Melba Ketchum’s Future Research Plans

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 4th, 2013

Last November team of American scientists led Dr Melba Ketchum of DNA diagnostics in Nacogdoches, Texas, announced that they have found proof that the legendary ‘Sasquatch’ or ‘Bigfoot’ actually exists. After sequencing three Bigfoot genomes the team concluded that Sasquatch is extant in North America and is a human relative that arose approximately 13 thousand years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo Sapiens with some unknown primate species. The Voice of Russia contacted Dr Ketchum to ask her for the details of one of the most controversial projects of the decade.

Voice of Russia: In your statement published last November you suggested that the government at all levels must recognize Sasquatch 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. Can you elaborate on this?

Dr Melba Ketchum: Basically, Bigfoot are a particular type of people, so we do not want them hunted, harassed, or being chased through the woods. The wood is their home. They have a right to privacy. People should leave them alone. We are not asking the government to give them large areas of land or anything like that. Sasquatch do not need them – they live right under our noses and we do not see them.

Also, people should be aware that an encounter with a Sasquatch might not be as pleasant as they think. People should not be afraid of them but, at the same time, they should realize that if harassed, a Sasquatch can fight back. So, you might need to think twice before you argue with someone who is twice your size.

Voice of Russia: Taking into consideration all the obstacles that stand on your way in publishing your research, do you intend to continue your project?

Dr Melba Ketchum: First of all, the DNA sequencing is a very complicated technique and it might take years to go through it in full. So, yes, we do continue our research. Second of all, we intend to do a cultural assessment of Sasquatch. We aim to learn how Sasquatch behave and whether they have any specific rituals.

Read the entire interview at the Voice of Russia website.

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.

8 Responses to “Melba Ketchum’s Future Research Plans”

  1. bigfootbuster responds:

    “Dr Melba Ketchum: Basically, Bigfoot are a particular type of people…”

    Or to be more precise, per her embedded video and latest genetic/morphological/paleoanthropological description – they are THESE particular type of people – non-human-people-lemurs that look just like Chewbacca.

  2. tpanek responds:

    Bigfoot are dangerous! You can’t have 8 to 10 foot tall 800 pound primates on the loose even if they are rarely seen. People have been abducted and KILLED. Women have been abducted and raped! Dr. Ketchum has already concluded that bigfoot have cross bred with modern homo sapiens. The hunt continues and not just with flash lights and cameras. This is not the time for gun control.

  3. Desertdweller responds:

    As far as I am concerned, the major authority on Bigfoot is Dr. Jeff Meldrum. I will reserve an opinion on Dr. Ketchum’s conclusion until I read Dr. Meldrum’s opinion on it.

    While I tend to agree that Bigfoot is real, Dr. Ketchum’s insistence that Bigfoot are people puts her research in a questionable light. Maybe she should visit the Carter Farm.

  4. DWA responds:

    I am really hoping Melba Ketchum’s future research plans include staying out of research. Just a hope I have.

  5. norman-uk responds:


    I think Melba ketchums research isnt finished yet! She still has samples, some of which (imo) will contain sasquatch DNA and among the three she checked for NuDNA will be encapsulated relevant imformation from which advances can be made in defining Sasquatch in terms of DNA. I assume every sample collected will contain some contaminent of human DNA. Though within hair at least the DNA though likely to be in short supply, can be well protected within its chitin sheath and can be properly washed clean of contaminents.

    Clearly Dr ketchum undertook something very difficult but has been able to be a contender unlike mainstream science lead by Todd Disotell who has uncovered very little except Ursus Americanus himself !

    Dr Sykes is now two months overdue with his results and this may indicate how difficult a task it is to sort out the Saquatch DNA.

    What Dr Ketchum really needed was to belong to an organisation as does Svante Saabo at Leipzig uni ! She is making a similar if not greater undertaking without what appears to be neccessary full support

    If she had she might be getting one of these.

  6. wolfatrest responds:

    So now, it’s going to take YEARS of research, I guess this doesn’t include the time already spent researching. I originally allowed myself to be optimistic about this project; that optimism is now as hard to find as Bigfoot itself.

  7. DWA responds:

    Well, having made a pretty decent study of the evidence, I’m pretty sure that thousands of people have “Found Bigfoot” already, and that we’re talking about an animal that will come to public light sooner or later (in spite of our best efforts to conceal it under a pile of denial and ridicule).

    The first I heard of Ketchum I mentally filed it under “sideshow.” It had all the markers and I haven’t been disappointed.

  8. DWA responds:


    My problem is that from the beginning every earmark of oh-brother has been in place on this one. Too much crowing; too many asides; too many missteps, backsteps and sidesteps..and we still do not have any idea where these samples came from.

    And if it isn’t that big guy, over there on that slab, go have a look, look like a guy in a suit to you…?

    …Well, we don’t have bigfoot yet, whatever the DNA says.

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