You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

New footage, DNA prove Bigfoot exists, group says


Monster hunters and Bigfoot believers, get excited: A group of researchers now claim to have indisputable proof the legendary creature is, in fact, very real. 

At a Dallas press conference Tuesday, the group known as the Sasquatch Genome Project presented evidence including photos, videos and even the supposed DNA of the beast. 

The videos included this shot, said to be a sasquatch walking in the woods, as well as a shot of what the team says is a juvenile female Bigfoot sleeping. They say both shots were filmed in Kentucky. (Via WFAA)

The researchers also really want you to know the five-year, half-a-million dollar research project is not just messin’ with sasquatch. (Via YouTube / Jack Link’s Jerky

MELBA KETCHUM: “We just want people to understand that this is a serious study.”

ADRIAN ERICKSON: “People have chosen to just … they don’t want to believe it. They can’t find it in their minds to believe these things exist.” (Via KTHV

Along with the videos, the group also presented blood, hair and a DNA sample, which they say is the strongest proof of Bigfoot’s existence — proof they claim has been reviewed by 11 independent laboratories and universities, including New York University, University of Texas Southwestern and the North Louisiana Crime Lab. (Via Daily Mirror

According to lead researcher Melba Ketchum: “They didn’t know what they were testing. I have one email from a tester saying ‘what have you done, discovered a new species?’” (Via New York Daily News

Which, if the evidence proves to be legit, might be exactly the case. The team says the samples prove the existence of a previously unknown hominin species that originated some 13,000 years ago. 

ABC quotes Ketchum saying, “They’re a type of people, they’re a human-hybrid, we believe. And all of the DNA evidence points to that.”

Before you get too excited, though, keep in mind there have been Bigfoot hoaxes before. 

A famous 1967 film allegedly captured the first video of the creature before one of the participants admitted it was fake — and that he was wearing an ape suit in the video. (Via Animal Planet

And back in 2008 two Georgia men claimed to have a Bigfoot corpse in their freezer. That turned out to be a rubber suit. (Via Fox News

But the team, which was funded by businessman Adrian Erickson, stands by its evidence and says there are more than 1,000 sasquatches nationwide. Maybe you can find one in your neck of the woods.  

- See more at newsy.com.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation
Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Kettering Health Network and Mercy Health have been named two of the Top 15 health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. It’s the fifth appearance on the Top 15 list for the Dayton-based Kettering system, comprised of eight hospitals, including Kettering Medical Center, Fort Hamilton, Soin...
Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?
Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?

Baseball season is well underway and you must admit there is nothing quite like relaxing at a ballpark and watching your favorite team play. But have you ever noticed that on an oppressively humid day, there seem to be more home runs? Perhaps you haven’t paid attention, but if you do attend baseball games regularly, see if you notice. How humid...
Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets
Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

A 2008 Shawnee High School graduate was recently recognized for career as a costume and fashion designer. Megan Knowles was noted as a distinguished alumni in a Sinclair Community College address on April 17 that for her work that includes designing dresses for red carpet events. Knowles grew up in Clark County. She started designing dresses as a hobby...
Kane Brown makes a huge announcement about his love life
Kane Brown makes a huge announcement about his love life

Back on April 17, rumors began swirling that country star Kane Brown was engaged. Yet, without any sort of official announcement, many wondered if it was just pure hearsay. Well, it looks like we have our proof that this news is very true. In a video posted by a fan on April 18, Kane can be seen at a concert making the big announcement somewhat official...
FRESH IDEAS: Country to city

From The Walrus: “When did we first step out of the wild and into the forever-crowded city? There was a time when all we had was access to nature — we were so inextricably in it and of it. Our ancestors spent their first 2.5 million years operating as nomadic groups that gathered plants where they grew and hunted animals where they grazed...
More Stories