I’m sure many of you have read or seen JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. And that means you know who the hobbits are. A race of dwarf humanoids who play an important role in the events of these stories. What many people don’t know is that they actually existed, or at least that’s what science thinks. Flores man (Homo floresiensis), nicknamed the Hobbit, is considered a species of dwarf people about 1 meter tall and with a small brain. Which coexisted with us until about 12,000 years ago, when they disappeared. They may not look like Tolkien’s hobbits, but they have a lot in common. In our story, the bikers encountered a hobbit in the Indonesian jungle.
There are several theories about the origin of this species, such as that it was a group of people who had a disease that limited their size; that they are descended from apes; or the result of dwarfism. But other studies have determined that it was a different species than humans. Especially since the brain size was too small to be just a mutation of Homo Erectus. Therefore, we will talk about a new species, and who will tell us that it has not had time to develop until today, hidden from man.
Now, however, a group of bikers in Indonesia may have filmed a real “hobbit”. They were surprised by the appearance of a mysterious figure running at high speed on a dirt road.
Reality sometimes surpasses fiction
In Indonesia, motorcyclists enjoyed a day of challenge on a road through the jungle. Not far from Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. But at a certain moment, a strange creature appears with some kind of stick in his hands, running away along the road. The bikers couldn’t believe what they just saw. So they decided to pursue the strange creature.
The chase ended after a few seconds in the bushes, as none of the motorcyclists could find the creature. For example, one of the Kawasaki KLX 110 motorcycles has a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour. Thus, we can imagine how fast the “mutant creature” will move. Able to overtake one of these motorcycles. A group of motorcyclists manage to reach the place where the strange creature disappears and search for it in the bushes. The grass is so tall that you can’t see anything. The two bikers make their way through the bushes and only find the large stick he was carrying, so they decide to stop looking.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by the Fredography channel on March 22, 2017. Since then, he has reached a whopping figure: more than two million reproductions and hundreds of commentaries with all sorts of theories about him. Some believe that the strange creature was a supernatural being. And the most skeptical suggested that it could be a montage. Although this time it is not clear. However, some have put forward a more than interesting theory that he may be a member of the Mante tribe. A legendary ethnic group associated with the urban legends of Banda Aceh.
The Disappeared Mante Tribe
Many Indonesians believe that the Mante tribe are astral beings that have no contact with humans. Apparently, they have an ability similar to that of fairies. They can disappear into the forest when they come face to face with humans. Stories and legends also say that the last time the Mante tribe communicated with a person was in the middle of the 17th century. So far, the Aceh-Darussalam troops have not managed to capture some of the tribesmen and present them to the Sultan. From that moment on, Mante decided to avoid any contact with people.
Whether the strange creature is a member of the Mante tribe, a supernatural being, or a very well-done montage is unknown. But what we do know is that the video has become a new viral phenomenon on the internet and has sparked all sorts of comments, opinions and theories. In search of the origin of a mysterious creature.
What do you think of the strange creature? Bikers run into a hobbit? A member of the Mante tribe, is it a supernatural being or a very well-researched montage?