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Notes on Jacqueline Roumeguere-Eberhardt

  1. French anthropologist Jacqueline Roumeguere-Eberhardt, who was perhaps most famous for her marriage to an illiterate Maasai warrior, won notoriety in 1978 when she asserted a controversial theory about prehistoric beings -- a group of creatures she referred to as "Xs", and which appear similar to prehistoric man -- that were living in present-day Africa, specifically in the Kenyan bush. The claim became a cause celebre among cryptozoologists and the basis of her 1984 book The Unidentified Hominids of the African Forest but was greeted with scepticism by many researchers, including paleontologist Richard Leakey.

          -- Adapted from The Tocqueville Connection
             (touted as "The Insider's Web source for French news and analyses")

  2. There is convincing evidence that prehistoric hominoids, not animals but not quite humans, still exist in the depths of the tropical bush of Kenya, says French sociologist Jacqueline Roumeguere Eberhardt.

    Numerous eyewitness accounts of encounters with the creatures, which she calls "X," have convinced Roumeguere, a research scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research, of the existence of hominoids, who were already living in Kenya 500,000 to 3 million years ago.

    One Kenyan described his encounter in the forest with an "X" who kept him prisoner more than an hour. "His eyes, his mouth were those of a man, and his face was not covered with hair, but his forehead was very low, rather like that of a baboon," he said.

          -- From an article "Missing links living in Kenya?" by LAURENT CHEVALLIER
             originally in the Des Moines Register (Monday, October 23, 1978)
             Now posted as "BFRO Media Article # 380", by Kevin Withers
             Click here for article: The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO)