SchrodingerZ writes "Melba S. Ketchum, a veterinarian from Texas, has announced she has proof that the mythical creature Bigfoot, is part human. A release statement says that, "A team of scientists can verify that their five-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called 'Bigfoot' or 'Sasquatch,' living in North America", which supposedly arose around 15,000 years ago. Within the study, Ketchum apparently got hold of three genomes of "Sasquatch" DNA, and found the mitochondrian DNA (mtDNA), was identical to modern Homo Sapiens. The study continues, that "Our data indicate[s] that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens." So where is the data to support this? Currently there is none, at least, there isn't proof given by Ketchum's team thus far. Whether this is legitimate or just another hoax to prove the existence of a the yet-to-be-actually-proven creature is still undecided In a personal statement from Ketchum, she asks the American government to see the mythical creature as, "an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a 'license' to hunt, trap, or kill them.""
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