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Adam Rang
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 12:44    Post subject: The Wild Man? Reply with quote

I was just thinking about the identity of the Yeti/sasquatch etc. Now, I've heard of, I think they're called, 'ferrel children'. These are children who have grown up in the wild. Normally, due to their diet, they grow hair all over their body (See what I'm getting at?). I was thinking then that perhaps these wild men are just that, wild men. Possibly a primitive tribe that grew up in the wild and, I guess, over the years natuaral selection would produce the creatures that we know now as the yeti. To me this theory seems more plausible than the missing link or ape theory and it may even be accepted by sceptics who can't complrehend that creatures like these could possibly co-exist with us for so long without being found.
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 13:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard that their diet should make them grow fur. I know a few people have been born with fur because of genetics, but I doubt this is it.
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Adam Rang
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, its true. I'll just find some info on it.
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Adam Rang
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find any info but I remember there was a program on channel 4 a while back that looked at the monkey man sightings in New Delhi and said that a child that grew up in the wild was a likely explanation, it then went on to do a segment on children who grow up in the wild and showed how they grew hair all over their body while living wild, I'm sure someone can back me up... it was called 'The secret lifes of Ghosts and Vampires' or something. I'm sure most poeple here saw it.
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PostPosted: 10-04-2002 13:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdamRang wrote:

It was called 'The secret lifes of Ghosts and Vampires' or something. I'm sure most poeple here saw it.


I didn't see it, but I remember the comments on here suggested it wasn't very good...

I've never heard of people growing excess hair through their diet or whatever, it's quite an old fashioned idea that hairy cryptids grew hair because they're normal people who have turned wild. But as I've said, I haven't seen that documentary, so I can't comment directly on the data you're using.
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tang-malow
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say its more likelyt he children have been abandoned by their parents because they have birth defects rather than they grew hair bcause of thier diet, but who knows perhaps this could happen.
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a program a while ago about a child that was discovered living in the wild and 'rescued'. This child had hair all over his/her body that fell out after a while. I only vaguely remeber this. I think there was also a pair of siblings that were found in the wild. They were covered in downy hair and ran around on all fours. I'll try and search for more info on this!Its got me intrigued now:)
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a story about a boy that was covered in hair:
http://www.occultopedia.com/j/john_ssabunnya.htm

And heres the story about the two girls:
http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/monkey/ihe/linguistics/LECTURE4/4kamala.htm
I was wrong about this one.

Here are a couple of other interesting links, one about feral children:
http://feralchildren.com/en/index.php
And an odd site about wildman sightings:
http://members.tripod.com/jeffholland/feral.html.
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 21:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry here's the last link again:
http://members.tripod.com/jeffholland/feral.html
Should work this time:)
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Adam Rang
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 21:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah... now that thats cleared up, what do poeple think about Yeti being a Feral human?
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 10-04-2002 21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it may explain some of the sightings-but I could only find one story about a feral child that was covered in hair. The other accounts I've read make no mention of this. My own belief is that bigfoot and similar creatures are undiscovered species of primate-possibly large apes. They may even be related to Gigantopithecus (spelling?)-I think this is the extinct giant ape? It seems plausible to me that a species of large ape could exist in the vast forests and mountains in remote areas of the world-think of the mountain gorilla! If they are intelligent enough they may be able to avoid detection as much as possible.
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PostPosted: 10-04-2002 22:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not see the show but understand that it is indeed
the case that feral children grow extra body hair which is
lost when they are "domesticated".

There is a good chapter on Wild Children in the book Phenomenon
by Rickard & Michell, a much thumbed volume on the piffle
shelf. Cool
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tang-malow
PostPosted: 11-04-2002 00:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

The possibility of Yetis, Yerens, Yowies, Orang-pendeks, Almas or Bigfoot being feral humans is very low. If the evidence that we have is to be believed then the footprints left by these creatures could never be human and some of the locations these footprints have been found would be extremely difficult for a human to survive in, e.g. High in the Himalayas , also the hair sample taken of the Yeti in Bhutan has said to come from an unknown species of primate, definitely not human definitely not a bear (as some people believe it is) Yes perhaps some sightings of these creatures could be explained as simply a wild man with a huge beard running thru the forest looking for berries but there are other sightings that just cant be that easily explained and don’t forget we have the Bluff creak footage that we all know is not a feral man out for a morning stroll.
The woodwose is possibly a wild man, the rest aren’t. That’s what I think anyways.
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PostPosted: 11-04-2002 00:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tang> direct us to some stuff about the hair sample, if u could? I'd not heard about that...
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tang-malow
PostPosted: 11-04-2002 02:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack, the BFRO (Bigfoot Research Orginaisation) used to have a full spread dedicated to the findings but i went there hoping it was still there but it seems they have redesigned their webpage. www.bfro.net. Its still worth a look tho if your interested in the subject. if anyone finds their report please post a link in here as they have the best one ive read so far.

Here are some more links that talk about the hair sample. I dont know if anyone saw the tv program that the scientists made when they found this sample but it was really interesting. It made me think that there are more than one species of Yeti living in the mountains as some poeple say it looked like a bear and others said it definately wasnt a bear, then it went on to show some of the yeti foot prints where smaller altho still large with 4 toes than the better known yeti footprints that look like giant human prints with 5 toes. 4 Toe prints are usually a bears, also the scientists took a hair sample from a pelt that was supposidly that of a Yetis and after analysis they found out it was a type of bear but the species was unknown to science, could this be the bear like creature that walks on 2 legs known as the Kuma or Mande Burung that also lives in the mountains with the more human like yeti? i think there is a strong possibility that this is the case.

Anyways here are the links jack, enjoy mate.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20010402/yeti.html

http://www.cosmiverse.com/paranormal04030101.html

http://www.rense.com/general9/ydna.htm

http://www.unmuseum.org/soearch/over0501.htm

http://www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/byeti.htm
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