Marco Polo was the first European to report of the mysterious Sumatra Apeman. He wrote of it in his journals written during the 13th century.
Recentely a group of Researchers from the UK recovered assumed hair and fecal samples; however, they somehow became contaminated and its existence was never proven.
Researchers are now frantic in their search for the Orang Pendek- Climate Problems exacerbated by Slash and Burn Agriculture have endangered its habitat. If indeed the Orang Pendek does exist, it is in danger of being rendered extinct before we can discover it. (Which would be quite an Ironic conclusion to this saga)