Bigfoot in Brunei?
6 Sept 2006 - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei -
A Sungai Liang resident has discovered several strange footprints along the Andulau forest area in Labi, which according to him do not resemble human or extant animal footprints.
Liew Kim San, 34, a permanent resident, said the footprints could be of an unknown wildlife while most of his Than friends speculated that it could be that of a forest genie, which they believe could be the reason why people normally get lost in the Labi forest area.
Lim, who frequents the forests to look for birds, called The Daily Bulletin to narrate the unusual sighting.
Lim, a freelance electrical contractor, said he was in Andulau forest area last Friday to take photographs of maintenance works to cut branches of trees that could pose a hazard to the light tension wires going across the forest.
Lim, accompanied by four other contract workers, followed the footprints and took photos of them.
When the Daily Bulletin approached some people for their opinion, some speculated that it could be the footprints of an orangutan minus the divergent toe or some other animals such as the pygmy elephant while some said it could be a ‘supernatural’ phenomenon.
Speculations were so intense that the Johor Wildlife Department directed officials to install cameras in strategic areas to capture the Bigfoot on camera without much success.
Bigfoot was popularised in the United States after a string of sightings years ago. Even though similar sighting have been reported from many parts of the world, their existence has never been confirmed, according to reports.
The sighting in Labi only adds to the myth of the Bigfoot. Or is it the beginning of the ‘Smallfoot’?
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