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Researchers claim DNA proof of Bigfoot

Posted on Thursday, 14 February, 2013 | Comment icon 118 comments | News tip by: xsas

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A group of researchers in Colorado claim to have recorded DNA test results that prove Bigfoot exists.

Researcher Dave Paulides maintains that the group collected several hundred DNA samples from Northern Californiaís redwoods including strands of alleged Sasquatch hair. "This DNA is like nothing else in the world," he said. "This isnít an animal. This is a subspecies of a human, and we believe they travel in groups." According to the team the creatures stand approximately 7 to 8 feet tall and weigh up to 1000 pounds.

"I think that the government probably is aware of the subject, but itís difficult to give acknowledgement to something that they obviously canít control," said Paulides, who estimates that there could be as many as 50,000 individuals roaming the wilderness of North America.

Whether there is any truth to these claims however remains to be seen.

"Bigfoot is real. Thatís according to a group of Colorado researchers who say they have hard evidence proving its existence."

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Comment icon #109 Posted by QuiteContrary on 11 April, 2013, 5:36
It's a subject with more rabbit trails than... I personally don't find them the same but, it is proving harder to capture a body, for sure. Even those who can easily find them, can't provide proof. But it keeps the subject controversial, interesting, frustrating, and a dozen other things.
Comment icon #110 Posted by Dragonwind on 11 April, 2013, 7:43
Had an ancient hominid, adapted to northern hemisphere glacial mountainous environments, survived into present day it's highly likely its diet would be primarily meat. There is this idea bigfoot shyly wonders around the forest, in solitude, hiding and snacking on berries and small prey. I dont think it would be a very successful survival strategy for a large bipedal ape in a cold environment. Im open to the idea archaic species lingered on in many parts of the world (particularly eurasia as we have some evidence of erectus or other archaic species like the red deer cave people), were at l... [More]
Comment icon #111 Posted by QuiteContrary on 11 April, 2013, 10:59
Which is why I speculate hunting+group living+ propagating = a noisy, messy, impact & "artifact" leaving, competitive/aggressive (with humans and other animals for food and territory), easily tracked and located creatures. (Wearing patchwork fur coats, lol). Hiding 5-8-10 of these giant social creatures during sleeping, everyday living activities, hunting, moving to follow food sources or water and a lack of conclusive proof, both seem impossible to me They have opposable thumbs. What marvels could these highly intelligent creatures be using them for by now? Where are the ... [More]
Comment icon #112 Posted by thebritsandbigfoot on 11 April, 2013, 11:21
Hi guys I hope you don't mind me posting this on your site. I am a British Filmmaker looking for backers and people with experiences or video, pictures etc with Bigfoot in the UK or Brits with experiences with Bigfoot in Abroad. If anyone can help me get this film funded I will be eternally grateful. love the forum by the way. Please check the project out on Kickstarter and I am updating on @britishbigfoot on twitter forgot my email is
Comment icon #113 Posted by DieChecker on 11 April, 2013, 19:26
There are lots of encounters in Canada. Not sure about the UK islands. I think there are some "wild man" reports historically in the UK, but I can't remember any modern ones. Sorry...
Comment icon #114 Posted by Sparkcool on 11 April, 2013, 21:27
Hi DieChecker, I do believe there is a fb page on Bigfoot think they are called British & Europe Bigfoot Research try that out, although I have never heard of bigfoot in the UK, I could be wrong.Good luck.
Comment icon #115 Posted by Sparkcool on 11 April, 2013, 21:34
Ooops! Sorry DieChecker was meant for thebritsandbigfoot.
Comment icon #116 Posted by Timonthy on 14 April, 2013, 6:02
Beast In Great Fraction Of Observed Thickheadedness.
Comment icon #117 Posted by little.wolf96 on 14 April, 2013, 11:43
One of the MANY reasons I love David Paulides...
Comment icon #118 Posted by Myles on 15 April, 2013, 14:29
The problem is that there are very few places in the US where you can travel 200 miles without running into an interstate.
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