Monday, June 11, 2007

India's Bigfoot

NEW DELHI, June 9 (Reuters) - After North America's "Bigfoot" and the Yeti of Nepal and Tibet, India is now claiming its own mystery monster, which tour operators say will help boost tourism in the country's remote northeast. The "eight-foot", hairy ape-like creature is believed to be stomping around in the deep, thick forests of Meghalaya state. "Since 1997, we have been documenting Mande Burung sightings and telltale signs such as giant footprints," Dipu N. Marak of A'chik Tourism Society, an adventure tourism group, told the Hindustan Times.

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