A Relict Gigantopithecus?

Written by:Adam DaviesExplorer, Author

I am an explorer, adventurer, author, and a cryptozoologist. I've traveled to some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world in search of yet-to-be-discovered animal species. From the dense jungles of the Congo and Sumatra to the deserts of Mongolia, and the mountains of Nepal, I have crossed the globe in search of scientific evidence of the existence of these creatures.

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Could the Mande Burung of India be a relict Gigantopithecus?

Mande Burung expedition 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 in 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 camo pants and braces really are a good look out there. LOL.

I think I know what I’ll be getting for Christmas…

Follow-up to the Mande Burung Indian Expedition:

Mande Burung “Ape Man” Expedition Yields Evidence

Carved likeness of the Mande Burung found in the forest

I just arrived home a few hours ago. As you no doubt appreciate, I am tired tonight, but I had an amazing time and felt that I, and the rest of the team, met with some great success. I will post more detail about the expedition over the next few weeks, but here are some headlines.

I am convinced the Mande-Burung exists. Dave Archer found what appears to be an MB footprint, at a site where an eyewitness confirmed he had seen the creature. He and John McGowan, went on to find a trail of them. I found an MB footprint in Nokrek National Park. What I found particularly interesting about this one, was that you could see a boulder in the stream which had been tossed aside, followed by some debris of a freshwater crab. The locals had told me on previous occasions that the MB was fond of eating these particular types of crab. Whilst I can’t be certain it was an MB print, the size and shape were certainly consistent with eyewitness reports. The casting at the site failed due to the very wet conditions.

We collected a number of very consistent eyewitness reports, which described a large black bipdeal ape, which built ground nests and ate bamboo. Nothing on the camera traps so far, but we haven’t finished going through them all yet. We have collected hair and bone samples which just MAY come from the MB, but of course we need to test them. Quite by chance, and very significantly indeed, John McGowan may well have discovered a completley new species. I can’t say anything more about this though, until he has conducted a thorough analysis.

The area has some amazing, vast, and largely untraversed, jungle. Beautiful. The perfect place for a relic gigantopithicus….

8 thoughts on “A Relict 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.

    • 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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