A group of Sasquatch researchers who have been collecting evidence over the past five years have found new evidence for the alleged creature's existence.
Dr. Melba Ketchum, leader of a group of researchers called the Sasquatch Genome Project has been working on DNA samples from unknown hominid species. Ketchum concludes that the legendary Sasquatch exists in North America and is a human relative or human hybrid. Ketchum said, "They're a type of people, they're a human hybrid, we believe. and all the DNA evidence points to that. And they can elude us, so if you get (footage) at all, it can be fleeting." In total there was 111 specimens of purported Sasquatch hair, blood, skin and other tissue types that were analyzed for the Sasquatch Genome Project study.They were submitted from 34 different research sites in 14 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. Todd R. Disotell, a professor at the Department of Anthropology at New York University, told ABC News.com that Ketchum's research is nonsense.
But if Sasquatch/Bigfoot is real what is it? Skeptics believe it is all a hoax. Because some of the sightings have been proven to be hoaxes. But there has been too many sightings all over the world to dismiss them all as hoaxes. Lets look at some of the possibilities : I believe these creatures do exist from a creationist's point of view but they might not be a creature from this physical realm. God said in Colossians 1:16 that He created all things visible and invisible in heaven and on the earth. "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him." Also in the Bible, there is mentioned a creature called a "satyr" (Isaiah 13:21)(Isaiah 34:14). It is mentioned with other known night creatures such as a screech owl. But what could the satyr be? In the Hebrew it means hairy one (shaggy). In Greek mythology they were known as gods of the woods and mountains. Where do sightings of Sasquatch/Bigfoot usually occur? Mostly in rural areas, woods and mountain regions of the world.
There was a sighting of Bigfoot in 1972, on several August nights that was reported by a family named Rogers who lived in a trailer in rural Roachdale, Indiana. The sequence of events began when one of the Rogers saw a luminous object hovering in the sky over a nearby cornfield. On several occasions thereafter, all the Rogers heard noises in the yard at night, and when one of the men went outside to investigate, he caught a glimpse of a large, heavily built creature parting the cornstalks. Once, Mrs. Rogers saw it looking in through her trailer window and observed that it stood like a man but ran on all fours. The sightings were never very clear, for always took place in the night, but the Rogers could tell that the creature was covered with black hair-and it had an odor "like dead animals or garbage". A unique feature of the beast was that it appeared to lack substance. "What was weird was that we could never find tracks, even when it ran over mud. It would run and jump but it was like some how it wasn't touching anything. When it ran through weeds, you couldn't hear anything. And sometimes when you looked at it, it looked like you could see through it" (Biblical Cryptozoology, (2009), p.33).
Could Sasquatch/Bigfoot be some sort of primate. Like a gorilla. The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringa) was not discovered until the twentieth century, despite many expeditions mounted by universities, zoos, and museums specifically sent to Africa to kill or capture gorillas. Many cryptozoologists believe that Sasquatch/Bigfoot is a primate. But the footprints found of them do not match a gorilla's footprint. Others believe like Dr. Melba Ketchum that Sasquatch/Bigfoot are a human hybrid meaning they are part human. But this could not be according to the Bible. One time they even tried breeding gorillas with humans with no success. There is a reason for this failure. "All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds" (I Corinthians 15:39). Man's flesh is different and not compatible with other animal flesh.
Whatever Sasquatch/Bigfoot is, it does exist. But it is very elusive, like other creatures that have remained hidden until finally discovered. Maybe Sasquatch/Bigfoot has the ability to camouflage itself like a chameleon. Someday we will find the answer, but until then sightings persist.