The Spoop Files Podcast

Case File #21-C: The Abdominal Snowman

October 17, 2018

This week on The Spoop Files, Alex wants to believe and Myia wants to leave.

 

Supplementary Files

 

The Legend

https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html - Ahh, LiveScience…

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150630-is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-yeti - You gotta BBC this!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/yeti-dna-tested-1.4417918 - CBC this time, same joke applies

The Sightings

https://www.thoughtco.com/yeti-legend-755946 - Several sightings, all in a row…

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/yeti-abominable-snowman-bear-daniel-taylor/ - One Yeti hunter with years to show...

The Science

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/so-much-abominable-snowman-study-finds-yeti-dna-belongs-bears don’t go breaking my heart… but it’s true! Bears might be the culprit, not a hominid!

https://phys.org/news/2013-10-mythical-yeti-descended-ancient-polar.html an article about Sykes’ original analysis

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1789/20140161 Syke’s controversial paper

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4298200/ another way to access Syke’s paper

https://theconversation.com/dna-evidence-for-himalayan-yetis-doesnt-bear-scrutiny-19350 debunking Syke’s paper

https://io9.gizmodo.com/no-the-yeti-legend-was-not-inspired-by-a-prehistoric-b-1691670357 more debunkery

The Follow up Studies and the Scientific Debunking and Support of Sykes’ research:

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2017/11/yeti-legends-real-animals-dna-bears-himalaya-science the follow up article on Sykes’ work.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131021-yeti-abominable-snowman-bigfoot-polar-bear-cryptozoology/ is the abominable snowman a bear? An article linked in the previous article regarding Syke’s findings and his theory on Yeti and Bears

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/science/2018/08/cave-bears-ancient-dna-paleogenomics-extinction the article about the Cave Bear DNA (the most recent follow up to Sykes’ research into ancient bear DNA).

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0654-8 The study cited in the above article.

https://sciencing.com/yeti-investigation-reveals-new-info-on-himalayan-tibetan-bears-13710356.html more on Tibetan and Himalayan Brown bears

The Hoax

http://sasquatchgenomeproject.org/ Dr Melba Ketchum’s apparent Bigfoot DNA project, which has never born fruit, foot, or even a properly peer-reviewed article.

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