London, August 13 : Three men from the US have claimed that they have found the body of the mythical 'Bigfoot', and intend to present the animal's body as the conclusive proof.
Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an alleged ape-like creature said to inhabit remote forests, mainly in the Pacific northwest region of the United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the three men plan to release a photo of their Bigfoot and what they claim is DNA evidence at a news conference in Palo Alto on August 15th.
Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, Georgia residents who lead Bigfoot-tracking expeditions, said that they found the body of what appears to be a Bigfoot in the woods of northern Georgia.
According to Robert Barrows, who is publicising the event, the two men will be joined by local Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi at the news conference.
"I think you'll find that this is the real deal," Barrows said of the alleged discovery.
Whitton, a police officer in Clayton County, and Dyer, a former correctional officer, are not saying exactly where the body was found or where it is now.
Biscardi, a veteran Bigfoot tracker who went to Georgia to view the find over the weekend, said that DNA tests are being conducted and a team of scientists will study the body, but declined to name any scientists involved.