2023 Author: Adelina Croftoon | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:05
It is still not known what kind of creatures the Japanese soldiers faced in the Solomon Islands and Singapore during the battles of World War II
Many strange creatures around the world are taking refuge in caves. It is possible that together with dense forests, caves are their last refuge in our world, because people rarely climb into caves, fearing confined space and darkness.
The indigenous inhabitants of Guadalcanal, which is part of the Solomon Islands archipelago, have been telling legends about a huge underworld that exists at a level much lower than their island since antiquity. Entrances to this world can be found only by those who know exactly where they are located.
These vast underground caverns are said to be home to thousands of aggressive, giant creatures that look like a hybrid of humans and apes. They reach a height of up to 4 meters. According to the descriptions, these hairy giants look like typical Yeti, Bigfoot, Jovi, etc.
They have been seen many times in the past and continue to be seen occasionally to this day. It is believed that the entrance to their hideouts is hidden somewhere in the wilds of the tropical jungle on the ridge. They do not hide in dungeons all the time, but they can live outside. Then they build wooden huts or primitive huts with sago palm leaves.
Some of these giants are quite wild, but there are others who have a kind of organized social order. Most of the legends go to the giants living under the Tatuwa mountain, because the inhabitants of the surrounding villages see them very often. But in fact, if you start talking to any inhabitant of Guadalcanal, he will gladly tell you everything he knows about the giants, and if he doesn't know something, he will quickly find the right person.
In total, three types of giants are seen here: the tallest have black, brown or red hair, which is very long, especially on the head and close the eyes. On their foreheads they have strongly convex brow ridges, their eyes are reddish, their nose is wide and flat, and their mouth is also very wide. They also stink very badly.
Those that are smaller in size have much less hair on the body, and the smallest, about 2.5 meters in height, are already very similar to people, only wild ones. At the same time, huge giants, when they meet smaller giants, often try to kill them. That is, there is enmity between the types of giants.
Now let's move on to the main part of our article. During the Second World War, the famous bloody battle for Guadalcanal took place here in 1942 and 1943. The allied forces fought Japanese soldiers, and the latter often spotted giant hairy ape-like creatures as they moved through the jungle.
They had prominent brow ridges, flat noses and wide mouths, and huge hands in which they held stones or primitive clubs.
It was reported that these giants, if soldiers got too close to them, were very aggressive and tried to attack. Several soldiers described cases when this enraged monster ran at them, and the bullets practically did not take it, it barely noticed how they hit it.
If the giants did not attack, then they were waiting for something. Especially at night. The soldiers heard noisy footsteps as this creature (or several creatures) wandered around their camp, and also heard frightening loud howls similar to crying.
However, the most famous cases of collision of the hairy giant with Japanese soldiers did not occur on Guadalcanal, but in Singapore. There the mysterious cryptids were nicknamed "The Bukit Timah Monkey Man".
In the Bukit Tima Nature Reserve, mysterious hairy creatures are sometimes seen today, and it is not surprising that this is the only piece of virgin forest in Singapore. This region has remained untouched for hundreds of years and although it is only 1.64 square kilometers, it has an amazing biodiversity. Until the end of the 19th century, it was even possible to meet tigers here.
The creatures that the Japanese invaders saw here were described as relatively small in stature from a meter to the height of an average person, they were covered from head to toe with gray hair and moved on two legs. They were very aggressive and supposedly one or two the Japanese were even able to kill, and their corpses were then taken away somewhere for study.
It is often believed that the Japanese actually mistook the local crab-eating macaques, which are found in abundance here, for the hairy monkey people. However, macaques for the Japanese were hardly a gimmick, because crabeaters look like Japanese macaques. Therefore, who exactly the Japanese saw here is still a historical mystery.