The Quest for the Yeti

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 15th, 2013

Just yesterday, we announced news of Bryan Sykes’ upcoming television program: Sykes to Release Sasquatch DNA Study Results on Patty Day?

Now comes news of his book:

Bryan Sykes, professor of genetics at Oxford University, is to investigate whether there are genetic traces of species including the Yeti.

Mark Booth, publisher of Hodder & Stoughton’s Coronet imprint, has acquired world rights excluding America in the provisionally titled The Quest for the Yeti, A DNA Detective Story from agent Luigi Bonomi.

The Quest for the Yeti will describe Sykes’ hunt for genetic traces of species whose existence remains scientifically unconfirmed, including the Yeti, the Sasquatch and Big Foot. For the most part the samples he has tracked down for analysis have turned out to be known species such as humans, bears or apes; however two samples taken towards the end of his quest will “change our understanding of human history,” he says.

Previous books by Sykes include The Seven Daughters of Eve, which explored how we can track our genetic ancestors through time via a gene passed through the maternal line and was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.

Bonomi said: “Professor Sykes is a world authority on genetics and what he has to say about Yetis will shock the world”. Meanwhile Booth opined: “An author who is both world-leader in his subject, and can also tell a good story, is as rare as the Yeti”.The Bookseller

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

3 Responses to “The Quest for the Yeti”

  1. dconstrukt responds:


    “two samples taken towards the end of his quest will “change our understanding of human history”

    dying to see/read/hear about this.

    hopefully there’s no dog and pony circus show like with ketchums stuff…. im sure shes a nice lady, and meant well, but all that jabronie nonsense totally screwed her “street cred”…

    So far, this appears to be good. 🙂

  2. airforce47 responds:


    This is beginning to turn out about like I expected and predicted. Dr Sykes has the proof needed to show the Sasquatch Species does actually exist and it’s now starting to come out. His book deal is the first step and I don’t blame him for making money off the deal. He put a scientific career on the line.

    I did have an interesting email with Dr. Alton Higgins. In the event this done happen he thinks the emphasis for Bigfoot will move from research to protection of habitat for the species. I think Alton has a very good idea with this and may be completely correct.

    Our area in the Eastern Sierra would be ideal for such a habitat if the powers that be let it come to pass. This is one book I will have to read. My best,

  3. silverity responds:

    This Sunday 8pm Channel 4 for British viewers.

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