In the Vietnam War, American GIs were not only fighting the Viet Cong, but Bigfoot. You heard me right, Bigfoot, or, as they were referred to by the American soldiers as rock apes.
Bigfoot like creatures have been seen all over the world, including the jungles of Vietnam so conflicts with the lurking beasts’ and soldiers, were not uncommon.
On patrol one day, Sgt. Thomas M. Jenkins witnessed his men being pelted with rocks by a group of large, bipedal apes. This is how the creatures would get their names. It is even reported that a GI was picked up and thrown off a cliff by one of these incredibly aggressive animals.
One of these apes was clearly the alpha of the group, and would burst out of the dense jungle and into the clearing where the soldiers were camped, roaring and pumping its fist, and waking the men up.
Another sighting involved a helicopter pilot spotting one of these jungle Bigfoots climbing a defoliated tree, shaking it back and forth.
Another theory involving these Vietnamese rock apes is it’s alleged ties to the Minnesota iceman. The story goes that one of these apes were shot and killed in the Vietnamese jungles, then air lifted to Chino, California where it made its way to a traveling carnival that was promoted by a Vietnam vet, Rick Hanson.