Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pangboche (Yeti - Bigfoo) Hand and Scalp?

'Yeti Finger' Mystery Solved
A blackened, curled, oversized finger, long claimed to belong to a yeti, has been identified as human after all.

Featuring a long nail, the mummified relic — 3.5 inches long and almost an inch thick at its widest part — has languished for decades in the Royal College of Surgeons' Hunterian Museum in London.
The specimen caught the interest of scientists in 2008, when curators cataloged a collection bequeathed to the museum by primatologist William Charles Osman Hill. Among Hill's assemblage of items relating to his interest in cryptozoology (the study of animals not proved to exist), there was a box labeled simply the "Yeti's finger."

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The notes in the box revealed that the digit was taken from the hand of a yeti in the Pangboche temple in Nepal by mountain climber Peter Byrne.

"Mr Byrne is now 85, and living in the United States, I discovered," said Matthew Hill, the BBC journalist who last year was granted permission to research and produce a documentary on the mysterious finger.

A member of a 1958 expedition sent to the Himalayas to look for evidence of the legendary creature, Byrne camped at the Pangboche temple and learned of a Yeti hand preserved there for many years.
"It looked like a large human hand. It was covered with crusted black, broken skin. It was very oily from the candles and the oil lamps in the temple. The fingers were hooked and curled," Byrne told the BBC reporter.

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A year later, Byrne returned to the monastery and struck a deal with the monks about removing just one finger.

According to Byrne, the alleged yeti's digit was replaced with a human finger provided by professor Osmond Hill, who got it from a severed hand belonging to the Hunterian Museum.

The relic was smuggled out of Nepal with the help of Hollywood movie star James Stewart, who was on holiday in Calcutta with his wife, Gloria.

Hidden in Gloria's lingerie case, the finger finally reached the scientist in London.

Professor Hill identified it as belonging to an early hominid.

But DNA analysis performed at the Zoological Society of Scotland in Edinburgh proved that Hill was wrong.

"We found human DNA," the zoo's genetics expert, Rob Ogden, told the BBC.

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"It wasn't too surprising, but it was obviously slightly disappointing that you hadn't discovered something brand-new.

"Human was what we were expecting, and human is what we got," he concluded.

Also known as the Abominable Snowman, the yeti is a legendary tall, nocturnal, hairy ape-like creature said to roam the forests and mountains of the Himalayas.

Although reports of encounters with the hairy beast abound, the scientific community regards the yeti as just a legend.

According to Sam Alberti, director of the Hunterian Museum, the Pangboche finger testifies to the fascination the yeti continues to exert on people.

"The story of how this artefact came to find itself in our museum store reveals the extraordinary lengths people have gone to in order to prove the existence of mythical animals," Alberti said.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yeti, Bigfoot Exhibits at Nepal international Mountain Museum


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Below are photos from the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, in one of the sections of the Museum Hall is a small exhibition on Yetis!
Yeti sightings were so common amongst mountaineers that the NMA decided to collect all the information on Yetis from Himalayan mountaineers and compile them into a short display. The display tells stories about the thoughts and beliefs of famous researchers and writers, and the remarks of the local people who had encountered Yetis.

The Monk and the Yeti

Ang Dawa, Gyalzen Norbu, and Peter Byrne found a set of deep Yeti footprints at about 10,000 feet during the 1957 Slick Yeti Reconnaissance

Tom Slick discovered this Nepalese Yeti footprint measuring ten by seven inches in the mud during the 1957

Location Map of Tom Slick Yeti Expedition

Sir E. Hillary showed the sketch of Yeti based on eyewitness account. The sketch was adapted from one of Heuvelmans' One the Track of Unknown Animals

Bryan Byrne examines Yeti tracks found at 10,000 feet in the Arun Valley of the Himalayas in March during 1959

Hand of Yeti: in Pamboche, 1959. Photographed by Prof. Teizo Ogawa

Hand of Yeti: in Panboche, 1958. Photographed by Slick Johnson Snowman

The footprint of Yeti

Yeti: Footprints

Area of the Yeti Sightings

Shipton's party found fresh tracks providing evidence of the existence of the Yeti

Nanda Devi, 1934 at Satopanth Glacier. They saw one bear close-to, and the Sherpa's were terrified, thinking it was a Yeti

Everest from the South, 1951. They found the creature's foot in the Menlung Glacier

Footprints of Yeti, found in 1951 on Menlung Glacier, West of Everest by E. Shipton

Two men holding a stuffed chemo near a monastery

The footprint that started Reinhold Messner on his quest for the Yeti

A chemo paw

A so-called Yeti scalp from the monastery of Pangboche

A stamp of the Kingdom of Bhutan, depicting the Yeti as a kind of Himalayan King Kong

A fresh footprint in the mud next to young barley plants

In a ritual dance, the stuffed chemo becomes the Yeti

Conclusion Display 1

Conclusion Display 2

Conclusion Display 3

Brown bear ? lol

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mysterious stinking fog engulfs Seattle

Seattle Gets Doused in a Mysterious 'Stinky Fog'

The unexplained mist had a putrid odor reminiscent of compost and sewer.

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It's one of the most sublime weather events out there: a massive fogbank moving through a major city, clamping a cottony filter on noise, turning skyscrapers into shadowy, ethereal monoliths, perfuming the air with notes of "pulp mill" and "sewer."

Wait—that last part doesn't sound nice. Yet, that's what happened Tuesday night in Seattle when a mysterious mist with a putrid smell crept into town. Theories about its source have abounded: a foul miasma brought in on a low tide; a factory spewing sulfurous emissions; something gunky going on in the city's drainage system. So far inspectors responding to citizen complaints haven't found anything.

Thankfully, dogged meteorologist Scott Sistek of KOMO News is on the case. He believes the offensive odors could've wafted off dreck that washed into local waterways by flooding. Weather conditions might've then forced the smell low to the ground. (This theory is partly backed up by another meteorologist.) Sistek explains:

So maybe the foul smells are from leftover flooding goup in the warm sun in eastern King County, drifting into the Seattle area then getting trapped and compressed under the strong inversion that quickly developed over Seattle Tuesday evening? That is the leading scenario at this point.

Whatever it was, that kind of atmospheric lid would certainly trap any pollutants right near the ground with little to no ventilation. So the smell would have nowhere to go vertically, and instead spread out horizontally near the ground.

The stank has abated, and Sistek's promised updates if various agencies nail down a source. In the meantime, here's what people have said about the garbage-fog:

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