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In Dallas Yesterday, Researchers Unveiled "Definitive Video and DNA Evidence" of Bigfoot

Dr. Melba Ketchum, the East Texas veterinarian turned Bigfoot-hunting geneticist, is at a loss to explain why the scientific community refuses to take her research seriously.

"It's been rather painful," she explained in an exclusive, one-on-one interview with WFAA. "I was naive when I went into this. I thought science would welcome new information."

Not so. Her work with the Sasquatch Genome Project, which recently sequenced Bigfoot's DNA to discover that the creature is part human, has been met with ridicule by those outside of the cryptozoological community.

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But just as those filled with the Holy Spirit refuse to let the earthly persecution keep them from spreading the one true word, Ketchum has kept at her mission, of proving to the world that Bigfoot exists, with evangelical fervor.

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That was the purpose of yesterday's Sasquatch Genome Project-led press conference in Dallas, where researchers unveiled "definitive video and DNA evidence from the elusive Sasquatch."

WFAA posted the raw HD video, which you'll see above. It was produced as part of the Erickson Project, a five-year, $500,000 initiative run by Adrian Erickson, a pioneer in modern Bigfoot research.

Ketchum has a handy explanation for why all of Erickson's video clips are so grainy, and why no one has ever found a body. It's because they use the wiles inherited from their human ancestors to elude us. Take Ketchum's word for it.

"Oh, you have to believe it," she tells WFAA. "Not only does the DNA evidence prove it, but I've actually seen one at this point."

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