Dr. Melba Ketchum is working with National Geographic Corporation on a Bigfoot media project. This is great news, and I am 100
This was originally reported me that “National Geographic” was the name of the journal she had submitted to, and that National Geographic was part of the Nature Group. However, National Geographic is not part of the Nature Group, and National Geographic at any rate is not a peer-reviewed journal; instead it is more of a popular magazine. I was also told to look for a journal associated with National Geographic, but there are none. In addition, I was told to fish around with sources associated with National Geographic try to flesh out more about this. I don’t know anyone associated with National Geographic, so I can’t do that. But I will just throw this out to the Bigfoot community. If you can dredge up any sources associated with National Geographic, you may be able to elaborate on this scoop, which I am 100
What is the nature of Ketchum’s work with National Geographic? I am not sure. She is either working with the magazine or with National Geographic TV show or possibly with both. There has long been a rumor that Ketchum had a deal with National Geographic TV show lined up, and now that appears to be proven at last. How did I find out this information? Well, I can’t tell you that! But the source is a young woman with a postgrad degree with deep ties to the Ketchum study. The question is why National Geographic would work with her on this absent a peer reviewed study published in a reputable journal. The answer is that they must know somehow the results of this study. I assume they are awaiting publication until they run the story in either the magazine or on TV. As a reader of the magazine, I can tell you that National Geographic Magazine will not run any cutting edge science story that has not been run through first level science publications first. National Geographic is not an academic journal! What journal is Ketchum’s study at? I still do not know that, but the one thing I keep hearing over and over is “Nature,” and “the Nature group.” Whether that adds up to anything more than a hill of beans is anyone’s guess. Adrian Erickson sold out of the Bigfoot business? I haven’t been hearing much about Erickson’s financial troubles, extensively documented both here and eventually in the popular press, lately. Instead, the meager information coming out seems to be that he is not in deep and dire financial straights at the moment. Now how he got out of hot water, I don’t have the faintest idea, but I do have a guess. My guess is that Erickson has simply sold out of the Bigfoot biz. It was worrying him sick anyway for the longest time, and now his mind seems quite clear and calm about the subject. At the same time, his financial deluges seem to have subsided. Put it all together, and I figure Erickson sold out of Bigfootery for a pricey sum. And who paid him? Probably none other than Melba Ketchum. By way of whom? Probably by way of Wally Hersom. In other words, Ketchum got Wally to buy out Erickson in order to get her hands on Erickson’s video, which will add so much weight to her project. Why did Erickson deny that his movie was being extensively edited in Hollywood earlier this year? Probably because it was not his movie anymore! It was Melba’s movie. Now whether he sold out altogether or just sold out rights, I am not sure. But if Wally’s money is involved, the movie will not be buried and will see the light of day at some point. I also do not believe Melba would buy the movie just to bury it. She’s too committed to Bigfoot to do that. So the movie is in good hands. Even if it is with Melba, Melba will probably not release it before her study is done. Why not? Because one is hardly very good without the other, that’s why. This also explains other things. Ketchum and Erickson have simply never gotten along, pretty much from Day One. That’s been documented extensively here for a long time. They were even threatening to sue each other back and forth for a long time, which often degenerated into questions of jurisdiction: “You can’t sue me. You’re in Canada and I’m in Texas…” and vice versa. At any rate, all of this animosity is history now, and Ketchum and Erickson are getting along swimmingly for the first time, like old best friends from high school, and that makes no sense to me. However, if Erickson simply sold out to her, all basis for animosity is gone, and they can both be BFF’s. As far as Erickson’s finances, I do not know, honestly. But I do know he is back guiding hunts again, which is what he loves to do. When he was underwater with financial woes, he didn’t have time to do anything but work and worry. Now a load is off his chest, and he’s back getting paid handsomely to have a hobby. He is also going hunting again in Africa soon. This implies he has a lot of time on his hands. As in the past he was working nearly 6 days a week, 12 hours a day to keep his head above water, it would seem that with all this free time, his financial problems have lessened a lot. Anyway, it’s good news for Erickson any way you cut it. Affirmation that Ketchum’s Bigfoot is a relict hominid that is known from the scientific record. I told you this earlier, then I had to backtrack on it a bit as I clarified things further, but now I can go back to the original story. It seems that there is a known relict hominid, well known to science and studied for some time, that has some sort of a relationship to the Bigfoots. The way it was said to be was that the Ketchum team was looking at this known relict hominid as “something to compare the Bigfoots to.” This means that the Bigfoots either are this known hominid, or they are related to it somehow. Now which hominid this is, and how the Ketchum team has related it to the Bigfoots, I have no idea. It could be through bones, if they have any, or it could be via genetics. If it is genetics, then we only have genes from Denisova and Neandertal. But we have bones from many others. But what Bigfoot bones, if any, does Ketchum have? Ketchum team Dogman discovery confirmed. Talking with a woman in her 30’s who works for the Ketchum team, I have determined that I was correct in an earlier posting about the Dogmen. This source told me she agreed that “The DNA shows that the Dogmen are a separate species from Bigfoots, related but not very close.” The only way this source could have known this was if the Ketchum team found this out somehow via DNA. The source also expressed incredulity at this DNA finding, and stated that she simply did not believe it as the idea of a Dogman is just too crazy. I also confirmed, via another source, this time a young man who works closely with Ketchum, that the Dogmen are not even very closely related to Bigfoots. They are a separate species, related but not closely. RL: A separate species? Closely related? Source: Well…no! Not very closely related at all, actually! But they are related, yes. RL: How are they different? Source: Well, the Dogmen are just Bigfoots with some variations. They have more of a snout for a nose, that is the main thing. They also spend a lot more time on all fours than the Bigfoots do. They are not as tall, only about 6 feet tall. They have fangs. And they are said to be a lot meaner. If Ketchum has Dogman DNA that is a different but related species, where did she get it? Possibly from Scott Carpenter. Scott is a researcher in Tennessee, much derided because his videos and photos don’t show much of anything, though he insists it’s a photo or video of a Dogman or Bigfoot. He often describes the creatures he is researching in the Smokies as “Dogmen.” Despite all of the derision, Carpenter is said to have a successful sample into the study – a hair sample. It’s possible that this may be a Dogman hair sample. It tested presumptive for Bigfoot, but possibly it was so different that Ketchum concluded that Dogmen were a separate entity. It’s being reported that I said that the Ketchum paper will report on Dogmen. I am told that there will be nothing about Dogmen in the forthcoming paper, but there may be something in a later paper, as there are a series of papers planned later on. When will Ketchum study come out? I really need to stop making these predictions, as it is making me look very bad. However, don’t blame me. Most if not all of these predictions came to me from 3rd parties, but the source was always said to be Ketchum herself. So I was wrong, she was wrong. If you want to yell at me, yell at her instead, or yell at both of us if you will. I know that the Ketchum team was working very frantically on a lot of materials for the media and public to prepare them for a release. You could call it public relations materials. The workers were often under heavy deadline, and the pace of the work was described as frantic and frenzied. Then, about two weeks ago, suddenly all of the work stopped for no apparent reason, and everything went quiet. My source thought this was very strange. Furthermore, on July 10, Ketchum’s paper passed peer review. I learned this from four separate sources. Ketchum stated publication would occur 6-8 weeks after. So here we are, 7 weeks later, and nothing is going on. At this point, I have been burned so many times that I am giving up. I’m not sure if she will ever publish anything, but my sources are quite certain she will. Everyone is sick and tired of this waiting game. We all know these Bigfoot things are real, and we know we have evidence, but we can’t put it out there, so all we have are rumors and talk. In the meantime, the skeptics and scofftics pound away at us and make us look like fools. A lot of us feel like a heist just occurred, and here we are, standing there holding the bag, waiting for the cops to come grab us and ruin our innocent lives. We have an alibi, but it may never see the light of day. The frustration level among Bigfooters is extreme. Sykes study. There is a parallel study being done out of Oxford by an excellent geneticist named Brian Sykes. He already has a journal lined up to work with him, and he promises publication by the end of the year. At the rate is he is going, he may well publish before Ketchum. He is trying to test the hypothesis that Bigfoots and Yetis exist as a separate entity, possibly a relict hominid related to man. One wonders where he got this idea. One theory is that he caught wind of the results from the Ketchum study, and that is what set him to work on this. Rhettman Mullis and a woman named Dr. Anna Nekaris are said to have prodded Sykes to work on this. Later over lunch with Dr. Jeff Meldrum, he is said to have decided to do the study. Mullis recently stated on the radio that he knew the results of the Ketchum study, and that they were very interesting. Sources have told me that Meldrum also knows the results of the study, but he is awaiting publication to see about revising his Ape Hypothesis in favor of a Relict Hominid hypothesis. In recent months, Meldrum already seems to be changing over to the Relict Hominid hypothesis. So either Mullis, Nekaris or Meldrum or some combination thereof, could have told him about the results of the Ketchum study, which spurred him to try to replicate it. Bigfoot hoaxer shot at! A man doing a Bigfoot hoax was recently shot at by someone who witnessed the hoax. A few shots were fired, all of them missed, but one came close. The hoaxer’s friends witnessed the shooting too as they were in on the hoax. The hoaxer was so terrified they could barely get him out the woods. There is much more to this story, but unfortunately, I am not allowed to go into it at this point. Hopefully I will be able to elaborate soon. So people who say no one has ever shot at a hoaxer, well, it’s not true. I have another report of a hoaxer who was confronted by an older man who came out of his house at night and pointed a rifle at the hoaxer. So far, there is no evidence that any hoaxer has yet been shot, either fatally or non-fatally, by anyone, but I figure it’s just a matter of time. And I am happy that both hoaxers above were not hit by bullets. I am calming down from my anti-hoaxer rage earlier. There is no end to hoaxing, and it even appears to be happening at record levels, possibly due to shows like Finding Bigfoot. The dead hoaxer in the road recently isn’t going to slow down any of this. A hoaxer’s going to get shot, fatally or otherwise, probably sooner rather than later. There is no other possible outcome. More Bigfoot shootings. The Justin Smeja story is not the only shooting story I am working on. I also have three other Bigfoot shooting stories, some dating back a ways. I am trying to get more details on them, but at the moment I am not allowed to report on them. I also have two stories of Bigfoot graves in the north of the continent. One of them people are still trying to locate as it is from the 1930’s. The other is much more recent, and many people know where the Bigfoot is buried, but no one is willing to tell where. It’s a widely held secret in an extremely closed and almost paranoid traditional community. People are working hard to try to find out where this Bigfoot is buried. One of my sources told me, “People shoot at these things all the time, and people shoot them all the time. The Bigfoots usually get hit and run away.” The source also said she knew a number of people who were actively hunting Bigfoots in the hopes of killing one. She implied that the number of active Bigfoot hunters running around the woods dead set on killing a Bigfoot was larger than you might think. How to kill a Bigfoot? Not so easy. Most Bigfoot hunters have no plan. Idiot hunters, rednecks, out to “Bag me a Bigfoot, durrr.” Truth is you need a plan. Come on. You need a team, and it needs to be ready like a doctor on house calls, ready to go 24-7, 365. You somehow shot a Bigfoot, and now it’s down on the ground. Now what? You need a team to figure out how in the Hell you are going to get the Bigfoot out of the woods. Worse, there are now some other angry Bigfoots around who just witnessed you killing one of their family. While you are standing over the dead Bigfoot, the others may charge and try to kill you. All in all, it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it. The problems are greater than the rewards. Surely the federal government could figure out a way to kill a Bigfoot and get it out, possibly with a helicopter, but as of now anyway, I see the private sector as falling down on the job on this one. Bigfoots appear to have large eye sockets deeply sunk into their heads. This is quite apparent in some recent Bigfoot photos and videos. I haven’t seen a hoaxer yet get this right. The appearance is such that it makes the Bigfoots seem to have large eyes deeply sunk into their heads. Whether their eyes are really that large or sunk into their heads is not known. At any rate, this may be some sort of an illusion due to the brow ridge. A heavy brow ridge might give one the impression of having large eyes sunk deeply into the head. Sierra Kills site may be a Bigfoot wintering area. Based on evidence that I can’t reveal, one of my sources felt that the Sierra Kills site may be a Bigfoot wintering area. I asked her why they would winter up so high, and she said that they often winter in the deepest, thickest, most inaccessible stuff you could possibly imagine. She also said she thought they wintered at very high elevations like wolverines. In the West, some think they winter at very high elevations that are deep with heavy snow. Almost no one goes into high elevations in the West in winter other than skiers of various types. I also have a report of snowmobilers who saw a 10 foot Bigfoot at a very high elevation in the deep of winter in the north of the continent. Who are the best Bigfoot witnesses? I believe the best witnesses are those who “do not want to see a Bigfoot.” The less reliable witnesses are those who “want to see a Bigfoot.” This is because among the people who go out looking for Bigfoots, you do have quite a few nutter types. If you find a story that doesn’t pan out, it’s often from someone who wanted to see one. Whereas, among those who do not want to see one, especially hunters and fishermen, their reports are among the best as they are devoid of distorting expectations. I was also told that hunting and fishing forums are the best for great unvarnished reports from those with no expectations who know the woods and its creatures well. Boy nearly killed by a Bigfoot. I have a report from the northern part of the continent from a while back from a man who had an intense encounter with a Bigfoot as a boy. He was walking along a river, armed with a pistol, when he saw a Bigfoot. For some reason, the Bigfoot came at him (attacked him). The man said it’s intent was nothing other than to kill, as he saw it. The boy drew his weapon and fired at the creature three times. This was enough to turn the creature. The man felt that if he did not have a gun with him, he would have been dead, with no trace to be found. Missing 411. The book by David Paulides may be onto something. A number of folks have disappeared without a trace in areas where many Bigfoots are thought to reside. People in the know often say that when a Bigfoot gets you, it will kill you, and you will disappear without a trace – not a trace of you will be left. Why a Bigfoot killing a person would leave no trace is uncertain. First of all, the Bigfoot would kill you simply by tearing you to bits very quickly. But what about afterwards? People have told me that the Bigfoots will probably simply bury you in the ground after they rip you to shreds. Most Bigfoots are passive and nonthreatening as long as you do nothing to them, but a few of them are not (more or less like humans in that regard). A few of them are described as simply “evil, pure evil.” Why they vary like this is unknown, but they may have different personalities. Bigfoot tree structures. No one quite know what these things are, but it’s possible that they may simply be markers of some sort or another. Some think that they mark “gathering places” or wintering zones. What significance they have to the Bigfoots is not known. They are known to make geometrical designs out of these things, and in quite a few cases, the designs include crosses, but a Christian religious significance is dubious (many fundamentalist Christian Bigfooters insist that Bigfoots are Christians!). I really doubt if they are, but I think Jesus would have loved them all the same. Bigfoots take large trees weighing up to 200 pounds, grab them at the 8 foot level or so, and impale them either into the ground or into other trees. When they are thrust into the ground, they are put upside down with the force of about 1000 pounds pressure. No human could possibly do that, and such an event would probably not be natural either. I am also told by people with intimate knowledge of tree structures that these things do not appear natural either.