Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Geneticist says he has used DNA to prove what Yeti are.

A British geneticist says he now has evidence that legends of the Himalayan Yeti are more than myth and they have a solid basis in fact.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Yeti, Bryan Sykes, bigfoot, abominable snowman, Himalayas, proof, evidence, DNA


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - British geneticist Bryan Sykes is about to publish findings which conclude that the Yeti is an actual beast living in the Himalayan region. The tests suggest the creature may still inhabit the Himalayas.

The creature, according to Sykes, was actually a bear, a hybrid species somewhere between the brown bear which is common in many parts of the world, and the polar bear. Moreover, the species isn't extinct, it is simply unrecognized by science because hard evidence is virtually non-existent.

Sykes says he performed genetic tests on two tufts of hair from the western Himalayas in the region of Ladakh and Bhutan. One tuft was forty years old and the other ten. Both samples suggest they came from the same species of creature, a hybrid bear that hasn't yet been observed by science aside from its hair.

That doesn't mean the creature hasn't been spotted.

Genes extracted from the samples revealed the creature is a species of bear, a presumably long-extinct hybrid between a polar bear and a brown bear that branched off about 120,000 to 40,000 years ago. The DNA is an exact match, suggesting that at least as recently as a decade ago, a lost species of bear roamed the Himalayas.

Yeti sightings still occur, just as bigfoot sightings in America, Russia, and in other remote regions of the world. In addition to contemporary sightings, ancient folklore dating back hundreds or even thousands of years, claim the existence of Yeti, Sasquatch, and similar creatures.

How can it be that cultures divided by geography and time all have the same experience if nothing is there?

The answer is that some people really are seeing something. According to Sykes, at least in the Himalayas, they're seeing a rare species of bear. Additional research and anecdotal evidence collected within the past few decades also seems to point to the conclusion that a species of bear is wandering the Himalayas.

Of course there are hoaxers out there. In 2008, alleged yeti pelts were revealed by genetic testing to be cut from goat hides.

Still, scientists have traipsed much of the world, they have hardly discovered all of its organisms. There are probably still millions of uncatalogued species of animals on the planet. This past summer, scientists announced the discovery of a new species of legless lizard right next to Los Angeles International Airport.

If a new species can be discovered there, then imagine what could still abide in the world's nether regions where few dare to venture.

(c) Catholic Online NEWS CONSORTIUM

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Technology

Innovative space invention promises to reach space locations in record times Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A once rejected drive can now revolutionize the entire outer space research, as NASA and several others confirmed this program actually works. The invention was previously rejected by scientists after it defied the physics concept of the conservation of momentum, ... continue reading


Is your phone in danger? Threatening malicious text message can hack Android's inner system Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

With just a simple text message, your phone and all its data may be compromised without you even knowing. The core of this nightmare is at the heart of the operating system itself - Stagefright, an Android code library. Users currently have nothing much to protect ... continue reading


Pope Francis uses iPad to become first person registered for 2016's World Youth Day Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On Sunday, Pope Francis successfully became the first person registered for the 2016 edition of the World Youth Day, using an iPad. Before registering, he addressed thousands at the St. Peter's Square in an appeal for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest kidnapped ... continue reading


EARTH'S TWIN: Kepler 452b heralded as the most similar planet to Earth yet discovered Watch

Image of While Kepler-452b is larger than Earth, it's 385-day orbit is only five percent longer. Furthermore, the planet is five percent farther from its parent star Kepler-452 than Earth is from the sun.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Kepler-452b has astronomers calling the planet "the closest twin to Earth" they have yet seen. The planet is the smallest world found orbiting in the habitable zone of a star. Kepler-452b orbits its star at approximately the same distance that Earth orbits the ... continue reading


Solar system similar to ours discovered by astronomers Watch

Image of Researchers believe the ideal habitable exoplanet would reside in a solar system that mirrors ours. A

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In an new astronomical study on the search for "solar system 2.0" - a solar system that is similar to our own, and therefore more likely of sustaining life, scientists have made an exciting new discovery. Such a solar system exists, some 200 light years away, and ... continue reading


'Bee Hive' Skyscraper cities: The future for overpopulated areas Watch

Image of Bee Hive skyscraper cities are expected to put a halt to urbanization in the future.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The future of urban living is about to change with the conceptualization of "Bee Hive" skyscrapers set up to house communities in urban areas. An entire city within a single skyscraper is the futuristic solution to population density problems in the major cities of the ... continue reading


PLAYING GOD?: High-quality artificial sperm manufactured by Chinese scientists for the first time Watch

Image of They don't have tails and can't swim. The new artificial sperm - created for the first time by Chinese scientists, look more like eggs than natural sperm.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

They don't have tails and can't swim. The new artificial sperm - created for the first time by Chinese scientists, look more like eggs than natural sperm. However, they can still fertilize an egg and pass on genetic information to potential offspring. LOS ... continue reading


Candles for your Mobile Phones: Flame used to produce electricity can charge your mobile phones Watch

Image of The Candle Charger can generate electricity to charge your mobile phones.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Technology now provides a solution to untimely blackouts; mobile phones can now be charged even in the event of a power failure through the Candle Charger. With the heat produced by a candle, mobile devices can be charged and one can stay connected without ... continue reading


Smartphones getting smarter: Can your smartphone tell if you're depressed? Watch

Image of Your Smartphones can be a black box of your emotions. (Photo by: Jovo Jovanovic for Stocksy United)

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Changes in technology have greatly affected the advancement of society. It has also affected how we live our lives. Technological advances have started to seclude human beings from real life experiences that they should be facing on a daily basis. Recent studies ... continue reading


They're watching your every move: What are Smart Cities? Watch

Image of Beijing [not pictured] is one of the cities believed to be eying the development of Smart Cities.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Billions of people are being confronted by different governments around the world to create "smart cities." These "smart cities" are urban areas that are covered with internet-connected devices that will, not only be a means of communication, but also control the ... continue reading


All Technology News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37
1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:4 "These ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11
3 blow the trumpet for the new month, for the full ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58
54 and, coming to his home town, he taught the people ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 31st, 2015 Image

St. Ignatius Loyola
July 31: St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guip˙zcoa, Spain, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter