Bigfoot Spotted in Afghanistan Nov 20, 2014 10:18:38 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Nov 20, 2014 10:18:38 GMT -5
US Soldier Spots Possible Bigfoot in Afghanistan
Afghanistan would probably be the last place we would think could support a Bigfoot population, but back in 2011, a US soldier spotted on thermal what he described as a "big monkey or ape." Such a creature has been sighted by locals in this region numerous times. The “Barmanou” (above) is a tall bipedal humanoid primate cryptid that allegedly inhabits the mountainous region of western Pakistan and Afghanistan. Perhaps, this was what the solider saw?
The sighting was reported by a 26-year-old Army sergeant who did two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He was on night watch at Bargi Matal in Nursian Province in the northeastern part of the country. The location is surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountains and has an elevation is approximately 6,000 feet. He was looking to the northwest when he saw through an infrared scope (military thermals are far superior than commercial grade units). The subject was around a third-of-a-mile distance and he watched it for 10 to 15 minutes. The sighting was so unusual that he awakened five other soldiers, who also observed the anomaly. None could explain what they saw. The explanation that made sense was that a “gorilla had escaped a zoo.” The animal (or ape-man) was scrambling up a granite shale mountain and displayed far more agility than a man because of the tricky footing resulting from the loose rocks. "It looked like a big monkey or ape. It was big and beefy in the shoulders."
There are Rhesus Macaque monkeys in the area, but the biggest males are no more than 25-inches in height and weigh about 30 pounds, plus they have tails. Additionally, they are active only during the day, sleep at night and live in groups.
Locals use blankets as coats, but it was clear that whatever the men saw was not wearing any clothing because of the heat signature it was giving off – its body was all one shade of white. If someone is wearing clothing, whatever part of the body that is covered is darker than exposed skin or hair.
The sergeant later said if he thought in any way that the unknown subject was human, he would have engaged the person and shot him with his M14 EBR rifle.
Many think of war and desert when Afghanistan is mentioned, not wildlife and mountains. In fact, more than 80% of the population depends on the natural resources. A Kashmir musk deer, thought to be extinct, was recently seen for the first time in 60 years in northeastern Afghanistan. Well-adapted species of wildlife are found throughout the mountains, including three varieties of wild goats, black and brown bears, snow leopard and bird life, and many of the streams contain brown trout. Villages in mountain valleys grow wheat, barley, millet, peas, wine grapes and other crops and raise livestock, mainly goats.
Source: Bigfoot Research Organization, November 8, 2014.