“Shocked to find naked people in the forests of Aceh.”
Is this a member of Indonesia’s lost pygmy tribe? Mysterious small figure is caught on camera scurrying out of the undergrowth in remote area of northern Sumatra.
The person was spotted in Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra. He appeared to be half-naked and ran down a dirt track carrying a large stick. After a group of bikers chased him, the man dived into bushes and disappeared.
A mysterious half-naked ‘tribesman’ was seen running down a dirt track in Indonesia by a group of bikers.
The small man was spotted near Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
Some viewers guessed the man could be a member of the mythical Mante tribe, who are said to be forest dwellers.
A group of bikers were mystified when they came across a half-naked tribesman running down a dirt track in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
The motorcyclists were travelling down the track when they saw the bald man leap out of the trees.
The footage shows one of the bikers falling on the ground as the mystery figure runs away from the group.
One of the bikers continues down the track in pursuit of the skittish man, who jumps into the bushes by the side of the road.
The group stop at the spot where the man disappeared and look for him in the bushes.
A biker, who has a camera fitted to its helmet, chases the mystery figure down the path. The figure appears to be naked and is carrying a large stick
The grass is so high that they can no longer see the figure as he slipped into the trees behind.
A couple of the motorcyclists venture into the bushes to try and see where the ‘tribesman’ went and find the large stick he was carrying.
Some viewers think that the mysterious man is a member of a lost pygmy tribe in Indonesia.
The mythical Mante tribe are said to be smaller than the average man and flee when they see people from the outside world.
The only record of the supposed tribe was in the 17th century, when it was claimed two Mante tribesmen were captured and presented to the Sultan.
But most people think the Mante people are simply legend.