Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bigfoot DNA shows human connection, says study

NEW YORK: The legendary Bigfoot is a human relative that arose some 15,000 years ago, a five-year DNA study said. The study conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Texan researcher Melba S Ketchum sequenced three complete Bigfoot nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid, her firm, DNA Diagnostics, said in a statement.

Ketchum suggested that Bigfoot or Sasquatch mated with modern human females that resulted in hairy hominin hybrids, but the scientific community is dubious about her claim, LiveScience said.

"A team of scientists can verify that their DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called 'Bigfoot' or 'Sasquatch', living in North America," the statement said.

Ketchum's research has not appeared in any peer-reviewed journal, and there's no indication when that might happen, LiveScience said. Ketchum has called on public officials and law enforcement to recognise the Sasquatch as an indigenous people.

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