Some 200 bizarre footprints were stumbled upon in Malaysia last weekend, and the find is sending villagers into a panic for fear that the Orang Lenggor, their terrifying local man-ape monster, is stalking the nearby woods.
The long trail of prints was accidentally found on Saturday afternoon by 48 year old Kampung Kepis Baru villager, Adnan Pungut as he cleaned his workplace at a local rubber estate.
“I immediately informed the others because I was scared. I told the other villagers and all of us went back to the area,” Pungut told The Star Online. We found 200 footprints that were about the same size and tried to follow them. Based on the footprints, we can assume that the creature has two legs and weighs more than 100kg.”
A sweep of the area turned up evidence that the footprints made their way into a heavily wooded area, though the group decided that following the tracks any further could be hazardous to their health and called off the search.
The Orang Lenggor, or Lenggor Man, is basically Malaysia’s version of Bigfoot, though aren’t seen quite as cuddly and curious as their North American counterparts, with reports of their wanton destruction and blood curdling screams well-documented for years. One report from 2006 recounts a terrified warehouse nightwatchman’s encounter with the beast as it tosses 40 gallon drums of kerosene around “like toys”.
Unfortunately no images of the newly-discovered footprints have yet come to light, leaving us with only first-hand accounts the creature that may or may not have left them in its wake. Here’s hoping the big guy makes another appearance, and this time around someone savvy enough to have a camera pointed in his direction.
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