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A Relic Gigantopithecus?

Once again, cryptid researcher Adam Davies of Manchester, England has kindly offered to let me to post on The Paranomalist some of his thoughts and observations on his recent expedition in search of the Mande Burung in India’s West Garo Hills. Adam also has sent me some photos, which I believe will give the reader some feel for the rugged beauty of the mountainous jungle terrain in this northeastern province of India. Thanks again for sharing this, Adam. — John Carlson

Could the Mande Burung of India be a relic Gigantopithecus?

mande burung expedition research team
mande burung expedition research team

I have started looking through my notes now, and the detailed interviews we conducted with eyewitnesses to the creature, and I thought I would share a few facts with you from them. Firstly, it appears to be omnivorous, and seems to make the most of its environment’s food sources… I was told it has been sighted in pineapple plantations. One of the eyewitnesses described how he had seen a mother and baby eating bamboo. Secondly it displays aggression. For example, another witness told how he had been chased out of a bamboo plantation. Could this have been a mock charge, in a similar fashion to the Gorilla?

Before I entered the jungle, I was also told by one of the forest guides that it ate freshwater crabs and I subsequently found what appeared to be MB prints, turned over rocks, and crab shells in a small stream. All described the creature as being huge, at least 9 feet tall, it seems, and covered in black hair. The consistency of the descriptions from the witnesses, especially under the scrutiny I gave them, was very encouraging.

West Garo Hills of northeast India
The rugged terrain of West Garo Hills in northeast India

I have shown some of my photos to some of my friends now. I expected them to remark on the beauty of the environment, or the snapshots of tribal life, such as the 100 drums Wangala festival, which I attended. But no. Almost without fail, most have taken the mick out of my jungle trousers.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I was not in Manchester then, and cammo pants and braces really are a good look out there. LOL.

I think I know what I ‘ll be getting for Christmas……….

8 thoughts on “A Relic Gigantopithecus?

  1. For the American readers, could someone please translate Adam’s comment, about taking the “mick out of [his] jungle trousers.” What in the world is that about?

    As far as Gigantopithecus (not “Gigantopithicus,” btw) being out there, of course, I have to disagree with Adam as I think the Gigantos are the source of the True Giants, not the Mande Burung. But who knows?

    Great of Adam to go for a look, and to be able to fund his own expedition by working all year to save up for it.

    1. I should have known not to rely on Adam’s spelling! Correction made. Thank you, Loren.

      Yeah, no idea what the “mick out of my jungle trousers” comment meant either. Want to fill in us Americans, Adam?

  2. Ah,my American friends,”taking the mick out of my jungle trousers” means joking about them.Some people just have no idea about the latest fashions for expeditions :0)

  3. I think that if such animals as bigfoot or yeti are real and they very well may be real. I have always thought they could be an evolved Homo Erectus or a large Neanderthal. The Almas of the Caucasus mountains if real, are almost certain to be remaining members of neanderthals. But then I am not an expert in this field. I do however have a deep interest in finding out the truth. Mr Coleman I have found your books most interesting! Mr Davies I congratulate you on undertaking these expeditions since nobody else will, thanks for trying so hard to prove or disprove such things; keep up the good work! When it comes to what these animals are, anybodies guess could be right, including; Gigantopithecus.

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