Tag Archive for Melba Ketchum

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

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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…

Bigfoot Matilda is High Definition grainy: What you would expect from Ketchum-Erickson

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More from Melba… As is the usual pattern, the news is less than impressive. Bigfoot is real, research teams claim | wfaa.com Dallas – Fort Worth. A team of Sasquatch researchers screened what it called “never before seen HD video” of Bigfoot on Tuesday. During a news conference, they played several short clips that purported…

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…

Latest Bigfoot DNA results rumored to be bear – is consistent at least (UPDATE: no good)

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The original source has recanted this story. So, ignore it.  For those of you interested in the Bigfoot saga, we have a rumor to report. It’s from a reputable source but I can’t confirm it right now. The Smeja boot blood has tested “bear”, not bigfoot. This matches the flesh sample Smeja submitted. But it…

Sasquatch film footage for sale (Update: So unprofessional, on eBay)

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Dr. Melba Ketchum, speaking for Igor Burtsev, is advertising some interesting items on her Facebook page. EXCITING NEWS…….. For collectors of the Sasquatch. Dr. Igor Burtsev is Opening A International Center of Hominology in The U.S.A. The center will also help in the preservation of the Forest People. Dr. Burstev will be selling two films…

Ketchum update: Might as well be Lemurians at this point

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It’s time for an update to the never-ending, guaranteed ridiculous, saga of the Ketchum DNA study/project. The original piece that I wrote detailing issues upon publication of the study is here.  That piece gives you information about the results and the two spinoff websites from the project: The Sasquatch Genome Project which you can now get…

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 stage is set for Big Bigfoot news. Now produce it.

Erickson Project's sleeping Bigfoot

Bigfoot proponents have said in the past that if only organized efforts to find evidence were undertaken, proof of the creatures’ existence could be secured. Apparently, several of these projects became a reality and sources have claimed big Bigfoot news is on the way. Yet, one project has mysteriously disappeared recently. Other video evidence has…