A LEADING cryptid researcher has revealed a new species of animal is to be uncovered after a video capturing a human-like figure emerged online.
Cryptids aim to prove animals, that are known to be extinct, are in fact alive.
One of the beasts – apparently featured in the video above – is believed to be hiding in the wilderness of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The figure appears to run away from a group of bikers, into the wilderness.
It is better known in the local community as an Orang Pendek.
“We’ve heard them, we’ve got footprints, and in 2009, two people actually saw one.”
Jonathan is the Director of the Centre of Fortean Zoology – an organisation dedicated to uncovering such sightings.
Founded in 1992, by Jonathan himself, members of the group regularly attend expeditions in the hope of proving the genuineness of their claims.
“This is probably because several hundred years ago Sumatra – where these are found – was hit by an earthquake and the Orang Pendek very quickly evolved to walk upright instead.
The group have a YouTube channel, named CFZtv, who run a series called On The Track – providing updates on what they uncover during each adventure.
Sightings of the animal date back for more than 100 years.
Source: Daily Star