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The Yeti of the mountains of Asia, hairy like a white ape, yet bipedal and standing taller than a man, is numbered among the world's most beloved cryptids. Yet, for all the eyewitness accounts, physical evidence of the beast is proving tricky to pin down.
Nary a fossil, nor a corpse. But, like its American cousin Bigfoot, pieces of hair and bone, of tooth and skin, have made their way into private collections. Now, DNA analysis on nine of those has proven there's still no physical evidence - all those samples came from regular old animals.
The nine samples, collected from the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau, included hair, skin, tooth, bone, and faecal matter. All but one of them turned out to be from bears - Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears, or Tibetan brown bears.
The remaining sample, a tooth from the Reinhold Messner Mountain Museum, was from a domestic dog.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: rickymouse
A) I can promise you there is no hair sample from an unknown ape on file able to be DNA tested..
If there were, that would be undeniable proof of “Bigfoot” a dfront page news..
I don’t doubt you saw an article claiming that, but I’m oretty sure they would have been lying or ATLEAST stretching the analysis..
I have watched people make similar claims for decades.. saying things like “preliminary DNA tests confirm it is an unknown ape” only for you never to hear anything about it again..
B) if there is s stuffed Bigfoot in a private collection, that is undeniable proof as well.. and again would be global front page news..
Plus, them predating WW2 would mean you couldn’t just have a handful of people who know about them and have chosen to keep them secret.. those collectors would have almost certainly died by now. That means it would require multiple generations to have all decided to continue the cover-up and forgo the world wide fame and fortune that came with revealing them publicly..
C)onclusion: Why cover Bigfoot up?? There is no real societal implications.
It wouldn't debunk some major religion or societal belief...
There would only be expenses in covering up , no profit.. all the profit is in the reveal..
It’s a mustache twirling villian conspiracy.. a conspiracy that no normal person would ever do.. a conspiracy that costs more money than it makes.. and has no motive someone could point to.