UPDATE: THIS REPORT IS A HOAX
Originally posted here as a real news article, it is a fake news article presented like it's real published Sept. 14, 2014 about the killing of an Orang Pendek and the Indonesian government confiscating the body from the villagers. The publisher of this and other fake articles by them is in the hoax section of this forum under the topic "World News Daily Report."
Indonesia: Ape Man Creature Shot Down In Borneo Jungle
Jalan Purat | Peoples of the mountainous area of Kinabalu, Borneo, have reported the killing by shotgun wound of an ape man-like creature that has been terrorizing local villagers these past weeks.
The ape man-like creature that is called by locals Orang Pendek, or short person in Indonesian, has allegedly attacked three villagers and tried to kidnap a three week old baby in the past weeks, reports the Kalimantan Press.
Dayak tribe leader Bakumai claims the beast allegedly tried to carry away a newborn baby before being shot and fleeing into the jungle
The beast’s cadavre was discovered later on by the villagers and buried into the ground. A large rock was also pushed on top of the grave by twenty villagers or more, claims a local resident “so that the beast wouldn’t come back to haunt the village”.
Villagers have also stated that the Indonesian Army latter came to the burial site and confiscated the body of the deceased creature and threatened the villagers not to talk about these events anymore.
Although Indonesian media has dismissed the story as folktales of the indigenous people of the area, the Kalimantan Press reports 23 witnesses to the burial of “a very short ape man-like creature that had a human face, hands and feet”. It appears the creature was possibly of female gender since it was reported to have large prominent breasts.
“If this creature does exist, as witness accounts attest to, ‘she’ might have lost her offspring or may be unable to reproduce and is trying to replace her kin with an infant from the village. It is just a hypothesis, but there are several other known cases of baboons and chimps kidnapping human babies” explains Australian anthropologist Jim McFurrow, who has been studying the area for twenty years.
Anthropologist Jim McFurrow believes the story to be based in fact. The act of lying being an important taboo in the Dayak culture
Some experts have suggested that Orang Pendek might be a surviving specimen of the Flores Man, an Indonesian native hominid that lived in the region some 13,000 years ago.
“For these people, lying is a social taboo that can get you expelled by the village for long periods of time. I wouldn’t understand why they would all lie about these events” he admits, visibly puzzled.
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