Bryan Sykes, an Oxford University genetics professor, claims that DNA analysis of the Yeti – an ape-like creature allegedly roaming elusively in the Himalayas known as the Abominable Snowman – may be a descendant of a polar bear that lived in the Himalayas some-40,000 years ago, according to a CNN report on Thursday.
Sykes reportedly compared hair samples from two unidentified Himalayan animals and the jawbone of a polar bear that was found in Norway. The polar bear jawbone is at least 40,000 years old. The results of the comparative study say the current unidentified Himalayan animals and polar bears are similar. Sykes got the hair samples by calling upon people – worldwide – to submit hair or other tissue from “cryptids,” as the indescribable species are called. In his quest, he collected approximately 30 samples for analysis.
Sykes suggests that the mysterious Yeti creature could very well be a cross between polar bears and brown bears. Experts in the field believe Sykes’ explanation has great merit.
The results of the study will be detailed in “Bigfoot Files,” which is a documentary series on the British Channel 4 television network.
The talks of the Yeti have gone on for centuries.