Dr. Melba Ketchum Reveals More Bigfoot Proof

Melba Ketchum’s last batch of Bigfoot evidence received a lukewarm reception, to put it very mildly, and now she’s back with more.

Via Unexplained Mysteries:

The Sasquatch Genome Project has revealed DNA test results along with several new pictures and videos.

Funded by businessman Adrian Erickson, the five-year $500,000 study has sought to find definitive evidence that an unknown species of hominid is stalking the forests of North America.

In a new reveal this week Dr Melba Ketchum and her team have announced long-awaited DNA test results which appear to indicate that Bigfoot is neither human nor ape but a cross between the two.

“We want people to understand this is a serious study,” said Ketchum. “This creature does not follow general rule. What it does do is very different. We think it is human-hybrid. That is our theory.”

The group claims to have documented the behavior of two of the creatures in Kentucky and believes that there are thousands of them all across the United States.

“You’re not dealing with an animal,” said Troy Hudson. “You’re dealing with something that walks on two legs, has children and through other research and audio, they have a language.”

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  • Charlie Primero

    I watched that whole video. They didn’t offer a single word on how delicious these furries taste. And I mean cooked over a camp fire with a side of carrots, not sexually “taste” you perverts.

    • InfvoCuernos

      O, haven’t you heard? Eating = sex, at least in as far as that clown a little ways back that declared we are all having oral sex by eating fruit is concerned anyway.

      • Calypso_1

        Eat me

  • DeepCough

    What we call “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch” actually did exist, and the name of this animal was called
    “Gigantopithecus.” This was an animal that lived in the Southeast Asian peninsula during the Pleiocene era. It was a giant, hairy ape, resembling the many depictions of Bigfoot, but whether it actually still exists is still a very specious claim, and that’s being real kind.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Say no to funbortion.

  • DrDavidKelly

    I’m calling BS on this but I’d like to believe. This whole operation seems a bit pokey. Wont some crazy millionaire throw some real money behind this so we can get a definite no?

  • Haystack

    An inability to distinguish between “proof” and “evidence” is one of the hallmarks of pseudoscience.

    • kowalityjesus

      How about the evidence that if you take the length of all the plaster casts of bigfoot tracks and graph them, you get a bell-shaped curve, which indicates the existence of a population and not a series of hoaxes.

      • Haystack

        How do you figure?

        • kowalityjesus

          If plaster casts were hoaxes, there would be little basis for how large a person would make the fake footprint and therefore we could expect the distribution of sizes to be fairly random. However, when a researcher plotted the lengths of all plaster casts he could procure, the average size was the most abundant, the smallest and largest sizes were the least abundant. This size distribution of an anatomical characteristic is consistent with any real population.

          • Haystack

            If the hoaxes were all random guesses, then that would make sense to me, but if the hoaxers have a good idea of how big a Sasquatch foot should be (based on the animal’s approximate size, and based upon other casts they’ve seen), then it seems to me that you’d expect a bell curve. Most people would shoot for the mean, a few would be a little off, even fewer would be way off, etc.

          • kowalityjesus

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-1K6fpPKE
            skip to 2:50
            Given the supreme consistency of the very large sample of collected plaster footprints, the notion that this graph is the product of anything besides a living population or a vast network of superb hoaxers is totally unrealistic. This is, to me, the smoking gun, but I would say the persistence and abundance of sightings throughout millenia or the anomalous primate ridges present on the collected prints stand together to decisively prove the point as well.

          • Haystack

            Standardized test scores graph to a bell curve as well–it’s an extremely common shape for data to take. To insist that it can only be the result of a biological process seems weird to me. I would expect to see a bell curve here, regardless of whether or not bigfoot is real.

            Sightings across vast distances of time and space suggest interesting things about human consciousness and perception. It’s curious that certain items of folklore seem to exist all around the world, in basically the same forms. For example, Cinderella stories have been recorded in 9th century China.

            I find it more interesting to think of cryptids as manifestations of the subconscious, if you will.Folkloric constructions upon which we project our fears and desires. The “other” that we’re looking for turns out to be us; our own reflection, in a camera obscura.

            That may sound dismissive, but I find it to be more mysterious, in a way, than the hypothesis that bigfoot is simply an undiscovered primate.

          • kowalityjesus

            Its like 9-11, just focus on the Pentagon or building 7 and you know the whole thing was a farce. Just focus on the idea that hundreds of people randomly hoaxed a perfect bell-shaped curve for foot length, ball width, AND heel width. The evidence is 3- if not 4-sigma.

          • Haystack

            There’s nothing random about hoaxing–especially in cases where hoaxers are likely to be imitating one another.

          • kowalityjesus

            These imitations would have to be centrally planned since they are this consistent. Is there an emporium of bigfoot hoaxers cackling every time someone is fooled by a video of a Sasquatch, or quietly collecting data on what region of North America they have yet to raise suspicions for the existence of a being they have fabricated? Like, come on, man.

          • Haystack

            A bell curve is just a statistical distribution. It’s not some ideal ratio that can only emerge through a delicate process of nature. If you give 100 students a math test, the scores will graph to a bell curve. If you ask 100 students to draw a foot, the proportions will graph to a bell curve.

            An unspoken assumption that you seem to be making here is that if bigfeet are real, their footprints *would* map to a neat bell curve. Would they? I might expect something different…I very long tail on one end representing the child/adolescent bigfeet, a peak at maturity, then a rapid downward slope. A “perfect,” symmetrical bell curve might rather be evidence of hoaxing rather than biology. I’d be curious to know how often people come up with plaster casts of “little bigfeet.”

            In the video you showed me, the researcher doesn’t offer up any research to justify his assumption that his data mirror those of naturally-occurring populations of other species…he just seems to feel sure that it does. I’d like to see a similar data spread for, say, gorillas. Then, a data spread of study participants asked to sculpt a convincing Sasquatch footprint. Which is closer?

            Studying the proportions of the plaster casts strikes me as a solid approach, if it were followed through.

          • Ted Heistman

            There is an actual scientist that has studied Sasquatch and did a lot of statistical analysis of place names and sightings. He found a high degree of correlation. Basically people see Sasquatch in the same places that the Indians saw them, and named the locations after them. For example, you are more likely to see Sasquatch in “Manitou Valley” or “Skookum pass” than some random place.

            He also found that these places are geologically similar. Here is his website.

            http://www.henryfranzoni.com/

            I order his book on CD and it looked really good but it completely froze up on me.

            Basically the Sasquatch use geomagnetic energy to do different things.

            This is the link to the book:
            http://www.henryfranzoni.com/itsos.html

          • kowalityjesus

            I guess the video was misleading in implying that the samples of Sasquatch were collected from all over the US. I guess they came from a place in British Columbia. Using the gentleman’s name with the graphs Dr Henner Fahrenbacher, I found an abridged form of his paper here. There is a seriously large amount of information (though I did not find any graphs), and all of it is operating thoroughly on the presumption of bigfoot’s existence, so the data does not particularly lend itself to convincing a skeptic.

            http://www.bigfootencounters.com/biology/henner.htm

            If indeed a person was motivated to forge a bigfoot footprint already knowing the approximate size and shape, they might POSSIBLY produce a bell shaped curve. However, I find it much more likely that a less natural graph shape will occur given the inconstancy of the human mind and the proclivity to bias. If this is where we leave the argument, good sport, sir.

          • Ted Heistman

            a lot of the best footprints were found in really remote areas, where people were very unlikely to happen upon them.

          • Calypso_1

            Wouldn’t the probability of finding them in areas local to domestic humans be even less likely?

          • Ted Heistman

            not if they were hoaxes.

          • Calypso_1

            So you are postulating that it is more probable for foot prints near humans to be a hoax?

          • Ted Heistman

            nope.

          • kowalityjesus

            what’s your opinion. Are there sasquatch living in North America? yay oder nay.

          • Ted Heistman

            I think hoaxers get dropped off to remote fly in lakes, where the nearest person is 100 miles away, and go to shore and make a bunch of footprints right before a rainstorm. Because, you know, they just want attention.

          • kowalityjesus

            LOL. That’s part of the pentagon’s black budget: clandestinely transporting people to remote areas to make impeccable fakes of an imaginary, legendary creature called sasquatch.

          • Ted Heistman

            Yay oder nay? Is that how the Amish vote?

          • Ted Heistman

            I think that’s plausible, in the case of a sighting by a single person, but things such as the best footprints, and sightings by multiple people at once lend more objectivity to the phenomenon. It appears to have a reality independent from the mind of a single observer.

          • Haystack

            It does appear to have a reality independent from the mind of a single observer, and that’s what makes it so interesting to me. Have you ever gotten the sense, as you consume paranormal media, that there’s a form of collaborative storytelling going on? Every researcher, novelist, experiencer, offers up their own twist on the story, and over the years our idea of “the other” changes as our collective consciousness changes. UFOs, for example, were all “nuts and bolts” spacecraft in the 50’s, but now out stories reflect a more mystical, or psychedelic worldview as science and technology go out of fashion.

            The word “storytelling” implies “making things up,” which isn’t what I mean (though that’s obviously part of it). I mean storytelling more like “the narratives we used to rationalize our anomalous experiences.” I think most people are sincere. We experience things we can’t explain, or, more fundamentally, that our brains can’t quite process, and tropes like “bigfoot” or “aliens” are cognitive tools we collectively use to render to rationalize the ineffable.

            Those stories may not be strictly factual, but the encounter with “the other” is real.

          • Ted Heistman

            Yeah, I think you are high lighting a very interesting aspect of this phenomenon. To me its sort of both. Its sort of like what you are talking about and its sort of like there is something really out there.

            I think the people looking for some big dumb ape are off the mark though, but I think its more than simply an archetype in our collective unconscious.

            I think deep inner space, is like this weird ocean and we are all connected to it, yet all these weird creatures live there too. These creatures aren’t simply imaginary. They have a high degree of autonomy. I think they also blink in and out of material existence. They don’t just always live in our collective unconscious. Our collective unconscious is trans personal; its an ocean that we all spring from. We lose track of it and forget ourselves and get too caught up in the material world, but then we might meditate or have a vivid dream and reconnect. I think Sasquatch and these various crypto humanoids pass back and forth way more fluidly and expertly. Its like these advanced yogis you sometimes here about that have these jhanas like walking on water, levitating and reading peoples minds.

            Imagine a race of people with this as part of their culture. This is what I think we are dealing with.

          • Haystack

            When we get into subjects like this, it seems like language itself becomes a limitation. We’re accustomed to thinking that something is “real” if and only if it exists in a tangible sense, on the material plane. That dichotomy between the material universe and the psychological/unconscious underlies every argument that skeptics and “believers” have with one another, but I’m not sure that it’s as meaningful as we think. Phrases like “it’s not just a” or “it can’t really be a” betray value judgments–differences in perspective–rather than fundamentally different characteristics of the phenomenon itself.

            So, I don’t think that Bigfoot needs to literally materialize on the physical plane, like a Star Trek character beaming-down, in order to have physical effects upon our reality. To draw an analogy, a psychosomatic illness is still an illness; it needs to be cured, or the patient will suffer. A psychosomatic illness can even be contagious…but if you tell someone that their illness is psychosomatic, they get offended: “You mean it’s *just* in my head?!?” There’s that bias that if a phenomenon exists in innerspace, it’s somehow not real, in spite of the fact that it’s, say, making you puke your guts out. Does that make any sense?

            Henry Franzoni sounds interesting. It definitely seems plausible to me that certain environments might lend themselves, cross-culturally, to encounters with the other.

          • Ted Heistman

            Well, I don’t discount what you say, but you are trying to limit what you think it is. You are discounting that it could possibly manifest materially.

            To me a lot of these accounts sound like Sasquatch is similar to Jesus in the NT after the Resurrection. Eating, letting people touch him and then walking through a wall and ascending into another dimension.

            So what these writers of the gospels were trying to describe was obviously not something completely material but also not completely spiritual. It was something in between.

            That’s what the phenomenon seems like to me.

          • Ted Heistman

            I will say though that there is a lot of what you are describing to this. I personally feel that its a lot more like you are describing than a completely material entity like an ape.

            But there are a lot of experiences and Indian accounts of Sasquatch eating.

          • Ted Heistman

            That seems to have some potential there. You should email this idea to some of the more serious researchers.

  • Guest

    Don’t even have to watch the video. The screenshot is enough. It’s clearly Sasquatch. There he is, right there.

  • Ted Heistman

    You can’t really study the Sasquatch, just like you can’t really study advanced Alien life forms. All you can do is gain intelligence on them. They resist examination.

    I think its related to Fermi’s paradox. Its likely they exist, due to footprints and sightings, yet there is never a body or a clear photo. One explanation that has been presented is that like aliens,They are more intelligent than humans and don’t want to be studied.

  • Ted Heistman

    I relate the premise of this article to Sasquatch:

    http://www.nextnature.net/2012/02/any-sufficiently-advanced-civilization-is-indistinguishable-from-nature/
    “Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature”

    Their advanced technology is quite natural and resides inside their bodies and minds. It allows them to escape detection among other things.

    The Sasquatch research community is just now catching up with what the Native American’s of the PNW had always said about them. That they are people, and that they have mysterious powers.

  • Noneofthemcanevertalk

    It’s fake, Bigfoot is one of the cards in the Iluminati card game..just a stupid distraction and false idol to mesmerize the cattle while other things are going on

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