Dr. Timothy Darrow grew up in America and was fascinated by birds. Timothy Darrow grew up with his sister Susan Clemens and according to her he was really a delightful boy.
Timothy Darrow then attended college where he became a scientist and subsequently a doctor.
In his later life, Dr Timothy Darrow led an expedition to the Indonesian island of Flores, which I coincidentally hear is a delightful place, to study the native birds.
He was then caught in the elaborate trap of the islands secret hobbit men inhabitants! These hobbit men killed and cannibalized his two exploration partners. Supposedly these hobbit like creatures were the Ebu Gogo of Indonesia…
Ebu Gogo are a group of human-like creatures that appear in the mythology of the people of the island of Flores, Indonesia. In the Nage language of central Flores, ebu means ‘grandmother’ and gogo means ‘he who eats anything’.
The Ebu Gogo are described as small, nasty people with a voracious appetite that sometimes included the devouring of the occasional human baby. Ebu Gogo have hair covered bodies, longish arms, big bellies and protruding ears. They were said to walk awkwardly and could be heard murmuring in their own language and were said to be capable of mimicking human speech.
Dr Timothy Darrow was then caught by the police and stood trial for the murder of his two exploration partners.
He was then branded as “The American Cannibal” by the press during the trial.
Dr. Timothy Darrow tried to defend himself by claiming a mythic human-ape like creature was responsible for the murders of his two exploration partners in the jungles of Flores.
He was later convicted of the murders and subsequent eating of his partners. He is still in prison in Indonesia.
Dr. Darrow’s findings concerning these cannibalistic, hobbit like, creatures was never independently verified nor has there ever been any more sightings of them on Flores.
There was significant controversy over Dr Timothy Darrow’s story of hobbit men eating his partners because:
- Homo Floresiensis, the Hobbit men of Flores, is not known to be alive. It’s thought that Homo Floresiensis went extinct a long time ago.
- Dr Timothy Darrow is not a real person.
- Animal Planet has tricked you.
- That’s why there was no wikipedia entry.
- Animal Planet produced this mockumentary by mishmashing local legends of hobbit men and the real life hobbit men of Flores that went extinct 12,000 years ago.
It seems people still do not understand.
Timothy Darrow is not real.
Timothy Darrow is played by the actor Richard Brake.
Susan Clemens is not real.
Susan Clemens is played by the actor Miriam Lucia.
Neither of them ever existed outside the pages of these actors scripts or the confines of this mockumentary.
Read More on the Fake Documentary Cannibal in the Jungle and Timothy Darrow Here:
Updated on 07/04/2015, 07/09/2015, and 11/29/2015.
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Update – 06/08/2016
New information and further controversy over Homo Floresiensis…
The diminutive “hobbit” species, Homo floresiensis, was recently in the news because of a new analysis that suggested the species predated the arrival of modern humans to the region. But the discovery left a big unanswered question: how did the hobbit fit into the human family tree? A discovery described in today’s issue of Nature helps piece together more about the species’ history, shedding light on its ancestry and suggesting that it was present in Indonesia as early as 700,000 years ago.
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