The Bigfoot Files Series – Channel 4

The new series on Channel 4 – ‘The Bigfoot Files’ series opener took us on the usual Bigfoot fare.

A few trips around the world, a bunch of vague sightings, interviews and plenty of other things filling the hour; (like climbing Everest!).

Sometimes, these programmes make you wonder if the presenter has just managed to persuade the channel to cough up a few thousand for a bit of round the world sight-seeing.

Indeed, Discovery Channel’s Finding Bigfoot provided plenty of this pointless backwater American landscape touring, on the hunt for the ‘very’ illusive Bigfoot. It was more ‘pseudo’ than actual ‘science’.

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This is where Bigfoot Files – after some nice scenery, brought the science back with some actual DNA results – of sorts!

They DNA tests on two different hair samples taken 8000 miles apart in the Himalaya’s and came to the conclusion it was some kind of brown/polar bear hybrid.

It was surprising – as much as probably the most logical answer to the Yeti mystery – rather than 8 foot tall apemen running around the alps, killing Sherpa’s and Yak’s.

Aswell as the DNA results, they also did an attempt to link the Shipton footprint photo (see above) to a bear ‘doublestep’ print, by testing the gaite of a real Brown bear – creating a very similar looking footcast.

Finally, they mentioned that some recently re-translated ancient Himalayan texts about Yeti’s actually referred to them as – “bears” and not “men”.

More next week, including a very Finding Bigfoot field trip, running around an American forest, blaming every noise on a Squatch.

‘Bigfoot Files’ is on Sunday’s on Channel 4 at 8pm.

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