Worked: 2.79b release
Hair particles made in blender 2.79 get messed up, when opend in 2.8. The hairs are pulled in direction of objects origin:
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
open attached file in 2.80 (and in 2.79, to compare)
It is maybe is related to https://developer.blender.org/T59587 .. i am not sure.