Friday, April 1, 2016

#ATOZCHALLENGE True or False? The Legend of The Ape-Man: Letter A

We all have heard of the yeti and some either called it throwback of nature or an old wive’s tale. But the concept of the ape-man has not been centric or localized in a certain culture only. Everywhere it has been called by a different name. From yeti to the monkey-man. For my first alphabet A, I choose to call this The Ape-man. 


http://www.nydailynews.com/
Called as the Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest, sightings of a man covered with white hair was reported near a ski location inSpain. While nothing has been proven yet my research took me to many such sightings even in India.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey-man_of_Delhi


The notorious monkey-man of Delhi, on which many serials were also based can be a figment of an imagination or the costume of a serial killer. A man with black hair all over his body, 8ft tall and vanishing as nimbly as he appeared is definitely something which might cross the border of science. When in Delhi in 2001, many such attacks were reported it created a furor amongst the nations. The local police gave a report saying all were false but as they could not prove the existence of an ape-man, neither could they prove it wrong.  

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But the existence of ape "like" men was further popularized when stories of three brothers who looked and behaved like monkeys became headlines in the south of India due to the serial Mano Ya Na Mano. Their violent animal like behavior or their acute clairvoyant disposition became legendary. They were the much sorted out proof that such a phenomena really existed. Though not hairy, they certainly walk, climb and behave like monkeys. They cannot speak but the sounds that do come out from their vocal chords are very similar to the sounds of monkeys. Same sounds as were reported to have been made by the monkey-man in Delhi or at the yeti sightings across the world. A throwback of evolution perhaps?

Do you believe that such men can exist? Before you call this an old wives tale here is one scientific fact to look into.

Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation which caused hair to sprout on one’s bodies giving an ape-like resemble. This is called Hypertrichosis. Some even call it a “werewolf syndrome”. 

http://www.livescience.com/
But again the people affected by this are pretty normal in speech and behavior. So how does one explain scientifically the animal like behavior and speech?

Fact or Fiction? What would you call this? 

Check out my post for the letter B here. 



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42 comments:

  1. Ape man! I remember that one, not sure if it's real. But then that is the mystery.
    Good one.

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    1. And what is life if not mysterious :D

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  2. I don't recall hearing about this before.
    Maybe a bit of fact AND fiction!

    Anna
    ATSP @ Deeply Shallow
    @natzers

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    1. Hope so Anna.. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. Nice one Rubina. Remembered my old days in school. Eager to see the next one.

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    1. I was very interested in researching on Bigfoot and any findings related to them. The mystery of unknown is alluring.even recently o had watched few videos regarding the sightings.
      So I guess I won't say it's fiction unless it's proved so.

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    2. Great Reshma. I want to believe that there is a world of mysticism out there. Life will certainly be more interesting :D

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  4. Very interesting post. I think this one is a legend personally but who knows! Great start to the challenge. I would love you to visit me if you want to, I'm at My Random Musings (.co.uk) I haven't left the link in actual link form as I don't want to risk spoiling your Google rank :)
    Debbie

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    1. Visited your blog Debbie. You too have some blood curdling screams.. :D Your flash fictions are very interesting.

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  5. I hope it is legend. What a burden to carry if a man had to live this hidden lift hoping not to be seen

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    1. Very true Stepheny. Actually that is why I mentioned Hypertrichosis.I might use it in my letter H.. it is one sad truth of life. I really don't wish this on anyone.

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  6. I hope it's true :D just for the fun of it. Brilliant theme Rubes.

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    1. Thanks Bhavya, Loved the fact that you dropped in.

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  7. Oh, I love this theme of yours :) Definitely gonna be coming back for the whole series :D

    My entry for the #AtoZChallenge -
    Tv Shows: A - Agents of SHIELD

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  8. Have heard about Ape Man! Interesting read! :)

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  9. Oh yes, I remember the Ape Man had made such headlines back then! Nice read.

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    1. Yes, the Delhi one created quite a scare. Not been caught yet .as far as I know.

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  10. WoW!! That's a super interesting take on the challenge. The ape-man:) Makes me wonder how true it is!!

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  11. Hmm brain scratching post ;) Keep us intrigued for the entire challenge. Waiting for more from this theme.
    My entry for A to Z Challenge 2016: Letter A for Anchor
    http://nav-justanyrandomtopic.blogspot.in/2016/04/atoz-challenge-2016-letter-for-anchor.html

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    1. Hope I finish it this round Nilima :D Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. God, I love stuff like this! Gets my writer's mind whirring. :D Maybe these 3 brothers were raised by monkeys like Tarzan? I saw a documentary on Animal Planet once where a boy had indeed been raised by monkeyes!

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    1. Will send you the link. I had a feeling you would find this interesting. :D

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  13. Have seen the Maano ya Na Maano episode of these three brothers. Its intriguing and mysterious! Interesting theme, Rubina!

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    1. Oh ya. that series fascinated me like anything. I even watched the repeat telecast of this series :P

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  14. There are too many stories on apeman. BBC OR CNN had once a story about children raised by animals..much like Tarzan.

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    1. Ya true.. yeti has been sighted in so many places. I personally believe that it might be evolution did not touch these people or a genetic imbalance.

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  15. There are too many stories on apeman. BBC OR CNN had once a story about children raised by animals..much like Tarzan.

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  16. Something mysterious and out of the ordinary. Good theme Rubina.

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  18. Yeah, I remember reading about the three brothers...all those sightings could be true for all we know!

    Shubhangi

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  19. I liked this theme! I have read about the Yeti in my encyclopedia.. They should add him as a character in the Ice Age 3!
    I'll vote for it to be fiction.. but that Hypertrichosis is fact, isn't it?
    Good luck for the challenge, and looking forward to read more amazing posts! :)

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  20. I did once see three young men with very small monkey heads and long arms walking on Marine Drive one day. And they wore orange robes and walked like monkeys too
    BellyBytes from
    Mumbai On A High

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  21. Have come across some program in Discovery I think, which is about trying to find out whether Big Foot (like ape man) exists or not. :) Enjoying reading these posts Rubina. :)

    http://totallyinternalreflections.blogspot.sg/

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  22. Have come across some program in Discovery I think, which is about trying to find out whether Big Foot (like ape man) exists or not. :) Enjoying reading these posts Rubina. :)

    http://totallyinternalreflections.blogspot.sg/

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  23. This is a wonderful theme! Looking forward to read more!!

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  24. Sorry to come in late. It looks like you are off to a flying start Rubina :D
    I have also heard of ape-man. Scary!!!!!!

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