Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 19th, 2010
On July 19th, 2010, the Chinese news service Xinhuanet is reporting that new Yeren-type encounters have been noted.
“Bears or Bigfoot” is what villagers in Shennongjia, Hubei Province are wondering ever since one man named Ding Fei, 33, found mysterious thick curly hairs with transparent roots on July 9 at a location called Swallow Hole on a local mountain.
After Ding reported his discovery to the neighborhood committee, some professional researchers on July 11th, at the same site, found additional hairs and a 11.8-inch (30-centimeter) long footprint.
According to the committee’s research, the hair does not match that of a human or any livestock, but to date, a match with a bear has not been excluded.
The Yeren is shown above in this drawing by Harry Trumbore from Loren Coleman’s and Patrick Huyghe’s The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, 2006.