Friday, November 04, 2011

Dr. Melba Ketchum's Public Reply

From Dr. Melba Ketchum:
Ok, for the sake of time ( and I hope all of you understand), I will answer everyone publicly here. I keep getting a lot of emails from everyone wanting to know the status of the project. Though I cannot give details or timing, I will assure everyone that all is well and we are continuing to move forward. Good science cannot be forced or quickly completed. If it is not extremely thorough, then it will all be for naught and any paper rejected outright. So, I ask you to be patient and understanding and realize that extreme scientific overkill is required in order to convince a world full of skeptical scientists. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof". This is what we are doing. When we started this, I thought we would be finished in a few weeks, but instead as Sasquatch are known to do, they threw us curve balls even with their DNA which can be as elusive as they are. Thank goodness we are past that! As a result, we have assembled a renowned team, each of us with our own specialties to make this project "extraordinary". If everyone will hang in there, I promise it will be worth the wait. We have the proof, now just give us the opportunity to present it in a form that will even convince skeptics. Thanks so much for all of your emails and support. Best wishes to all.

I'd like to hear others' opinions on this whole ordeal. There are definitely people on both sides of the fence regarding Dr. Melba Ketchum.
Do you believe that she is a legitimate DNA expert on the verge of a colossal breakthrough?
Do you believe she is a washed up, bankrupt veterinarian looking to make some $$ and 15 minutes of fame?
Something in between?


  1. From all I've read about Dr Ketchum I think she's on the level. I don't know anything about her bankruptcy or if she's going to be cashing in on this DNA thing big time... if she does I wouldn't mind hooking up with her! :)

  2. Anonymous6:46 AM

    I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to smear their name by being wrapped up in an elaborate hoax. Somebody like Ketchum or Meldrum above all should be on top of their game. If there wasn't something to all this, and to come forth as if it is worth pursuing at this level, could forever ruin a reputation and cause career suicide. So yeah, I lean toward Ketchum as being the real deal. I don't think there's enough money in the world worth ruining a reputation. Would anyone want leave behind a legacy like that?

  3. Anonymous8:57 AM

    I would rather Dr. Ketchum present a peer reviewed paper on Sasquatch DNA before another member of the TBRC shoots another Bigfoot.