12/03/2012 08:21 am ET

'Finding Bigfoot' Investigates Backpacker Footage, But Have Scientists Found DNA Evidence? (VIDEO)

The team on "Finding Bigfoot" headed to the mountains of Sierra Nevada to investigate recordings of strange howls that could be evidence of Bigfoot. The recording had been made by a group of backpackers, who also reported that something had come into their camp.

The recording captured the howls, as well as the backpackers speculating about what it was they saw. They went so far as to theorize Bigfoot themselves, which is no surprise. There are reportedly many Bigfoot sightings in those mountains.

Another report, though, seems to indicate that maybe somebody has beaten the "Finding Bigfoot" team and found scientific evidence of their existence.

A group of scientists are reporting that they have conducted an extensive DNA sequencing study to analyze strange, unknown hairs found in the wild. They're concluding that these hair samples are from a hominid hybrid species people have come to know as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

More details should come out when their findings are published.

In the meantime, "Finding Bigfoot" continues looking for evidence in the wild on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet.

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