Skip to comments.New Hunt for China's Yeti
Posted on 07/06/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A new hunt is about to begin for China's Yeti, the 'Wild Man' who lives in the dark forests of central Hubei province.
For centuries, the villagers who live around the Shennongjia forest of China's central Hubei province, a forbidding 1,000 square mile reserve of high mountains and deep forests, have believed that the Wild Man, or Yeren, lives among them.
Standing 6 foot 8 tall and covered in dark grey hair, this Chinese incarnation of Bigfoot has been spotted hundreds of times.
Improbable, at least by Chinese standards, size 12 footprints have been recorded; long thick strands of hair have been tested by scientists, who proclaimed that they did not belong to any of the known creatures inside the reserve.
But no one has ever proven its existence.
This weekend however, a new team of 38 researchers drawn from several different Chinese universities and research institutes will fan out across the Shennongjia reserve on an expedition to catalogue the region's unique ecosystem.
Their trip will continue throughout August, and the researchers will collect data on the 1,000 or so different types of animals that live in Shennongjia, including the Golden snub-nosed monkey and a white-furred bear that is only found in the reserve.
If the researchers manage to find concrete evidence of the Wild Man, they will have succeeded where two major previous expeditions, one in 1974 to 1981 and one in 2010, failed.
"I simply want to put an end to the argument that it exists," said Wang Shancai, at the Hubei Relics and Archaeology Institute, when he set out in 2010.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Judging by the teeth, that’s an English Yeti.
6’8”....size 12 footprints.....S**t, even our Bigfoot critters are bigger’n theirs.
With all the technology available now it shouldn’t be hard to put this to rest one way or another.
A couple of Danny Vendramini's Neanderthal reconstructions, www.themandus.org, some with fur coat removed for illustration purposes:
The Neanderthal was the natural born killer amongst hominids, it's possible that some of the others might have been friendlier...
ive seen other photo mockups making neanderthals look like innocent red headed children,so which one is it?
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