Bigfoot Believer Keeps Hairs and Skin of Alleged Sasquatch

So many interesting anecdotes about Bigfoot, and so little actual proof. I came across this story of a woman who has been holding on to some biological material (hairs and skin, mostly) from what she claims is a sasquatch. Her story, while extremely interesting, doesn’t bring us any closer to determining if Bigfoot exists, unfortunately.

A woman in Oregon believes that she has hair and skin from BigfootSUTHERLIN, Ore. – Betty Klopp has been holding on to these strands of hair and bits of skin for nearly 45 years.

“Of course I’ve kept it,” Klopp told KPIC News. “I wouldn’t give it up for anything.”

She believes the clumps came from a bigfoot.

No one has proven the existence of bigfoot – or sasquatch or yeti or skunk ape, as some call the creature.

Klopp is convinced the forest dweller is really out there.

“Oh definitely,” she said. “I don’t think people should go around shooting him if they find him.”

Her sasquatch keepsake comes from her parents. Klopp said her parents were driving along in the 1960s, towing a small trailer, when they swerved off the road to avoid hitting what they believed was a man.

Klopp said her parents stopped at the Porter Creek Store to assess what had happened. They got out of the car and searched the area, but they found nothing.

The next day, her parents discovered pieces of skin and hair snagged on the trailer.

“This is something you don’t run into every day, quite literally,” Klopp said.

She said the material was sent to a university of Montana for testing about 3 years ago. The results showed the DNA was too deteriorated and the hair too degraded to make any identification.

Klopp still believes. She decided to share her story after hearing reports that someone in Texas had killed a bigfoot.

“There are reports that someone has one and has shot it and is storing it in his freezer,” Klopp said. “I would like to know for sure.”

It’s a shame that usable DNA could not be extracted from the samples that she has. DNA testing was pretty non-existent in the 1960s, and I’m guessing it would have been pretty tricky for her to preserve the hair and skin well enough for it to be tested. Plus, there would always be the issue of contamination.

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