Archive | July 2008

More excitement regarding Yeti Hairs.

Deos the Yeti suffer from Split ends?

Deos the Yeti suffer from Split ends?

Could the mystery of the Yeti finally be solved? A few hair strands supplied to the BBC by a napalese man have proven impossible to identify.

Dipu Marek found the hairs deep in the jungle after a forrestry worker had seen the yeti on three conseqative days.

In England, highly sophisticated microscopes were used to examine the hairs and by a process of elimination the indiginous animals of that region were discarded as being the source.

The tests were carried out at Oxford Brookes University in central England with award-winning primatologist Anna Nekaris and microscopy expert Jon Wells from the university’s anthropology department.

Ian Redmiond a primatologist and senior consultant for the UN’s Great Ape Survival Project has said that the Hairs are ‘potentially very exciting’ and along with Nekaris, agree there is “every chance” they could belong to an unknown species of primate.

Another exciting aspect is that the hairs contain identifiable follicles which means that there are cells present. As a result the hairs are being subjected to a more thorough DNA analysis.

Watch this space..

The Monster Hunter – Episode 1

Just watched the first episode of a new series here in the UK called The Monster Hunter. The host is Josh Gates and in this weeks episode he travelled to Malaysia in search of an apelike creature that had been seen by various people. Gates and his film crew spent a night in the remote jungle and came back with a footprint of an unknown creature and a recording of a distant growling noise.

All in all an interesting program.

However, i did have a couple of reservations.

Firstly, why deos Josh Gates refer to the Malaysian creature as Bigfoot? Bigfoot is the North American variety, just like the Yeti is the Himalayan apeman and Yowie the Australian equivalent. It would seem absurd if some Sherpa film crew descended in Northern California looking for the ‘Yeti.’

Secondly, i found the fast frenetic editing very offputting. No scene lasted more than a few seconds before it jumped to the next, and Gates’ continous ramblings did begin to get a bit annoying.