The other day, National Geographic did an article on Yetis/Bigfoot/the Abominable Snowman. Basically, they collected a bunch of hairs from various people, all of which were supposed to belong to yetis (or one of the other varieties). As usual, everything is inconclusive, but it’s fun to theorize. The tagline of the article sums it up: “Scientist has linked “Yeti” hair samples to DNA from an ancient polar bear jaw.”
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Now, I have to admit, I’ve never been a big believer in Bigfoot (as “he” is more commonly known as where I’m from), but to be honest, I haven’t given it much thought. Still, when someone’s out in the wilderness and see a large, hairy creature, I’m more inclined to think they’ve seen a bear or another person or some such, rather than a mythical creature. I’m a bit skeptical that a mammal that large could have escaped capture or even high-quality cameras for so long. It’s simply improbable. That being said, I haven’t done in-depth research on the subject, so maybe there’s something I don’t know. Certainly I would never say, “Bigfoot definitely doesn’t exist.” I just have my doubts.
So what do you think, readers? Am I missing something? Is there some evidence I’m not aware of? Do YOU think Bigfoot (or yetis or abominable snowmen) exists? At any rate, the article is worth a read.