Melba Ketchum Coast to Coast AM Interview

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2013

Below is the audio of the Coast to Coast AM show that was broadcast from last night/this morning.

This is Dr. Ketchum’s first interview since the publication of her Sasquatch DNA study.

Date: 02-17-13
Host: George Knapp
Guests: Dr. Melba S. Ketchum

In the first half, Dr. Melba S. Ketchum joined George Knapp to discuss the official release of her DNA analysis of possible Bigfoot hair samples. Her publication titled “Novel North American Hominin” is available for paid download through the DeNovo Journal. Ketchum’s findings were based on the analysis of 111 samples of blood, tissue, hair, and related materials sent in to her lab by Sasquatch researchers and eyewitnesses. Mitochondrial DNA testing revealed that the hair was human in origin, yet a forensic hair specialist examined the specimens and declared them to be novel– “it was not human hair and didn’t match any of his animal knowns it was tested against,” he told her.

When it came to testing the nuclear DNA of the samples “we started getting really strange results,” she said, “with weird looking bands that were all different sizes.” One testing facility reported that the sequences didn’t match anything in the GenBank database. Ketchum has concluded that the creatures are either derived from humans and mutated excessively, or some type of hybrid. Further, she believes them to be a fairly modern species, paralleling humans in the last 13,000 years. She also suggested that there were some 16 different subtypes of Bigfoot, typically associated with different regions. For more, check out the recap of her 12/23/12 show appearance.Coast to Coast AM

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

4 Responses to “Melba Ketchum Coast to Coast AM Interview”

  1. Allen Garmon via Facebook responds:

    Last night when a caller asked Dr. Ketchum something about Zechariah Sichin’s ideas, she ran for the sheltering cover of “I wouldn’t know anything about that, I’m a SCIENTIST.” Yet being a “scientist” has not prevented her from squeezing her fundamentalist religious views into her research – bigfoot as the Nephilim of the Bible. It’s not hard to see how the idea of Bigfoot as a man-like ape would be unacceptable to her. I’m beginning to see how odious this woman really is.

  2. edsbigfoot responds:

    I thought the interview was very interesting and I thought George Knapp did a good job interviewing her and asked good questions about contamination of samples, how the samples were gathered etc.

  3. muircertach responds:

    the caller at 1:13:27. That was a classic.

  4. Walter responds:

    Interesting, Bigfoot has been seen in all 50 states, except Hawaii? Well it was late.

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