breaking news

Report: LeBron James ‘100 percent’ leaving Cavs in 2018

British geneticist says he has proof of Yeti


This is the most legitimate source we’ve heard say they believe in Bigfoot in a while. Well, in Yetis. A geneticist from the acclaimed University of Oxford in England says he has proof.

Professor Bryan Sykes did DNA testing on hairs from two unidentified animals — one found in the Himalayas, one in Northern India — then compared the results to other animals. (Via The Mirror / Channel 4)

Read more trending stories

One of the hairs was from a beast shot by a hunter 40 years ago. The hunter was so taken aback by the unusual animal that he held on to some of its remains. The other hair was found in a forest by filmmakers a decade ago.

What Sykes found was a 100 percent match to a sample from an ancient polar bear jawbone found in Norway — a specimen that might date back as far as 120,000 years ago. So, what does that mean? (Via BBC)

Sykes says at that time, bears were separating into two different species — the polar bear and the brown bear. He thinks this unidentified animal is a cross between the two — still living in the Himalayas. It is the Yeti. (Via NatGeo)

“The fact that the hunter, who had great experience of bears, thought this one was in some way unusual and was frightened of it, makes me wonder if this species of bear might behave differently. Maybe it is more aggressive, more dangerous or is more bipedal than other bears.” (Via The Telegraph)

And polar bears and brown bears have been known to interbreed. (Via Christian Science Monitor)

Of course, legends of Bigfoot, Yeti and Sasquatches have permeated culture for years, with alleged video and photographic evidence turning the creatures into the stuff of legends. (Via Museum Of The Weird)

More on Sykes’ findings will air in a documentary on Channel 4 in the U.K. Sunday.

- See more at newsy.com.  


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Dead sea turtle washes up on Rhode Island beach
Dead sea turtle washes up on Rhode Island beach

A dead leatherback sea turtle washed ashore Wednesday and was found on East Matunuck State Beach. Witnesses noticed the giant sea turtle around 7:30 a.m., according to WPRI. It was removed from the beach and taken to Mystic Aquarium for a necropsy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management told WPRI. Leatherbacks are the largest...
Robert E. Lee never wanted Confederate monuments built
Robert E. Lee never wanted Confederate monuments built

Although many monuments to the Confederacy in the Unites States bear his name, image or both, Robert E. Lee was not in favor of Confederate monuments. According to documents from the University of Virginia, Lee declined and invitation to join officers at the site of the battle of Gettysburg to mark memorials, saying he “could not add anything...
Woman says she lost work hours after reporting sexual harassment
Woman says she lost work hours after reporting sexual harassment

A Boston area Wendy's restaurant is under corporate scrutiny Wednesday amid allegations that a female worker was sexually harassed by a manager, and then punished with no work hours after she reported the abuse. The worker alleges it all started when she declined a date invitation from the Wendy's manager. He then sent lewd text messages, which read...
Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Texas
Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Texas

Organizers say a rally and march set to take place in downtown Austin at the beginning of September will promote “true Confederate heritage.” A Facebook event page hosted by the Texas Confederate Militia says the Dixie Freedom Rally, scheduled for Sept. 2 at Woolridge Square, 900 Guadalupe Street, will feature live music, guest speakers...
Deputies: Woman drunkenly bites man's fishing line, swims away with lure
Deputies: Woman drunkenly bites man's fishing line, swims away with lure

St. Johns County deputies arrested a woman after she bit a man's fishing line and swam off with his lure, according to a police report. Deputies were called to the St. Johns County Pier, in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday at approximately 6 p.m. A fisherman told deputies that 22-year-old Alexandria Turner appeared to be intoxicated when she...
More Stories