By Dina Ginzburg
Bigfoot is just a myth, isn’t it? Some scientists think maybe not. While some of these scientists are hunting for Yetis in Siberia, others are taking their research to the microscope. The University of Oxford and Switzerland’s Lausanne Museum of Zoology have teamed up to do some DNA testing using remains that are believed to come from Sasquatches.
Sasquatches remain one of the few "mythical" creatures that people believe to be real. Nobody really thinks that unicorns or dragons exist, so why Sasquatches? Probably because they don’t differ too much from regular apes their existence wouldn’t be too farfetched.
The legend of the yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch or whatever else you want to call it is thought to come from Native North American myths. It was in the mid-1800s when settlers from Europe began claiming that they saw Sasquatches (presumably after listening to aboriginal stories and being scared silly.) Over the years people have allegedly taken pictures and collected body parts that they claim prove these hairy giants are real, but they’re still considered to be a myth by the general public.
The scientists at Oxford and the Museum of Zoology want to set the record straight once and for all. Using the body parts collected by Bigfoot enthusiasts, the scientists will study the DNA and see if it matches up with anything know to science. They currently theorize that Sasquatches could be Neanderthals that have survived to this very day and somehow managed to avoid evolution.
FUN FACT! The most recent Bigfoot sighting was back in April, when a woman in Kentucky claimed to have seen one while sleeping in a tent.