New photos of and information on the Melissa Hovey photo available. There are new high definition blow up pictures of the Melissa Hovey Bigfoot pic. They show excellent detail that seems to beyond what any costume designer would think up.
New blown up photo of Hovey's Bigfoot pic with anomalies circled. Photo enhancements by Charles Middleton posted on Jennifer Caywood's Facebook page. Photo enhanced by both darkening shadows and raising the pixel % to 3000 per square inch. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is strictly prohibited.
I can see the white bumps in the photo. This looks like some sort of skin condition. Perhaps someone with dermatological knowledge can chime in.
At first I thought I could see the tick, but now I can’t. Perhaps someone can point it out for me.
I saw the bloody looking sores/scrapes at first, and now I am seeing even more of them. I have heard that a lot of the older Bigfoots are pretty beat up looking. That stands to reason, I assume.
I do think that is an ear on the right. This looks a lot like the Harley Hoffman Bigfoot video. About the Bigfoots’ ears: they look rather small compared to human ears, but this stands to reason if they evolved in the north. Humans from the north have smaller ears than humans from near the equator. The smaller ears are to protect them from the cold. Some witnesses have also noted what they called pointy, elf-shaped ears on the Bigfoot they saw. I have seen these elf ears before, possibly in the Hoffman video.
The question about the photo being too high quality for a gamecam has been resolved. This was a homemade gamecam set up with a 35mm camera set with a zoom lens. These homemade setups were pretty popular a few years back. The photo quality makes good sense for a 35mm camera with a zoom lens.
The tree is a loquat tree. They are common in Florida, Texas and southern California. Hovey is a Texas researcher. It stands to reason that as she was chosen as the person to release the photo to, the photo may have been shot in Texas. Loquats have fruits that wild animals love to eat. Perhaps the Bigfoot was eating off the loquat tree. Perhaps since the Bigfoot was often seen eating off the loquat tree, a camera trap was set up to snap a photo of it while it was doing so.
There has been much speculation that this is the same costume that was used in a Bigfoot movie shot a while back called Clawed. However, I have seen the Clawed costume, and it looks nothing like this photo. I have also seen other costumes that this photo is said to resemble, and it looks like none of them.
Hovey Bigfoot photo looks like the Sierra steak! Someone who has seen photos of the Sierra steak from the Sierra Kills says that the Hovey photo looks much like it. The white skin, often criticized in the Hovey photo, is also present in the Sierra steak. And in the steak, you can see right through the hair all the way to the skin as you can in this photo. The hair on the steak is shorter at about four inches. The color of the Hovey photo is similar to the color of the hair on the steak (a pale yote), but with more brown mixed in.
Dr. Melba Ketchum freaked out when she got the Sierra steak. We reported earlier that Ketchum freaked out when she got the steak. She got on the phone to others and tried to get them to take it off her hands because she was so afraid of having it in her possession.
The reasons why she was freaked out are confused. On the one hand, the steak looked so human that it freaked her out. She said it looked like flesh from the thigh of a human cadaver. This is in part because if you look at the steak from the underside, it looks “white” like human “white skin” (my skin, for instance) looks.
The other reason was that she thought it was from a Bigfoot, but she believes, as most of us in the Bigfoot community do, that the government confiscates Bigfoot specimens as part of a coverup conspiracy. She thought they were going to raid her and take away the steak. She tried to pawn it off on others to take the heat off of her, but no one would go for it.
Ketchum denies that Yeti samples are part of the DNA study. This is more Ketchum speaking in half truths or lawyerese she so excels at.
She does this for different reasons.
First of all, this is simply the way that this scheming yet generally diplomatic woman operates. And when are diplomats or attorneys known for giving you the straight up? See where I am coming from? Ketchum was not known for being forthright in the past, and things are going to continue on like this. So take her words with a grain of salt.
The other reason she does this is because she is a woman, and women, especially if they are being crafty as they often are, do often speak in half truths. Insistence on terminal (even to the point of being fatal) honesty is a male fetish.
Make love to make rules. Women love to break rules.
There are genetic and cultural reasons for these dichotomies.
Our word is that the Josh Gates specimen is what started the whole DNA study going. Ketchum obtained an anomalous and interesting reading from the Gates specimen, which is recorded for all posterity on the show itself. So she has worked on Yeti DNA. We all know that.
My information goes further and says that she ran the Yeti DNA and obtained a result of no known animal, not human, unknown primate. She was also able to determine that the Yeti is closely related to the Bigfoots, but possibly not the same species or subspecies. The Yetis probably migrated over the Bering Straits and turned into the Bigfoots.
In addition, I can now report that another “excellent” Yeti sample was turned in to Ketchum as part of this study. We do not know the results, if any, of this specimen.
I believe what Ketchum is saying in her roundabout and sneaky way is that the Yeti samples and results are not being used in this paper. That’s probably the case. As we reported earlier, Ketchum plans multiple papers on this subject. One could conjecture that one of those papers, after the one about the Bigfoots, will discuss the Yeti.
Multiple and very different Bigfoot steak photos exist. There are quite a few Bigfoot steak photos floating around. However, people are not willing to give them up. At the very least, I have not been able to get a hold of one. Apparently the parties involved want to use the photos in the upcoming book about the Sierra Kills.
Some of the photos have coloration that looks like the juvenile Bigfoot. Others have coloration that looks like the adult male. Perhaps the adult male had radically different coloration on different parts of its body. That’s possible, but I think the most parsimonious view is that there are photos of steaks from both the juvenile and the adult floating around. Although we have no proof, I think that slices were probably taken from the juvenile Bigfoot at some point. The full story on this mess may never come out.
Erickson Golden Ears samples in Ketchum study were from a Bigfoot family unit. These samples were gathered in Golden Ears Regional Park in British Colombia by Randy Brisson. There are five different samples, and they all tested positive. Are they from five different individuals? No one quite knows, and Brisson is a hostile and belligerent person who is not easy to talk to. I have been told that the five samples are from a family unit of three Bigfoots – a father, a mother and an offspring. So right now it looks like five samples from three Bigfoots.
Ed Smith floats rumors about Ketchum DNA project. Ed Smith, who I don’t get along with at all, is floating a couple of rumors about.
One says that people are threatening to pull their samples from the study if it doesn’t come out soon. I can’t verify that rumor the way he phrased it, but I can confirm that some submitters are getting very angry and frustrated at the delays.
Smith also says that there is pending litigation between three of the major parties involved, who he won’t name. He says if this litigation doesn’t get settled, hopefully out of court via arbitration, the study could be held up for a long time, possibly years. I can’t confirm any of this.
There were lawsuit threats between Ketchum and Erickson in the past, but these seem to have been patched up due to the recent reconstituted alliance between the parties, which I believe involved a lot of the usual demands, underhandedness and skullduggery that we have come to expert regarding such matters. Some think the legal threats were part of the agreement tying the two together again.
Ketchum removed from Erickson project website. That’s all we know right now. Ketchum is removed from the Erickson Project. She’s not a part of it, whatever that means.
To muddy the waters as is her style, Ketchum recently posted that Erickson is still very much a part of her DNA project.
As our sources close to the Erickson Project are dead, we can’t tell you what is going on here. Some think that Ketchum’s (apparently false) comment that there will be no Erickson Project movie may have upset Erickson. But no one knows.
Only three sequences out of nearly 100 successful Ketchum DNA samples have had their entire DNA genomes run all the way through. This is a rumor that has been posted on the web from someone who has been very accurate and careful in the past.
Does Bart Cutino have Smeja’s boots? There is a rumor that the boots with the blood from the juvenile Bigfoot shot by Smeja on them were given by Smeja to Cutino. We cannot confirm this, and as of quite recently, Smeja retained possession of the boots.
There was also a lot of blood from the juvenile on some of his clothing, but it’s not known whether or not he washed the clothes (it appears he may have washed the clothes, but we don’t know this for 100% certain). He was holding up the little one as it was dying, and it was spitting up blood on his shirt and pants.
But the boots have not been washed, definitely have blood from the juvenile Bigfoot on them, and have not yet been submitted for testing.
Some of my personal views on Bigfoot biology. I think Bigfoots live to be about 45-50 yrs old (about 50% of the human lifespan), but that’s just a guess of mine. Cut everything human in half. A Bigfoot walks by age 7 months, talks by 1 yr, mates by age 7-9, dies at age 45-50 and may have perhaps 2-3 offspring in a lifetime.
They mate for life, or at least they try to. They don’t engage in incest – instead they pair-bond. If you believe the Janice Carter story, and I do for the most part, there are some BF single Mom’s out there.
Once they hit adolescence, the Bigfoot teen hotties get knocked up right quick. What red-blooded Bigfoot male could resist such a prime specimen of prehistoric human womanhood? Keep in mind that Bigfoot males don’t watch pornography, so they are not averse to hairy women.
Some Bigfoot teen sexpots seem to get knocked up by some random Bigfoot male who then takes off, and then you have a BF single Mom. It’s just like the ghetto, except it’s the forests of North America instead! The only thing is lack of the grills, rims, Cadillacs and gangster rap in the deep woods.
The males who knock up these females seem to come from somewhere out of the area (seemingly from out of nowhere) to mate with gravid young females.
Apparently sometimes Bigfoots do divorce or separate, and Bigfoot males sometimes try to steal females from other males. This can result in fights over females, which can be brutal and sometimes deadly, but at any rate, don’t last long.
I think Bigfoots live in small family groups of 3-4, a male, a female and 1-2 subadult offspring.
A defense of Matt Moneymaker. We have posted some things unfriendly to Matt in the past, but on one subject, I disagree with the critics. Matt has posited some silly theories about Bigfoots, but I do think that he knows a Hell of a lot about them. Matt must be listed among the world’s leading Bigfoot experts if only due to many years of deeply studying the matter.
Rundown of samples in the Ketchum study. This will be updated every time it changes.
Bigfoot samples submitted: Over 200
Presumptive for Bigfoot: Almost 100
# of Bigfoot individuals represented: 20-28
Details of successful Bigfoot samples:
5 hair samples from Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Colombia, representing 3 separate creatures, a male, a female and a juvenile from a family unit, gathered by Erickson Project.
1 toenail from Larry Jenkins in the Grand Canyon area of Arizona.
1 blood sample from JC Johnson in the 4 Corners area of New Mexico (skunk in a drainpipe sample).
1 blood sample from Crittenden, Kentucky, gathered by Erickson Project. Sample was obtained by gluing glass shards on a feeding plate.
1 hair sample from David Paulides’ NABS known as the Ulibarri sample from Hoopa Valley, California.
1 hair sample from Larry Surface in southern Ohio. Surface shot the controversial nighttime Bigfoot video that was pulled from the web recently.
1 hair sample from Joe Black in the Great Smoky Mountains, Eastern Tennessee.
1 slice of Bigfoot flesh from Mount Haskell, California from the adult male Bigfoot shot dead by Justin Smeja.
1 large sample of saliva from the Olympic Project obtained via a Bigfoot licking a camera.
1 hair sample from SE Oklahoma collected by TEXLA Cryptozoological Research, whoever they are. Description here.
1 blood, tissue and hair sample from a nailboard trap at Snelgrove Lake, Ontario, Canada (presumably successful).
That is only 15 of nearly 100 successful Bigfoot samples. I have no idea about the rest.
Best Bigfoot samples: Smeja’s Bigfoot steak and JC Johnson’s skunk in a drainpipe Bigfoot sample.