A February 13, 2013. Press Release by The Arizona Cryptozoological Research Organization reads as follows, (Links added for detail) :
Arizona Toenail in groundbreaking Sasquatch DNA study.
Sharp eyes led to a Arizona man’s submitting of a now confirmed Sasquatch DNA sample through the Arizona Cryptozoological Research Organization (AZCRO) to the groundbreaking study announced today.
A team of eleven scientists with expertise in genetics, forensics, pathology, biochemistry, and biophysics has sequenced three whole nuclear genomes from a novel, contemporary species of hominin in North America. The study, “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” which analyzed DNA from a total of 111 high-quality samples submitted from across the continent, appears in the inaugural issue of Denovo: Journal of Science (http://www.denovojournal.com) later today.
Most of the samples submitted to the study were hair. Only a few were blood, saliva or tissue. The Arizona sample was unique – it was a toenail. The “Toenail of Bigfoot” as it’s become known also had some tissue matter attached.
“While we will never know what happened for sure, it appears that a Bigfoot may have simply stubbed his toe on a rock so badly that it ripped off the toenail and a bit of tissue,” said Alex Hearn, founder and CEO of AZCRO. “Luckily, someone found it and got it to us.”
That someone was Larry Jenkins, an avid outdoors-man who has had what he believed to be periodic Sasquatch activity around his northern Arizona cabin for some time. One day after numerous incidents, while walking along a dry, rocky wash on his property, he spied the toenail among the rocks. It was extremely thick, and he suspected that it had been left by the creature. The toenail was sequenced for both mtDNA and nuDNA at a major lab and later submitted and accepted to the DNA study through Hearn’s organization. The “Toenail of Bigfoot” is considered a major sample and one of the cornerstones to the study.
“We were confident that this would be confirmed as a Sasquatch toenail,” Hearn said. “People may not normally associate Sasquatch with Arizona, but there are quite a few sightings.”
Hearn reports, Arizona and its neighbors in the South West have a long history of large hairy hominid sightings. Dating as early as 1450 AD the Pueblo’s reported 8-10’ tall beings. Hearn added, “Sightings have continued to present day, and include my own Class A sightings in 2008 and 2009 here in Arizona. AZCRO investigators have experienced numerous Class A and Class B activity in and around Arizona, including a great deal of activity at the Seligman Investigation site and surrounding hills.
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