Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever, after results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures failed to prove its existence.
The results were made public overnight after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, fuelled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator.
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 per cent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.
Bigfoot creatures are said to live in the forests of the US Pacific North-west. An opossum is a marsupial about the size of a house cat.
Results of the DNA tests were revealed in an email from Mr Nelson and distributed at the Palo Alto, California, news conference held by Tom Biscardi, host of a weekly online radio show about the Bigfoot.
Also present were Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two who say they discovered the Bigfoot corpse while hiking in the woods of northern Georgia.
They also are co-owners of a company that offers Bigfoot merchandise.
Source: ABC News
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