LITTLETON, Colo. - Researchers say DNA evidence proves the existence of the legendary Sasquatch.
The North America Bigfoot Search (NABS) collected and analyzed Sasquatch genetic samples, according to Director David Paulides.
Paulides believes the samples are from a human hybrid species. He said the five-year long study was conducted by a team of specialists in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba Ketchum.
Paulides and Ketchum asked for Sasquatch hair samples from other researchers across North America. In total, 111 specimens of purported Sasquatch hair, blood, skin, and other tissue types were analyzed for the study, according to NABS.
The primary results of the Sasquatch Genome Project indicate that the Sasquatch resulted from males of an unknown hominin species mating with female Homo sapiens, as late as 13,000 years ago.
The study, “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” was published last week in the DeNovo Journal of Science.
NABS has an office in Littleton and has been studying Sasquatch in North America since 2006.