New trace of Shennongjia Wildman found
in Southwestern China

July 11, 2011 -- Alleged Wildman's footprint found in Chengkou county, Chongqing Municipality, China

Five footprints, believed to be traces left by the legendary "Shennongjia Wildman," have been found in Chengkou county, part of Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, according to a report from on Monday.

The report says that the alleged "Wildman" was first found by Wang Taizhao, a local villager, on the morning of June 2 while he was fertilizing his corn field.

"I was so scared," Wang said, "First I heard a strange noise from the woods near my corn field, which I thought to be the bark of a dog. Then I spotted a human-like creature approaching. I took a flight to my house with great haste."

According to Wang, the creature was 160-170 cm in height, with red and yellowish hairs covering its body. Its eyes, nose and mouth were all reminiscent of human features.

Wang later reported his encounter with the Wildman to the head of his village.

About 20 days later, police from the Public Security Bureau of Chengkou county came to the corn field where Wang Taizhao came across the creature and detected five footprints. The police made plaster copies of the footprints for further research.

Chengkou county, located at northeastern part of Chongqing, is near to Shennongjia, in central China's Hubei Province, where many cases involving sightings of "wildmen" have been reported.

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