Utah, where I live, has been star-struck by Bigfoot lately! The ape-like creature has been gracing the front pages of our papers recently, as local sightings have spiked.
Now, a study claims to have DNA proof that Bigfoot is not in the mythical category of goblins, unicorns and werewolves, but is as real as we are. In fact, the study, which is currently under peer review, states that Bigfoot is not only alive and well, but s/he is part human!
Dr. Melba Ketchum, the lead author, emphatically states, “Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences.”
Dr. Ketchum boldly claimed that Bigfoot is real, and even argued, “Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them.”
Before you get too excited however at the prospect of Bigfoot’s Constitutional rights, do note that the study has not yet been validated through the essential peer-reviewed process. Without this validation, Dr. Ketchum and her team’s claims are not considered scientific. However, the paper, is currently under review and time will tell whether those of us who champion human and animal rights will have yet another cause to rally behind.