The Alma, or 'Wild Man' of Central Asia (former Soviet Union), unlike the ape-like Bigfoot, is more like a rough hairy human that has no underlayer of its red fur, making the skin exposed at a number of areas. The head is coned-shaped. Its teeth bigger than a man's, with the canines more broadly separated. Their legs are far apart and its arms longer than a human's. The Alma's run can be compared to the that of the horse and it can swim in rapid currents. The breeding pairs live in holes in the ground. Their diet consists of tiny animals and vegetables. The creatures are mainly nocturnal and have an unpleasant aroma.
The Alma can be found in the mountains of Central Asia. They are though to be the last surviving group Neanderthal men, since the area is filled with Neanderthal artefacts.
The first stories of the Alma were compiled in 1881 by N. M. Pzewalski, a traveler in Mongolia who also discovered the Mongolian wild horse. It has been thought that the animal is the last existing cluster of Neanderthal men.
Alma's have reportedly been shot or killed. In 1937, during a fight with the Japanese, a Russian scouting unit in Mongolia noticed two shadows coming down a hill on the way to them. When the shadows did not react to a confrontation, sentries shot them. Then next morning the recon unit was amazed when they examined the copses. They were of a "strange anthropoid ape" that was about the size of a man and covered with long red hair. Unfortunately, because of the war, the bodies could not be brought back to Moscow for an appropriate examination.
Although there have been many stories and a few artefacts recovered, no body has been found.
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