Explorer Adam Davies is one of the foremost experts on the elusive cryptid known as the Orang Pendek.
The mysterious creature is believed to inhabit jungles on the island of Sumatra with reports dating back many years. It is often described as an ape-like bipedal creature covered in thick fur and is sometimes referred to as a miniature bigfoot standing just 5-5.5 feet tall. It is said to be extremely strong for its size having the strength to tear small trees out of the ground. There have been many Orang Pendek sightings over the years and they continue to be reported still today although like many other cryptids the proof of its existence is debatable.
Davies gives us an inside look at his expeditions to find the Orang Pendek and talks about some of the evidence he has collected in this great Discovery Daily Planet episode. When it comes to the Orang Pendek which is Indonesian for “short person” no one has put more time and effort than Davies and his work is known throughout the world of cryptozoology. Check out the Daily Planet: Orang Pendek video that has some great information on the creature including pieces of possible evidence like Orang Pendek footprint casts and hair samples.