After studying two DNA samples that supposedly were taken from a yeti in the Himalayas, a British geneticist has concluded that the samples are not from anything living, but are nearly identical to ancient polar bears. Somehow, the idea of ancient bears roaming around just out of the corner of your eye is cooler than bigfoot.
In 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the peak of Everest, they reported seeing large human-like tracks in the snow that many interpreted to have been left by the legendary yeti. Just in case it existed, in 1959, the US government issued official guidelines to anyone in Nepal who might want to hunt the mysterious beast.
Whenever someone claims to have found Bigfoot or any part of him, the question of DNA evidence always comes up. Well now, a lab in Texas says they’ve analyzed DNA from from supposed Bigfoot hair has yielded surprising results— it’s not human, but it’s not human. I WANT TO BELIEVE.
After spending around 60 hours a week on Loch Ness for twenty six years, skipper George Edwards says the above photo of a hump coming out of the water is the most definitive proof yet of the Loch Ness Monster.
Last month, Animal Planet ran a special about evidence of the existence of mermaids, from ancient drawings to modern accounts. Well… “evidence” in quotes. As much “evidence” as ancient aliens or the end of the world in December of this year. Anyway, the documentary was so popular that the NOAA stepped in to state that mermaids aren’t a real thing.
Whether you call it Bigfoot or Sasquatch, scientifically, such creatures don’t exist. There has been no evidence and no real proof that giant ape-like creatures are roaming the mountains of the Pacific NW or the Himalayas. But once, something like that did exist. Kinda.
Severed yeti finger from Nepal to undergo DNA testing to determine whether it is in fact a severed yeti finger
There are all kinds of claims periodically from the northwest US about sasquatch-like creatures, just as there are periodic claims of seeing similar yeti creatures in the Himalayas. But now, at least according to the Daily Mail, someone’s got a severed yeti finger that will be submitted for DNA testing to see if it’s a known species or not.
Several weeks ago, we told you about how a group of Russian yeti hunters claim they found “irrefutable evidence” of the existence of yetis in Siberia. And this is that evidence. A nest, a rough “footprint” and some trees bent over.
Because of course he has. Boy, this is a good week for cryptozoology. Yesterday, we had Russians claiming indisputable proof of yetis in Siberia and here’s the story of a paleontologist claiming that he’s found proof of an ancient, gigantic, dinosaur-eating squid. Only he doesn’t have any real proof other than some artfully arranged ichthyosaur bones (above).
According to a group of Russian yeti hunters, they’ve gathered “indisputable” proof that yetis are real and live in the mountains of Siberia. This proof has supposedly been sent to an independent lab for verification, but everyone knows that yetis actually live on the sun.
We here in America thought we were such hot shit when we came out with our state quarters. Oooh, look, I got a Maryland quarter! Oooh, I got a Colorado quarter! Well, the Canadian Mint has one-upped us and everyone else with their new full color mythological creatures quarters.
To the surprise of the State Department employees that found them, documents from the 1950s show that at one point, the US government honestly believed yetis existed and were actively looking for them in the mountains of Nepal.