Is This the Vietnamese Rock Ape?

Information comes from all over the world thanks to the Internet, and you never know where you'll find it. This article was published on the website of a Buddhist Monk! Even he likes a good bigfoot story.

For untold millennia the area has been inhabited by indigenous peoples such as the Ba Na, the Ro Mam, the Xo Dang, the Brau, the Gia Rai, and Gie Trieng.

But it is not only these ancient tribes-people who inhabit Kon Tum. The area also plays host to a bizarre group of creatures called the Nguoi Rung, or “Forest Dwellers”.

On the August, 23 and 24, 1947, a number of Sedang, Jarrai and Banhar people reported sighting some of the Nguoi Rung near their villages.

Investigations into the sightings proved inconclusive, but from that point forward, the mysterious Forest Dwellers appeared regularly – if not frequently – to farmers, soldiers and fishermen alike.

In 1982, Professor Tran Hong Viet, who later lectured at the Pedagogic University of Hanoi, stumbled across a footprint of a Nguoi Rung and made a plaster cast of it.

The print measured 16 centimetres by 28 centimetres. The length wasn’t extraordinary, but it was much wider than a normal human footprint.

The toes, too, were longer than human toes.

Trang Hong Viet found the print on the slopes of Chu Mo Ray Mountain – a mountain which, not coincidentally, lies in the heart of Kom Tum Province, where the creature had appeared during the 1940s.

But who are the Nguoi Rung? A tribe of humans that had managed to isolate themselves from the rest of humanity for ages, or perhaps an undiscovered species of hominid like the Yeti or Bigfoot?

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  1. Hanakah season is upon us again, I am selling home circumcision kits for those who want to be more Holy.

    1. Pair of sharp scissors and some bandages?

    2. ..Circumcisions became widespread for health reasons in the early 60's....A pediatrician by the name of Dr. Spock wrote a very popular book on child rearing. For a time it was regarded as the bible of child health care, so his recommendation that boys be circumcised was widely followed...

    3. Female control over the male body before we even have a conscious say on the matter. MGTOW for ever, you American woman can have your independence, I'll keep mine and my MONEY!!!

    4. ..ha..I never thought of it like that...

  2. Footers do not believe in the Rock Ape.

    They prefer the Bubble Gum Pop Ape who listens to crap bands like Journey and Rush.


    1. You can call Rush a crap band but inferring that they are "Bubble Gum Pop" is a bit much. Anyway, Bigfoot must be an aging burnout who listens to a classic Rock station.

    2. The photo for this article looks like it came from the trek movie "The Search for Spock."

      On the contrary, I would say most "Footers" do believe North America is not the only location for unrecognized hominids. There are reported sightings for bigfoot like creatures on every continent except Antartica.

    3. ...Not necessarily a favorable point; It could mean "apeman in the woods" is a common cultural phenomena or even a point for the genetic memory theorists( all three of them,

  3. Is it a rock ape? The answer may surprise you! Or maybe it won't. But surprise is much more titillating than no surprise. So let's go with surprise!


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