The use of DNA testing in an effort to prove the existence of Bigfoot has proven to be a challenge over the years.
There has been a very disappointing inability to successfully extract and sequence DNA from hair samples believed to be from the elusive cryptid. But the search for bigfoot is ready to take another step forward by incorporating the use of environmental DNA (eDNA). A recent report has shown the discovery of DNA of the enigmatic Denisovan hominins using environmental DNA (eDNA) survey methods, despite the lack of any physical or trace evidence of Denisovans occupying the cave. The application of these eDNA survey methods into the search for Sasquatch could yield key evidence that proves the creature existence.
Members of the Olympic Project have recently found multiple ground nest of distinctive construction in Washington State. These nests have produced hairs of an unknown hominoid and are believed to be an ideal location for the application of an eDNA survey. Dr. Jeff Meldrum was able to examine these potential bigfoot nest and was able to collect soil samples under sterile conditions that are now awaiting eDNA analysis. Dr. Todd Disotell who has been involved in bigfoot research in the past has agreed to conduct the eDNA surveys once funding for the project is secured. There has been a page set up for potential investors for the Sasquatch Nests eDNA Study HERE using Indiegogo. Once the goal has been met Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis of ground nests attributed to bigfoot on Olympic Peninsula will take place.
It will be very interesting to see what the outcome of this study will be as it seems like it has the potential to produce some groundbreaking results! Investors helping to fund the bigfoot eDNA analysis will also receive some special perks which vary depending on the level of commitment.