Scientists claims to finally have found real DNA evidence that confirms the existence of Bigfoot. The hair samples were originally discovered in 2001, and caused some big attention within the Bigfoot community when no studies were able to identify the species. The only thing the researchers could conclude was that the DNA didn’t belong to any known animal.
Since then, new testing has been conducted and now Bigfoot.com reports that the samples are indeed from a bipedal primate. It’s still uncertain whether the DNA is from a new kind of ape or if the species is more closely related to human beings. This new scientific evidence, put together with new high definition photographs and an astonishing increase in Bigfoot sightings, seems to indicate that the mystery of the elusive creature is more than just a myth.
The samples were found in the mountains of the Himalayan range between Nepal and Tibet. The existence of the Yeti has been local knowledge there for hundreds of years. A Greek photographer, working for a British geological excavation, was the first Westerner to report a sighting back in 1925 when he encountered the creature at a distance. Even though he was unable to get a picture of the creature, he did find several footprints that were later confirmed by the other members of the expedition.
According to local legend in the area of Bhutan, where the strands of hair were discovered embedded in the bark of a cedar tree in the tree line close the mountains, The Yeti, or Migyur, is well-known to populate the forests and cliff sides. Guided by the kingdom’s official Yeti guide, the scientists closely examined the tree after locals had found an unidentified skin sample in the tree’s hollow. The British expedition also found fresh footprints, deemed only a couple of hours old, as well as nearby scratch marks and more hair samples.
They also interviewed a few of the local eyewitnesses, who all described the creature in a similar manner: huge, almost ten feet tall, with big hairy arms and the face like a great ape. The most famous footage of the Yeti is the famous Snow Walker video from 1996, when two hikers managed to capture a video of a hairy, bipedal creature making its way up the side of the mountain. Scientists have yet to disprove the footage as a hoax.
Some of the samples were taken back to Britain for further testing. Bryan Sykes, who was the lead researcher of human genetics at the Oxford Institute of Molecular Medicine and considered to be one of the world’s top experts on DNA analysis, personally examined the hair and confirmed the existence of unidentified DNA. Clearly not human, it didn’t bear any resemblance to anything that had been seen at the time and was the first time the institute couldn’t positively ID encountered DNA.
This proves that the is a large, unknown mammal out there in the wild, even though its specific nature has yet to be discovered. New expeditions to the region is already planned, with the hope of finally capture final proof of the mythical creature in its true habitat. Considering the many footprint samples, multiple eyewitness sightings and the DNA findings, the case for Bigfoot’s existence becomes less of a mystery and more of a reality.
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