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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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Police investigate after 65 pounds of marijuana arrives with Florida couple's Amazon order

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

Couple Finds More Than 60 Pounds of Marijuana In Amazon Order

Amazon customers in Florida got a surprise when they opened the package that arrived on their doorstep.

They ordered four plastic storage bins, but the containers came with 65 pounds of marijuana.

“We love Amazon and do a lot of shopping on Amazon,” the customer told WFTV, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons.

Photos: Couple get weed delivered with Amazon order

When she and her fiancé needed to put some things in storage, they placed an order for 27-gallon storage totes.

But when they arrived to their Orlando home, the couple knew something didn't feel right.

"They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” she said.

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The marijuana was in boxes inside the totes and as soon as they opened the boxes, they were hit with a strong odor.

"When the first officer got here, she was in disbelief,” the customer said.

Police seized the drugs and launched an investigation.

It had been shipped by Amazon’s Warehouse Deals via UPS from a facility in Massachusetts.

"We were still pretty fearful our home would be broken into, and we didn't sleep there for a few days,” the customer said.

The couple said that after going back and forth with Amazon mostly by email for more than a month, they never spoke to a supervisor.

They eventually received an email giving them a $150 gift card with the message, "I am unable to do anything else at this time."

The customers said what they wanted was an apology and an explanation about how this could happen.

"There was no concern for a customer's safety. I mean, this could have turned into a worst-case scenario," one of the customers told WFTV.

Orlando police said there have been no arrests, but they are still actively investigating the case.

Amazon sent a statement saying its customer service team worked directly with the customer to address concerns and will work with law enforcement officials to investigate the case.

Police investigating after 10 venomous arachnids found in Petco bathroom

Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

10 Venomous Arachnids Found in Petco Bathroom

Police are investigating after spiders and scorpions were found in containers in a pet store.

Police were called to Petco on Waverly Road around 2:45 p.m. Friday after containers with the arachnids were found in a bathroom.

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According to police, a total of 10 venomous scorpions were found in the boxes: five Asian forest scorpions, one Brazilian scorpion and four six-eyed sand spiders.

North Andover and environmental police are investigating just how the arachnids ended up in the bathroom and are reviewing surveillance video at the store.

Fish fall from sky with rain in Mexico

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 12:23 PM



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People in a coastal town in Mexico witnessed a strange sight this week: fish appeared to fall from the sky during a light rain.

Civil defense officials in Tampico said small fish were found on the sidewalk Tuesday, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

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The phenomenon has been recorded since ancient times, The Associated Press reported. It is believed that waterspouts, which are tornadoes over water, can suck fish into the air and the wind carries them until they are tossed to the ground.

5-foot-long python found in Massachusetts manhole

Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 10:39 AM

Dangerous Snakes

Department of Public Works and Parks employees made a wild discovery in a Massachusetts town Friday.

The workers found a 5-foot python in Worcester’s water drainage system. 

The exotic snake was discovered when the crew lifted a manhole cover  during routine maintenance. 

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The snake is not native to the U.S. and was likely someone's pet. Officials suspect it  escaped and found its way into the storm drain. 

"This wasn't a very subtle looking snake. This was, like, bright-colored yellow and red stripes, so it looked rather ominous and it was a sizeable one at that," said Phil Guerin, the director of sewer and water operations. 

Animal control quickly seized the snake and placed it in a facility. 

"This is a tropical python. Somebody probably had it as a pet (and) it either escaped, or it was (once) a cute little pet (but) not so much when it’s six feet and it just ate your dog, I suppose," Guerin said. 

DPW staff members joked that it’s clear the city's water systems are good and clean if they can support such wildlife.