A non-update on the results of the Centre for Fortean Zoology’s expedition to Indonesia to find the orang pendek, a creature said by local legend to be a species of ape undiscovered by science. You may remember that, over a month ago, members of the expedition claimed to have spotted an orang pendek, then watched it sit and eat, and finally saunter away, without having enough time to snap a photograph of the creature.
Nonetheless, the expedition claimed to have retrieved a stalk that the creature was chewing on, and grabbed a few of what they thought were its hairs. The expedition promised that there would be DNA tests of the hairs.
And then… nothing. This update exists merely to report that the Centre for Fortean Zoology has stopped reporting on the orang pendek expedition altogether. No news of the results of the DNA tests have been released. Why the selective silence?