A team of researchers led by Melba Ketchum, a Texas veterinarian, claimed to conclusively prove the existence of Bigfoot through genetic testing last year. Ketchum sayd the mysterious monsters were half-human hybrids. The claims had circulated for several years, but Ketchum did not publish her study until February of 2013 - though "publish" is not quite the word for it. Instead, because reputable scientific journals rejected her research, Ketchum decided to create her own online publication, the DeNovo Scientific Journal, and publish her findings there.
Unfortunately the study was badly flawed, including a fake April Fool's citation in its references. Iaiks. Scientists and geneticists who examined her claims found it riddled with errors, tainted evidence and incorrect conclusions. Undeterred by the scientific rejection of her work, Ketchum still continues her fight to obtain legal status for Bigfoot. She says the elusive creatures are an undiscovered Native American population. I don't necessarily approve her scientific methods, but hope she's right!