Study shows hair samples do not belong to Bigfoot

By WEEK Producer

Study shows hair samples do not belong to Bigfoot

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM CDT

After analyzing more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot, scientists have determined the samples belong to various animals.

Researchers at Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology in 2012 asked museums, scientists and Bigfoot enthusiasts worldwide to share samples believed to be left behind by the creature.

Bryan Sykes of Oxford University led the research study, which was published online Wednesday.

According to the study, DNA sequencing concluded most samples were from bears, but there were also some from horses, porcupine, deer, sheep, and a human.

Although the hair samples came back negative, Sykes acknowledged the study does not prove whether or not Bigfoot exists.