The Yeren, also known as the Chinese Wildman, is a cryptid frequently sighted in the forests and mountains of the Chinese province of Hubei. It is said to stand between six and eight feet tall, and is covered in reddish-brown hair.
The Xinhua News Agency, China’s official state-run press agency, claims that over four hundred people have encountered the Yeren. They are generally thought to be non-violent, though in 1980 a woman claimed to have been kidnapped by a Yeren. Occasionally, reports surface of white-haired Yeren. These are believed to be older examples of the species.