Professor of Oxford: «the Yeti is almost certainly still found in the Himalayas»
Scientists and TV broadcasters equip an expedition for «Bigfoot», a genetic examination of hair which recently brought sensational results
Science does not reject the Yeti
A large-scale expedition to the Himalayas to catch a Yeti or «Bigfoot» as it’s otherwise known — is preparing a TV company Icon Films. Such a decision its leaders took, believing in the words of Professor Bryan Sykes (Bryan Sykes), a specialist in human genetics from Oxford (professor of human genetics at Oxford University), who stated that they — these same Yeti still roam in the Himalayas. And some of them it is possible there to find.
Professor Sykes became widely known last year after conducted a genetic analysis of Yeti hair. And published the results of his research in serious scientific journals. For example, in «Proceedings of the Royal Society B reports.» This happened for the first time in several decades.
— Among enthusiasts search for «snow people» there is a perception that science rejects them, says Sykes. — Science rejects nothing from the door and takes for granted. It is obliged to examine the material evidence. That’s what I did.
The Professor used a technique which is now actively used in forensics to find criminals DNA. Compare the genetic material of «suspect» samples that have already accurately identified.
A Sykes were the hair samples of 30 «suspects». Scientist have determined the sequence of their DNA. And compared with the genomes collected in an extensive database of genetic information — GenBank database.
28 samples showed genetic similarity to known and still alive by animals — goats, yaks, bears, cows, horses. But two of the samples were found to be out of the ordinary.
Well, a fine bunch of relatives?
The Professor revealed a 100% match in the DNA of hair, brought from the area of Ladakh (Ladakh) in the Western Himalayas, and from Bhutan, with the genetic material, extracted from the jaw of a prehistoric polar bear.
The sensation is that such bears are long since extinct. They were carried out more than 40 thousand years ago along with the mammoths and woolly rhinos. It is believed that polar bears were common ancestors of today’s white and brown bears, which then became a separate species, preserving genetic similarity. Specifically the jaw, with the DNA samples which Professor compared the DNA Yeti hair was found on Svalbard.
Hair of suitable places
Hair from the Himalayas — Golden-brown. Was allegedly found on the border of Tibet and India. Hunter, they picked up, assured that the creature it belonged to was very aggressive, but the bear — the familiar beast — not like.
«Bhutanese» hair was allegedly picked up 10 years ago in one and a half thousand kilometers from Ladakh in the bamboo nest Yeti.
Hair, by the way — of the most suitable places. Because the Himalayas are almost home «snow people.» At least from the legends that have come from the highlands of Nepal and Bhutan, formed the international community first learned about these huge hairy humanoid creatures. In 1830 the legend was published by British Explorer B. H. Hodgson (B. H. Hodgson), published in the journal of the Asiatic society of Bengal, his story about the giant bipedal, covered with dark hair. He assured that he personally saw him.
In 1951, the famous climber Eric Shipton (Eric Shipton) first photographed Yeti footprint discovered in Himalayas. Published the. Than gave the start of the world Yeti-mania. In 1953, it was supported by legendary climbers Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who first climbed Everest. Announced that they, too, during the ascent across a huge human footprints. Although two years Hillary did not believe in Bigfoot.
Reinhold Messner (Reinhold Messner), the first conquered Everest without an oxygen mask, told me that he saw a Yeti in 1986. However, in Tibet. Meeting so amazed climber that he was an inquisitive Explorer-cryptozoologist.
What is «Chemo»?
According to Sykes, the result obtained them, shocking and completely unexpected. Full surprise. Can’t extinct the polar bears roam the Himalayas?!
Meanwhile, the most reasonable seems such an assumption: Bigfoot is a hybrid of polar bear and brown bear, which once again clashed after the split in ancient times. And they can actually interbreed. That is, a creature whose hair was investigated by Professor, is a product of involution is the reverse of evolution.
In alternative versions, the Yeti is surviving to our time the ancient polar bear, who long ago moved to the Himalayas. And not extinct, but some mysterious evolved in a reasonable way. Became humanoid.
In favor of the bearish version shows that in the Himalayas the local people often called the Yeti «man-bear» or «Me-te». In Tibet is the same.
Messner, fascinated by cryptozoology, told me that in one of the high-mountain Tibetan monasteries saw the 300-year old manuscript. It is the image of a hairy creature standing on two legs. The spitting image of Bigfoot. From the text implied that it is «Chemo» — a kind of bear living in inhospitable mountainous areas.
THE COMMENT OF THE EXPERT
Bear or no bear?
— «Snow man», of course, no bear, believes the famous cryptozoologist Igor Burtsev, Ph. D., Director of the International center of hominology. But with the labs, the Professor was not mistaken. According to my information, studied their hair, and in fact was bear skin. It is mistaken for the pelt of the Yeti. Although the skin itself is very mysterious — it is not known how and where it came from in the Himalayas. Such bears, which she could belong, where no one was producing. Although the meetings sometimes tell. Legends akin to those that are about Bigfoot.