The European Wildman

Posted by: Nick Redfern on December 15th, 2012

Dr. Karl Shuker has a new post at his Shuker Nature blog. The subject: the European wildman.

Karl begins…

“Homo sapiens was not the only species of human named and recognised by Linnaeus when publishing Systema Naturae, his revolutionary binomial system of zoological classification, in 1735. Among several others was Homo ferus, the wild man, which according to Linnaeus was covered in hair, moved on all fours, was mute, and lived apart from H. sapiens in forests, hills, and mountains. Today, none of Linnaeus’s ‘other’ species of human is recognised by mainstream science.”

They may not be recognized, but that doesn’t mean the subject has no validity to it! And here’s where you can find the full story.

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 “The European Wildman”

  1. DWA responds:

    My personal pet theory for the incredulity that has persisted since earliest European settlement of North America toward hairy hominoids is the wildman tradition. Europeans by and large recognize wildmen as myth.

    Although reports do seem to be there, they don’t have the depth to make one think that Europeans would expect to find wildmen here.

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