Justified & Ancient
- Oct 18, 2009
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I don't get it.
given the interest / controversy / scepticism / outright disbelief surrounding the Ketchum Sasquatch DNA saga that's still rumbling on, this'll be interesting - though I'm not holding my breath......Tom Slick, an American oil tycoon, had the money and the desire to try to prove that yetis really do exist. He used his vast wealth to mount expeditions, sending off climber and explorer Peter Byrne into the most remote areas of the Himalayas to follow any leads he came across, and one seemed worth investigating further - a hand of a "yeti" in Pangboche monastery in Nepal. Byrne did a deal with the monks and replaced one finger of the hand with a human finger and arranged to have the yeti finger smuggled back to London.
How the finger actually reached London is a most bizarre tale that involved Hollywood film star James Stewart concealing it in his wife's lingerie case. And then the trail went cold. Slick died, Byrne went onto other things and the finger was lost to the world until it was found by chance in a forgotten collection of curiosities in the Royal College of Surgeons in London...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... stery.htmlSlick, as ever, had a solution. An old hunting buddy of his was in India and might be able to assist Byrne. The friend turned out to be none other than the movie star Jimmy Stewart.
Slick knew that Stewart was on holiday in Calcutta and thought he might be sufficiently intrigued by the Yeti legend to help out. So a meeting was arranged in the Grand Hotel in Calcutta with Byrne, Mr Stewart and his wife Gloria.
His instincts were right. The Stewarts were happy to go along with it. In order to dodge customs, Gloria hid the finger in her lingerie case and they flew out of India with no trouble.
Back in London, the finger was handed over to Professor Osman Hill for examination. Chillingly, his tests — which involved comparisons with human hands — concluded that it was not human.
That deserves a quote to draw attention to it:
Let's hope so. What a peculiar case this was/is. I'd like to know whether it was just a case of hysteria or whether there was actually something behind the panic.Has the monkey man returned to India.? https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020...3zXyDteUlzXR25hxmApqTs9JZmTH8IDHjbl7Wq4HTtRYM