British scientists have almost solved the mystery of the Yeti

In the Himalayas, legends have long been circulating about the Bigfoot, or Yeti, as it is commonly called in those places. However, the stories about this large, ape-like creature have never been confirmed by any evidence, despite the fact that over the generations there have been people who claim to have seen him in person. However, new genetic studies from Oxford University may finally end the debate over whether the Yeti exists or not.

Professor Brian Sykes performed DNA analysis on hair samples taken from the alleged Yeti corpse found in the western Himalayan mountains, as well as from another sample found in Bhutan. After checking the genetic profile and comparing it with samples from a database of other animals, he found an almost perfect match. However, this is not surprising - scammers often try to pass off the carcass of some orangutan for Bigfoot, but in this case the situation is a little different. According to the database, the hair sample belongs to an ancient polar bear that lived in the region of Norway about 40, 000 years ago.

Brown and polar bears at that time differed in DNA, but Sykes believes that the creature mistaken for the Yeti is a hybrid of that ancient bear. Indeed, big bears can stand on their hind legs, so from afar they can be mistaken for a person. So until new data is received from the "British scientists", you can take this theory for truth.