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Robin Lynne of DNA Diagnostics has put out a press release indicating that

…A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

The study, it is said, will report on 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and 3 whole nuclear genomes taken from “purported Sasquatch samples.” My efforts to ascertain from DNA Diagnostics exactly from where and in what manner these samples were obtained were not fruitful, but it is said that a colleague of Robin Lynne, Melba S. Ketchum, has property on which it is claimed

…that there are up to 10 Bigfoots living … she feeds them a variety of foods including Blueberry muffins, which they are particularly fond of.

So, that’s where the samples must be from.

According to the DNA study, the hybrid known as Bigfoot is the result of interbreeding between males of a non-human hominid and female humans. This is interesting because the only other anthropological information of which I’m aware regarding the mating patterns of Bigfoot suggest that the elusive hairy forest dweller is hypergynous in the other direction. Here, I refer to the case of the Almas known as Zana, a Central Asian bigfoot who lived in the village of T’khina in Abkhazia, Republic of Georgia, who joined a human family (first as a captive, then later as a domestic servant) who bred with a human male named Edgi Genaba, and who gave birth to human children who seemed, well, mainly human. (Important note: Many of Zana’s children are said to have died in infancy, suggesting a certain degree of incompatibility between the two species.)

As we await confirmation of the reported DNA results, let us keep an eye on Bigfoot’s blog for his opinion. He blogs under the pseudonym “Sasquatch” at Teen Skepchick.

Update: Palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger has offered, on twitter, a substantial award for convincing evidence of the DNA of Bigfoot:

UPDATE: There is now an interview with my old friend Todd Disotell on The Bigfoot Show about this find.

UPDATE: Skeptisquatch has issued THIS STATEMENT.

UPDATE: Film at 11!

We eagerly await the results!
Photo of Bigfoot by Flickr User gabegross

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  1. #1 Mauro Venier
    Cologne, Germany
    November 27, 2012

    Which of the two photographed is the Bigfoot? 🙂

  2. #2 Skeptisquatch
    November 27, 2012
  3. #3 CherryBombSim
    November 27, 2012

    Looks like their lab is just down the road from Possum Trot.

  4. #4 John Boner
    November 27, 2012

    Nobody is going to say it? Ok guess I have to… I wonder if Melba S. Ketchum’s son’s name is Ash… 😛

  5. […] Greg Laden, en Science Blogs, contactó con DNA Diagnostics para averiguar de dónde obtuvieron las muestras, pero no tuvo suerte. Sin embargo, yo sí tengo una primicia por ese lado, de nada menos que de ese bastión de la credibilidad científica que es Dave Paulides, director ejecutivo de North American Bigfoot Search. Según Paulides,al menos algunas de las muestras eran de pelo en un árbol en el que hubo un “obvio” avistamiento de Bigfoot. Adelante. Hagan clic en ese enlace. Creo que me reconocerán de inmediato, así como una especie común de árboles: el árbol de Pareidolia. […]

  6. #6 Jackson West
    December 7, 2012

    Bigfoot is real. I have encountered his trail or evidence, on several hiking trips, deep in the Minnesota woods.

    Many videos, of Bigfoot, are certainly fakes, but there are a few very convincing videos on youtube.

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  8. #8 Greg Laden
    December 7, 2012

    Jackson, does Bigfoot approve of you copying entire copyrighted blog posts onto your site without permission?

    You should not do that. Take that post down immediately.

  9. #9 Jesus Christ
    Havre de Grace, Maryland
    January 1, 2013
  10. #10 Lore Tanner
    February 3, 2013

    See What Accident Happen On Groundhog Day 2013!!

  11. #11 Russ Smith, Caliorniar
    Oroville, California 95966
    August 5, 2013

    Hi!, Patrons:
    The skeptics don’t have ultimate, convincing evidense that the BigFoot species doesn’t exist and so far those who think they know haven’t brought one into civilization for examination and so the controversy goes on. My motto is that, if they truly and sincerely exist, leave them alone……live & let live!! One thing not scary about the existence of any BigFoots is that at least if they exist they aren’t building nuclear weapons by which to destroy mankind and themselves 100 X are they? This positive image of their character convinces me that we are a lot better off living among the hidden BigFoots than among many of today’s unfriendly, out in the open fellow men and women?

    RUSS SMITH, CA.(A Broke Fiat Money State)

  12. #12 Jason Pennington
    November 30, 2015

    Dear Greg,

    I wanted to first say how much I love your blog. My cryptozoology crew made this song about Sasquatch that we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it and have a great holiday. Oh and of course, Bigfoot Is Real!

    Thanks again,

    Jason Pennington
    Co host
    The KVJ Show
    97.9 WRMF

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