Tag Archive for Melba Ketchum

Ketchum wants you to help fund her study on human origins

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Melba Ketchum, veterinarian, is asking for $9000 to study elongated “human” skulls. It must be because she did so well with the Sasquatch genome study. She is spearheading a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. Ancient Human Origins, N American Giants by Melba Ketchum – GoFundMe. We have been doing genetic studies on the origin of…

Foerster, Pye and Ketchum collaborate: Paracas elongated skull exposed! (UPDATE)

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NEW (09-Feb-2014): Brien Foerster has contacted me saying that Melba Ketchum is not the geneticist behind the released results. See more details in the update below. On the south coast of Peru in 1928, Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, discovered a collection of remains of individuals with unusually elongated skulls. Cranial deformation is a widely known practice…

Homo sapiens cognatus posited as new name for Bigfoot

Screen shot from Ketchum's new website

Dr. Melba Ketchum has registered the name Homo sapiens cognatus to Zoo Bank. But what does that mean? From: ZooBank.org. Homo sapiens cognatus Ketchum in Ketchum, Wojtkiewicz, Watts, Spence, Holzenburg, Tolar, Prychitko, Zhang, Bollinger, Shoulders & Smith, 2013 The request was made November 18, 2012 and was just recently accepted in Nomenclatural Acts on the website…

The slums of scientific peer review

Scientific "peer review" may be done cheaply and sub-standard, not with integrity and ethics.

Take a gander at this. An investigator for Science mag, John Bohannon, pulls a sting operation to investigate predatory open-access journals. What he finds probably will not surprise you but it reveals a zone of rot in scientific peer review and publishing. Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?. On 4 July, good news arrived in the…

Now Ohio goes Bigfoot crazy

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This is getting to be a meme or something. Or it’s contagious. What it ISN’T is great evidence for the reality of Bigfoot. It’s more of the same weak, wishful thinking and media influence. A footprint and a reported sighting from Ohio – neither is, as usual, very impressive. But the media just laps it…

Ketchum Bigfoot DNA paper released: Problems with questionable publication (Updated)

Watch out. Bigfoot (double) crossing.

Melba Ketchum’s long LONG awaited paper on Bigfoot DNA is published today. But you’re not going to see it. Back in November, Ketchum announced her results: A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living…

Where IS the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study? Reviewed, rejected, or Russia?

Watch out. Bigfoot (double) crossing.

Bigfoot Facebook groups and blogs are reporting that the Ketchum paper announcing the finding of Bigfoot DNA has been rejected by peer review journal and will be published elsewhere, possibly in Russian journal. But, it can’t just be ONE story, it has to be many, conflicting and ridiculous. How did this all go down? Very unprofessionally,…

DNA expert’s view of the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA claim

Dr. Todd Disotell

Dr. Todd Disotell appeared on the Parsec-award winning podcast, Monster Talk, earlier this week to discuss the press release from Dr. Melba Ketchum regarding the Bigfoot DNA study she spearheaded. Monster Talk: SASQUATCH: KETCHUM IF YOU CAN Dr. Disotell is a Professor of Anthropology at New York University. His research specialties include primate evolution, genetics and…

The continuing saga of Sasquatch DNA

Watch out. Bigfoot (double) crossing.

It’s been a busy week in Sasquatchery. As we reported on Saturday, a press release was issued officially by Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA Diagnostics announcing the study she completed which is awaiting publication regarding the collection and analysis of supposedly Bigfoot DNA. Since then, many outlets have picked up the story, several have used our…