By Tim Binnall
An intriguing photo that popped up on social media earlier this week may show a legendary Bigfoot-like cryptid said to reside in Singapore. Reportedly posted on the Facebook page The NightRaiders, which is a group of individuals who explore locations in Singapore during the overnight hours, the image in question was said to have been taken at a nature preserve known as Drongo Trail. According to the post featuring the picture, their equipment specialist was testing some new devices in the jungle location when they spotted something rather strange and snapped a quick photograph.
In the image, the outline of what appears to be a rather sizeable bipedal creature can be seen standing next to a tree. Given the location where the photo was taken, some suspect that the oddity could be a legendary cryptid known as the Bukit Timah Monkey Man or BTTM for short. The subject of stories dating back centuries, the rarely seen hominid is described as standing three-to-six feet tall and, depending on which account one hears, is either a yet-to-be-discovered primate akin to the orang pendek of Sumatra or a supernatural entity along the lines of the djinn.
Conceding that they cannot be certain if the photo shows the famed cryptid or if it is merely a trick of light and shadow, "because we ourselves were not in the location itself except our equipment guy," the NightRaiders page mused that "the main point is that this photo depicts the urban legend of the BTMM and it is up to the public to decide if he truly exists or not." To that end, what do you make of the curious image? Share your thoughts with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.