Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 21st, 2010
Of course, Adam Davies didn’t write his book…
Extreme Expedition: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals while sitting on his bum in merely old Britain. He won’t have called his book “Extreme Expeditions” if he felt he only needed to take his vacations in the south of France. Is it any surprise that Adam has more “extreme news” to share?
Extreme Expeditions author and cryptozoologist Adam Davies, the head of the Mande-Burung Expedition to India, has just returned.
He sends this along.
I only got back home from India last night, so I have very little idea what has been happening in the world. Of course, I know about Prince William-that was the first thing I heard when I got back to Delhi! Anyway, I have updated my little blog with a short update on the expedition. I’m too goosed today to do much more – and I have to get ready to go back to the day job tomorrow. Please feel free to use it if you wish to post an expedition update.Adam Davies
Therefore, here’s Adam’s first report:
I’m back from India.
I just arrived home a few hours ago. As you no doubt appreciate, I am a tired tonight, but I had an amazing time, and felt that I, and the rest of the team, met with some great success. I will post more detail about the expedition over the next few weeks, but here are some headlines.
I am convinced the Mande-Burung [MB] exists.
Dave Archer found what appears to be an MB footprint, at a site where an eyewitness confirmed he had seen the creature. He and John McGowan, went on to find a trail of them.
I found an MB footprint in Nokrek national Park. What I found particularly interesting about this one, was that you could see a boulder in the stream which had been tossed aside, followed by some debris of a freshwater crab. The locals had told me on previous occasions that the MB was fond of eating these particular types of crab. Whilst I can’t be certain it was an MB print, the size and shape were certainly consistent with eyewitness reports. The casting at site failed due to the very wet conditions.
We collected a number of very consistent eyewitness reports, which described a large black bipedal ape, which built ground nests and ate bamboo.
Nothing on the camera traps so far, but we haven’t finished going through them all yet.
We have collected hair and bone samples which just MAY come from the MB, but of course we need to test them.
Quite by chance, and very significantly indeed, John McGowan may well have discovered a completely new species. I can’t say anything more about this though, until he has conducted a thorough analysis.
The area has some amazing, vast, and largely untraversed, jungle. Beautiful. The perfect place for a relic Gigantopithecus…Adam Davies
An artist’s impression of the Mande Burung.