We now know why Dr. Melba Ketchum refuses to name the "double digit co-authors many with PhDs and some University Heads of Departments" involved in her Bigfoot DNA study. For Ketchum and her co-authors, it's a team effort, and she is the sacrificial lamb who's protecting them from the possibility of ridicule. It appears the team is all-in at this point, and they're confident about their paper. "Our entire team is in agreement or we wouldn't be publishing a paper. This is not my paper, it is OUR paper," Ketchum wrote today on Facebook in regards to a post about the theory that Bigfoot is a human-hybrid.
In the thread, Ketchum also explains why it's unnecessary to protect her co-authors:
I didn't mean to sound harsh and I apologize, but this is a team effort and I am the point man so to speak. With all that has transpired, I have been extremely careful not to divulge their names of my co-authors. They have families and jobs that would be threatened by the vicious attacks that would be sure to come prior to publication. So there is the appearance of the project just being being me out there but that is the farthest thing from the truth. We all played integral parts in making this come together. - Dr. Melba Ketchum