( Bigfoot of Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India )




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As we know it around the world....

BIGFOOT - America



YETI - Nepal

YOWIE - Australia

SAJARANG  GIGI - Indonesia

MANDE  BURUNG - Garo ( India )

SKUNK  APE ............... etc


1. It is known as MANDE BURUNG in Garo language, not MANDE BARUNG as mentioned in some media.

2. Mande Burung has never been reported to have attacked or "devoured" humans in all known cases of sightings in Garo Hills as well as it's counterparts in other parts of the world.


Garo Hills is situated on the Western edge of Meghalaya State in North Eastern India. It is bordered by Assam on the North and West, By Khasi Hills in the East and Bangladesh in the South. This part of Meghalaya is inhabited by local tribals known as the A'CHIK or the GAROs. The Garos are simple and peace loving people. Their main occupation if farming and cultivation. Garo Hills have some of the deepest forest and uncharted jungle in India. The concentration of flora and fauna is excellent. Garo Hills can also boast of 2 National Parks in the state and Bird Sanctuary among other natural marvels.



24th July 2008, Tura, Garo Hills, India.

Suspected "MANDE BURUNG" hair from Garo Hills, Meghalaya ( India ), examined at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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"Mande Burung" (Forest Man) or the ape man of Garo Hills is somewhat similar to the Yeti of Nepal, Yowie of Australia, Sasquatch of Canada and Bigfoot of America etc. The tales of Mande Burung is passed on through the generation by the words of mouth by our ancestors.

The description of the Mande Burung is as follows : It is very big and tall ape like creature, walks on two legs, have brownish black long body hairs, have long head and looks like it is wearing a pointed cap, sometimes it smells too. The height is not known exactly but assumed to be around 8 feet tall judging by the size of his footprints. The footprint measures about 13 to 15 inches long and must be very heavy, judging by the depth of the footprint.

Types of Bigfoot in Garo Hills, as reported by witnesses :

1. MANDE  BURUNG ( Typical bigfoot )

2. MATDNGDNG ( Same as Bigfoot but moves faster )

3. AJAJU ( Bigfoot without kneejoint and elbowjoint )

Queries ? Corrections ?


1. Andol Chiring, Silkigre, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya - 15th November 1997

2. Jabatram, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya - 18th January 1999

3. Near Nokrek Nationa Park, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya - 23rd, 24th & 25th January 2002

4. Nokrek National Park, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya - 10th March 2002

5. Mandalgre, Near Nokrek National Park, West Garo Hills - 13th June 2003

6. Rongrigittim, South Garo Hills, Meghalaya - July 2005

7. Near  Nokrek  National  Park - February 2006

8. Adokgre Village, East Garo Hills ( Bordering Assam ) - August 2006

9. Durabanda & Rongchekgre Area - April 2007

and many unrecorded sightings and encounters......

Art by S. Sangma ( CHIMIK )




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