Rastafarian dubbed the 'Jamaican Rapunzel' stuns onlookers by unravelling his 40-year-old dreadlocks

Rastafarian dubbed the 'Jamaican Rapunzel' stuns onlookers by unravelling his 40-year-old dreadlocks

In a scene straight out of a Ripley's Believe It or Not!, a Rastafarian has stunned onlookers by showcasing his incredibly long dreadlocks which he has been growing for 40 years.

The unbelievable footage was filmed in Jamaica by a man named Andre Chin, and according to ViralHog, and features an unnamed man who has been growing his deadlocks since he was 15 years old.

This is the moment he let his incredibly long dreadlocks down for a crowd to see: 

In the clip, it takes the man nearly two minutes to unravel his impressive locks, which are longer in length that his body.

The BBC reports that for Rastafarians, the act of growing dreadlocks is a spiritual one. This is because it is said in the Bible that "thou shall not make baldness on thy head".

Regardless of the man's reasons for growing his dreadlocks, the stand out feature of the video for viewers was the dreadlock's color which reflected his age - brown at the bottom and white at the top.

One viewer on YouTube wrote: "Woah, you can literally see the aging in his hair. I see an entire life lived in his dreads. That's amazing."

Another went as far as to describe him as a Jamaican Rapunzel, writing: "He is like [the] Jamaican Rapunzel."

"Jahpunzel, let down your dreads!" wrote a third.

Whereas a fourth rightfully pointed out that he must have a strong neck to carry such long - and presumably heavy - dreadlocks: "That dude must have some insane neck muscles."

Unbelievably, this dedicated gentleman does not hold the world record for the longest dreadlocks in the world.

That honour belongs to 56-year-old Asha Mandela, who claimed the Guinness World Record back in 2008 with her stunning 19ft 6" long locks, the Huffington Post reports.