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What might have been excellent evidence to support the existence of the legendary yeti, specimens of yeti scalps proved to have a much less remarkable origin. Three expeditions to the Himalayas from the mid 1900’s examined or obtained ceremonial objects from monasteries (religious residences), which supposedly were the skin and attached hair from a yeti head. The shape was cone-like – pointed on top. Scientific examination showed the skin was from a local goat-like animal. However, the fact that the Tibetan people would construct such an object shows that they honor the creature (called yeh-teh or various other names) in their society. Some stories exist of genuine preserved yeti fingers, hands or whole bodies but none of these specimens have ever been presented for study. Recently, a claim has surfaced that a sample of hair was used for DNA analysis and it was not from a bear, a human or any other animal. In order for this extraordinary claim to be taken seriously by scientists, the sample must be retested and the results published in a scientific journal for all to see.
- Sharon Hill (Scientist)
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