Manbeasts of South-East Asia and Beyond
Populations of surviving relict hominids is a world-wide phenomenon, and while those of the Americas, Canada, Russia, China, Nepal and elsewhere in mainland Asia are well known, less well known are others reported from remote regions of Africa and island south-east Asia. These beings, together with those of New Guinea and the islands extending southward to new Zealand, to be studies anon, form with Australia a world-wide picture in which Australia holds a prominent place; of primitive ancestors of modern humans that have somehow survived in remote and little explored mountainous forest regions of this earth.
So much has already been written about the 'Bigfoot' of Canada and the USA; the Yeti ['dweller among the rocks'] of the Himalayas, and the Almastis of Russia, and their probable links with Homo erectus and Gigantopithecus, that I do not feel it necessary for me to repeat stories already far too common place in overseas literature.
Be it simple to say that the relict hominids of the Americas, and those of what is now island south-east Asia, Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand reached these parts of the world by crossing land-bridges that formerly linked these land-masses with mainland Asia in early Pleistocene times and before.
Just as our Aborigines throughout Australia know the Yowie by a great many other names , his overseas relatives in every country where they are found, are also known by many names; such as 'Sasquatch' [hairy man of the woods], or 'Bigfoot' in Canada and the USA, and the other 'Bigfeet' of the South American continent. Throughout the Himalayas the Sherpa people have other names for the 'Yeti' [dweller among the rocks], just as the Russians have other names for the 'Almastis' or 'Chuchuna' [hairy man of the forest] throughout the widely scattered forest regions of that vast country. And in China, there are other names besides 'Chi-Chi' or 'Chang-Mi' [wild man].
A comparison of reliable footprint plaster casts of all these relict hominids and hominoids, suggests they, together with those of the Australasian region, fall into three categories; namely Gigantopithecus, and the giant and small forms of tool-making Homo erectus. This is further supported by comparative physical descriptions of eyewitnesses worldwide.
Interestingly, these worldwide footprints match countless fossil examples dating back well into the Pliocene period here in Australia, and some intriguing fossilised hominid and hominoid impressions [including that of a left hand] found by this author on the Blue Mountains of NSW lead me to suggest, even predict, further evidence will in time come to light revealing that a separate primate evolution leading to Man may have occurred here in Australia quite independent of Africa.
If this statement may sound heretical to people raised on the "out of Arica" dogma of conservative science, it is only because nobody has ever before thought to look elsewhere and thoroughly examine any alternative evidence for human origins. Based upon a mass of fossil footprint and other evidence uncovered by me, I declare that we must begin thinking "out of Australia" for our origins. Preposterous? That is what many mid-19th century clergy thought of Darwin's theory of Evolution, a theory now become fact. Unlike the average university-based academic who set their hypothesis up 30cm in front of them, I set min up 20km down the road, for I see much further ahead than others.
Just as the ancient Chinese described Australia's Yowie, surviving records reveal their chroniclers also described 'manimals' of their own. Some of these writings date back 2,500 years. They speak of a gigantic ape-like creature that roamed China's remoter mountain ranges and forests. Called the 'Hsing-Hsing' or 'Ta Hsing-Hsing', meaning "Big Ape". According to Chinese peasants who have seen these creatures in remote regions, the Ta Hsing-Hsing has an ape like face and long dark hair all over the body. Females can have less hair than the males, with nubile or long. pendulous breasts, and their children look just like "little apes" according to many eyewitnesses. Females are slightly smaller than males, which can be up to 2.8m, even 3m in height.
Ta Hsing-Hsing footprints resemble others found in Australia left by Gigantopithecus-like hairy giants. Those who have heard the cries of these hominoid giants say their wailing resembles that of a small child - a characteristic attributed to the Himalayan Yeti, and I have gathered similar reports concerning this Gigantopithecine-type Yowie from eyewitnesses in New Guinea and Australia.The inhabitants of Hubei province, eastern China have for generations preserved countless tales of the Chi-Chi or [Wild man] creatures that inhabit the lush, green forests of the Shennongjia region. During 1978 there were five sighting of these 'Chinese Yowies'.
In one incident, Zou Yongfa, a stockman in Langkou township reported that he had met up with a 2.6m tall manbeast and struggled with the hairy creature. He escaped in a state of shock, with scratches all over his arms and neck, and was unable to speak of his 'close encounter' with the "Wild Man" for four days and still carries scars to remind him of the experience.
A Chi-Chi giant left droppings and an area of flattened grass at a site on the upper reaches of the Yinu River, which were found in March 1977 by Liu Minzhuang, a biologist at Huadong Teacher's University, and executive chairman of the China 'Wildman' Investigation and Research Society. Nearby Liu Minzhuang also discovered a number of large footprints measuring 43cm in length. Casts made from these show remarkable similarities with others from island south-east Asia and Australia, and display human characteristics.
The Chi-Chi's are known to construct crude shelters out of bamboo. Crude stone tools left by these hominids where they have sheltered, sometimes alongside campfires, have been reported found in caves and rock overhangs, They resemble Homo erectus tools similar to those associated with recently-abandoned campsites uncovered in Australia, as reported in earlier chapters. Examinations of the droppings left by Chi-Chi's show they subsist upon an omnivorous diet of berries and other vegetable 'bush tucker' and meat.