“I was trembling with fear as the creature stared at me,” he said, adding that he did not move for about 15 minutes.A director of the Johor National Parks Corporation hopes that the interest in Bigfoot will lead to a boost in eco-tourism for the state and country. From The Star:
Amir, who initially thought the creature would leave, decided to run when the creature continued to stare at him.
“I did not look back and continued running until I reached my village,” he said, showing a clearing in the jungle where the standoff occurred to some 50 people who took part in an expedition to gather information on the Bigfoot sightings in the state.
The one-day expedition, led by Johor National Parks director Hashim Yusof, comprised park officials and press members.
Johor National Parks Corporation (JNPC) director Hashim Yusof in an interview with a Malay daily said any physical and scientific evidence of Bigfoot’s existence would turn the state’s forest into an attraction for researchers and tourists alike.The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) in the US also carries the news on its website. From BFRO:
However, Hashim said that JNPC was unable to track down Bigfoot due to a shortage of manpower to comb the national park.
“But we are willing to work together with relevant authorities conducting researches on Bigfoot,” he said.
Recent news stories from Malaysia describe giant ape sightings in parts of Johor, on the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula.According to the BFRO, Bigfoot sightings are common in the US and Canada. Bigfoot has also been reported in Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Australia.
Bigfoot/giganto sightings in Malaysia are nothing new. The new factor is the government's supportive attitude toward projects to investigate the sightings. That's a first, for any country. Government officials and conservationists with the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) are openly discussing the subject with the national news agency (see articles below).
The MNS is urging people to take the sightings seriously and treat the giant apes as national treasures.
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