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ORANG PENDEK ENCOUNTERS : 15 Minutes With An Apeman

Eyewitness: Mr.Poniman Date: November 1980 Location: Planation on Gunung Kerinci On a sunny morning around 9am Mr.Poniman made his way up to the end of a potato plantation on the slopes of Mount Kerinci. Like many of the inhabitants of the area,he worked the fields surrounding this enormous stratovolcano and had visited this particular location countless times but this day was to be very…

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Benteng Marlborough (Bengkulu)

 Benteng Marlborough (Bengkulu) Benar pepatah lama berkata “Tak Kenal Maka Tak Sayang, itu lah sebuah gambaran sebelum saya mengenal Bengkulu, saya selalu berpikir apa indahnya Bengkulu? Di awali tahun 2012, saya mengunjungi Bengkulu untuk mengunjungi teman yang sedang bertugas ke sana, saya di ajak keliling Kota Bengkulu pada siang dan malam hari, ternyata di luar…

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ORANG PENDEK EXPEDITION 2015:The Hantu Photo

Orang Pendek is the generic Bahasa Indonesia name for the pigmy apeman said to inhabit the forested mountains  and valleys of central Sumatra. However,in the Kerinci region this unknown hominid is more commonly known as Tirraw. Sometimes the word hantu is added to the name to create Hantu Tirraw. This now means ghost or spirit Tirraw.   On January 27th my guide and I set up a trail cam on a remote plantation just…

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YEREN: The Wild Man of Shennongjia

Much has been written in the annals of cryptozoology about the wild man of central China but very few foreigners have actually conducted field research in the region.Below are a series of photos taken from my Febuary 2010 Yeren investigation deep into Hubei province.I had just finished a 6-month stint as an ESL teacher in  the city of Nanning and my reward was a…

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The Tebo and Tabir river valleys form a natural corridor from Danau Gunung Tujuh to Danau Kerinci and beyond.  This rugged stretch of primary rainforest would be an ideal “Jungle Highway” for a bipedal primate to easily move between these two lakes. This was my main reason for deciding to tackle the Tabir river, plus I was starting to feel that the Lake…

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Puncak Gunung Kerinci yang merupakan gunung berapi aktif tertinggi di Indonesia. Gunung ini terlihat begitu dekat dari salah satu punggung Gunung Tujuh. Gunung Kerinci yang menjulang ke angkasa seakan terlihat sendirian. Kawasan Gunung Tujuh dipisahkan oleh jalan raya yang menghubungkan Sungai Penuh, ibu kota Kabupaten Kerinci, Provinsi Jambi, dengan Muara Labuh, Kabupaten Solok, Sumatera Barat. …

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