Dr. Melba Ketchum DNA study to be released tomorrow? There is an embargoed article with the sole keyword genetics which was embargoed on April 23. The embargo will lift tomorrow at 12 PM EST. A lot of people think this might be the Ketchum paper, but no one knows for sure. We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
Ketchum study will be released before May 18, but probably before May 4. On March 8, Ketchum said the paper would be out in 6-8 weeks. 8 weeks will be up on May 3. However, I was told that there was some sort of delay in the interim, and that the paper could be released after May 3 up until May 18. The chatter now is that it will be released before May 18, but my sources think it will be before May 4. That is, they believe it will be released some time in the next nine days.
Ketchum does have a publication date for her paper. She definitely has a publication date for her paper, contrary to what she said on her Facebook page. She just doesn’t want to tell anyone about it. There are probably only about six people in her inner circle who know the date, and it is a closely guarded secret. I don’t have access to her close inner circle.
Ketchum camp preparing for article release. The Ketchum camp is working feverishly behind the scenes making preparations for the release of the study. This also implies to me that the release is coming sooner rather than later.
Ketchum will speak on Bigfoot DNA at a conference on May 5 – paper will probably be released before then. Ketchum will speak between the hours of 2-3 PM on Saturday, May 5, at the Pacific Northwest Conference on Primal People (Sasquatch) in Richland, Washington. Many other Bigfoot luminaries will also be there.
If she is going to say much of anything at all about Bigfoot DNA at this conference, she could only be talking after her paper was already published, otherwise she would be breaking the Ingelfinger Rule and jeopardizing the paper. Assuming she is actually going to discuss the content of the paper at this talk, the paper would have to have been published before May 5. So it’s a good guess that the paper will be published before May 5.
This list of speakers includes Thom Cantrall (kook), Bob Gimlin, Paul Graves, Ketchum, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Ron Morehead, R. Scott Nelson, Derek Randles, Thom Powell and Arla Williams (kook). As you can see, the speakers’ list ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.
The conference is apparently being organized by first class kook Thom Cantrall, so I will definitely not be there, as I can’t stand the man.
Ketchum has Bigfoot video that will be released after her study is published. She just revealed this on her Facebook page. This video was apparently shot by her. She also has photos of purported Bigfoot stick structures that she took and has also posted those on her Facebook page. These photos have stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy.
Justin Smeja Bigfoot shooting story a subject of Coast to Coast radio yesterday, April 24. This is very interesting.
Olympic Project responds to criticism. In response to criticism from some in the scene about new directions being taken by the Olympic Project, Derek Randles, head of the Olympic Project, responded:
I don’t hate the BFRO. I still have a lot of friends there. Now Moneymaker, that’s another story. Can’t stand him. Lost all respect for him a long time ago.
The Olympic Project is not trying to become like the BFRO, quite the opposite. We have added these researchers and biologists so we can better our research plain and simple. We gather and collect a lot of evidence every year, and now we have the right people to analyze it and help us learn as much as we can.
I always give any pleasant and cooperative person or group the chance to respond to any accusations or rumors reported on this site. As far as uncooperative or unpleasant people, they get no such chances.