So what exactly is a Barmanou, and is there conclusive prove that it exists?
- It is claimed that the Barmanou is a two-legged primate that stands upright, and is perhaps some kind of humanoid, that has been seen in the densely wooded mountain ranges of western Pakistan.
- The word Barmanou is the Sanskrit word that means Man of the Forest in English.
- Barmanou have been reportedly sighted in the Chitral and Karokoram mountain ranges.
- The reported sightings suggest that they are akin to Big Foot. Those sightings have mainly been by shepherds worried about protecting their flocks.
- Local myths say that Barmanous are keen on kidnapping young girls to mate with them.
- They clothe themselves in the furs of animals that they have killed, instead of just walking around naked.
- People that have seen Bamanous claim that they were heard communicating with each other in a primitive form of talking. In many respects they are similar to the earlier forms of human beings.
- The various sightings of the Barmanou tend to point to the fact that it is a biped that appears to be more advanced than an ape, but not as advanced as human beings.
- The number of sightings has prompted research into if the existence of them could be proved, or indeed disproved.
The main researcher has been the zoologist Jordi Magraner, originally from Spain, but who now lives in France. Between 1987 and 1990 he spent time in the Chitral and Karokoram mountains. After returning from Pakistan, Magraner wrote Les Homindes reliques d’Asie Centrale (The Humanoids of Central Asia).
Perhaps just like the more famous Alma of Central Asia, and the Yeti of Nepal or Tibet in the Himalayas it will be difficult to conclusively prove that they exist.