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DNA Tests Find No Bigfoot, Possible Yeti

Most hair samples were from bears, cows, raccoons

(Newser) - If there are mysterious, hairy humanoids roaming the wilds of North America, they don't seem to be leaving any DNA behind, according to researchers who have carried out the first-ever comprehensive genetic review of hair samples supposedly from Bigfoot, the Sasquatch, or the Yeti. The alleged Bigfoot samples turned... More »

Has Nessie Gone Belly-Up?

There haven't been confirmed sightings in 18 months

(Newser) - The last 18 months have been the longest stretch of time since 1925 with no "confirmed" sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, and the Scotsman who keeps a record of sightings is starting to get worried. "It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she'... More »

NC Man Spots 'Bigfoot'

'You get out of here,' mountain man told 'beast'

(Newser) - A North Carolina man who chased a hairy, six-fingered creature off his property, says he's sure he was dealing with Bigfoot. Tim Peeler says he saw the 10-foot-tall bearded creature after hearing grunts and screeches outside his mountain home. "I rough-talked him and said, ‘You get away from... More »

Chinese Yeti Just a Civet With Mange?

(Newser) - It seems that the mysterious yeti found in Sichuan, China, may be just a civet with a bad case of mange. Loren Coleman, an author of many books on mythical creatures, hypothesizes that the "yeti" is either a common civet or a Himalayan palm civet infected with parasitic mites... More »

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