Xueguai Hair Samples

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2009

Michael Cohen translates a China News story about a new Yeti-like report out of China.

The creature said to stand 3 metres tall has been allegedly seen by many locals as well as hikers visiting the area. In Chinese Yeti is often referred to as “Xueguai.”

A number of locals living near the Nepalese border claim not only to have seen the creature, but to have collected strands of its hair. Now, it has been reported that a team of scientists have collected these strands and have already confirmed that they do not belong to any local known animals.

Read more here, at the All News Web.

© Loren Coleman, Patrick Huyghe, Harry Trumbore 1999, 2006.

Harry Trumbore’s drawing (above) of the Chinese Yeren in The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates (page 131) shows the creature as clearly more anthropoid than in most contemporary renderings, and thus more illustrative of the recent sightings.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

4 Responses to “Xueguai Hair Samples”

  1. praetorian responds:

    Hasn’t the “not a known animal” conclusion been reached with other hair samples before? Where has it gotten us?

    Saying something isn’t one thing doesn’t prove it’s another. Science doesn’t like to prove a positive with a negative.

    Still, this is yet another piece of information we can add to the large and growing body of circumstantial evidence that supports the existence of Yeren/Bigfoot/Yeti/ect.

    Scientific certainty is difficult to achieve, but in courtrooms people are convicted on the basis of circumstantial evidence every day.

  2. enjoyment responds:

    I wonder if anyone has compared alleged sasquatch hair to yeti, alma, or yeren hair samples. It would be interesting to see if they bore any similarities to each other that would indicate a common genus/family.

  3. Spinach Village responds:

    Great point enjoyment!

  4. DWA responds:

    It just keeps trickling in.

    And this is how it will be resolved. It’s fun to debunk the latest video. But a steady building of circumstantial evidence to critical mass – followed by well-funded teams in the field – is what needs to happen. There’s reason to be optimistic.

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