Scientists are Looking For China’s Bigfoot
While at first glance I found this story laughable, it's only when I ponder the possibility of something so elusive, to still be found in this world. I mean, they didn't they just find that one guy living by himself in Brazil? - Tony (Source: The Telegraph) - The fresh search for the 'yeren', or 'Wild man', comes nearly 30 years after China's Academy of Science launched three expeditions in the late 1970s and early 1980s following a series of sightings of the creatures which are said to be 6ft 7in tall and covered in reddish-brown hair.
In the most lurid accounts, reported by The Daily Telegraph in 1983, female members of the wild man species were supposed to have swept into villages in search of sexual partners, ravishing them as they lay paralysed in fear.
One peasant was asleep in his mountain forest hut when, according to an account in a 1983 edition of the Zhejiang Provincial Daily, a 'wild woman' with deep blue eyes burst through the door and proceeded to ravish him.
"He was too frightened to call out, and was powerless to resist," the paper reported, "the wild woman slept with him for several minutes and then left." Despite the tall-sounding tales, the organisers of the latest hunt, the Hubei Wild Man Research Association, say they are serious about their expedition for which they are seeking international volunteers and £1m in funding from private organisations.