Chinese experts to revive research on 'Shennongjia Savage'

09:00, October 12, 2010      

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Unidentified hairs, footprints appear in Shennongjia. (Xinhua Photo)

After 30 years, experts in China met once again for the scientific inspection of the "Shennongjia Savage" and plan to pay a large scale of visit to the region where the stories originate, according to Xinhua's report.

Wang Shancai, a 75-year-old archaeologist from Hubei Province and also a member of the program, said they wish to "end the long argument with a specific answer" through scientific research this time.

Just like the Big Foot Monster in North America and the Abominable Snowman in China's Tibet, the Shennongjia Savage has been an unsolved mystery for a long time, and the human-shaped animal described by witnesses has drawn endless scientists, explorers and visitors from all over the world to enter the jungle in China.

"Different from previous research, we hope to unveil the mystery as soon as possible by using more advanced technologies this time." Wang said.

Currently, those experts are developing a set of video equipment that could remain working for a long time in the field jointly with the Three Gorges University in order to monitor the routes and caves where Shennongjia Savages might appear.

Wang said previous research paid much more attention to searching mountains but not inspections on Savages' living habitats and caves, which are the important points of their research this time. He said: "Hundreds of kilometers of Shennongjia's jungle are still not tread by human beings, and that means a large space for searching savages."

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(Editor:王寒露)

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