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Is Bigfoot Real? Some Researchers Say Definitely With New Videos

A half-million dollar project claims to have new proof that Sasquatches exist.

Posted on October 2, 2013, at 6:22 p.m. ET

Several "never-before-seen" clips of large, hairy figures walking through the woods were presented by a group of researchers at a news conference in Dallas as evidence that bigfoot is real and walking among us. / Via Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

The clips, which were allegedly filmed in Kentucky, were presented by veterinarian Dr. Melba Ketchum, a bigfoot researcher who founded her own genetics research company aimed at discovering an answer to whether the human/ape hybrid is real.

"They're a type of people, they're a human-hybrid, we believe. And all of the DNA evidence points to that. And they can elude us, so if you get [footage] at all, it can be fleeting," Ketchum told ABC affiliate WFAA.

Adrian Erickson / Via Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

Ketchum has spent the last five years researching the mythical beasts through the program, The Sasquatch Genome Project, which has spent $500,000 analyzing DNA samples and claims to have collected over 100 pieces of evidence.

Adrian Erickson / Via Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

Sasquatch? Or a turkey that fell over?

For the study, 111 specimens of alleged Sasquatch hair, blood, skin, and other tissue types were analyzed. But not everyone is convinced: Todd R. Disotell, a professor at the Department of Anthropology at NYU, said Ketchum is a "laughing stock."

"This was not reported in any scientific way whatsoever. It's complete junk science, and then she misinterprets it. She hasn't published in peer-reviewed papers on this stuff. I don't know how this got put together," he said.

Adrian Erickson / Via Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

The footage came from a similar effort run by Adrian Erickson called The Erickson Project, which claims to have "definitive video and DNA evidence," including a grainy video of a female Sasquatch sleeping.

Adrian Erickson / Via Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

More footage is said to be released later this year in a documentary created by the group.

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.