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Was Russian 'apewoman' a genuine Yeti ?

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« on: July 08, 2015, 02:08:34 am »

Was Russian 'apewoman' a genuine Yeti ?
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Could Zana have been a relic from our distant past ? Image Credit: YouTube / CEN
A DNA analysis suggests that a woman known as Zana may have been from a long lost human subspecies.
Captured in the Caucasus mountains in 1850, Zana was reported to possess characteristics more like that of a wild beast than a human. Her strength and athletic prowess was second to none and reports from the time alleged that she was able to outrun a horse and swim across even the most violent of rivers.

The story of Zana has always been associated with the legendary Alma of Central Asia, a cryptozoological human/Bigfoot cross that has often been to compared to a prehistoric human.

Recent DNA testing however has yielded some intriguing new clues in to the mystery by revealing that while Zana's DNA was 100% African, it was quite unlike that of any modern day African group.

Professor Bryan Sykes, the scientist who previously indicated that hair samples retrieved in the Hamalayas were those of an extinct species of polar bear, believes that Zana's DNA might suggest that she belonged to a subspecies of humans who left Africa for the Caucasus 100,000 years ago.

He also believes that the Alma is the most plausible of all the world's hominid legends.

"Bigfoot has many more people trying to find it," he said. "But I suppose either the yeti or the alma/almasty, which live in inaccessible and very thinly populated regions, is the most likely."

Zana herself, having been purchased by a nobleman to work as his servant, reportedly died in 1890.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russian-apewoman-could-have-been-yeti-according-dna-tests-1494981
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 02:10:40 am »

Russian 'apewoman' could have been a yeti, according to DNA tests

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Myths about the yeti, Bigfoot and the abominable snowman exist across the world(Wanida.w/Wikicommons)

The myth of Bigfoot has titillated people over the centuries, with sightings recorded in the Himalayas and northwest America.

Now a leading geneticist claims to have found the best evidence that a woman who lived in 19th century Russia could have been a yeti.

Professor Bryan Sykes of the University of Oxford believes that a towering woman named Zana, had a strain of West African DNA that belonged to a subspecies of modern humans.

Her resemblance has been described as that of a wild beast, and "'the most frightening feature of which was her expression which was pure animal", one Russian zoologist wrote in 1996 according to a report in the Times.

The man who organised various eyewitness accounts of Zana wrote: "Her athletic power was enormous.

"She would outrun a horse and swim across the Moskva river, even when it rose in violent high tide.'"

Some have argued that she was a runaway Ottoman slave, but Professor Sykes says her "unparalleled DNA" refutes that theory.

Analysis of her DNA revealed that she was "100% African", but bore little physical or genetic resemblance to any modern African group, according to Sykes.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 02:13:05 am »

Four yeti-like creatures are seen on the footage taken in Yellowstone National Park.

He believes her ancestors came out of Africa over 100,000 years ago and lived in the remote Caucasus for many generations.

Zana was eventually "tamed" by the nobleman who bought her as a servant and kept her on his estate in Tkhina in the Republic of Abkhazia, according to local accounts.

She was described as being incredibly muscular, slept outdoors and ran around naked until she died on the estate in 1890.

Some of the professor's colleagues doubt his previous findings – which include a claim that an unknown species of bear might account for yeti sightings in Bhutan.

Despite the lack of hard proof from the analysis of the alleged "yeti hairs"', he says he has developed a strong sense that "something is out there" after speaking to dozens of witnesses.

Professor Sykes could not say if the yeti, Bigfoot or the Russian almas is the best candidate for a surviving race of human "apemen".

He said: 'Bigfoot has many more people trying to find it. But I suppose either the yeti or the alma/almasty, which live in inaccessible and very thinly populated regions, is the most likely.'

Sykes claims to have made further discoveries about Zana since he wrote the book, and says that he will publish them in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 02:27:33 am »

Zana was a "wild woman", much like a hermit. She had a severe speech impediment, grew enormous amounts of hair (due to living in harsh climate) and (for a while) was isolated from civilization. She came from a bloodline of people who were the original inhabitants of Russia(said Out of Africa migrants) and was a remnant of a left-behind indigene.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 02:30:10 am »

I think calling Zana an 'apewomen' isn't the proper nomenclature. She most assuredly wasn't a Sasquatch or Yeti. She was a Sub-Saharan African slave who was used and abused and was kidnapped from her family tribe and forced into a life of bondage and slavery. Read the dark side(truth) of Zana and you won't sleep that night. Highly disturbing, and very sad. Sorry, she wasn't an Almasty, she was just a homo-sapian woman.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 02:32:04 am »

I believe there really are cases of humans mating with apes. They just go unreported. Hence all these human looking apes..
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 02:35:03 am »

Interestingly, I've not heard of many bigfoot reports that involve them being linked to caves/mines, which you would think would be where they'd hide out in really bad weather. I've read a few reports about them living in caves, but you'd think that every large cave would show some evidence of them hanging out. I'd not heard that hypertrichosis created a sensitivity to cold.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 02:37:18 am »

Not hard to make a fire that won't be seen if you know what you are doing. And I have read apart accounts where They were seen wrapped in furs. Coastal BC (at least at lower elevations usually doesn't get too cold). Some skins, a fire, and someplace dry (a shallow cave, large overhang, a large leaning tree, or a good shelter and They would be fine. Foods also ridiculously abundant here if you know what you are doing and the brush is so bloody think it's very easy to stay hidden again if you know what you are doing.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 02:39:53 am »

That's the thing - false claims and fakery within Bigfoot claims are common and widespread yet admissions of such shenanigans are almost non-existent. Why? Examine the culture of "Bigfoot research" - "researchers" who admit fakery (like Rick Dyer) are universally despised while those that don't (like Patterson and Gimlin) are able to maintain a following. It's all about the social side of a psycho-social phenomenon and belief, after all. It doesn't matter how blatant their false claims and fabrications are - if they stick to their story.
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