What is Sumatra Hiding? In early 2008, ISLANDS contributor Joe Yogerst found an old friend -- and much more -- deep in the jungles of Sumatra. The friend, Debbie Martyr, is an avid protector of the tigers on this Indonesian island and an avid searcher of the orang pendek, a humanoid creature best described as the Sumatran Sasquatch. She had first heard about the orang pendek (Bahasa for "little man") while climbing the Mount Kerinci volcano. But then she saw the thing with her own eyes.