DNA Tests did not Find any Proof of Bigfoot being Real

DNA Tests did not Find any Proof of Bigfoot being Real

A lot of claims have been made with regard to Bigfoot. But it seems that DNA testing has something differnet to reveal.

Researchers assessed over 30 samples reportedly belonging to Bigfoot and other similar beasts like the Himalayan Yeti. Upon analysis, it was found that all those samples belonged to creatures like bears, cows, wolves and raccoons.

In 2012, researchers from Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology asked all museums, scientists and Bigfoot enthusiasts to share any sample they have of legendary ape-like creatures. Lead researcher Bryan Sykes of Oxford University said they collected 36 hair samples from Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Russia and the US.

Using DNA sequencing technologies, it was found that all of them matched with the DNA from known animals. Most of the samples belonged to bears and other samples were from a Malaysian tapir, horses, deer, sheep and a human.

Mr. Skyes said in their research they have not found any proof of Bigfoot-like creature. But he also added their paper did not prove of their non-existence. He further affirmed that the samples did not match with Bigfoot-like creature and it did not mean that more samples would have the same result.

Among other samples, researchers found two samples from ancient polar bears in the Himalayas. Researchers said these samples could be of a new or a hybrid bear species.

Other experts said that evidence would be required to prove that Bigfoot is real. "The techniques described here put an end to decades of ambiguity about species identification of anomalous primate samples and set a rigorous standard against which to judge any future claims", affirmed researchers.


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