'Bigfoot' hairs examined by FBI were actually from a deer

"Bigfoot" hairs were examined by the FBI and discovered to actually be deer hairs and

'Bigfoot' hairs examined by FBI were actually from a deer

"Bigfoot" hairs examined by the FBI were actually from deer.

Documents from the 1970s have finally been released revealing details of a short-live investigation into the elusive ape-like beast - the existence of which is yet to be proven.

A man called Peter Byrne wrote in an August 1976 letter: "Will you kindly, to set the record straight, once and for all, inform us if the FBI has examined hair which might be that of a Bigfoot.

"Please understand that our research here is serious. That this is a serious question that needs answering."

Responding in February the following year, the FBI's assistant director Jay Cochran Jr. wrote: "It was concluded as a result of these examinations that the hairs are of a deer family origin."

One of the first reported discoveries of Bigfoot dates back to 1811 when British explorer David Thompson found mysterious large footprints which he attributed to the beast.

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