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Friday, November 19, 2010


The Indian Expedition is back in the UK. Richard rang me a few moments ago.

Of course, the most important thing that I wanted to find out was how Chris Clark is. The answer is thankfully pretty good. He was treated in India and managed to do most of the stuff that the other expedition members did.

The expedition appears to have been remarkably succesful. They have interviewed a number of mande burung eyewitnesses, photographed what appear to be footprints, and have obtained samples. One of these is a fragment of bone from the femur of what appears to be a bipedal creature, but until we have test results I would caution against getting one's hopes up.

They also have evidence for two other cryptozoological creatures. Richard gave me brief details, but he will be coming up here next week, and I will post further details then.

In the meantime it is just good to know that once again they have returned safe and sound.


Dale Drinnon said...

The femur sounds promising but the immediate suggestion which should come to mind is that it is a part of a human femur. The tests should determine that.

And I hope to god you guys didn't turn up some more planted serow hairs.

Steve Jones said...

I'm glad they are all back safely.
I await the results with interest.