Sunday, January 25, 2015   |   7,199 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA claims revisited


Posted on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 | Comment icon 51 comments


Image credit: Loren Coleman

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

Ketchum made headlines when she released a research paper suggesting that alleged Bigfoot DNA that had been tested in a laboratory showed signs that it was indeed from an undiscovered species of bipedal ape. The findings generated much controversy, prompting science reporter Eric Berger to take a closer look and determine whether the evidence really did show what Ketchum was claiming.

Having received a phone call from Ketchum, Berger agreed not to write anything until a top geneticist had independently verified the results. Upon conducting the research however, the geneticist determined that the DNA was actually little more than that of an opossum mixed together with a few other species - hardly the ground-breaking Bigfoot evidence that Ketchum had been claiming it to be.

"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."

  View: Full article |  Source: Houston Chronicle

  Discuss: View comments (51)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #42 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 29 July, 2013, 18:02
Who cares if it's a possum! Ketchum is hothothot!
Comment icon #43 Posted by keninsc on 29 July, 2013, 18:17
I have to say, Melba seems like a deeply disturbed woman in search of her proverbial fifteen minutes of fame.
Comment icon #44 Posted by scowl on 29 July, 2013, 19:21
So I have things reproducing semi-independently in my cells kind of like viruses except they help the cells instead of wrecking them. And they can't be called life because they couldn't survive outside the cells. That's amazing.
Comment icon #45 Posted by evancj on 4 August, 2013, 19:40
Eww, but whatever floats your boat. I guess bigfoot agrees with you, apparently at one point one took advantage of her at her habituation site.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 7 August, 2013, 17:44
I don't get out much, evancj
Comment icon #47 Posted by brlesq1 on 31 August, 2013, 22:46
Feel kinda sorry for her. No one will ever take her seriously again. What was she thinking when she put out that garbage?
Comment icon #48 Posted by QuiteContrary on 31 August, 2013, 23:11
There's been a binful from her.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Stardrive on 1 September, 2013, 18:13
Comment icon #50 Posted by keninsc on 1 September, 2013, 18:31
Yep, and she keeps talking about it like it was the best she ever had.
Comment icon #51 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 3 September, 2013, 23:13
what's this "again" stuff? LOL


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
'Bigfoot' filmed walking through snowy woods
Posted 1-18-2015 | 41 comments
Footage has emerged showing a large hominid strolling through the snows of a Russian forest....
 
'Bigfoot' photographed in Tampa Bay swamp
Posted 1-6-2015 | 140 comments
A controversial picture taken by a retired electrician has been making headlines since appearing online....
 
New Bigfoot videos emerge in Maine
Posted 1-3-2015 | 54 comments
Bill Brock has been investigating two recordings which show a mysterious figure out in the woods....
 
Former marine spots 'gray creature' in Ohio
Posted 12-20-2014 | 34 comments
The 60-year-old was driving near Carmel when he witnessed a strange entity crossing the road....
 
Scientists challenge 'Yeti' DNA results
Posted 12-18-2014 | 26 comments
DNA thought to be from an extinct polar bear in the Himalayas might actually belong to something else....
 
Mystery 'creature' spotted in New Zealand bay
Posted 12-15-2014 | 61 comments
A large unexplained wake in the water off Oke Bay was spotted on a Google Maps satellite image....
 
19th century Yowie encounter revealed
Posted 12-11-2014 | 28 comments
Amateur naturalist Henry James McCooey witnessed the creature near Australia's Batemans Bay in 1882....
 
How did manatees inspire mermaid legends ?
Posted 11-27-2014 | 33 comments
Manatees and dugongs have long been connected with stories of sirens, mermaids and other myths....
 
Loch Ness sees spate of monster sightings
Posted 11-22-2014 | 14 comments
A recent increase in Loch Ness Monster reports has been attributed to debris from a nearby forest....
 
Bigfoot put forward as 'endangered species'
Posted 11-21-2014 | 54 comments
A motel operator in New York State is seeking to have Bigfoot added to a local endangered species list....
 
New Loch Ness Monster footage emerges
Posted 11-10-2014 | 55 comments
Richard Collis had been traveling along the side of the loch when he spotted something unusual....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ