Scottish scientists conducted DNA tests finger snowman

December 28, 2011 20:19

Yeti finger was in the hands of geneticists

Yeti finger was in the hands of geneticists

Finger subjected to examination, was part of the hands of "Bigfoot" has been stored in the mountainous Buddhist monastery in Nepal.
Mummy from home Yeti

For two years, scientists of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and Edinburgh Zoo have studied "finger Bigfoot" once brought from Pangboche monastery in Nepal. Conducted genetic examination of pieces cut from these mysterious remains stored until the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London (Royal College of Surgeons).
Nepal, by the way, can be considered the birthplace of Bigfoot — "snow people", which is often referred to as "man-bear" or "Me-ones."

It is because of this mountainous country located in the Himalayas, to the Old and New Worlds sunk first rumors about living here huge humanoid creatures. In 1830 they issued a British explorer BG Hodgson (BH Hodgson), published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, his account of the two-legged giant, covered with dark hair. He claimed to have personally seen it.

"Finger Yeti" from the Museum of College of Surgeons. Allegedly brought from Nepal

In 1953, the legendary climbers Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first to conquer Everest, reported that during his ascent across large footprints. Although before Hillary did not believe the stories about the Yeti.

Pangboche Buddhist monastery situated at an altitude of more than four thousand meters. Image Yeti "decorate" the walls. A Yeti themselves here revere like saints.

"Hand of Bigfoot", which was cut off from the finger

The other day examination mummy "fingers" of the monastery was completed. Its head, Dr Rob Ogden (Dr Rob Ogden) announced the results of the special documentaries BBC Natural History.

How to deal with the results — is unclear. In short, scientists puzzled …

Finger by finger

With your finger, got a British scientist from a distant Nepal, connected with old and a detective story. Here is what this British newspaper Daily Mail (translation Radio "Voice of Russia"):


"… In 1957, a series of expeditions to study the Yeti has financed a large American oilman Tom Slick.

He is crazy about the Yeti, after listening to them during their business trips to India.

During one of his expeditions, sponsored Slick, an Irish-American explorer Peter Byrne (Peter Byrne) heard from two Sherpa word "Me-ones."

As a result of inquiries, he learned about the ancient Yeti hand, stored in Pangboche monastery. Byrne went to this magnificent monastery — the road is treacherous mountain trails under the constant threat of avalanches took several days.

He remembers walking the halls by candlelight, and how he was taken to a room where he kept the "hand of Pangboche."

— Withered hand was covered in black leather — says Byrne.

He sent a messenger to the border with India with a message about his find to slicks. Three days later came a reply telegram indicating get out and take her to London.

But the monks refused to give Byrne his relic, explaining that this will bring a curse on the monastery. However, Slick was determined. He agreed with Byrne on the meeting in London, where they were joined by the eminent primatologist Professor William Osman Hill (William Osman Hill).

The meeting place was named restaurant at Regent's Park Zoo, where a professor engaged autopsy and embalming of dead animals.

At dinner Osman Hill told Byrne that he needed at least one finger, as he wants to subject it to scientific analysis.

The professor, who had links with the Royal College of Surgeons, from under the table a brown paper bag.

He put on the table the human hand and suggested Byrne replace the finger of unknown human beings.

Byrne returned to the monastery, and although the monks resisted, managed to persuade them to part with a finger for £ 100 on the condition that he would find a way to disguise his loss.

Mountaineer sewed human finger to relics, paint it before iodine to make it look like the rest of the hand. Now he had a dangerous journey home.

The year before, the Nepalese government has a strange law forbidding foreigners to kill the yeti.

Therefore Byrne risked crossing the border with India on high trails. He had secretly deliver a finger to London by plane, so that the authorities did not find it and did not ask inconvenient questions.

Peter Byrne, the abbot of the monastery, where he bought a "yeti finger" for £ 100

In Slick, as always, had a ready solution. In India, there was an old friend, a hunter, who agreed to help Byrne. It turned out that the friend — none other than the popular actor Jimmy Stewart.

Had a meeting in Calcutta "Grand Hotel", which was attended by Byrne, Stewart and his wife Gloria.

To avoid trouble with the customs, Gloria hid the finger in his bag of laundry and they easily flew from India.

After delivery to London finger was handed to Professor Osman Hill for examination.

But this story breaks. For years, the finger was nothing heard. Besides the fact that Osman Hill bequeathed it to the museum … "

People — whether snow, or not

What conclusions arrived Hill is not known. But the current study found that "finger Bigfoot" — human.

— Providing us with fragments of human DNA containing the finger — said Dr Rob Ogden. — I was not surprised. This is precisely the result I expected.

Finger, according to Ogden, disappointed him. A scientist at heart, I still find something supernatural.

— On the basis of what we know about the Yeti — says primatologist Ian Redmond — their fingers should be much tougher, longer and with hair.

— If not for the whole story behind the finger, I would not doubt that he was a human, — concluded primatologist.

Before the examination of the finger showed Peter Byrne, who turned 85 years. He confirmed that the same finger, "bought" at the monastery.

Yeti — they are about the

Mission Possible

Should it be assumed that the examination is destroyed another legend? And no yetis do not exist?

Not necessarily make such hasty conclusions. Well, found in samples of human DNA finger. And what else there was to find? After Yeti — this is probably the man. Though snow. And not a monkey, as some have suggested. Indeed, according to one hypothesis, the Yeti — it lived to us Gigantopithecus — primates growth under 4.3 meters and weighing up to 500 kilograms. But according to strict scientific data, these creatures became extinct about 300,000 years ago.

It is possible of course, that Byrne during his voyages in the Pangboche monastery had not obtained the real finger Yeti — by hand, stored in there. But in order not to upset the rich Silk brought fake relic — the one painted a human finger, handed to him for the change. And as a result, scientists did spend now examination of the human finger. And that — from Bigfoot never been in London.

Alas, check if all the fingers are on the Pangboche hand, will not work. Hand stolen from the monastery in 1990, after the screening of her. Where is the relic is not known.

A finger (whether real, or fake), scientists are going to return to Pangboche. This mission took over Mike Olson — a pilot from New Zealand


Bigfoot, this is not your scalp?

They say that with a brush from the monastery was kidnapped and scalp "yeti". But scalps in these places are not uncommon. They were seen not only in Nepal.

On an exhibit telling British artist, animal Polayna Pickering, which was held in London to the exhibition "Land of Thunder Dragon." And introduced the works made during an expedition to Bhutan Alpine. And on one of the pictures was captured just a "Bigfoot."

According to the artist, in Bhutan, she learned about the Yeti scalp, or "migoy," as the natives call it being stored in one of the local monasteries. Moreover, the exhibit could be examined.

Pickering said that she saw the scalp with a piece of the skull. He was covered with brown hair, like a human, but in about half as much.

"Yeti scalp" from the monastery in Bhutan

Later, back in London, the artist depicted the Yeti as a whole, keeping the proportions inherent in the human body. And now claims to have created the first real sketch of "Bigfoot".

Zoologists assure that all the scalps found in the Himalayas proved crafts. Like, local monks made them for their ceremonies of the heads of mountain goats.

At Pickering for the skeptics have a logical answer: "If the monks make such a mask, so they once saw such a creature -" migoy. " And why should not we assume that in a monastery really kept body parts of the being. "

Artist Polayna Pickering videvshschaya yeti scalp

Buddhist monk with a yeti scalp

Quotes In the subject



"And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the pride of the Chaldeans, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah. Uninhabited ever and ever and ever will not be residents. Not will spread his tent Arabian, flocks and shepherds will not rest there. But will the wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and the owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there … "

There (34:13-14):

"And thorns shall come up in her palaces prickly, nettles and brambles — the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild cats and goblins will overlap with each other … "

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