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Do DNA tests prove Bigfoot exists ?

Posted on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 | Comment icon 274 comments | News tip by: Socio

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Veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum believes it does after a 5 year study using over 100 alleged DNA samples

Working as part of Texas-based firm DNA Diagnostics, Ketchum and her team have concluded that Bigfoot not only exists but that it is a human relative that developed 15,000 years ago from cross breeding between humans and another species of primate. The claim is undoubtedly difficult to accept at face value, however the team is comprised of experts in several fields and Ketchum herself has 30 years experience of forensic and genetic research under her belt.

"They're not any of the large apes - they branch off as a separate lineage," she said in an interview. "My personal theory is that it probably branched off and evolved in parallel with the rest of the primate lineage." The claims have been met with a considerable degree of skepticism however, it will likely take several more independent studies to corroborate Ketchum's findings before the scientific community is likely to take them seriously.

"Bigfoot is real. At least that's what veterinarian Melba S."

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Comment icon #265 Posted by Archimedes on 6 March, 2013, 18:43
Isn't the onus on the bigfoot hunters claiming he exists to go out there and get the photographs? If none (or hardly any) have attempted to get decent quality photos of bigfoot, then what does that tell you about how serious they are about their quest to prove his existence? And 10 years is a serious underestimate for the time hd photography has been around, like I already said, 35mm film in a decent camera more than qualifies as high definition. If I was a bigfoot hunter, a digital SLR with a zoom lens would be part of my standard kit.
Comment icon #266 Posted by Stardrive on 6 March, 2013, 18:46
You sir are correct. HD technology has been around for a while, albiet that type of pre-digital photography was very cumbersome to transport, set-up, and maintain.
Comment icon #267 Posted by Stardrive on 6 March, 2013, 18:55
For some I guess. But I can't seem to get him to come out into the open and pose for a nice shot. I have an old dinosaur Sony video cam. It takes nice pics but the resolution is poor. What I have in mind is something about cell-phone sized that can take high quality/resolution sound, video, and pictures. Any suggestions? Something that doesn't look like the standard camera/video cam.
Comment icon #268 Posted by Archimedes on 6 March, 2013, 19:07
Photos certainly can be hoaxed. But if you're familiar with photo manipulation you'll know that it is far easier to manipulate and hoax poor quality photos. It's not too hard to hoax a monster or ghost or whatever into an image, and then deliberately degrade the quality of the image by reducing the resolution, adding noise or grain, blurring it a bit, etc. I don't know the origins of the following pic, but it's not hard to imagine how it could have been photoshopped or that it's some dude in an ape costume or just a blurry picture of a gorilla. On the other hand... [More]
Comment icon #269 Posted by Archimedes on 6 March, 2013, 19:10
Pre-digital SLRs were no bigger or cumbersome than current models. 35mm SLRs generally use the same body style and size as digital SLRs.
Comment icon #270 Posted by Archimedes on 6 March, 2013, 19:24
Forest dwelling wildlife in general doesn't come out and pose for photographers but that hasn't prevented innumerable quality pics from both amateurs and pros from being taken of all sorts of weird and wonderful and sometimes extremely rare forest species. You can get entry level DSLRs that not only take great quality pics, but that come with full HD video recording functionality for less than $500. You'll need to spend extra for a decent zoom lens if you need it though. And if you want, they typically have stereo mic inputs so you can hook up an external microphone for ... [More]
Comment icon #271 Posted by DieChecker on 6 March, 2013, 20:02
One problem with bigfoot pics is that usually they are enlargements of an original pic. Usually the "bigfoot" in the pic was a tiny little enlongated dot on the original photo and whoever owned it blew it up to look for bigfoots. And a snag, stump, or even a dark bush look a lot like a bigfoot from a quarter mile away. The problem with game cams is that people set the timer, or it comes pre-timed, and whatever was there triggers it and is gone. But, that is really just an excuse, because pics of deer, and other fast animals are taken all the time. Sakari often posts pics of the dee... [More]
Comment icon #272 Posted by Rafterman on 6 March, 2013, 20:22
I'm not implying that it's no different. I'm stating for a fact that it would be much harder to take a picture of a Red Wolf, for example, than a Bigfoot. Did you even look at the link I posted? There are roughly 100 red wolves in the wild and yet plenty of high quality, crystal clear, photographs. According to the bigfoot experts, bigfoot rang... [More]
Comment icon #273 Posted by Stardrive on 6 March, 2013, 21:35
Without a body to back it up there'll never be such a photograph. Not one.
Comment icon #274 Posted by QuiteContrary on 6 March, 2013, 23:25
With habituation sites, why speak of only one definitive photograph? There should be dozens of them. Showing bf eating and playing with the toys and whatever else. Videos would also be "de rigueur" by now. And they'd go a long way in proving bigfoot's existence or at least in luring in science. Biology has no blobology or blurrology as it is, so you can't blame them. And for the millionth time "Why? Why? would a bf be afraid of or avoid cameras?" I want just one good reason. I've heard it said bf smell film. Even if they could, that doesn't answer &... [More]

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