He got the FBI to test ‘Bigfoot’ hair in the 1970s — and this 93-year-old man is still searching for SasquatchPhoto shows what former rodeo rider Roger Patterson said is the American version of the Abominable Snowman. He said pictures of the creature, estimated at 7 1/2 feet tall, were taken northeast of Eureka, California.
According to newly released records, in 1976, an Oregon man who wanted to prove the existence of the mythical creatures Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman, and Yeti got the FBI to test hair and tissue samples he thought might help his case.
A February 1977 internal FBI memo stated, “The FBI has analyzed hair in connection with the search for Sasquatch, aka “Bigfoot.” “
Peter Byrne, 93, the man who started that analysis, told CNBC on Wednesday that he still has hope of proving that Bigfoot is a real, if extremely rare, creature. When asked about his interest in finding creatures widely believed to be figments of imagination or the creations of con men over the course of nine decades, Byrne responded, “It’s a great challenge.”
On that page, a photograph depicts him “with the famous Yeti scalp” at a temple in Nepal’s Himalayas in 1958. Another photograph depicts a large footprint of a possible Bigfoot.
In the latter part of the 1950s, he set out on three extensive expeditions in Nepal to look for the Yeti because he wanted to see one for himself.
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