Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bigfoot round up

After spending my Saturday in the Atlantic fishing for one of the ugliest fish in the sea. The cusk. I realized that after I got back to land I had numerous text messages wondering about bigfoot.

Well it turned out the good Ole Georgia boys were full of shit. The DNA samples that they had turned out to be ether human or a opossum. I don't believe that bigfoot is a human opossum hybrid. It would take a really sick dude to bang a opossum. These critters are ugly and mean.

PALO ALTO, California (Aug. 15) - Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever.
Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence.

Its spread was fueled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator.
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.

I have no sympathy for scam artist. And it appears that one of these guys is now in trouble with his employer. Seems like looking for bigfoot gets in the way of protecting the public.

Matthew Whitton, a Clayton officer on medical leave, is one of 2 men alleging the find

The search for Bigfoot, the mythical half-man/half-gorilla beast also known as Sasquatch, may have ended in Georgia.
Or it could just be a hoax that has landed a
Clayton County cop in hot water with his boss

But not all bad news on the bigfoot front. Some possible bigfoot hairs found in India have turned up to be from a unknown animal.

Tests at Oxford Brookes University on hairs which local people believe came from a yeti in an Indian jungle have failed to link them with any known species and are said to bear "a startling resemblance" to those brought back from the Himalayas by Sir Edmund Hillary half a century ago.
Ape expert Ian Redmond, who is co-ordinating the research, said: "The hairs are the most positive evidence yet that a yeti might possibly exist, because they are tangible. We are very excited about the preliminary results, although more tests need to be done."

And a Japanese team just started a expedition in the Himalayans Mountains searching for the Yeti.

Japanese decorator goes to Himalayas in search of the elusive yeti

Yoshiteru Takahashi, 65, claims to have seen a group of three yetis on his last visit to Nepal, in 2003, but maintains that the light quality during the evening sightings was too poor for him to take photographs.
This time - his fifth such mission - his seven-strong team is equipped with state-of-the-art motion-sensitive photographic equipment and they plan to position it along a ridge at an altitude of 4,800 metres in a range of mountains some 200 km from Kathmandu.


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