Archive | December 2007

Another Footprint find from the Himalayas

Josh Gates with his 'Yeti' print.

Josh Gates with his Yeti

Once again news has reached us of another footprint find from the other side of the world. A documentary crew filming in Nepal near mt Everest stumbled upon what they considered fresh tracks belonging to a 2 legged animal.

A team of nine along with TV Host Josh Gates from the television program “Destination Truth,” armed with infrared cameras, spent a week in the icy Khumbu region where Mount Everest is located and found the footprints on the bank of the Manju River at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,850 meters).

A total of 3 prints were found which according to Gates had human characteristics and were clearly not that of a bear. Asked why only three prints were found he commented that the area was very rocky.
Skeptics no doubt will explain the tracks away as bear prints which have enlarged to due the effects of melting. They still think the notion of a ‘Yeti’ is nonsense and demand strong evidence.
I do not believe it is evidence that they demand, no matter how strong it is, but a body. In 2001 an expedition in search of the Yeti came back with evidence including hair samples which was claimed as belonging to the mythical creature. The Hair was subjected to DNA analysis by Professor Malcolm Sykes, one of the Pioneers of DNA analysis. He said, “We found some DNA in it, but we don’t know what it is. It’s not a human, not a bear nor anything else we have so far been able to identify. It’s a mystery and I never thought this would end in a mystery. We have never encountered DNA that we couldn’t recognize before.”
People have been sentenced to death on the back of DNA evidence, but as far as the yeti is concerned it is conveniently ignored.