New footage, DNA prove Bigfoot exists, group says

Published: Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 9:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 9:11 AM

Monster hunters and Bigfoot believers, get excited: A group of researchers now claim to have indisputable proof the legendary creature is, in fact, very real. 

At a Dallas press conference Tuesday, the group known as the Sasquatch Genome Project presented evidence including photos, videos and even the supposed DNA of the beast. 

The videos included this shot, said to be a sasquatch walking in the woods, as well as a shot of what the team says is a juvenile female Bigfoot sleeping. They say both shots were filmed in Kentucky. (Via WFAA)

The researchers also really want you to know the five-year, half-a-million dollar research project is not just messin’ with sasquatch. (Via YouTube / Jack Link’s Jerky

MELBA KETCHUM: “We just want people to understand that this is a serious study.”

ADRIAN ERICKSON: “People have chosen to just … they don’t want to believe it. They can’t find it in their minds to believe these things exist.” (Via KTHV

Along with the videos, the group also presented blood, hair and a DNA sample, which they say is the strongest proof of Bigfoot’s existence — proof they claim has been reviewed by 11 independent laboratories and universities, including New York University, University of Texas Southwestern and the North Louisiana Crime Lab. (Via Daily Mirror

According to lead researcher Melba Ketchum: “They didn’t know what they were testing. I have one email from a tester saying ‘what have you done, discovered a new species?’” (Via New York Daily News

Which, if the evidence proves to be legit, might be exactly the case. The team says the samples prove the existence of a previously unknown hominin species that originated some 13,000 years ago. 

ABC quotes Ketchum saying, “They’re a type of people, they’re a human-hybrid, we believe. And all of the DNA evidence points to that.”

Before you get too excited, though, keep in mind there have been Bigfoot hoaxes before. 

A famous 1967 film allegedly captured the first video of the creature before one of the participants admitted it was fake — and that he was wearing an ape suit in the video. (Via Animal Planet

And back in 2008 two Georgia men claimed to have a Bigfoot corpse in their freezer. That turned out to be a rubber suit. (Via Fox News

But the team, which was funded by businessman Adrian Erickson, stands by its evidence and says there are more than 1,000 sasquatches nationwide. Maybe you can find one in your neck of the woods.  

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8-foot alligator found under conveyer belt in Florida

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 9:41 AM

Workers at Port Canaveral found an 8-foot gator hiding under a conveyor belt Friday.

Employees at Ambassador Services aren’t sure how the alligator ended up in the cargo area and on their jobsite.

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“They were walking parallel toward the conveyor, and they were just down toward the warehouse when they heard a hissing and snarling sound,” said Ambassador Services employee Mike Noyes. “They looked down to see what it was and they were nose-to-nose with about an 8-foot gator.” 

The animal didn’t make the capture an easy one.

Trappers couldn’t coax the alligator out of the cargo area, so a forklift operator had to lift the platform.

“We ended up having to take a forklift and lifting a platform and getting him to come out,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife trapper Frank Robb.

The gator was euthanized and removed from the work site with the same forklift.

The forklift operator said lifting an alligator was a first in his career.

Hair spray can explodes in hot car, cracks windshield

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 12:57 PM


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A Washington woman returned to her car after work Tuesday and found her windshield badly cracked, but it was the object stuck in the windshield that really shocked her.

On closer observation, Karmen Ayres discovered that it was a can of hair spray she had accidentally left in the backseat of the car, KGW reported.

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"It launched like a rocket," Ayres told KGW. She was surprised that the can could explode with such force and do that much damage to her car. 

High temperatures caused the can to explode. KGW reported that it reached the low-90s in the Vancouver area Tuesday. 

Mail not delivered because postal carrier spooked by snakes, resident says

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 6:57 PM

Residents of one Kentucky neighborhood were mystified as to why their mail was not being delivered.

After about a week of no mail delivery in a Lexington community, a concerned citizen called the post office and was told that the mail carrier had been spooked by the number of snakes in the neighborhood, according to LEX18.

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The post office told the resident that the mail carrier said he saw 50 snakes in the area. The resident disputed that account, telling LEX18 that she'd only seen one snake while walking her dog.

Mail delivery service in the neighborhood should resume soon, according to the post office.

Police: Family finds drunken stranger in child's bed

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 3:26 PM



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A family in Virginia discovered an uninvited guest in their home early Friday morning, and he wasn't leaving any time soon.

Disree Jarman told WVEC that her 4-year-old son announced that someone was in his bed. When Jarman and her husband investigated, they found a man passed out on the child's bed.

Jarman and her husband tried to rouse the man, but when they couldn't wake him, they called police. It took three officers to get the man, Daulton Tumser, out of the bed, according to WVEC.

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Police said the man appeared to be heavily intoxicated. He carried a California driver's license and a military identification card.

Jarman told WVEC that she thinks Tumser entered the home through a door that she failed to lock while letting the dogs out.

Tumser was arrested for public drunkenness, but Jarman said her family will not press further charges.