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A Monstrous Mix

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 12th, 2012

Nearly a century after it occurred, I seriously doubt there is any chance, at all, of getting a 100 percent definitive answer to a very odd 1920s case referred to in a new post at the Center for Fortean Zoology’s Still on the Track blog.

Quoting from a newspaper report of the day, it states:

“…Great consternation was caused in Kowloon City one night recently when many excited people claimed to have seen a strange and mysterious animal variously described as a bear, a kangaroo, and an orang outang…”

Without doubt, quite a combination!

Here’s where you can find the complete story, if you want to try and figure out what the curious critter really was!

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


One Response to “A Monstrous Mix”

  1. mandors responds:

    Quote: “Remember c. 1910 was only 12 years after the New Territories came under British control.”

    12 years is a very long time.

    If it’s not a total hoax, it could be a grey kangaroo. They are quite large and muscular close up. How someone could confuse a kangaroo with an orangutan, or a bear, is another matter.



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