Yabalik-Adam

Yabalik-Adam : Wildman of Central Asia.

Etymology:

Unknown, probably a Turkic word, presumed to mean “wild man.”


Variant names:

Yaboi-adam, Yavan-adam, Yavo-khal’g.


Physical description:

Yellowish body hair. Thumb is close to the fingers. Feet are broader than a human’s.


Behaviour:

Moves easily in the mountains. Turns around to face its pursuers, uttering guttural cries. Chinese informants claim that it hurls large stones as weapons and moults in April.


Distribution:

Pamir and Kunlun Mountains, in the area where Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China meet.


Significant sighting:

Around 1912, hunters captured a wildman in the mountains, brought it into a village, and fed it raw meat. After the
news reached Taxkorgon, Chinese authorities came and took the creature away.


Source:

  • Bernard Heuvelmans and Boris F.Porshnev, L’homme de Néanderthal est toujours vivant (Paris: Plon, 1974), pp. 139–140

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SOURCE:

Mysterious Creatures – A Guide to Cryptozoology written by George M. Eberhart – Copyright © 2002 by George M. Eberhart

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