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Bigfoot is widely considered by scientists to be a myth. But the University of New Mexico spent more than $7,000 on expenses for a February conference and an expedition (unsuccessful, as scientists won't be surprised to learn) to look for Bigfoot, KRQE News reported. Among the expenses were snowshoes for those on the expedition.

“I use discretionary funds for things that I think are of merit. That could include fieldwork of some kind of research of some kind,” said Christopher Dyer, head of the university's Gallup campus, who has long spent some of his free time looking for Bigfoot. “People use monies from the taxpayers to do research. For Bigfoot or whatever.”

Robert Frank, the university's president, said, “Dr. Dyer needs to be much more thoughtful about how he undertakes these activities. The type of expedition that just took place was not appropriate and will not occur in that manner again.”