And I so hope more is to come!
Igor Burtsev, Russian hominologist, born in 1940 just broke the silence regarding Dr. Melba Ketchum’s 5-year-long DNA analysis of Sasquatch/ Bigfoot. Here is what he said on his FB page just a few hours ago:
The DNA analysis of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch specimen conducted by Dr. Melba Ketchum the head of DNA Diagnostics, Timpson, TX, USA has been over!
Team of American scientists led by Dr. Melba Ketchum for five years has analyzed 109 purported samples of such creatures. The study has sequenced DNA of a novel North American hominin, commonly called Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
There were a large number of laboratories associated with this study including academic, private and government laboratories in which blind testing was utilized to avoid prejudice in testing. Great time and care was taken in the forensic laboratories to assure no contamination occurred with any of the samples utilized in this study.
The hybridization event could not have occurred more than 15000 years ago according to the mitochondrial data in some samples. Origin of this hominin was probably Middle Eastern/Eastern Europe and Europe originally though other geographic areas are not excluded.
The manuscript associated with this study has been submitted to a scientific reviewed magazine.
For years people have refused to believe they exist. Now that we know that they are real, it is up to us to protect them from those that would hunt or try to capture them for research or for sport. They should be left alone to live as they live now. After all, they are our relatives.
At this time, analysis of the Sasquatch genomes is still ongoing. Further data will be presented in the future following this original study. Additionally, analysis of various hair samples purportedly from Siberian Wildman are being tested in an effort to determine if relatedness exists between the Sasquatch and Russian Wildman.
Dr. Igor Burtsev,
Head of International Center of Hominology,
Moscow, Russia +7(916)812-6253
In response, Dr. Melba Ketchum commented on her FB page about an hour ago:
Formal response? In a few days? Yes please!
So now I’m thinking, human + unknown = Sasquatch? OK then.
And this happened no more than 15 000 years ago?
So… what happened 15 000 years ago? It was the beginning of the end of the last so-called ice age. So? Is that relevant?
Neanderthals supposedly died out 30 000 years ago.
Gigantopithecus is supposed to have been extinct for 100 000 years.
Some seem to think ancient texts and even archaeological evidence show that nuclear weapons might have been used on earth 15 000 years ago.
Does any of this have anything to do with Bigfoot?
I don’t know. I need to know what that unknown species is.
Please let that formal statement by Dr. Ketchum answer more questions than it raises…