Bigfoot Encounters

Hunt for the Wild Man of Hubei, China continues...

July 4 2003 -- A "wild man" described as half man, half animal, has reportedly been sighted by six people in China's Hubei province.

The naked 1.64-metre tall yeti-like figure with black shoulder-length hair and crooked arms and back was spotted walking across a road in Shennongjia, Hubei province, by six people travelling in a van, the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily reported.

Described as a grey-skinned animal with a human shape, it fled at the sight of the people and footprints were later found trailing 30 metres into the woods, the newspaper said.

Officials are now stepping up their hunt for the creature which is rumoured to live in the mountainous forests of Hubei.

Last month, a Shennongjia inventor announced he was building a home-made helicopter to hunt for the wild man, saying it was the only way to view the remote area where his lair may be.

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