Cryptid Profile – De Loys’ Ape

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Posted 7 months ago

New video on a cryptid! This time I discuss the “mystery” of the De Loys’ Ape, a Bigfoot-like primate that was photographed deep within the jungles of South America and is claimed to be an undiscovered ape man. We will tackle the question on if this really is an undiscovered species or not. Additionally, I discuss the history of European and American exploration into the “undiscovered” jungles of South America in the early to mid 20th century such as Percy Fawcett’s adventures.

TREY the Explainer
Published on Jul 29, 2018

Hope you enjoy!

No don’t worry, I wasn’t dissing David Attenborough at 3:28. I was doing the opposite, I was praising him for being a person that’s probably actually worth of the title of being an “Indiana Jones”. I love the guy and the other scientists I listed as they actually did contribute to scientific understanding unlike some of the other people I mention in this video. It went by super quickly and my editing there was pretty bad for timing. My bad.

Another Edit:
I added some citations, my bad for not including them in the video originally
Hemming, J. (2017, August 1). The Lost City of Z is a very long way from a true story … Retrieved from

Bressan, D. (2016, February 01). De Loys’ Ape Was A Well Played Anthropological Fraud. Retrieved from

Naish, D., Kosemen, C.M., Conway, J. (2016, November). Cryptozoologicon: Volume I. Irregular Books.
Keith, Arthur (August 1929). “The Alleged Discovery of an Anthropoid Ape in South America”. Man. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 29 (100): 135–136. doi:10.2307/2790525

Montadon, George (1929). “Un singe d’apparence anthropoide en Amérique du Sud”” [An Anthropoid Ape in South America]. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences (in French). Paris, France: M. M. January-June (11 March 1929): 814–817.

If you want to learn more about the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull there’s this guy that made videos back at the beginning of Youtube who did a pretty good breakdown of the “Skull of Doom”:

He has been interested in the paranormal since he was 11yrs old. He has had many experiences with both ghosts and UFO's and it has just solidified his beliefs. He set up this site to catalogue as much information about the paranormal in one location. He is the oldest of three and moved from the UK to the USA in 2001.

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