Here's Dr. Melba Ketchum's first interview since the publication of her Bigfoot DNA study. In this interview, she reveals the turmoil of releasing her paper and suggest that Bigfoot DNA paper is just the beginning, and she's looking for more funding to protect the Sasquatch people.
George Knapp threw a few hardball questions at her, such as asking her about Justin Smeja's "Bigfoot" steak. Ketchum stated to Knapp that the sample she received from Smeja was a different color (with no undercoat, white hair) than what is circulating the internet -- probably suggesting that the sample used in her study is different than the one tested independently by Tyler Huggins and Bart Cutino, which the DNA results were verified and matched to bear.
Ketchum took questions from callers and mentioned ground breaking Bigfoot photographs and videos that's probably locked up in a secret vault somewhere. Why they don't just skip the DNA paper and just show the images? We have no idea.
All this and more in the first half of Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp below:
Host: George Knapp
Guests: Dr. Melba S. Ketchum, Lynne D. Kitei M.D.
In the first half, Dr. Melba S. Ketchum joined George Knapp to discuss the official release of her DNA analysis of possible Bigfoot hair samples. Her publication titled "Novel North American Hominin" is available for paid download through the DeNovo Journal. Ketchum's findings were based on the analysis of 111 samples of blood, tissue, hair, and related materials sent in to her lab by Sasquatch researchers and eyewitnesses. Mitochondrial DNA testing revealed that the hair was human in origin, yet a forensic hair specialist examined the specimens and declared them to be novel-- "it was not human hair and didn't match any of his animal knowns it was tested against," he told her.
When it came to testing the nuclear DNA of the samples "we started getting really strange results," she said, "with weird looking bands that were all different sizes." One testing facility reported that the sequences didn't match anything in the GenBank database. Ketchum has concluded that the creatures are either derived from humans and mutated excessively, or some type of hybrid. Further, she believes them to be a fairly modern species, paralleling humans in the last 13,000 years. She also suggested that there were some 16 different subtypes of Bigfoot, typically associated with different regions. For more, check out the recap of her 12/23/12 show appearance.