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Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA claims revisited


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#1    Saru

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

A reporter for the Houston Chronicle has taken a closer look at Ketchum's Bigfoot DNA test results.

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Back in February I savaged the release of a research paper that claimed to prove the existence of Bigfoot by providing a DNA sequence from the species. The paper contained details of DNA from the “Sasquatch genomes,” which the authors characterized as novel and non-human.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

It's a possum.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'd say if it hadn't happened already, Ketchum's credibility has finally crashed and burned. As I suspected, she really doesn't know what she's talking about. Her only "out" is that a possum is non-human. :w00t:

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

View Postcormac mac airt, on 04 July 2013 - 01:58 PM, said:

I'd say if it hadn't happened already, Ketchum's credibility has finally crashed and burned. As I suspected, she really doesn't know what she's talking about. Her only "out" is that a possum is non-human. :w00t:

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Unfortunate but I believe she's not finished and that with her next wild claim there will be plenty of B****s to jump on board.

I'm just happy this one was conclusively proven to be false rather than being forgotten.

Edit: Haha I didn't write anything explicit 'B****s' was me typing B-F-'rs (minus the -'s)

Edited by Timonthy, 04 July 2013 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

So Bigfoot is a giant Opossum?  Why don't they play dead when spooked then? ;)

Edited by Merc14, 04 July 2013 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

Another bigfoot scam bites the dust. Is anyone really surprised?

All she proved is that she is both an incompetent scientist, and scammer.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

And it spreads so far down the line...it is not just DNA samples that fell from the sky for her: Opossum Sierra Kills, opossum habituation sites, feeding opossum off Tupperware, her sleeping Bf vid, her employees, those who've supported her she's named, etc.

She shall resurrect ad nauseum like Dyer with some more DNA, the real stuff, not "the contaminated samples" sent to the geneticist. "He wouldn't name his geneticist"
It never ends...

Edited by QuiteContrary, 04 July 2013 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Not really surprised by this.  I can understand that the geneticist wants to remain anonymous for the reasons given, but I think he should at least release his own conclusions, as apparently Ketchum has already fired back saying she didn't give the complete sample data.  Also, I think the actual DNA samples should be re-examined to drive the final nail into Ketchums career.  But who am I kidding right. :w00t:


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

"the DNA was actually little more than that of an opossum mixed together with a few other species -"
Opossum don't interbreed with other species, so why would they find that outcome? Bit weird to me.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostEtherialNight, on 04 July 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

"the DNA was actually little more than that of an opossum mixed together with a few other species -"
Opossum don't interbreed with other species, so why would they find that outcome? Bit weird to me.

Contamination.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:06 AM

LOL someone really has the last name of Ketchum?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

Obviously the Feds got to all them


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:29 AM

WOW! Wouldn't life be boring without Aliens, Bigfoots, Nessie and other mystery critters to read about. Keep it coming.


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

View PostHawkin, on 07 July 2013 - 04:29 AM, said:

WOW! Wouldn't life be boring without Aliens, Bigfoots, Nessie and other mystery critters to read about. Keep it coming.
Imagine if everyone was amazed by our world and how extraordinary it is...

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

View PostHawkin, on 07 July 2013 - 04:29 AM, said:

WOW! Wouldn't life be boring without Aliens, Bigfoots, Nessie and other mystery critters to read about. Keep it coming.

It's sad that folks need the above BS to keep them from being bored with the real world. When is the last time you took a look at what is really out there?

View PostTimonthy, on 07 July 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

Imagine if everyone was amazed by our world and how extraordinary it is...

Exactly Timonthy. :tu: :tu: :tu:

Edited by evancj, 07 July 2013 - 04:59 PM.





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