Dr. Melba Ketchum DNA study will prove the existence of the Yeti in addition to Bigfoot! For a while now, we have heard a rumor from several people that the Ketchum study also includes purported Yeti hair gathered by Josh Gates in Bhutan in 2008. We just heard it in more detail from someone very close to the study, so we regard it as verified.
The Yeti hair tested as no known animal, not human, unknown primate. Not only that, but the Yeti sample was actually close to the nearly 100 Bigfoot samples. So not only do Yetis exist, but they are closely related to Bigfoots. Some of us have always thought that Yetis were real, but lately, there has been a lot of skeptical research pouring cold water on the theory. The Wikipedia article on the subject says Yetis do not exist, and they are mythical.
I think the Yeti is a bit of a different hominid from a Bigfoot in quite a few ways, but it appears to be a closely related species.
Explanation of Ketchum “90% human” findings. From sources who are outside of the Ketchum study (neither the author nor the successful submitters), we have learned that at least the Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills is nearly 90% human. This has caused a great deal of consternation because no one knows what it means. Perhaps that best theory being tossed around is that it means “10% of the way from a human to a chimp.”
This would be in odds with what we previously reported as “37% of the way from a human to a chimp.” We have no explanation for the differing figures from the same source. If it is 10% of the way from a human to a chimp, then that means a split of about 500-600,000 years, about the same as Neandertal or Homo Heidelbergensis.
New theories on the pre-publication history of Ketchum’s DNA paper. We recently spoke with Henry Gee, editor of Nature Magazine. Although he could not tell us whether or not Ketchum’s paper had ever been at the journal, he did say that all he was able to tell two people who made inquiries was that Ketchum’s paper “was not at the journal at this time.”
Reading between the lines, we now believe that the paper was at Nature at some point, but it was handed back, just as Moneymaker said and for the reasons that Moneymaker cited. Later, when people inquired with Gee about the paper, the paper was already handed back, so he gave the answer above. Ketchum then resubmitted to another journal, where it was accepted for review, passed peer review, and will now soon be published.
This theory makes a lot more sense. It means that Paulides was right when he said the paper was at Nature. How could Paulides, with his very close relationship to Ketchum, have been wrong about that? It also means that Moneymaker was not making up a big lie about the paper being handed back by Nature. Moneymaker has his flaws, but being a total bald-faced liar and making up wild stories out of whole cloth is not one of them.
The previous theory had to make Paulides out of the loop with Ketchum and Moneymaker a wild, bald-faced liar and teller of tall tales. Those two things never made much sense.
New revelations about the Erickson Project habituation site in Crittenden, Kentucky. We have been communicating lately with a source in Crittenden who lives very close to the EP habituation site. They have given us a lot of good information about what went down there.
Here is what we learned:
The property was owned by someone named Bob and consists of about 1.5 acres. He is well known around Crittenden for having such a great first name. At one point 5-10 years ago, Bob approached the source, who lived nearby, and told them about some strange “things” that were around his property at night. He put out an audio recorder near his pond, and he caught the “things” screaming and howling at night. He played the recording for them, and they got really freaked out.
Apparently Bob suspected that the “things” were Bigfoots. The source was interested in Bigfoots, so they contacted Dennis Pfohl. Pfohl was associated with the BFRO at the time, and he drove out to Crittenden.
Dennis came out to Crittenden, and subsequently made many trips to the site over a period of time, and the source got to know him well. At one point, tracks were found near the pond on Bob’s property. A decision was made to drain the pond to try to find more tracks. Around 2005, Bob shot a video of a Bigfoot walking in the woods. The source has seen the video and describes it as incredible.
At one point, Bob, Dennis and others were talking outside when another neighbor drove by.
He slowed down and asked Bob, “Seen any of your Bigfoots lately?”
Bob got very mad because he didn’t want anyone else to know about the scene there. He accused the source’s friend of telling people about the Bigfoots, and there was a fallout in their relationship.
Bob said, “That does it! I’m done with this! I don’t want all these people knowing about this.”
Things cooled down for a while, and then the property was sold to Adrian Erickson.
Bob bought a house nearby along with a boat and some new cars – he made out great. He moved 4 miles away. Bob may live now on Shady Lane in Crittenden.
Erickson then moved Dennis Pfohl and Dr. Leila Hadj-Chikh into the house as part of his research project. However, problems developed when the Bigfoots apparently followed Bob over to his new place! That’s how much they liked him, or liked his pancakes anyway.
Pfohl and Hadj-Chikh sneaked over to Bob’s new property and set up some sort of camera trap there. They reportedly managed to get a video of Matilda the young female Bigfoot with her two newborn baby Bigfoots.
There were three Bigfoots using Bob’s property: a male, a female and their teenage daughter, Matilda. Matilda later got pregnant and had one or two baby Bigfoots. The Bigfoot who knocked Matilda up is not known and attempts to locate him for child support payments have not been successful. The adult male is said to be very large, over 9 feet tall. He’s huge. Apparently he was also captured on video.
Sources indicate that the Bigfoots have completely vacated the property after Pfohl and Hadj-Chikh moved out. Pfohl had been out doing wood knocks on trees all the time, and pancakes and whatnot were being served nightly. When the local Bigfoot IHOP closed shop, the Bigfoots moved on. Bigfoots like to come hungry and leave happy too.
However, the source feels that Bigfoots may still be around Crittenden somewhere, but they can’t prove it. Recently when they were near Bob’s property, they got the feeling they was being watched by something in the woods and heard branches breaking, but they admitted it could have been anything.
Bigfoot steak may be larger than thought. Justin Smeja and I have agreed to disagree about the size of the Bigfoot steak recovered from the Sierra Kills site. Smeja says it was about two pounds, and I say it was 15 pounds. However, a source who is very close to the Sierra Kills story has told us that Smeja and the driver have about 10 pounds of Bigfoot (8 pounds at a very minimum), divided into small pieces and stashed in freezers from here to Kalamazoo. The parts include not just skin, hair and surface flesh but also deep tissue, including muscle.
Dr. Jeff Meldrum – that dog won’t hunt. Meldrum and Dr. John Mionczynski have been working at training cadaver dogs to find Bigfoot sign and best of all, remains. At first they trained them on suspected Bigfoot scat, then on suspected Bigfoot tracks. These dogs are very good – they can find human graves in the woods that are 150 years old.
However, a source has told us that these dogs are having problems because they can’t seem to distinguish the scent of a Bigfoot from the scent of a human. The skeptics will surely have a field day with this, but I think this is more evidence for the Bigfoots are human theory. If it’s an ape, why can’t the dogs tell a Bigfoot from a human?
Meldrum, the anatomist who doesn’t understand anatomy. On February 19, 2010, Meldrum, who is a professor of anatomy at Idaho State University in Pocatello, appeared on Blogtalk Radio. A caller asked if Bigfoots had a baculum bone. A baculum bone is present in many animals and all primates but man. It’s a penis bone. Human men don’t have a penis bone. They rely on vasodilation to get an erection. Many human males also rely on porn to get erections.
Other apes have a retracted penis bone that moves into the penis in order to facilitate sex. Cows also have penis bones, and overly romantic bulls have been known to break them when they get too carried away with some young heifer hottie.
Meldrum answered that most of the higher primates, monkeys and apes lack a baculum. Then he got mad at the caller and asked him why he was asking the question. Meldrum’s got it all wrong. All primates, monkeys and apes have a baculum. The only one that lacks one is man, and in a chimp, it is nearly vestigial, and it’s true purpose is not known.
I’m not sure if an anatomist who specializes in primates should have known that, but it seems like he should have, no?
The war between the Ape Theory Gang and the Human Theory Collective. There is a war in Bigfootery between the Bigfoots are Human advocates and the Bigfoots are Apes theorists. The Ape Theory Gang is led by Field Marshall Meldrum and includes or included John Bindernagel, Matt Moneymaker, Henner Fahrenbach, Derek Randles, Bart Cutino, Steven Streufert, Facebook/Find Bigfoot, Mionczynski, Daniel Perez, Cliff Barackman, Rene Dahinden, Grover Krantz, Tim Fasano, Rick Noll, John Green, Loren Coleman and many others.
On the other side are the Human Theory Collective. This line includes or included Bobbie Short, Mike Rugg, Ken Walker, Paul Freeman, Robert Morgan, Esteban Sarmiento, Boris Porshnev, Dmitri Bayanov, Myra Shackley, Igor Bourtsev, Mary Green, Janice Carter, Adrian Erickson, Melba Ketchum, Richard Stubstad and others, including us. The Human Theory Collective has complained for years that they have been marginalized by the Ape Theory Gang.
In fact, they say that Meldrum’s stranglehold over Bigfootery is the biggest thing holding the field back. I am inclined to agree. I am starting to think that Lord Meldrum is a problem – the despotic associate professor of Bigfootery.
This is excellent story, but unfortunately, we are not allowed to report on the juicier bits at this time. Hopefully we can dig up some more later on.
Bart Cutino publishes false article about us. After King Meldrum’s blustery and completely out of control response to our breaking the story about the Ape Professor at the Sierra Kills site, Derek Randles and then Bart Cutino chimed in to brown nose with Meldrum and compete to see who could get the furthest up his ass.
Cutino’s article got posted to Cryptomundo, which is apparently in bed with Meldrum too. It contains numerous falsehoods about a recent interview we did with Justin Smeja.
Regarding Lindsay’s interview with Justin, you know immediately when you see a written interview of someone you know fairly well and it’s obviously sensationalized, biased and paraphrased.
That’s usually when you can’t see the written responses coming from the interviewee’s mouth any longer and it only took about two questions of Lindsay’s “interview” with Justin to see that from my perspective. Without even having an opportunity to talk to Justin until this morning, I can tell you there are countless mistruths, false facts and exaggerations to mention,
This not true. The interview was a cooperative effort, as all of our interviews are. Smeja read the interview soon after it was posted. He called us the next morning and asked us to change several sentences where he revealed privileged information from Ketchum’s study that was not allowed by his NDA. The information was promptly removed.
Although it is quite hard to get ahold of Smeja by phone and almost impossible to do so by email, our understanding is that he regards the interview as an accurate account of our conversation with him. Of course, as an interviewee, he has a right to go over the interview and change anything he thinks is not correct, but he has not done so yet other that what was described above.