Over the years it’s been called the Abominable Snowman, the Yeti, or in the Western Hemisphere, bigfoot.
A geneticist from Oxford named Bryan Sykes did DNA tests on 27 samples he had been sent from around the world. All of those samples came from people who believe they had found evidence of the creature.
Two samples, both wiry brown hair that were found an either side of the Himalayas were a match with DNA of a species of ancient polar bears that roamed the planet between 40,000 to 120,000 years ago.
The Telegraph reports the conclusion was simple. The Yeti is/was a cross between a polar bear and brown bear and the animal "may still be there."
The hair samples were found ten years 30 years apart leading Sykes to say "we know one of these was walking around 10 years ago."
Sykes said one of the hunters described the animal he shot as being very scary. He told the BBC "if its behavior is different from normal bears, which is what eyewitnesses report, then I think that may well be the source of the mystery."
The animals were called "more aggressive, more dangerous."
Even with the extra proof Sykes isn’t ready to say there are "ancient polar bears wandering around the Himalayas."