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Bigfoot Footage 2013: Scientist Claims DNA Samples Show Sasquatch Might Be a Human Hybrid; Scientist or Wacko?

By Staff Writer | October 04, 2013 01:42 PM EDT

Bigfoot HD footage from a five-year research project convinces one scientist that Sasquatch is real. Scientist believes the Bigfoot footage 2013 provides proof that the legendary creature exists.
Bigfoot footage from a five-year research project has convinced one scientist that the elusive creature is real. The scientist thinks Bigfoot footage 2013 provides absolute proof that Bigfoot exists.

Over the past five years, a research team collected over 100 pieces of evidence to see if they could find proof of Bigfoot's existence. At a news conference in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday the researchers watched a "never before seen HD video" that allegedly showed Bigfoot moving through wooded areas in Kentucky.

The Bigfoot Footage 2013 research project is called the Sasquatch Genome Project.

Dr. Melba Ketchum is studying a $500,000 analysis of DNA samples from an unknown hominin species. He confirmed that the research was a "serious study" looking into the existence of Bigfoot. Dr. Ketchum believes the conclusions show Bigfoot exists in North America.

Dr. Ketchum claims Bigfoot is a human relative that developed about 13,000 years ago. Ketchum told ABC affiliate WFAA "They're a type of people, they're a human-hybrid, we believe. And all of the DNA evidence points to that. And they can elude us, so if you get [footage] at all, it can be fleeting. We soon discovered that certain hair samples — which we would later identify as purported Sasquatch samples — had unique morphology distinguishing them from typical human and animal samples. Those hair samples that could not be identified as known animal or human were subsequently screened using DNA testing, beginning with sequencing of mitochondrial DNA followed by sequencing nuclear DNA to determine where these individuals fit in the 'tree of life'."

The Bigfoot Footage 2013 researchers claim they have found 111 specimens of purported Sasquatch hair, blood, skin, and other tissue types.

Dennis Pfoul, the Bigfoot Footage 2013 research project manager said, "We've all had experiences that have changed our lives, I mean, literally shook the foundation of what we believe in."

Genetics scientist Dr. Melba Ketchum told CBS “We want people to understand that this is a serious study.”

Not everyone is convinced, Todd R. Disotell, a professor at the Department of Anthropology at New York University, told ABC News "It's just a joke. She is a laughing stock of people that are of a community that are already kind of wacko." This was not reported in any scientific way whatsoever. It's complete junk science, and then she misinterprets it. She hasn't published in peer-reviewed papers on this stuff. I don't know how this got put together."

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