Or has it?
The Huffington Post, among many other media outlets, are reporting on the shocking claims made by Texas veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum, who works at a genetics lab called DNA Diagnostics. She claims that her team made up of geneticists and other scientists have finally found the key to proving that Bigfoot is not just a tall tale (pun intended). Bigfoot hunters have sent to Ketchum's lab samples of supposed Bigfoot hair, feces, blood and even saliva. Ketchum used these samples to create a genetic map of the creature, and she is claiming some shocking things about it--more than just that it exists.
According to Ketchum, Bigfoot might actually be related to Homo sapiens or human beings. Her research indicates that the Bigfoot race was spawned over 15,000 years ago when a female Homo sapien bred with some sort of a male primate.
Of course Ketchum's claims are controversial, and they await review from her scientific peers. A writeup of her findings are to appear in an unspecified scientific journal, after some peers review her findings. Some skeptics are saying the results of Ketchum's work proves the DNA samples were actually infected by the humans collecting or analyzing them. Ketchum says the claims are baseless, since her lab took steps to screen for contamination and the samples were all handled by robots and not humans.
Other researchers in England are working on some supposed Bigfoot DNA samples. They have not said anything about the results of their work, other than they will be published in a scientific journal in the near future.
Does Bigfoot actually exist? Is the creature's origin tied to the human race, or is it a completely separate species? Will the results of either of these studies show any possible connection between Bigfoot and Yeti? I guess we'll all have to wait and see.