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    'Sasquatch' hair put to test

    The legend of Sasquatch will be put to the test Monday as geneticists scrutinize a tuft of hair that allegedly came from the hairy beast.

    The hair fragment was collected by some residents in Teslin, Yukon who claim a three-metre tall human-like creature tromped through their backyards earlier this month around 1 a.m.

    Wildlife geneticist Dave Coltman, with the University of Alberta, is skeptical the results will turn up anything new. "I'd be very surprised if it was something different, but you can never be 100 per cent sure, so I thought we would give this a go," said Coltman, who volunteered to run a DNA test on the strand.

    http://edmonton.cbc.ca/regional/serv...quatch20050725

    Sasquatch sighting reported in Yukon

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    Velly interesting. I've been hearing alot about the Sasquatch the last couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Velly interesting. I've been hearing alot about the Sasquatch the last couple of weeks.
    What have you heard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    What have you heard?
    LOL ..well I just read Frank Peretti's new novel "Monster" a story about a woman kidnapped by a sasquatch and a genetic experiment gone wrong. Of course it's fictional but it seems that since I read it I have seen several articles and "unsolved mystery' type programs about them. Also learned another name they are called, I'd never heard before which is "skunk ape".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    LOL ..well I just read Frank Peretti's new novel "Monster" a story about a woman kidnapped by a sasquatch and a genetic experiment gone wrong.
    So umm... was bigfoot looking for love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    So umm... was bigfoot looking for love?
    Hmm maybe I misunderstood the plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Hmm maybe I misunderstood the plot.
    So on the cover, Bigfoot didn't look like Fabio carrying away a maiden in a torn bodice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    So on the cover, Bigfoot didn't look like Fabio carrying away a maiden in a torn bodice?
    LoL!!! What an image!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ariel7
    LoL!!! What an image!
    I think Fabio is the missing link

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    Quote Originally Posted by ariel7
    LoL!!! What an image!


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    Congrats on your 2,000th post!!!!! About Bigfoot, no less!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    Congrats on your 2,000th post!!!!! About Bigfoot, no less!
    AWwww!! Thank you, DK!

    That is pretty small potatoes compared to you
    and ESPECIALLY Cass,lol!
    But, it sure is a lot for me.

    God bless,
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    Edited to add--- There is rumored to be a "Big Foot" somewhere in
    my area of appalachia,too! We even had some BigFoot club
    holding MEETINGS around the here!

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    Hi Ariel 2001 posts... congrats ... Hope you are doing well.. I haven't see you post much.. sorry OT here but I wanted to say that I've been thinking about ya...


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll
    Hi Ariel 2001 posts... congrats ... Hope you are doing well.. I haven't see you post much.. sorry OT here but I wanted to say that I've been thinking about ya...
    Aww PaperDoll, thanks so much!!

    God bless!

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    Ps--Sorry, Cass, for the OT posts.

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    So, did the results come back? I'll betcha $50, it was Larry King hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    So, did the results come back? I'll betcha $50, it was Larry King hair.
    OMG, that is too funny


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    Larry King has hair?

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    Well... at least they both start with 'B'

    Alas, tis not to be...

    Big Foot legend gets the boot

    Geneticists stomped on the legend of Big Foot Thursday.

    DNA tests conducted on a tuft of hair collected by northerners who swore they saw a human-like hairy beast tromp through their backyards a month ago turned out to be that of a bison.
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    So your saying the bigfoot story was a lot of bull?

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    Darn, I had such hope.

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    So they can actually test a hair follicle or whatever and figure out what type of animal it came from? How? Does anyone know?

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    Cass - Apparently not enough to recognise without dna testing. :P


    Sue1017 - It does sound like there is some database for animals set up... wonder how complete it is (in regards to regular animals)?

    DNA tests squelch Canadian sasquatch discovery

    Coltman often works with Yukon wildlife officials and agreed to test the samples using a chemical solution to separate the DNA material from the hair shaft so that the gene sequences could be compared with the known sequences of other animals.
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    and then there is...

    Did you know that bigfoot or sasquatch has a first cousin. He lives in the himilayas and is known as the Yeti. His footprints are sometimes seen in the snow. No word yet on what he likes to eat, since no remains or evidence of his food consumption has ever been described in literature.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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    I believe Yeti lives on Vodka

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    Reminds me of a story that my nephew once told, which was true.
    The state he was working for used him to go into the mountains, and spend his winter's there. Go into there caves, take rectul temps., blood samples, etc. of bear.
    The only contact with civilization durring this period of time was a once a month delivery by air drop.
    He tells tales of falling through the ice, striving to get back to his cabin, for survival?
    Never has he told a tale of seeing ,SASQUATCH" after all of those years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puca
    The state he was working for used him to go into the mountains, and spend his winter's there. Go into there caves, take rectul temps., blood samples, etc. of bear.
    Now, Mr. Bear, turn your head and cough.

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