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Monday, April 22, 2019

I can remember seeing the above picture many years ago and found it intriguing. I had also seen where some people thought that the dark figure was, or at least could be, a Bigfoot. Of course, we know that the dark figure is not a bigfoot but a person.

This image is from a very isolated tribe. In fact, this tribe is considered one of the world's last uncontacted peoples, even though there has been some contact with them over the years.

This tribe is commonly known as Indians of the Envira and they inhabit an area in the Brazilian state of Acre.

Another uncontacted tribe is the Sentinelese, but are also known as the Sentineli and the North Sentinel Islanders, they are an indigenous people who inhabit North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal in India.

The population of these people has been guessed at anywhere from as low as 15 or as high as 500 but truth be told, no one knows the exact number of Sentinelese.

The Sentinelese have dark skin and at 5' 3" are shorter in stature than average humans. The Sentinelese are hunter-gatherers and some guesses say they have lived in isolation for over 60,000 years.

In 1956, the Government of India declared North Sentinel Island a tribal reserve and prohibited travel within 3 miles (4.8 km) of it. It further maintains a constant armed patrol to prevent intrusions by outsiders. Photography is prohibited. But of course over time pictures, video and limited contact has occurred with the tribe.

Outsiders are often greeted with spears and arrows. In November of 2018, the Sentinelese made almost all the major news networks after John Allen Chau, a 26-year-old American missionary, was killed by the tribe. Chau traveled illegally to North Sentinel Island by paying local fishermen, intending to make contact with and live among the Sentinelese in the hope of converting them to Christianity. Indian authorities said Chau had only an ordinary tourist visa and had not sought the special permission required to visit the restricted island.

Chau made several attempts to communicate with the Sentinelese but had to retreat.  On what would be his final attempt, on 17 November, Chau instructed the fishermen to leave without him. The fishermen later saw the islanders dragging Chau's body, and the next day they saw his body on the shore.

In his journal, Chau wrote "Lord, is this island Satan's last stronghold where none have heard or even had the chance to hear your name?", "The eternal lives of this tribe is at hand", and "I think it's worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people. Please do not be angry at them or at God if I get killed ...Don't retrieve my body."

Seven of the fishermen who help Chau were arrested but even thought it was treated as a murder, there was and has not been any suggestion to charge the Sentinelese.

Chau made a foolish decision and probably didn't fully understand the danger he was getting into.

Survival International estimates that there are 100 uncontacted tribes in the world and more than half of them are in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon. This makes me wonder ...if we know there is around 100 uncontacted tribes, how many tribes are there that we don't even know is out there?

Of course, being a bigfoot guy, I can relate to a group of people basically staying hidden and isolated from the world. And it is kind of amazing that there are 100 uncontacted tribes. In a world where we can communicate instantly with someone on the other side of the planet, there are people that no one has ever talked to or made contact with, living on our planet. It kind of gives you a better perspective of just how large, vast and unexplored parts of our world really are. It should open up the idea that in fact, it is possible for a large bipedal creature to remain, for the most part, hidden from us.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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