Legends of mysterious part-human creatures have circulated for centuries, and those stories persist today in cultures around the world, from Yeti in the Himalayas to the Almas, or “wild man” in Central Asia to Sasquatch, a.k.a. Bigfoot, in North America.
Now a research team has performed the first rigorous genetic analysis of three dozen hair samples that their collectors claimed came from such undiscovered, living humanoids.
“Like everyone else, I was curious to know what was at the bottom of all of the rumors and myths,” said Bryan Sykes, a professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, who led the study.
The samples, it turned out, belonged to a range of creatures: raccoons, sheep, bears, dogs, humans and more. Bigfoot, however, was not one of them.
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