A team of scientists are claiming to have verified through a five-year-long DNA study that Bigfoot does in fact exist. According to the researchers, Bigfoot or Sasquatch does in fact live in North America and the scientists claim that their DNA study proves that Bigfoot is a human relative. Somebody call John Lithgow.
The scientists claim that through their DNA study they were able to sequence three complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined that the species is a human hybrid. The scientists say that Bigfoot is a human relative that arose roughly 15,000 years ago and is a hybrid of modern Homo sapiens and an unknown primate species. The scientific team who conducted the research consists of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging, and pathology.
The team was led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum who says that her study sequenced 20 complete mitochondrial genomes obtained from purported Sasquatch samples. She says that the sequencing proved that the mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, however the nuDNA from the samples is from an unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species.
The scientists claim that Bigfoot is the result of a male of the unknown primate species mating with a female Homo sapiens. Genetic testing of the samples has ruled out relation to Homo Neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to the Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. Ketchum has called on public officials and law enforcement to recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous people. The researchers promise full details of the study will be presented when the manuscript is published. Peter
“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. 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."