Scientist Team Says Bigfoot Could Be Real

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Bigfoot enthusiasts can rejoice, as science seems to be on their side. According to Gothamist, a 5-year-long DNA study has shown that a creature similar to what people call Bigfoot probably does exist.



A team of experts working in genetics, forensics and pathology collaborated on the study and found that their DNA investigation confirmed "the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species" living in North America. They believe this Bigfoot creature first appeared 15,000 years ago, as the result of a cross between modern Homo sapiens and an unknown primate species.

"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," Dr. Melba S. Ketchum, who led the study, explained.

While science may be embracing the existence of Bigfoot, the government continues to see the creature as a myth. Now that science has evidence to back up the claims of thousands of Bigfoot hunters, many involved in the study are urging the government to protect the creatures. The research community is worried that news of Bigfoot's legitimacy will cause some to hunt, kill and trap the species, instead of welcoming them to the growing list of new discoveries.

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DarkAncient

So if they're a hybrid they must be a subspecies of H. Sapiens. Does that mean they're sentient like we are?

April 02 2013 at 10:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Seymore

Obama is living proof that the aliens humpers the monkey

November 27 2012 at 8:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ganick

These scientists are on a roll. The day before the bigfoot dna discovery they discovered a new type of LSD.

November 27 2012 at 5:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Headman Narbono

Why do we need an approval from scientists that Bigfoot exist while while thousands of people across the United States, Canada and the world have seen Bigfoot. I, don't need an approval from scientists for me to believe!!

November 27 2012 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pastor Roland

To steise63, here are the verses from Genesis to which you refer:

"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. "
(Gen 6:4-5)

The Nephilim could have been giants, but - according to Strongs - could be tyrants. It was the Sons of God who mated with the daughters of men. In Scripture, Sons of God has been debated, with the most prevalent possibility being fallen angels.

But the reason that God sent the flood is in this verse given: "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. " So man was destroyed because he was continually evil. Only Noah found favor in the Lord's sight. This evil doing was for a certainty sexual immorality, but of what type is not known - nor was it the only evil done by humans.

November 27 2012 at 4:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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ewhite7900

"Sons of God" is a reference to Men holding the Priesthood. They saw the Daughters of Men (which is a reference to to Men not holding the Priesthood) and found them very attractive and took them as wives even though they had been told not to marry the daughters of men.

November 27 2012 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarkAncient

I actually saw a really interesting episode of The Naked Archaeologist where they made a good argument for Nephilim actually being Neanderthals.

April 02 2013 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steise63

I'm not at all surprised. The Gorilla was a "myth" until sometime in the 1910s when it was finally seen by an "authority" of some kind and photographed. Of course, the native people knew about it but when they told anyone else, it was dismissed as myth. The DNA samples for bigfoot come from hair samples that have been accumulating for decades. The bigfoot flees from humans and brushes against branches. Humans have followed and found these hair clumps, which contain skin cells, and have sent them to various scientific institutions over the years. So now, these institutions have worked together to analyze the samples. This hybrid situation reminds me of a story in Genesis about why God caused the flood. They never put this part in childrens' books, but it says that humans were mating with monstrous species and producing monstrosities of hybrids and we were so polluted that God decided to start over with the few that weren't. They didn't tell you that in sunday school, right? Look it up!

November 27 2012 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
caroline.serowka

wow ... ciekawe, kiedy pokażą Króliczka Wielkanocnego

November 27 2012 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
choicef

as if anyone really gives a shi& whether u believe or not

November 27 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
choicef

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November 27 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tia

According to my husband their real names are Wookies!

November 27 2012 at 3:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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