'Yeti' Hairs Found In Indonesia
Wednesday September 04, 2002 -- A
world-renowned hair expert is on the verge of proving the existence of
a "Yeti-like" creature on an Indonesian island. The tale of
the orang pendek - or Little Man of the Forest - could become reality
if studies into hair samples discovered in Western Sumatra continue to
defy scientific analysis.
No match could be found when they were tested against reference hairs of orang-utan, chimpanzee, gorilla, sun bear, red leaf monkey, pigtail macaque, Malaysian tapir and human.
Dr Brunner still has some checks to run but said: "So far I have found that the two hairs which I have are different from any species which I have compared them with. If nothing comes which looks like the same I would have to say there could be an animal that we do not yet know about."
A digital re-print of the footprint found on the expedition was sent to be analysed by Dr Colin Groves, professor of primatology at University of Canberra, Australia.
He has opted not to
make his findings public until Mr Brunner releases a scientific paper
on the hair analysis but has told Mr Sanderson that he believes it will
be "good news".
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