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Malaysia to investigate "Bigfoot"
News.Com (Australia) / Agence France-Presse ^ | December 29, 2005

Posted on 12/29/2005 1:55:33 AM PST by Stoat

Malaysia to investigate "Bigfoot"

From: Agence France-Presse
 

December 29, 2005
 

MALAYSIA'S wildlife department says it will investigate claims that man-like "Bigfoot" beasts are roaming the jungles of southern Johor state. Newspapers have this week aired stories of sightings of the legendary creatures, and photographs of a giant footprint left near a jungle swamp.

The director of the wildlife department's Biodiversity Conservation Division, Siti Hawa Yatim, said they would examine the prints, which reportedly measure up to 45 centimetres).

"We are going to check first if the case is a true one," Siti Hawa said.

She said officials would interview people living around the Kota Tinggi area, where workers last month reported seeing two huge creatures and a youngster, and may set up cameras in jungle areas to try to capture images of any beasts.

"If we can't work out from the evidence what it is and we can see the footprint is still there, and there's the possibility of something other than animals, then maybe we would put camera traps," she said.

 
"If there's a possibility of it really being the Bigfoot, then I think we should do it," she said, although venturing a guess the creatures were actually large sun bears.

Johor is home to large tracts of jungle, including its famed Endau-Rompin National Park, and unconfirmed sightings of large creatures surface periodically.

An adviser to the Johor branch of the Malaysian Nature Society, Vincent Chow, has been lobbying the government to look into the claims and said an investigation could spur global interest.

"We are sitting on a wonderful opportunity by way of the Bigfoot research to spur ecotourism in Johor, taking the cue of Loch Ness in Scotland," Chow was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.

Chow took the photographs of the footprint and estimated the beast was three metres tall, based on a broken tree branch found hanging over the site.

Brown hair reeking of body odour has also been retrieved around the area, he said.

Sightings of mythical ape-like creatures have been reported in wilderness areas all over the world. They are known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch in the United States and Canada, and yetis in Asia.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptobiology; kayak; malaysia; science
"Johor is home to large tracts of jungle, including its famed Endau-Rompin National Park, and unconfirmed sightings of large creatures surface periodically."


1 posted on 12/29/2005 1:55:34 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

"Bigmouth" used to be the Prime Minister there.


2 posted on 12/29/2005 2:02:07 AM PST by Roy Tucker
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To: Stoat
In the right country, the big-foot souvenir business can be very lucrative. Malaysia sounds like an excellent place to set up shop. It's loaded with superstitious suckers.
3 posted on 12/29/2005 2:02:33 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: Stoat
aaaaaarrrrghhhhh!!!,... my eyes, my eyes..... scared the crap out of the cat.... I getta more...

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4 posted on 12/29/2005 2:04:54 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: Nathan Zachary

we have a FReeper in Kuala Lamur selling hot dogs.... hhhmmm


5 posted on 12/29/2005 2:05:32 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: Stoat

Malaya has many bigger problems to deal with than Big Foot: like, for instance, implementing Democracy and the will of the people.

> and there's the possibility of something other than animals, then maybe we would put camera traps..."

These jokers will probably set down machine-gun traps for Big Foot. If there ever was such an animal lurking in the Malay penninsula, soon there won't be.

"Koooo-Eeeee! Big Foot! Yeh, mate! Keep yer head down until these larrikins give you the vote! Mate, I mean it!"


6 posted on 12/29/2005 2:06:10 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (I am the Chieftain of my Clan. I bow to nobody. Get out of my way.)
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To: Nathan Zachary
In the right country, the big-foot souvenir business can be very lucrative. Malaysia sounds like an excellent place to set up shop. It's loaded with superstitious suckers.
 


7 posted on 12/29/2005 2:07:58 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
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It's my sister's dog, Pom Pom
8 posted on 12/29/2005 2:11:43 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: Stoat
Sighting all kinds of big monsters lately...



There's the one that the Tsunami
uncovered in India that they
are wondering about...
(Click on photo to see video)










Ice Giant Full
...Then there's the Siberian ice giant that some Russian oil explorers supposedly found that they are now hushing up... click on the thumbnail to see the page and go to the film.


9 posted on 12/29/2005 2:19:35 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: DieHard the Hunter
These jokers will probably set down machine-gun traps for Big Foot.

"Okay Mohammed...you make a noise like a female Bigfoot who wants a date.   Achmed and I will move in through this thicket and flush him out.  Abdullah, you set up the MG4 over there and blast anything that comes down the path!"

10 posted on 12/29/2005 2:22:38 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Bon mots

Fascinating! I hope to hear more on these discoveries soon!


11 posted on 12/29/2005 2:46:04 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Maybe these bigfeet are some of the beast men the russians tried to make for invincible soldiers. They escaped.


12 posted on 12/29/2005 3:34:23 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Stoat

13 posted on 12/29/2005 4:44:23 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Stoat
This is what comes of 'outsourcing'

When Malaysian shoe factories are cranking out those size 21 basketball shoes...they wonder what kind of creature could have such feet

14 posted on 12/29/2005 5:26:21 AM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Stoat

Where is Janet Reno these days?


15 posted on 12/29/2005 6:09:24 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Roy Tucker

"Bigmouth" used to be the Prime Minister there."

Wasn't he also the last Democratic Party presidential
candidate?


16 posted on 12/29/2005 6:10:33 AM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Stoat
I have a totally non scientific viewpoint that at some time something we call a Troll did exist, and may still exist somewhere. (A Neanderthal sighting?) This is based only on myth and story. We need something that stands outside our regular, ordered world and gives it a sense of the unknown and of mystery.

Of course, I would also acknowledge that the majority of these sightings-as well as UFOs sightings-are pure bunk and fabrication perpetrated to bring tourists to purchase products from the local convience story. (I haven't see you in the trailer park..yer not from around here, are you?)
17 posted on 12/29/2005 8:09:43 AM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission ("Myths are beams of light shining down on a jungle of rot and imbecility.. "CS Lewis)
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To: Joe Boucher
Maybe these bigfeet are some of the beast men the russians tried to make for invincible soldiers. They escaped.

At this point I'm not ruling out any possibilities.

Stalin's mutant ape army (Yes, it's what you think)

18 posted on 12/29/2005 11:30:13 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Trying to get a new tourist stream going?????/


19 posted on 12/29/2005 11:33:27 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: Dallas59
Thanks so much for your undercover, top-secret photo of the REAL Bigfoot.  Most people think that squirrels are just cute, fuzzy and harmless little creatures, but they have no idea of the real truth about squirrels.

Squirrels go nuts on crack (addicts hide drugs in gardens; our furry friends dig it up)

20 posted on 12/29/2005 11:34:15 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

21 posted on 12/29/2005 11:38:48 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: joesnuffy
When Malaysian shoe factories are cranking out those size 21 basketball shoes...they wonder what kind of creature could have such feet

"No, I said that my FEET are 21 inches long.  My brain has been shown to be this big"

22 posted on 12/29/2005 11:43:17 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: conservativecorner
Where is Janet Reno these days?


23 posted on 12/29/2005 11:46:45 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Trying to get a new tourist stream going?????/


24 posted on 12/29/2005 11:50:31 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: evets

That explains a LOT of things! Thank GOD for the Swifties.....they saved us all from more than anyone realized!


25 posted on 12/29/2005 11:52:45 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Perfect!!!


26 posted on 12/29/2005 11:56:10 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission
 

'.....at some time something we call a Troll did exist, and may still exist somewhere."


27 posted on 12/29/2005 12:07:39 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
>Malaysia to investigate "Bigfoot"

SHAKE Rocks King Kong

If all you wanted for Christmas was a giant ape holding a beautiful woman atop a landmark building on a superwide screen, this holiday has certainly turned out for you. “King Kong” roared into theaters just in time for the holiday, carrying big name talent, Oscar buzz and eye-bending special effects.

The visual effects were created by Weta Digital, the same company that did the effects for Kong director Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. And as it did for “Rings,” Weta used Shake as its primary compositing tool on “King Kong.”

Even More Effects

Matt Welford, the film’s 2D sequence lead who worked on most of the film’s New York sequences, quantifies the task. “Kong has a little shy of two and a half thousand visual effects shots.”

This was a more intensive effects package than “Lord of the Rings,” says Welford, “because ‘Kong’ is more action-packed from start to finish. In the ‘Rings’ trilogy there were frequent breaks in the action. Not so in this film. And then of course, there were all the creatures that Peter Jackson loves to put into these films — the bugs and worms and flies. So the shot count went up just because of those sequences.”

Synthetic City

It is difficult for people who have seen “King Kong” to believe that the sequences, which prominently feature 1930’s Manhattan, were shot on a one-story high New York street back lot in New Zealand and then “digitally extended” by a crew of 500 artists and technicians using thousands of carefully researched and prepared elements.

“We had a huge library of reference photos, and a department of researchers who were able even to find out what color the street signs were in 1930’s New York,” says Welford.

He points out that that the jungle scenes were similarly shot and altered. “Animation would animate the creatures, the modeling guys would build the models, the TDs would light whatever was needed, and then pass them over to the comp department. We would take those elements and integrate them into the plates that were provided by Peter Jackson and the shooting crew. Then it would be our job to basically layer it together with any extra 2D elements that we need. Using Shake, we could integrate those in with the CG and the plate and come out with the final shot.”

Welford says that Shake was also used for some 3D work in the roto and paint departments. “Our TD’s could actually do rough comps of their work before they pass elements off to the comp department, so they could check that their elements were working before we actually start.”

Composite Solution

Welford, who has used Shake since it came out, says the product was perfect for their task. “Personally, I’m a big fan of the node-based compositing. It’s a lot more logical and it allows for you to change things quickly, so you can experiment and jump around to different parts of the tree. You’re not locked into pre-rendering elements and then working on those pre-renders.”

Another advantage of Shake was its ability to work with independent bit depth images.”You can have an 8-bit file, a 16-bit file and a float file and Shake will resolve and comp them all together,” he says.

And at a fundamental level, the large available Shake talent pool allowed Weta to scale up quickly and dramatically from a small core compositing crew — essential, it turned out, to meet a challenge as big as Kong.

28 posted on 12/29/2005 12:12:21 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Stoat
Fascinating! I hope to hear more on these discoveries soon!

Sounds to me the second story you wont hear a peep about reading the entries from the website.

29 posted on 12/29/2005 12:25:14 PM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: Stoat

ROFLMAO BUMP!!


30 posted on 12/29/2005 3:15:26 PM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Bon mots; Stoat
I believe this is a hype-campaign for Shadow of the Colossus for Playstation.
31 posted on 12/30/2005 9:13:59 PM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: SquirrelKing
 

I believe this is a hype-campaign for Shadow of the Colossus for Playstation.


32 posted on 12/30/2005 10:10:36 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
But you knew this, right?

=)

Happy New Year, FRiend.

33 posted on 12/31/2005 5:15:34 AM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: SquirrelKing
But you knew this, right?

=)

Well, ummm......actually no I didn't.  I'm not even remotely close to being a hardcore gamer (game controllers aren't designed with stoat paws in mind....I have enough trouble with a standard keyboard  """"""sad""""")   and I don't really follow that avenue of consciousness with any degree of closeness.  As a result, I had to look it up to get an idea of what you might be referring to   :-)

(((((EMBARRASSED))))))))

Happy New Year, FRiend.

Thank you, and happy new year to you and yours as well   :-)

<<<<  putting out a dish of Purina Squirrel Chow    \_______/


34 posted on 01/01/2006 6:04:22 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: joesnuffy

lol


35 posted on 01/06/2006 6:41:20 AM PST by Idisarthur
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To: All; Roy Tucker; Nathan Zachary; GeronL; DieHard the Hunter; Bon mots; Joe Boucher; Dallas59; ...
Update to All

Bigfoot 'shares human roots'

 

Bigfoot 'shares human roots'
03/07/2006 13:48  - (SA)  

 

 

Kuala Lumpur - Mysterious Bigfoot creatures said to be roaming Malaysian jungles are probably descended from humankind's ancient African ancestor homo erectus, an environmentalist said on Monday.

"The species probably evolved from 'homo erectus'. It has evolved over time and is a distinct species specific to Malaysia," said Vincent Chow, a member of the Malaysian Nature Society.

Homo erectus is a species of hominid believed to be an ancestor of modern humans that existed about two million to 400 000 years ago.

Chow, who has been lobbying the government to look into the hairy man-like beasts, has ventured into the jungles of southern Johor state to look for the creatures.

He said studying Malaysia's Bigfoots, whose existence have never been proven, could shed new light on human evolution.

"It could have evolved into a new species over thousands of years," Chow said. "It will revolutionise the way how we look at our origin."

Chow said his opinion was based on footprints and eyewitness accounts from indigenous people and loggers.

He warned their survival was being threatened by deforestration.

"I fear for its survival. It has lost its traditional home. Many parts of the jungle have been converted to palm oil estates," he said.

Sightings of the animals in Johor hit headlines last December and generated intense interest from international wildlife experts.

The mythical ape-like creatures have been reported in wilderness areas all over the world. They are known as Bigfoot or "Sasquatch" in the United States and Canada, and "yetis" in the Himalayas.

Chow said the Bigfoot found in Malaysia was about 2.3 to four metres tall and hunts wild boars and catches fish in the river.

 

36 posted on 07/03/2006 9:31:48 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: pcottraux

from December 2005, related to two others.

'Bigfoot' sightings in Malaysia
News 24 (South Africa) | January 8, 2006
Posted on 01/08/2006 4:35:59 AM EST by Stoat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1554010/posts

Malaysia Creates Team to Track Bigfoot
Fox News | January 26
Posted on 01/26/2006 2:02:37 PM EST by pcottraux
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1565583/posts


37 posted on 10/08/2006 8:38:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (If I had a nut allergy, I'd be outta here. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; SunkenCiv; ..
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38 posted on 10/08/2006 10:16:44 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Stoat
You know the Big Foot stories in this country have a pretty fascinating history to them. When he was hunting out west in northern California, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote of having encounters with the creatures. Native Americans have stories and history going back long before the first coming of the Europeans. Of course the question will never be decisively settled until a body is produced or a live specimen. But, take heart: The new Sci-Fi Channel Investigative Team is on the scent....
39 posted on 10/09/2006 10:58:33 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier
The new Sci-Fi Channel Investigative Team is on the scent....

I'm delighted to hear that the finest minds in the universe will now be focused upon this weighty issue (snort!) .  With such overwhelming intellectual horsepower being brought to bear upon the subject we will no doubt have a definitive answer in short order.  :-)

Perhaps if they have time they can also find evidence of the long suspected direct genetic link from Helen Thomas to her forbears.

 

40 posted on 10/09/2006 1:24:45 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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