Scientists Find "95 Percent Proof Of The Existence Of Yeti"

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Scientists Find "95 Percent Proof Of The Existence Of Yeti"

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Yeti, sasquatch, Todd; whatever you want to call it, it's real. At least, according to a group of scientists.

The group, composed of researchers from Russia and the United States, met in Siberia recently with the express purpose of finding evidence of the elusive, shaggy beast. Fueled by the spirit of glasnost, the group set off into the wilds of the Kemerovo region, an area known for intense snowfall, foreboding trees and apparently, mythological creatures.

Less than a week later, the team published findings on the 'net claiming they had found "irrefutable evidence" of the yeti's existence. These include "footprints, a probable den and various markers that Yetis mark their territory with." The hair samples are awaiting further study to determine their origin, but the scientists claim that their findings "gave them 95-percent proof of the existence of Yeti in the Kemerovo region."

Not everyone is as convinced however. Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum, for instance.

"This does not seem to be any more than what you hear about from weekend excursions in North America that go out, discovering some hair of undetermined origin, calling it 'Bigfoot hair,' then locating some broken branches and piled trees, saying it was made by Bigfoot, and finding footprints that look like Sasquatch tracks," Coleman told the Huffington Post.

"These are not 'proof' that would hold up, zoologically."

If Coleman -- a man whose career literally depends on the theoretical existence of creatures like this -- is non-plussed by the team's findings, then what could possibly be the motivation for this apparently outrageous claim? If you guessed "cash money," you get a gold star.

As the Huffington Post points out the Kemerovo region has very little going for it. In sum, it's a ton of inhospitable mountains with annual temperatures averaging between -5 degrees Celsius in the warmer months and a snout-freezingly cold -25 degrees Celsius in the winter. The one thing these hearty Siberians have though, is a rich tradition of yeti mythology. It's a (relatively) big tourist destination for this reason alone.

In sum, this may not be the airtight evidence of wooly bipedal apes cryptozoology geeks might've been hoping for, but it should boost revenues in the Siberian hills.

In related news, Vladimir Lenin's corpse is frowning.

Source: Huffington Post

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Heh. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not convinced at all yet.

Their observations are going to be hurt by pathology. Everything they see is going to be proof of big-foot's existence because they desperately want it to exist.

Todd...?

Anyway, there's a reason why we haven't found a Yeti, the Loch Monsters and so on: they don't exist. There's a reason why we can proof dinosaurs existed as opposed to mythological creatures like these. Think about it, scientists. Unless we can see the actual thing with our own eyes, then it's not valid. Or in simpler terms: Pic or it never happened.

I know they're the experts and I'm just the person behind the confines of a computer, but...their findings seem dumb. A footprint? A den? Hair?! That could be a million things!

You know what could be more interesting? If they found a werewolf. Then we could harness the were-gene (?) and be able to use it! :D

While I won't deny the possibility of existence, I won't really believe until they bring back a true corpse.

Irrefutable evidence would be actually seeing and the Yeti and showing him to everyone. Footprints aren't enough. How many people tried that in the past and it always turned out to be fake.

Meh, they walked around in circles wearing snowshoes and found suspicious tracks. I'm always interested in the discovery of new animals but this is not something I hold much/any hope in being real.

Also, -25 degrees Celsius doesn't seem so bad. It gets around -30 to -35 with the wind chill lowering it to -40 to -55 at times in winter where I live.

Did you know elephants hide in cherry trees?

They do! Look at a cherry tree when you pass by. See any elephants in it?

Exactly.

If they were real, then my question is what possible food source do they have?

Didn't they finally toss Lenin's hermetically sealed ass in a grave several years back? If so I wish to know how you've come by the knowledge said face attached to said ass is frowning, good sir.

OT: While it's nice to think we've still got some modern day myths we haven't cracked, Big Foot, Yeti, and the Abominable Snowman have long since been proven bunk. Though evidence seems to be mounting for the Chupacabra as some fugly cousin of your common coyote.

Oh God they found you Todd run!! RUN BEFORE THEY GET YOU TODD...WHY ARE YOU READING THIS TODD RUN!!!!!!!!

OT So in one week they found proof of the Kraken and the Yeti? Whats next are we gonna find some Kappa in Tokyo's sewers? Really though how does someone do this for a living? Ten bucks says its some hairy dude's man cave.

TheRightToArmBears:
Heh. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not convinced at all yet.

I'm ashamed to say that I read your last part as "... not convinced at all yeti."

I've got your 95% proof right here:

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The Yetiwatch, of course, shall provide more info as it arrives... /s

Will not believe, Until I see!

... In less then a week? It's been so many years people dedicated their lives to finding proof in things, even more so that relate to realistic factors like black holes then mythical beasts. Not only do I not believe them, but it's so obvious they want to be right.

Finding hair and foot prints is not good enough, at all. What we need since we're all very well advised today is seeing a corpse, the Yeti alive... something more then samples. Because blurry photos and hair just doesn't cut it anymore.

Yeah, I'll believe it when I see it.

If Yetis were real, then why hasn't there ever been a single recorded incident of a hunter bagging one? Seriously, humans have been hunting in some form or other for thousands upon thousands of years. With that much time, wouldn't it be reasonable to suspect that there would be a few Yeti skin rugs and Yeti heads mounted in someone's trophy room somewhere?

First we had the Kraken, now the Yeti! What's next, Godzilla?

This is not how proof works! Either you've proved it, or you haven't!

I thought being a scientist meant you had to have absolute certainty, or as close to it as possible? doesnt 95% seem... low, to be sure of somethings existence?

Until you've bagged it and tagged it, its still a no-go.

Nouw:
First we had the Kraken, now the Yeti! What's next, Godzilla?

Where is your avatar from?

"Bring me big foots droppings."
"I can bring you the dropping of someone who saw big foot."
"Not good enough."
P.F. is right on that one.

Show me the thing's steaming corpse, and I'll say "Yup, that's Bigfoot, all right." Until then, don't wanna hear it.

I really gotta stop buying into escapist headlines.

"this was informative"

So if it is as conclusive as the said average north american finding random hair and bent tree's, how is it any where near 95%

Reads Headline

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Reads Actual News

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What the fuck escapist? The headline trick again? Is your traffic REALLY that low? "Hey look guys something interesting!" **opens page** "LOL JK missrepresented the headline, made you look!"

It's like shouting LESBIANS ......... "Well seeing as how you are here..."

*yawn*
Yeti "news" oh goody. I love hearing things from a couple of crazy people who would willingly go out into the siberian...uh, tundra...wasteland or whatever most people think of it as.

blah blah blah hair of unknown origin blah blah blah a possible den blah blah blah footprints blah blah blah been there seen that.

*reads the very last line in the article*
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HAHAHA!!!!!! That made all this worth while! Lenin's corpse frowning! That is so deliciously random!

Guthie:
I've got your 95% proof right here:

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That's very clever. Lol.

I'm impressed.

OT: Well, as much of a stunt as this seems to be. I'm withholding my assumptions until they release their finding. Partly because that's only fair, mostly because I want people to find Yeti's.

do I think this is enough proof to prove its existence
Not yeti, :P

DeadlyYellow:
While I won't deny the possibility of existence, I won't really believe until they bring back a true corpse.

Wouldn't a simple DNA sample do? Maybe in conjunction with a film?

Yeah, this seems like an attempt at "OH look, we just (JUST) might have something worthwhile, fund us!". I don't buy any of this until some proper proof is found, and not a corpse, please. C'mon, we just found the thing, and we're already killing it!? I don't want a repeat of undead nightmare's

'researchers from Russia'

There's your problem.

Airtight is DNA evidence. And then it'd have to be pretty radical too...

So no, no Yeti exists until I see a corpse or some very, very impressive authenticated video evidence.

Just cus we haven't found something doesn't make it not real. Don't get me wrong I'm highly skeptical that something as large as Bigfoot/Yeti could be hiding particularly in North America and nobody's randomly hit one with a truck. Unless there is some super magic trick I doubt very much that Nessie is real either but that doesn't make them impossible. The Megamouth Shark turned out to be real. Giant Squid turned out to be real. The Coelcanyth (however you spell that fish) turned out to be real. Every so often we stumble over something that ought not exist.

Still wow with the bait and switch. I more interested in finding a kraken anyhow.

"...various markers that Yetis mark their territory with."

How do you prove that? Seriously. It's like saying aliens were in your house because a stapler is placed a certain way, and aliens always move staplers to that exact position.

That proves it! The Yeti is real and, by extention, Bigfoot, the Lock Ness Monster, and la Chubacabra! /takes off tin foil hat

Crap. they're onto us. I'm gonna have to relocate my family AGAIN....

Caramel Frappe:
... In less then a week? It's been so many years people dedicated their lives to finding proof in things, even more so that relate to realistic factors like black holes then mythical beasts. Not only do I not believe them, but it's so obvious they want to be right.

Finding hair and foot prints is not good enough, at all. What we need since we're all very well advised today is seeing a corpse, the Yeti alive... something more then samples. Because blurry photos and hair just doesn't cut it anymore.

Haha yeah I was thinking the same thing. I'm open to seeing what they have but for something that's been nothing but pure speculation for so long, you're telling me their group was able to simply put their minds to it, head out into the mountains, and find their proof within a week? If it was that easy you'd think we would have discovered these things by now.

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