Saturday, November 24, 2012


Five-Year Genome Study Yields Evidence of Homo sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species in North America

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DALLAS, Nov. 24--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 in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

The study was conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX. In response to recent interest in the study, Dr. Ketchum can confirm that her team has sequenced 3 complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid:

“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.

Hominins are members of the taxonomic grouping Hominini, which includes all members of the genus Homo. Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. “The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual,” explains Ketchum.

“Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA.”

Ketchum is a veterinarian whose professional experience includes 27 years of research in genetics, including forensics. Early in her career she also practiced veterinary medicine, and she has previously been published as a participant in mapping the equine genome. She began testing the DNA of purported Sasquatch hair samples 5 years ago.

Ketchum calls on public officials and law enforcement to immediately recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous people:

“Genetically, the Sasquatch are a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry. Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them.”

Full details of the study will be presented in the near future when the study manuscript publishes.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I had a week off from work and decided to explore Colorado.  Why live in a state and not know anything about it?  Everyone knows about Pike's Peak, Mt. Evans and Rocky Mountain National Park.  I wanted to explore the state parks and some of the scenic by-ways.  I am glad I did.  The well known spots here in Colorado are beautiful but some of the lesser known areas are as pretty or even more beautiful. 

You may be wondering why is she talking about this when the blog is about BigFoot?

Well, even in my exploration of this wonderful state I found evidence of the presence of BigFoot.  I wasn't purposely looking for BigFoot while out but I will look around to see if there are signs.  Remember in my earlier blogs about certain signs to look for when out searching for BigFoot?  You may need to go back and read them if you want to know what the signs are. 

Well, back to my story:
On one of the scenic by-ways which follows a stream (!) I came across some rock stacks.  Usually when I encounter rock stacks I will take pictures and nothing else.  The further I went down this by-way more rock stacks were found.  I stopped to take pictures at each spot and looked around.  I found some tree breaks, some arches and deer droppings.  Again the first 2 rock stacks I found I was still thinking man made.

At one spot when I past it, I glanced over and noticed some rocks on a pushed down tree.  ???  I backed up and went back to look.  There were 2 rocks stacks on the truck of the tree that was pushed over.  To the left of the rocks stacks was a small nest!  It was made out of the branches that were broken off.  I'm thinking WHAT???  This was made by something.  The branches were woven into each other and at the top to the pushed over tree.  This was recently made.  

What was weird was that my dog would not go near that nest.  He kept looking over across the stream and to the left of us.  He kept knocking into my knees.  Let me tell you that he usually tries to pee on everything but not there.  He did not try to at all.  He was quite happy when we left.

At 2 other spots on this by-way I found more rock stacks.  The tree break picture was very close to the rock stacks with the nest.  I was very excited about my find.  This was a pleasure trip to see the mountains and I wasn't there specifically to look for BigFoot.

I am not sure what the significance of the rock stacks and the nest.  All I know is that they helped me pinpoint the presence of BigFoot.  The why and what for is that piece of the puzzle that hopefully will be explained with further research.  For now they help me at least to find BigFoot areas.

I would like to put a footnote here that I feel very strongly about.  I do not take my dog out researching.  There have been cases of dogs killed by BigFoot.  I do not want to put my beloved dog Manny in a situation that could harm him or that I would have to make a tough choice.  In this case I was out sightseeing and stumbled onto this.  He was reacting at 2 of the spots where he was very worried and did want to be there.  I suspected that there was 1 or 2 there at the spots and was watching us.  When I go back he will not go with me.

I have enjoyed my min-vacations while off of work.  A little sightseeing and some squatching.  What could be better?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

It had snowed the day before and I was hoping to finds some tracks.  My husband usually comes with me but not on this day.  This was a solo trip.

I enjoyed the opportunity to take some pictures of snow and took some great ones of the stream and rocks.  Also I took some pictures of snow prints of a 13 striped chipmunk.  Of course I was looking and hoping for much bigger than the chipmunk.  You know the ones that a 8 foot tall bipedal would make. 

True to form, I walked more sideways than forward looking for clues.  I would walk on the trail until I would come to spots by the creek where there may be possibilities of prints and go down to look.   One time when I came back up from looking at the creek  as I stood facing the creek, suddenly some pebbles were thrown at my left shoulder and back.  As I brushed them off I looked around but saw nothing.  It surprised and unnerved me somewhat.  This picture is where it happened.  I have never had this happen before. 

I continued down the trail.  I went down in one spot where there was a huge boulder across from the stream.  I looked around and at the edge of the stream in front of the huge boulder a 19 inched foot print!  It was 9 inches wide.  The toes were sprayed wide apart like it was getting ready to jump onto the boulder across the stream.  I looked around and spotted a faint print behind about 4 feet in a clothesline pattern. 

After taking measurements and pictures I continued down the trail.  I stopped and was looking into some trees where there was some tree breaks.  I heard a knock.  I quickly scanned that area with my binoculars.  When I was doing this another knock was heard behind me to the left.  I turned to look but nothing.  I suspected that the second knock was to divert my attention.  It worked.

I continued down the trail and a couple of hour later I decided to return to the spot where I found the 19 inch print to eat lunch.  While eating I felt like something was watching me.  I felt it strongly.  The hair on the back of my neck stood up.  I finished my lunch and decided to leave.

What a day!  Exploring by myself was great.  It is days like this that keeps me coming back for more. 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

I decided to expand my area of research.  I have been searching in the same spot more or less for the last 4 months.  I was becoming too entrenched and had tunnel-vision. 


As a person who loves to solve puzzles I wouldn't be much of a researcher if I stayed and not look to see if there was more.  So with this in mind, I decided to expand the area of research.  Originally I thought this was the only place I needed to investigate.

Wrong!  I was corrected on the first foray into the expanded area.

This picture I have posted is not the best.  I took this in driving rain mixed with sleet.  I had to wipe my camera lens twice before I was able to get a picture.  It was very frustrating to see something you know you need to look at but the weather conditions were deteriorating and I needed to leave before it became too dangerous.

The original area of investigation has taught me a lot.  There are signs in the forest that point to the possibility of BigFoot activity.  With those lessons learned I am more confident in my searching.  In the driving rain I have found 3 areas that I need to explore more in depth.  This photo is one of the clues of one spot.  You can see the terrain and how tree branches and boulders are placed that make me interested.  I have seen this before.

In my next blog I will tell you about my next foray into this expanded area.  I went back in there the next week.  I had a new experience happen to me in this new spot that never happened at the other.  It took me by surprise and unnerved me somewhat.