Here in the Pacific Northwest we call it Sasquatch.  Elsewhere it’s Yeti, Abominable Snowman or Bigfoot.  Are they just different geographic manifestations of the same creature? Do they really exist? Will we ever know for sure or will they live on forever in mystery in stories told around the campfire?

Well, the veil has been lifted a little on the great snow creature of the Himalayas, second cousin twice removed from Sasquatch. Scientists there are ruining all the fun by saying that tested samples turned out to be from ....................bears.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences were given access to bone fragments and samples of skin, hair, and scat said to be from Yetis.

Let the biological detective work begin!

What they found is unbearable for believers in the folklore.  The scientists said they were the remains of 23 different bears.

They wrote that their findings suggest Himalayan "Yetis" are really a composite of three different bears that live among the world's highest mountains: the Asian black, Tibetan brown, and Himalayan brown.

(not true but funny) They did note however that several of the bears had really big…………………………………………………………paws. HA!       I can't bear it either!