“Bigfoot” trackway publicized in Malaysia

Large footprints found in Malaysia village scares the locals.

Village in panic over bigfoot prints – Nation | The Star Online.

ABOUT 200 Bigfoot-like footprints have been discovered near Kampung Kepis Baru, Kuala Pilah, causing panic among villagers, reported Harian Metro.

Adnan Pungut, 48, claimed he discovered the footprints when he was clearing rubbish and wood at his rubber estate at 3pm on Saturday.

“I immediately informed the others because I was scared. I told the other villagers and all of us went back to the area.

“We found 200 footprints that were about the same size and tried to follow them,” he was quoted as saying.

“Based on the footprints, we can assume that the creature has two legs and weighs more than 100kg,” he said.

The footprints are not that impressive but it is a big trackway at 200 prints. A photo can be seen here. No scale is given in the picture so you can’t tell how large they are. The heel appears quite narrow. There is certainly not enough in this piece to go on.

As the BFRO reports, sightings of strange ape-like animals in Malaysia is nothing new. There is a suggestion that the government is cooperating with looking into the claims. Cryptozoological tourism is a real thing, please note. They would probably be thrilled for many reasons to have a buzz over a strange creature.

This story is from the BBC in 2006:

According to local historians, Mawai’s original name was Mawas, and Mawas is the name locals give to a legendary creature known the world over as Bigfoot.

The people of Mawas certainly seem to believe in the creature from which their village takes its name.

The Johor government was planning to do expeditions to search for the animals. I’m not aware of what came out of that. But I do know that Bigfoot has not been found (or anything resembling him).

Sadly, stories like this feed the hype about strange creatures but really give us nothing more to pursue. Is there fire where there is smoke? Actually, all we know for sure is that there is SMOKE. We can’t leap beyond that.

Tip: Bigfoot Lunch Club

  1 comment for ““Bigfoot” trackway publicized in Malaysia

  1. June 19, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Either a poor photograph or poor footprints – they look like they were made by someone wearing swim fins. Not much of a stride length either.

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