An American researcher has published what she claims to be 'DNA proof' of Bigfoot's existence.
Melba Ketchum claims that she has spent the last five years studying DNA from samples of Bigfoot hair, blood, saliva, and urine. The former veterinarian turned Bigfoot researcher claims that her evidence shows that Bigfoot is an ape/human hybrid, the result of humans pairing with an unknown species of ape approximately 15,000 years ago. This belief motivated Ketchum to petition the US government recognize Bigfoot as an indigenous people, with all the rights and protections that entails.
Understandably, the scientific community is skeptical. The criticism focuses on how Ketchum went about publishing her paper. The paper was published through the DeNovo Scientific Journal, a journal Ketchum herself bought out and renamed. She claims the paper was peer reviewed before she bought the rights to DeNovo Scientific Journal, and that she published through DeNovo because of bias against her work in more reputable journals.
However, only Ketchum's paper has been published in the journal. No major libraries or universities subscribe to it. Up until now, no reputable scientist has reviewed the paper. It is safe to say that the odds of this paper being legitimate are very long. Bigfoot believers will have to look elsewhere to find their proof.