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15 Credibility Street #30: Bear with us, yeti again

This episode has two cryptozoologically-themed topics. We have a follow-up on the Bigfoot-naming show from last episode and there is a new paper about Yeti DNA just out that is not making cryptozoologists too happy. See the comments on this post about the new proposed name for Bigfoot and why it’s bad science and not…

Pedals the bipedal bear is dead

Back in August of 2014, we brought you the story of a bear spotted in New Jersey suburbs walking on two legs while searching for easy food in garbage cans. “Pedals” the bear had a severely injured front paw and had adapted a quite adequate bipedal gate. Pedals reappeared in October 2015 and several people…

Bear DNA quest thwarted by threat of Taliban

A famous mountain climber was planning to nab a bear in the Pakistan mountains to help Dr. Sykes with his “yeti” research. But the bad guys were tipped off and now the trip is off. Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer, aimed to test Oxford University scientist theory that yeti is ancient hybrid of a brown…

Sykes’ Yeti-polar bear data conclusions challenged

There is an update to the story about ancient polar bear DNA found in the samples gathered while searching for the Yeti in Asia. It throws doubt on the results that there is a new type of hybrid bear. BBC News – Scientists challenge ‘Abominable Snowman DNA’ results. Last year, Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes…

Sykes “Yeti” investigation published

The awaited paper is available here [PDF]. Dr. Bryan Sykes’ work was covered in a nice documentary that aired on British TV and in a condensed version in the U.S. Dr. Sykes has followed through and reported his findings of suspected Yeti hair in a very reputable journal. A book will follow. Was It a Yeti?…

Missing person search spurred by psychic finds bear bones

At the urging of a psychic tip, the family and friends of a missing person find remains in a park. But… these are not the bones you are looking for. Bones found in Harriman State Park ‘not human’; search for Eugene Palmer continues | The Journal News | lohud.com. Bones found in Harriman State Park…

Not Yeti, says Sykes. Bear with us. (UPDATE)

We have news from the Sykes study. New research finds ‘Bigfoot’ DNA matches rare bear – The Independent. New DNA research may have finally solved the mystery of the yeti. Tests on hair samples were found to have a genetic match with an ancient polar bear, with scientists believing there could be a sub species…

Virginia trail cam photo has some suggesting Bigfoot

Unidentified? Nah, we’ve seen this before. Unidentified animal seen on trail cam | The Southwest Times. It is unclear if this is an unverified picture of a “Bigfoot.” It was recently discovered on a “trail cam” placed in the nearby mountains. It was surprising, to say the least, when I discovered the image on the…

The case of the acrobatic bear (or juvenile Sasquatch)

The podcast Monster Talk – the science show about monsters – has a very interesting episode up that features an exclusive analysis of the Jacobs photos speculated by some to be a juvenile Bigfoot but to most others, show bear cubs and a mangy mother bear. Skeptic » Podcasts » MonsterTalk » Episode Notes for What…

Mammoth video hoax: Original film revealed (Updated: Hoax proved)

‘Woolly Mammoth’ Video a Hoax, Original Footage Proves We all knew the Siberian Mammoth video was a hoax. It was blurry, it looked either like computer-generated imagery (CGI) or a bear with a fish crossing a stream. The person who was responsible for the video runs a known hoaxing site, All News Web. But, wow,…

Wacky Wednesday viral video: Mr. Snuffleupagus? (Updated)

Woolly mammoth spotted in Siberia A beast lurches through icy waters in a sighting a paranormal investigator thinks could prove woolly mammoths are not extinct after all. comment on this story 174 comments The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in…