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Rangers sight pygmies in Southen Tip of Sumatra

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posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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"Rangers patrolling the Way Kambas National Park (TNWK) in Lampung claim to have sighted dozens of pygmies in a number of areas across the park.

According to them, the pygmies sport dreadlocks, measure no more than 50 centimeters tall and do not wear any clothing.

“A number of rangers claim the pygmies grow their dreadlocks down to their waist. The first sighting by the rangers was on March 17 at 6:40 p.m. local time,” said TNWK spokesman Sukatmoko."

"He added that several rangers patrolling the park claimed the pygmies were seen moving to the PT Nusantara Tropical Fruit (NTF) plantation. They were seen running from the TNWK forest to the plantation.

“Apparently, many fruit trees, such as banana, guava and dragon fruit, are grown in the NTF plantation area. If the pygmies like fruit, they might have entered the plantation for food,” said Sukatmoko."
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posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Source please?

Or is this a fictional story you're working on?



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:16 AM
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Source

www.thejakartapost.com...

The world is still so very full of mystery. Apparently these creatures have inverted legs that allow them to run quickly. I hope they do catch pictures of these humanoids. It's unbelievable that we could be living amongst little hobbits.

Please read the full story.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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Considering we have found evidence to confirm the existence of pygmy people in ancient history.. It wouldn't surprise me to find out some still exist. If they are in fact still living and thriving, lets hope we can let them continue without completely exploiting their existence. We've got along fine without knowing they lived until now.
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posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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The government said they would place them under protection if confirmed. Unlike many people who would shoot first for a prize. I wouldn't want to be big foot in the U.S. with our shoot/kill first attitude.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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Yeah,...
I'm gonna say pics or it didn't happen.
Sounds like an excellent method of geting research grants and boosting tourism though.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:30 AM
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Why is this under Cryptozoology when pygmy peoples are real?



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:36 AM
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Given their stature and inverted legs, I could not find a reason to place it anywhere else. I'm not aware of any human pygmies that have those type of legs.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:42 AM
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I think that they are perhaps looking for food.

I tried looking for a photo and I found one; it was difficult to find one because of the nudity that is their normal.




posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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Apparently these would be abnormally small less than 20 inches.....and then there is this. The above picture is an African Pygmy is you track the pic back. Interesting as well....
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posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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Inverted legs...? Is there a better explanation of what this means? Like horses have their back legs bend the wrong way? Or legs on the inside of their bodies?



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Very interesting.

At 50 centimeters, that's about 20 inches tall. That is, obviously, extremely short. I didn't catch at how many yards this sighting occurred. I wouldn't be surprised if this estimation of height is greatly underestimated. Of course if this story isn't true or they are never sighted again...

Neat story though.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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The article mentions they are no more than 50cm tall. 50cm = 1.64ft. Add in "dreadlocks to the waist" and "inverted legs" - and they are sounding much more like some type of ground dwelling bird than small people to me.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 11:48 AM
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According to the article there is a living population of Homo Floresienesis, the so called Hobbit human. I find this amazing if it is true. The article goes on to state that at least one organization is aware of the existance of 2 other groups. It even mentions the Orang Pendek.
If this is the case, in my opinion at least, this provides an intriguing peripheral argument for the existance of other humanoid and primate groups like the Sasquatch and Yeti.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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Sightings of Little Feet?

Very interesting. Not to say that it's not impossible.
But I want some pics!



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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50cm is just a wild wild wild size to give, that's barely knee high on an avg man

the story really needs pics and proper validation

until then it's in my tall tale folder



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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50 centimetres tall! Facts have no doubt been exaggerated. I believe these are either yeren, faeries, or a pre-released April Fools joke.

See: www.ghosttheory.com...



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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So... leprechauns then?

Are they trying to boost tourism?



posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 04:58 AM
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Sounds interesting! if it's real, then we should be able to see some video and pictures soon. Since tiny human skeletons have been found, this is feasible. Nice find. S&F.



posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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my money is on 50 cm being a typo and it should read 150. that is the size in the wikipedia article regarding pygmies





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