Controversial Theory: Ancient ‘Hobbits’ Are Still Alive

(Newser) – A hobbit-like human species has survived for hundreds of thousands of years in the forests of a remote island—and is still surviving. That’s the stunning theory of a retired anthropologist, who believes sightings of an “ape-man” on Indonesia’s Flores island could signal that so-called hobbit human Homo floresiensis never went extinct. Evidence of the roughly 3.5-foot-tall ancient hominin with an unknown place on the human family tree was first discovered in Flores’ Liang Bua cave in 2003.