Orang Pendek and the Worm Monster
Strange Creatures in our World



Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name
given to a cryptid, or cryptozoological animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.

The animal has allegedly been seen and documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, and Western scientists and travelers.

Consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 and 150 cm (30 and 60 in) tall.

Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to a cryptid, or cryptozoological animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.


Sightings of the animal have been documented for at least 100 years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, Western scientists and travelers.

The scientific community has demonstrated little interest in the Orang Pendek. Thanks to a grant from National Geographic, however, a group of Western scientists in Indonesia are searching full-time for the animal.



The Worm Monster - The Worm Monster has been spotted consistently since 1345, and is one of the oldest lake monsters ever (more or less) recorded. It is presumed to be longer than a football field, and has been seen coiled near the shore by countless eyewitnesses.

According to reports, it has been spotted in both water and dry land. In fact, it is believed that it can slither into forests. Feared by locals and relatively unexplored by science, the truth behind the Icelandic worm is a mystery waiting to be explored.


The Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljotsormurinn, Lagarfljót worm, (or simply Iceland Worm Monster) is an Icelandic lake cryptid. The worm is purportedly located in Lagarfljót  Lake, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed body of water in
Egilsstaðir.

The water visibility is incredibly poor as a result of siltation, and the creature--if it does exist--has not been scientifically studied.

Sightings have been consistently logged since 1345. There are many stories about kynjaskepnur, that is, strange animals or unknown phenomena, in Lagarfljót.


The worm is purportedly located in Lagarfljót Lake, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed body of water in Egilsstaðir.

One of these stories concerns the Lagarfljótsormur, that is thought to live in a connecting river and show itself only very rarely.

The legend of the worm is first mentioned in the Icelandic Annals of 1345. When a hump surfaced out of the river, it was thought to bode great news. More recently, gasses that are forced up out of the water have been discovered in two places and it is thought that this may offer an explanation.