|Researchers of the Shennongjia Nature Reserve examine strands of hair from an unidentified species using an electronic imaging microscope.|
Local people think hair of unidentified creature could be from "Wild Man"China Global Times
December 14, 2010
The Shennongjia Nature Reserve in Hubei province has examined a strand of hair which it has not managed to identify, prompting local people to speculate that it may belong to the "Wild Man" - China's own Bigfoot.
Piao Jinlan, a researcher at the reserve, said that scientists need to continue their tests before they can identify the species.
The hair is said to be thicker than human hair and thinner than horsetail hair, and the reserve posted a photo on its website on November 22.
More than 400 people have claimed to have seen the half-man, half-ape "Wild Man" in the area in the last 100 years.
Witnesses describe the creature as walking upright, more than 2 meters tall and with grey, red or black hair all over its body.
An investigative team was set up in 2009 and started a large-scale search for the mysterious creature in Shennongjia this year.