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Bigfoot 'Proof' Revealed In Palo Alto

VIDEO ADDED: Two men say they have proof they have found the body of Bigfoot.
/ Source: NBCBayArea.com

Still hot off last week's news of a chupacabra sighting, mythical creature lovers have a new legendary beast to get excited about.

Two Georgia men said a hairy corpse they claim to have stumbled upon in the state's northern woods is Bigfoot, but the evidence they offered at a press conference Friday did little to convince the skeptics in the audience.

The body is crammed in a freezer. Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer maintain that DNA evidence will prove once and for all that the frozen creature is Bigfoot. They held a press conference Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., with Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi, talking about how they came across the creature.

The men declined to say exactly where they found the creature, saying they want to protect the species. The creature is about 7 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 500 pounds. It is male and has reddish hair, blackish-gray eyes and has two arms, two legs and five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. While the men declined to actually show the body, Biscardi did distribute several photos of the alleged creature.

Skeptics say this is just another Bigfoot hoax.

One Bigfoot researcher said a picture of the corpse looks like a "costume." He said the DNA test won't likely prove anything.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reserve spokesman said officers also aren't taking the claim seriously and won't investigate Bigfoot because it's not a federal priority.

In other mythical creature news, last weekend, two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies in Texas spotted what they said they believe was a chupacabra.

Cpl. Brandon Riedel was training a new deputy on Aug. 8 when he said they saw something running down a dirt path along fence lines.

"You need to record something like this because it's not every day you find something that looks like this, running around out in the middle of the county," he said.

The short-legged, hairless animal had a long snout that looked like a coyote, Riedel said. But he admitted he wasn't convinced.

"You know, it's just kind of one of those things to hear about and talk about, but to actually see something on video that may actually be a live one, that's pretty amazing," said DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky.

The sighting isn't the first time locals believe they've seen the mythical animal, which is rumored to attack livestock and pets. Stories about the chupacabra go back to the 1990s. And a rancher in 2007 found a dead animal near the town of Cuero that was thought to be a chupacabra. Biologists at Texas State University-San Marcos tested DNA taken from the remains of the animal and found it to be a coyote.

"It's like every good urban legend," Erik McCowan said. "Maybe it's better to just think it is the chupacabra and just leave it at that."

With Bigfoot and the chupacabra making weird news headlines this week, there may be more on the way. Whitton and Dyer now said they have expanded their search to look for leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster.