The incredible moment when the Banda Aceh-based motor trail group met the mysterious figure in Indonesia’s most western province was caught on camera. The video clearly shows the lead rider falling from his bike in fright as a human-like figure, who is considerably smaller than the average person, appears suddenly on the track ahead bearing a wooden stick as though it was a weapon.
The individual in the track stopped and observed the bikers for a brief moment before tearing off into the forest. Individual bikers attempted to track down the figure after he ran away.
But despite the fact that they were on motorbikes and the figure was traveling on foot they were unable to catch up with him. The figure managed to elude them by darting into shrubbery vegetation and was last sighting disappearing into the deepest thicket of the forest.
The Mante tribe are believed to be an ethnic group who have inhabited this region of Indonesia for a long time. There has been no anthropological investigation attempting to contact the tribe and they have never sought out contact with other people living in the area.