The Barmanu (or Barmanou or Baddmanus) is a bipedal Humanoid Primate cryptid said to be living in the mountainous region of western Pakistan. Sightings have been reported by shepherds living in the mountains. The zoologist Jordi Magraner, a Spaniard living in France, researched the Barmanou extensively.
The Barmanou is the Pakistani equivalent of the Bigfoot. The term Barmanou is used in several Pakistani languages including Khowar, Shina, Hindko and Kashmiri. In addition to the name Barmanou, there are other local names as well.
The proposed range of the Barmanou is in the Chitral and Karakoram ranges, between the Pamirs and the Himalaya. Thus this puts its range in region between the ranges of two more famous cryptids, the Almas of Central Asia and the Yeti of the Himalayas.
The Barmanou is alleged to possess both human and apelike characteristics and is said to abduct women and attempt mating with them. It is also reported to wear animal skins upon its back and head. The Barmanou appears in the folklore of the Northern Regions of Pakistan and depending on where the stories come from it tends to be either described as an ape or a wild man.
The first search in Pakistan for Bipedal Humanoid man was carried out by a Spanish zoologist Jordi Magraner from 1987 to 1990. He wrote a paper Les Hominidés reliques d'Asie Centrale on Pakistani cryptid – the wild man.
In May 1992, a search in Shishi Kuh valley, Chitral, Dr. Anne Mallasseand is reported to have said that one time during a late evening she heard unusual guttural sounds which could only be produced by a primitive voice-box. No further progress could be made. In addition to this, Dr. Anne Mallasseand was not able to record the sound.