A bipedal humanoid primate cryptid. Residing in the mountainous region of Northern Pakistan. Reportedly mostly by Shepards, this cryptid is the equivalent to our local bigfoot.
The Northern regions of Pakistan have a diverse ecosystem, that stems all the way to the Himalayas. The Far North offers Pakistan’s most spectacular scenery with towering snowcapped mountains, deep narrow valleys, and glaciers. The world’s second-highest mountain, K–2, is located in the Far North, as are a dozen other peaks of more than 25,000 feet elevation, including Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum, and Rakaposhi.
Pakistan lies in the temperate zone. The climate is generally arid, characterized by hot summers and cool or cold winters, and wide variations between extremes of temperature at given locations. There is little rainfall.
It is home to leopards, wolves, caracals, badgers, hyenas, mongooses, ibexes, snakes, and various birds like eagles and kestrels.
Pakistan has 35 protected areas known as national parks. As of 2012, 25 of these are under the supervision of respective provincial governments and the remaining are in private care.
Although the legends surrounding these creatures have been around in northern Pakistan for centuries, these mystery beasts were first brought to international attention by noted Spanish zoologist, Jordi Magraner.
Between 1992 and 1994, Magraner pursued the evidence along with Dr. Anne Mallasseand. During an expedition through the Shishi Kuh valley, the investigators chronicled not only eyewitness accounts but discovered primate-like footprints. The European team also heard what has been described as guttural sounds which only could have been made by a “primitive primate voice box.”
Jordi Magraner was murdered in his home at his desk at age 44 on August 2nd, 2002.
His field research information can be found here – https://www.isu.edu/media/libraries/rhi/research-papers/MAGRANER-formatted.pdf?fbclid=IwAR18KozT98uUTwdMFCpnVnwqCLkbnwQ-pTt4NR8QX1AFabxzr0qe671k3HA Courtesy of the Relict Hominoid Inquiry.