WATCH: Could DNA be Linked to Bigfoot Species?
By: Jodi Westrick
A team of scientists led by Texas veterinarian Dr. Melba Ketchum claim that their 5-year long study of DNA confirms the existence of "a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called 'Bigfoot' or 'Sasquatch,'" in North America. According to the study, the scientists believe that the Sasquatch species is a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens and an unknown species of primate that arose approximately 15,000 years ago.
In a press release, Ketchum said, "Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA."
So does this mean that Bigfoot[s] could in fact be real?
In this past Sunday's episode of Finding Bigfoot, Matt, Cliff, Bobo and Ranae took their own found DNA sample to be tested. To see what they uncovered, check out the clip below:
To learn more about Ketchum's study, check out this clip from ABC, which also features some information from Bobo and Finding Bigfoot:
Want to see the DNA evidence episode again? Tune in Sunday at 9PM E/P and then catch an all-new episode of Finding Bigfoot at 10PM E/P!