A new DNA study claims that the mythical Bigfoot is not only real but it’s also a close relative to humans.
A company called DNA Diagnostics released a press release this week detailing the work down by Texas veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum. The release states that Ketchum did extensive DNA research and found that Bigfoot is a human relative from about 15,000 years ago.
The release reads:
“A team of scientists can verify that their five-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called ‘Bigfoot’ or ‘Sasquatch,’ living in North America … Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago.”
Discovery reports that the alleged study was done on three “whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples.”
The statement reads:
“Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.”
So there you have it. Bigfoot is real and is part human. Well, not so fast. Ketchum’s study hasn’t appeared in any peer-reviewed scientific journal yet and for the moment is just another claim about the legendary creature.
There are a few possibilities to how Ketchum reached her conclusion. One, she’s a flat out liar. Two, the samples she used (possibly from a bear) were contaminated with human DNA. And three, Ketchem has actually found scientific proof that Bigfoot exists.
What do you think? Will Ketchum’s DNA study be confirmed? Does Bigfoot exist?