2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)
2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)
2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)
2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)
2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)
2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)

2013 Orang Pendek #3 footprint cast replica #3 (leaf)

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Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to a cryptid, or unconfirmed animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.

 This print was discovered on July 30, 2013

"Sometime during the last few days of July 2013, a man named Pak Saril witnessed an orang pendek near Hutang Gunung Sangkar, which roughly translates to the “Debt of the Caged Mountain.”  Word spread of the encounter, and Jhonisa, one of my Sumatran contacts, heard of the encounter and visited the site on July 30.  A footprint was found and was later cast.  It is not known if more than one footprint was found.

The cast shows leaves and forest debris from the jungle floor, some of which were buried in the mud in the impression.  A right foot made the print, and the adducted, or divergent hallux is pronounced and well-defined all the way down the toe stem.  It connects to the medial cuneiform bone just a little forward or halfway down the inside of the foot.  The cast shows a subtle bulge at the front of the foot pad near the base of the toes.  This seems to correspond to where the metatarsal head meets the base of the phalanx or the proximal phalanges."  - Cliff Barackman

Casts have string or wire on the back for hanging.

Each cast is sold separately. 

Orang Pendek footprint cast replica #3

This cast measures approximately 8" long x 5 1/2" wide.  

This is a cast replica of an alleged Orang Pendek.   We have 5 different casts said to be from this creature.

This creature appears to have an opposable big toe similar to a "Little foot". This could be useful to grasp trees to find food or escape from predators. A tree-dwelling creature when needed.  Some of the tracks display splayed toes.

In Indonesian folklore, the Orang Pendek (Indonesian for 'short person') is the most common name given to a creature said to inhabit remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra. The creature has allegedly been seen and documented for at least 100 years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, and Western scientists and travelers. The consensus among witnesses is that the entity is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate covered in short fur, standing between 80 and 150 cm (30 and 60 in) tall

The following sources refer to the purported creature:

Suku Anak Dalam

The Suku Anak Dalam ("Children of the Inner-forest") – also known as Orang Kubu, Orang Batinn Simbilan, or Orang Rimba – are groups of nomadic people who have traditionally lived throughout the lowland forests of Jambi and South Sumatra. According to their legends, Orang Pendek has been a part of their world and a co-inhabitant of the forest for centuries.

In Bukit Duabelas, the Orang Rimba speak of a creature, known as "Hantu Pendek", whose description closely matches that of Orang Pendek. However, Hantu Pendek is thought of more as a supernatural entity or demon rather than an animal, with the name translating to "short ghost". According to the Orang Rimba, the Hantu Pendek travel in groups of five or six, subsisting on wild yams and hunting animals with small axes. Accounts of the creature claim it ambushes unfortunate Orang Rimba hunters traveling alone in the forest. Along the Makekal River on the western edge of Bukit Duabelas, people recount a legend of how their ancestors outsmarted these cunning yet dim-witted creatures during a hunting trip, and the story is often used to boast of their intellect and reason.

Dutch colonists

Dutch settlers in the early 20th century provided Westerners with their modern introduction to Orang Pendek-like animals in Sumatra. One account in particular is widely reported:

  • Mr. van Heerwarden, described an encounter he had while surveying land in 1923:

I discovered a dark and hairy creature on a branch... The sedapa was also hairy on the front of its body; the colour there was a little lighter than on the back. The very dark hair on its head fell to just below the shoulder-blades or even almost to the waist... Had it been standing, its arms would have reached to a little above its knees; they were therefore long, but its legs seemed to me rather short. I did not see its feet, but I did see some toes which were shaped in a very normal manner... There was nothing repulsive or ugly about its face, nor was it at all apelike.

 We pay a royalty on this cast.  It is also available in resin for a slight upcharge.