Brunei Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 25th, 2006

Bru Direct, Brunei Darussalam
September 26, 2006
Bigfoot In Brunei?
By Liza Mohd

Bandar Seri Begawan – Bring on the cryptozoologists. The Bigfoot has left the jungles of Johor to the allure of Brunei’s Labi, or so it seems.

A Sungai Liang resident has discovered several strange footprints along the Andulau forest area in Labi, which according to him do not resemble human or animal footprints.

Liew Kim San, 34, a permanent resident, said the footprints could be of an unknown wildlife while most of his Than friends speculated that it could be that of a forest genie, which they believe could be the reason why people normally get lost in the Labi forest area.

Kim, who frequents the forests to look for birds, called the Borneo Bulletin to narrate the unusual sighting.

Kim, a freelance electrical contractor, said he was in Andulau forest area last Friday to take photographs of maintenance works to cut branches of trees that could pose a hazard to the light tension wires going across the forest.

However, before work to trim the trees began, he spotted the unusual footprints along a long patch of sandy area in the forest leading towards the main road, which is a good 15 minutes walk.

Lim, accompanied by four other contract workers, followed the footprints and took photos of them. He said the footprints do not belong to a human, as they looked much wider in size.

When the Bulletin approached some people for their opinion, some speculated that it could be the footprints of an orang utan or some animals while some said it could be a ‘supernatural’ phenomenon.

Malaysia was gripped by the sighting of the Bigfoot in November 2005 in the jungles of Johor when three fishery workers claimed to have seen a Bigfoot family that left footprints up to 45cm long.

Speculations were so intense that the Johor Wildlife Department directed officials to install cameras in strategic areas to capture the Bigfoot on camera.

Bigfoot was popularised in the US after a string of sightings years ago. Even though similar sighting have been reported from many parts of the world, their existence has never been confirmed, according to reports.

The sighting in Labi only adds to the myth of the Bigfoot. Or is it the beginning of the ‘Smallfoot’?  — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

7 Responses to “Brunei Bigfoot”

  1. Sky King responds:

    Geez, here we go again.

  2. shumway10973 responds:

    Yeah, I agree. Even though that area would be right for something like that, we’ve already been thru all this before. Not to mention that the only footprint that we got photos of had its big toe off the the side like an orangutan. Let’s keep this one quiet and low key until there is definite proof of something out there.

  3. khat responds:

    okay, so he obviously had a camera with him, where are the pic’s? I agree, here we go again. Strange how people have the camera and mysteriously forget how to use it.

  4. mystery_man responds:

    My thoughts exactly. I am not going to get worked up about this without further evidence. It’s sad but true that this could quite possibly be real, but after the whole Johor thing people are going to be naturally skeptical. I say keep an open mind on this, but like was said earlier, keep it quite until hard evidence presents itself.

  5. sasdave responds:

    Don’t worry you all. They exist whether there are photos or not. Fear of the unknown has a life of its own. Maybe they want to sell the photos on ebay.

  6. cor2879 responds:

    Just because the whole Chow/Ang thing was a hoax does not mean that there isn’t still compelling evidence for the existence of bigfoot in this part of the world.

  7. Loren Coleman responds:

    Please look for a photographic update on this story in the Cryptomundo archives, which you may access specifically by clicking here.

    “Bigfoot” is a generic term used by the media. There are all kinds of unknown primates that might be termed “Bigfoot,” and many of these, of course, live in tropical and semi-tropical areas.

    Please refer to The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates for specific unknown hominids and pongids reported from rainforests.

    Comments here will be appreciated, on-topic, about the Brunei tracks.

    Thank you.

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