62 Year Old Yeren Researcher Shares The Secret To Finding The Legendary Creature
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In a recent article by Wang Xiaodong in China Daily, 62 year old Li Guohua, Yeren researcher for over three decades, shares the secret to finding the legendary "Wild Man" of the mountains of Shennongjia. Having dedicated almost half his life to finding the creature, he was rewarded with an unforgettable encounter and several sightings.
According to Li, "To find a Wildman, you have to become a Wildman first. Like wild animals, the Wildman's senses are more acute than human beings and they can easily detect an approaching person."
Li often scoffs at teams of scientists who undertake expeditions to find the creature from time to time saying, "These guys will never find anything new like a Wildman as they make too much noise, even if they are well equipped. To find a Wildman, you have to live in the mountains and merge with nature."
"Merging with nature" has been Li's practice for 30 years and it seems to have paid off for him as he claims to have had several sightings of the creature and one memorable encounter.
"It was the moment that I can never forget," he says of his first encounter with the beast, on Feb 28, 1980. The Wildman appeared to be chasing him, Li says, possibly because it thought he was prey.
"I hid behind some trees and tried hard to contain my violently beating heart, closing my eyes for a while hoping I could see it more clearly later," he says.
As the creature came nearer, he could see clearly it resembled both a man and an ape. It was about 2.6 meters tall, with red hair all over its body, no tail, two arms waving as it walked like a man. He was horrified but even so aimed his gun and pulled the trigger. But it failed to fire, as the charge was damp. He did not have a camera. The creature turned around and ran swiftly toward a bamboo forest.
"Seeing the creature disappear, I collapsed on the snowy ground."
Unfortunately, Li has no proof of his claims
"Although I have seen the Wildman several times, I couldn't record it because it escaped too fast, and I didn't have a good camera to record faraway objects. Besides, it is too exhausting for a single man to search in such a large area."
"I hope I can find a sponsor and some volunteers so that I can continue with the search," Li says. "I have devoted all my life to the search and I hope I can put an end to this mystery so that I can be relieved before the end of my life."
Li has published a book about his experiences and continues to follow up on sighting reports in his research area. To read more about Li and his story, click on the link below.