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Bigfoot and Yeti: Still Not Real, but There Might Be Some Weird Bears in the Himalayas

Harry and the Hendersons is still real though, right?

Last October a geneticist released some early results of tests done on samples of mysterious animal hair collected around the world. Cryptozoologists may have hoped for some definitive proof of the existence of sasquatch, but the final results are in and no such luck. They did however, find something else.

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Geneticist Claims to Have Found the Yeti’s Origin Story

We hope you like salt, because we have huge grains of it to go with this story.

We love a good shaky bigfoot video or yeti sighting as much as the next blog, but generally we don't pay them much attention here on the site. Some yeti news out of the UK has managed to catch our attention though. A geneticist believes he has matched the DNA of a yeti to a very real animal, explaining the creature's origins.

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When Yeti Hunting, the United States Requires You to Have Your Permit Ready

Say you're hiking in the Himalayas and you happen to spot the Abominable Snowman. Whether it's throwing snowballs at you, running away, or just minding its own abominable business, if you don't have a permit to "carry out an expedition" specifically in search of it, you'd better leave it alone. And definitely don't you dare take a shot at it. Wait, you think this is a joke? If it was, the American Embassy in Nepal wasn't cracking a smile in 1957 when it issued a memo that stipulated the rules for Yeti hunting.

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Real Scientists Who Represent Real Science Are Going Yeti Hunting

I Want to Believe

After 20 years of "increased yeti sightings," scientists from several countries -- including the U.S. and Russia -- will be heading to Siberia to look for Yetis. One of the reasons they're actually pursuing this? Occurrences of several twig huts throughout the region of Kemerovo. Because no human would build a twig hut in Kemerovo like that.

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Paging Agent Scully: State Department Docs Confirm the US Search for the Abominable Snowman

And Now For Something Completely Different

Add a new stop on your conspiracy web everyone: national archivists have discovered that the US State Department, the Foreign Service, and the US Embassy in Nepal all took the existence, somewhere, of the creature known as a Yeti very, very seriously. In the 1950's, anyway.
Archivist Mark Murphy said he couldn't believe his eyes when he discovered the long-ignored papers written at the end of the Eisenhower administration. "I thought I was seeing things," he said. "These documents show that finding the Yeti was a big deal in the 1950s. It goes to show the government was taking this seriously."

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