Friday, July 25, 2008

Yeti Hair Analysis Inconclusive

According to experts at England's Oxford Brookes University, hairs donated by passionate mande barung believer and cryptozoologist, Dipu Marak, match no known indigenous species.

The mande barung is India's Bigfoot. Standing approximately 10' tall and weighing-in at somewhere near 650-700 lbs., the creature has been spotted by eyewitnesses for decades in the heavily-forested East, West, and South Garo Hills. It is thought to be herbivorous and its hair is said to be black and gray. According to one analyst, the mande barung also suffers from split-ends.

Marak secured the hair samples from a jungle sighting in 2003. The experts, which include microscopy analysts and a primatologist, have concluded they are not from a boar, bear, or macaque (a local, Indian monkey). DNA analysis will be performed on the hairs to determine more information, but they note they are very similar to hairs produced by Sir Edmund Hillary. He claimed those were hairs of the yeti, or abominable snowman.

"Mande barung" translates to "forest man."

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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