A serious search for DNA evidence of cryptids such as the Yeti, is to be carried out by Wolfson College, Oxford. Ever since the now famous “Patterson film” was taken on October 20, 1967, by Roger Patterson there has been an interest in finding undisputed evidence for the existence of the Yeti / Bigfoot.
The Daily Mail reports
An Oxford college is to analyse samples of Yeti hair and teeth in one of the most serious attempts yet made to track down the elusive and possibly mythical species. Wolfson college is asking for samples of hair and teeth of ‘cryptids’ – unknown animals such as the Yeti – and is to use the latest DNA technology to analyse samples from around the world.
‘As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally undescribed species, or ‘cryptids’, for the purpose of their species identification by genetic means,’ says the college.
Donors will be able to submit hair and tooth samples anonymously – and are invited to submit samples, along with their own theories as to what species they might be. Cryptids are species whose existence has been suggested but never confirmed by science.