Update: Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?

Posted by: Adam Davies on September 15th, 2014

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.


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.


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


About Adam Davies
I am an explorer, adventurer, and a cryptozoologist. I've traveled to some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world in search yet-to-be-discovered animal species. From the dense jungles of the Congo and Sumatra, to the deserts of Mongolia, and the mountains of Nepal, I have traveled the world in search of scientific evidence of the existence of these creatures.

2 Responses to “Update: Orang Pendek Shot and Killed?”

  1. mandors responds:

    Geography point of order, parts of Borneo are in fact owned/occupied by Malaysia.

  2. Adam Davies responds:

    Yes but Kinabalu is the province we are taking about the inaccurate geographical location is relevant in this article.

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