Bigfoot DNA ‘Evidence’ Is Published — But More Questions Are Raised

Bigfoot exists and there is DNA to prove it, or at least that’s what one scientific journal is claiming.

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The DeNovo Scientific Journal that published “evidence” of Bigfoot’s DNA is under fire for its legitimacy.

Bigfoot exists and there is DNA to prove it, or at least that’s what one scientific journal is claiming, according to the Huffington Post U.K.

The study, published in the DeNovo Scientific Journal is a culmination of lead researcher Melba Ketchum’s five years studyingalleged samples of the Sasquatch’s hair, blood, saliva and urine.

However, the legitimacy of the scientific journal that published the Sasquatch Genome Project is being questioned: Ketchum, a Texas researcher and former veterinarian, purchased the publication after her study, titled “Novel North American Hominins: Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” had been rejected by other journals.

 “Rather than spend another five years just trying to find a journal to publish and hoping that decent, open minded reviewers would be chosen, we acquired the rights to this journal and renamed it so we would not lose the passing peer reviews that are expected by the public and the scientific community,” wrote Ketchum on the project’s website.

The DeNovo Scientific Journal has no other studies, articles, papers or reviews, and only Ketchum’s paper has been “published” by the journal, NBC News pointed out. It also is not subscribed to by any major library or university, and its website apparently didn’t exist until three weeks ago. In the words of LiveScience’s Benjamin Radford, “It is not an existing, known or respected journal in any sense of the word.”

(MORE: Scientist Sets Out to Prove Sasquatch’s Existence via Blimp)

This isn’t the first time Ketchum’s Bigfoot DNA evidence has been met with criticism.  In November she released a statement about her Bigfoot findings, calling Bigfoot “a human hybrid” that had emerged 15,000 years ago through the mating of a human female and some other speciesunknown to science.  She has called on governments to recognize the Sasquatch as “an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights.”

At that time, the Bigfoot study had not been peer-reviewed — and according to NBC News, while the study has now been published, it still hasn’t been assessed by reputable scientists.

(MORE: Should We Declare Open Season on Bigfoot?)

Ketchum’s Sasquatch Genome Project team has released a 19-second video, which reportedly shows a sleeping Bigfoot in Kentucky in 2005.  Although as the Huffington Post noted, the video only raises further questions.

13 comments
VisFor
VisFor

Joe Rogan Questions EVERRYTHINGGG

cough93
cough93

I wonder if she's related to Ash Ketchum...

kixassin
kixassin

that last comment was to you toledomarcos70 if you had a brain you probably wouldn't be on  this site and the only reason I'm here is because I'm doing a report for my professor

kixassin
kixassin

science isnt a religion stupid religions are based off of fate and science is based off of proof

jennifermonterola
jennifermonterola

I am eager to read the complete report. I have heard lot of tid bits about it. The most compelling evidence is that 13 different university labs all came up with the same data. I don't know much about DNA but everything I have read suggests it was contaminated to all have identical results. I believe in the possibility these creatures exist, too many people report seeing things that are unexplained and I can't see any reason for a person to dress up in a gorilla suit and go out in the middle of no where during open hunting season, that is just asking to be shot in the butt.

toledomarcos70
toledomarcos70

Unfortunately Science is a religion with it's own dogmas and theology's. That why it's resistance to Dr. Melba Kectiums finding of Sasquatch DNA.

roknsteve
roknsteve

Whenever these so-called scientists find anything in the world that doesn't fit their theories they try to bury it.  Science as religion? 

sacreddisbelief
sacreddisbelief

Absurd. "Science is a religion" makes no more sense than "purple is a sound" or "3 is a flavor". 

lordchino
lordchino

@roknsteve Let's put labels aside for a moment.

More importantly, let's understand that it is only the scientific method that is reliable in determining fact from fiction.

How will we find out if such outlandish claims are true? Of course. The scientific method.

If we cannot conclude with reliable evidence that something exists, we are not justified in believing it is real. This is a application of skepticism, which to me represents the best position for any rational person.

johnnylynch81
johnnylynch81

@g5logic7 Thanks for the link, good stuff. If the Q30 scores were examined and talked about more in articles like the one above, the Ketchum paper would be getting a lot more attention.

Dodge
Dodge

@sacreddisbelief Maybe you should do some research and reading before making such assumptions. And by this i mean reading/researching in the area of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, psychology, epistemology, ect (you know, those encharged with human condition and such) and take/make your own properly justified conclusions from there. The ease at which people call others ignorant when frequently the ignorance resides in themselves as well is just mindbreaking (isn't assesing a claim as ignorant, without proper analisys of such claim, an act of ignorance as well?) , i blame your educational system. Anyways, if as usual with the likes of you (internet mister-know-it-all), you are unable to procede with your own research on the matter, i suggest you to start with a classic like: Émile Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life 

(Beware i am not claiming anything posted here as true or untrue, just pointing out some major flaws in these people minds, which if properly analized, are certainly inherent in the human nature, but can be fended when adressed by the hand of knowledge/methodical thinking (whatever you feel like naming it). May this comment not only be adressed to the poster above me, but to all those like-minded here.