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Buru
Buru
An alleged photograph
Background
Type Cryptid
Continent Asia
Country India
One-Time? No
Theories  · Cryptid
 · Large crocodile

The Buru is a large reptilian cryptid often reported in the remote valleys of the Himalayas of Assam, a province in the northeastern corner of India.

During his visit to a valley in the Himalayas occupied by a people known as the Apatanis, he heard these natives tell tales about lizard-like creatures that used to live in a marsh at the bottom of the valley. He was the first westerner ever to learn of the Burus. Later, a man named Charles Stonor visited the valley and also heard about the creatures from the locals. They also told him their ancestors had trapped the Buru in five deep pools in the bottom of a lake, and that the creatures were stoned to death and the pools filled in. By the time Stonor had arrived the creatures were long extinct, although the exact date of their extinction is still unknown. The last Buru was seen by a girl who was retrieving water for her family. When her father was told of the incident, the entire village helped to fill the spring with stones.

AppearanceEdit

The Buru is often described as a giant reptilian creature resembling a crocodile or a komodo dragon. It has a length of between 12 and 15 feet. The most distinctive features of the Buru are the three rows of spines on the back and the armored tail.

Possible ExplanationsEdit

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
  • A giant crocodile

TriviaEdit

  • The Buru might be related to other creatures, called "afa", in the marshes of the Tigris in Iraq, as well as the Meikong River Monster. It might also have a similar origin to a number of south and southeast Asian Dragons.
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