An artist's depiction
The Rock Apes, also known as the Rock Apes of Vietnam, Batutut, Ujit, or Người rừng ("jungle people"), were a group of violent humanoid cryptids reportedly sighted multiple times during the Vietnam War, which raged from 1955 to 1975. These creatures were seen mostly by American G.I.s coming back from war with stories of violent creatures in the woods.
The Rock Apes were described as hairy, Sasquatch-like humanoids. They were said to be around six feet tall, stout and very muscular, with protruding stomachs and covered in hair ranging from brown to black in color, except for the knees, the soles of the feet, the hands, and the face, which remain bare. (mysteriousuniverse.org)
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- The Rock Apes were named for their habit of hurling rocks at soldiers.
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