” The study was published online Wednesday in the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Sykes and colleagues tested 36 hair samples from Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia and the U.S. using DNA sequencing and all of them matched DNA from known animals. Most were from bears, but there were also hairs from a Malaysian tapir, horses, porcupine, deer, sheep, and a human.

While Sykes said they didn’t find any proof of Bigfoot-related creatures, he acknowledged their paper doesn’t prove they don’t exist.

Bigfoot claims stepped on by new hair analysis – USA Today

The shy and secretive creature known as Bigfoot has eluded us once more. DNA tests of 30 hair samples attributed to Bigfoot, yetis and other storied beings showed the hair actually came from bears, horses, even a porcupine – but not from any ape-like animals new to science.

The most startling revelation came instead from a pair of supposed yeti samples collected in the Himalayas. The DNA in both hairs matched genetic material from a polar bear bone discovered in 2004 in the high Arctic as part of a separate effort. The bone was dated to more than 100,000 years ago. Perhaps, say the scientists behind the new study, one form of the “yeti” is actually a new species of bear, or an unknown mixture of polar bear and brown bear. Either way, the researchers say they found no trace of a new primate.

“I cannot say that the sasquatch or related animal does not exist,” says study co-author Michel Sartori, an entomologist at the Museum of Zoology in Lausanne, Switzerland. “But at the moment I have no evidence of the existence of these creatures.”

Purchase Short-Term Access to the paper here. $29.95 for 30 days.

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Sykes’ book, The Yeti Enigma: A DNA Dectective Story, is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.