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In what might be the first ever case of one of those viral cryptozoological animal videos actually being real, a bunch of Indonesian palm oil plant workers recently recorded a run-in with some sort of crazy-looking, hairless werebeast that supposedly charged them.

Of course, this being a real video and not a hoax, instead of running away and shooting grainy, over-the-shoulder footage of the guy the group agreed make wear some silly Halloween costume, the workers who recorded this video sadly responded to the charging beast by beating the ever-living crap out of it.

Supposedly the below footage was taken after the creature woke up from beating-induced unconsciousness and started pitifully crawling away in a daze.

Astonishingly, instead of claiming they’d seen some sort of alien or real-life demon come to earth in order to get their 15 minutes of fame and a book deal, the workers remained realistic about the encounter, apparently presuming the scary-looking creature was a regular – albeit agitated – animal with some type of disease.

Indeed, wildlife officials say the creature was most likely a sun bear that had somehow lost, or been born without, its coat of fur. This seems to be the explanation for a lot of cryptozoological sightings, but before you go accusing cryptozoologists of purposefully inflating their encounters, let us assure you: Hairless mammals genuinely look frikkin’ terrifying.

Source: Stomp
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