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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Yesterday we printed some pictures from Dan from his trip to China to gather information on the Yeren or Chinese wildman. He sent us a brief account of what happened..

Earlier this year I conducted a solo expedition into the remote Shennongjia National Park in central China.The goal was to collect more information about the cryptid known as the Chinese wild man or YEREN. Read On

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Nice photos, but a little slim on explanation. I know that happens sometimes.

The billboasrd is obviously reproducing a reconstrucion of "Peking man" but I suppose it is close enough that you could say it meant to depict an Almas sort of creature.

Unfortunately, Cryptid names such as Yeti and Yeren, and even Bigfoot, are loosely used and do not name any one particular sort of thing. They all name a series of vaguely comparable things and in each case include more manlike and more apelike (or even monkeylike) reports. So basically people have got to be more careful when they use such names. "Yeren" is probably MEANT to mean the Almas-like wildman originally (Heuvelmans has it that way) BUT what are usually reported in the press releases as "Yerens" are not ordinarily of that type.