All the remnants, collected from the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, were claimed to be evidence for the existence of the Abominable Snowman
Scientists said on Tuesday that genetic analysis of nine bone, tooth, skin, hair and fecal samples from museum and private collections attributed to the yeti, also called the Abominable Snowman
, found that eight came from Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears and one came from a dog.
Paris: Legend-slaying scientists on Wednesday dismantled the myth of the abominable snowman
, the towering yet furtive half-human rumoured for centuries to inhabit inaccessible reaches of the Himalayas.
An international team of scientists, led by Charlotte Lindqvist, an evolutionary biologist at the State University of New York in Buffalo, recently submitted their findings to the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B after studying what had been claimed to be hair from an abominable snowman
Nick Redfern is the author of 30 books on Bigfoot, lake monsters, the Abominable Snowman
, and other unexplained phenomena.
AND my favourite TV chump Dr Mark Evans, the Alan Partridge of science, using DNA to prove the Abominable Snowman
is a bear, on C4's Yeti: Myth, Man or Beast?
When he does, the monsters from Stine's novels come alive, including a vampire poodle, an abominable snowman
and a werewolf.
He is helped (or should that be hindered) with his evil plans by Eugene, the cutest Abominable Snowman
minion ever created and Mister 8, a multi-tasking octopus who can knit and hack the Internet at the same time
But somehow the motoring Yeti has transformed our perception of the abominable snowman
as some sort of lovable, furry creature.
Other topics in the series cover the abominable snowman
, Atlantis, aliens, witches and zombies.
Among the entries are the 1957 movie The Abominable Snowman
, car-chasing Sasquatch, Glamic Castle ghoul in Scotland, kidnapped by Bigfoot, Mapinguari in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, the Pamir Mountain monster in Central Asia, the shug monkey of Rendlesham Forest in England, 21st-century Sasquatch, and Zana and the half-human controversy.
Pixar regular John Ratzenberger can also be heard as the Abominable Snowman