May 22, 2012

Vietnamese Rock Ape?

The Vietnamese called them the “Nguoi Rung.”

Nguoi Rung

An artist conception of the Nguoi Rung, the Vietnamese name for the Rock Ape.

Cryptomundian GI Jon sends in the following account:

I once worked with an Architect who during the Vietnam War was a construction engineer. He told me a humorous story that I really didn’t give much thought about until recently. He said that one day he was running some food over to some soldiers on the other side of his base with his jeep. He said that he was attacked by what appeared to be a large rabid Orangutan with reddish orange hair that ran up behind the jeep and grabbed onto the spare tire. It was screaming and clawing at him from behind, and the soldiers in the guard towers kept radioing for him to cut the wheels this way and that way to try and throw the ape off the jeep. He would get close to shaking it loose, but it kept hanging on and getting even more vicious. Finally he cut the wheel hard enough to send the ape sprawling onto the road, where one of the guards unloaded his 50-caliber machine gun on it.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe that Orangutans live in Vietnam, and are native to Indonesia and Malaysia, found only in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra. If it wasn’t an Orangutan he had an encounter with, what was it?

What do the Cryptomundians think?

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

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