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Friday, November 13, 2009


I am not sure who watches Destination Truth but in the episode named the 'Bhutan Yeti' they were able to gather evidence of a hair sample that is NOT in any data base. This sample was tested in a reputable lab who actually thought it was yet another sample that would not pan out. The hair sample was primate, not human, since it was courser than a horse's tail. This is yet a great example and specimen towards proof.

I bought the episode from iTunes, as I did the whole series *grin*, but the one episode can be bought for $1.99.

Just something I wanted to share.



C-E C said...

This programme is known in the UK as The Monster Hunter, stars Josh Gates and is reviewed in an earlier blog by our very own Richard Freeman (I forget the date)


anna lee said...

The hair sample would be the second one from Bhutan identified as DNA unknown. The first was thought to be Yeti hair because of the circumstances in which it was found, and the same seems to apply to the second one from Josh Gates.

Because of the importance of the samples it seems strange that hugh attention is not given to them firstly by additional work on their DNA and trying to find out what are the characteristics of the animal they came from and how they compare to each other and such as neandertal man etc etc.

I propose equal attention is given to them as is given to ALH84001 the mars rock believed to contain evidence of life!