Yearlong trek yields traces of what some say is undiscovered species.
BEIJING -- Yuan Zhenxin keeps up his search for Bigfoot. Yuan is convinced that between 1,000 and 2,000 of the apelike creatures roam the forests of central China, particularly the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in Hubei province.
Yuan dabbles in stories of abduction, including those of two farmers who say they were kidnapped by Bigfoot but escaped to tell the tale.
Another person claimed to have spent two hours in conversation with the creature, who reportedly gesticulated and mimicked bird sounds. They're very clever, said Yuan, a retired paleoanthropologist and member of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Yuan describes Bigfoot as more than 6 1/2 feet tall, with reddish brown hair, long limbs and a rather nasty case of body odor.
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