The DNA Mystery Of The Yeti May Have Been Solved [VIDEO]
The mystery has finally been solved. Or has it? Was it what we thought or was it something else? Now we know...or do we? I think so...
It's confusing at best but fun all the same. Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Sasquatch; pretty much the same thing. One lives like a polar bear, the other lives like a bear.
Wait! Eureka! Is it a bear?
The Yeti is based on an ape-like cryptid creature. They are taller than an average human and legend has them living in the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. In fact SPIKE TV is offering $10 Million to anyone who can prove the creature does exist during a new show that will air this January. (Click here for that story)
Bryan Sykes, a genetics guru at Oxford, has sequenced DNA taken from two unidentified animals killed in Himalaya ranges of India and Bhutan in recent decades. (See video below for an old documentary on the snow beast.)
The small samples - including a single hair found a decade ago, and the jawbone of a mummified animal discovered in the 1970s by a hunter - were compared to a database of thousands of known animals, and the results were intriguing.
According to Sykes, he thinks the mystery animal has in fact been seen by humans but it's most likely related to some sort of extinct polar bear.
This is a species that hasn't been recorded for 40,000 years. Now, we know one of these was walking around ten years ago. And what's interesting is that we have found this type of animal at both ends of the Himalayas. If one were to go back, there would be others still there - Bryan Sykes
Sykes thinks the animal is probably a hybrid that descended from two species of bear, an extinct polar bear and a closely related brown bear.
Now that's a story I can believe and we can assume the same for good old Sasquatch. Do I believe in Bigfoot. No! Do I believe an animal that has not been discovered could be lurking in the woods? You bet! The irony is if it is a new species of animal, what would we call it or have the legends already named them.