Thursday, November 17, 2011

As the Bigfoot World Turns - A big Update From Robert Lindsay Blog

As the Bigfoot World Turns - A big Update From Robert Lindsay Blog -


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Bigfoot News November 17, 2011

Here is Richard Stubstad’s response to Steve Kulls’ nutty blog post from this summer. It was previously posted on Mary Green’s website. Mary Green is one of the few honorable people in this Bigfoot scene.

Truth is that not a single one of Kulls’ bizarre charges against Stubstad or me is true. Not even one. Kulls attempts to take sides in a personal matter between Stubstad and Ketchum and between Java Bob, Stubstad and Ketchum. Fallings out happen all the time in life. Why? Who knows? Why take sides? Why bother? Why line up with one side or the other?
The basic charge, that Biscardi is using Stubstad and me to try to wreck Ketchum’s DNA study, is simply bizarre. Biscardi worked on her study. In fact, Tom worked harder on this study than almost any other researcher, including Mr. Kulls. Ketchum needed people to run around the country picking up samples and delivering them to her. She put the call out, but the illustrious “researcher” community was utterly silent. Only Tom Biscardi would step up to the plate, and he did the job commendably.

Ketchum also threw one of her best friends off the project, an excellent female geneticist. Ketchum did this because she is insecure and was worried that this woman was showing her up by knowing what she was doing too much. Why is Ketchum always the good guy and all of the wreckage, flotsam and jetsam she leaves discarded in her wake automatically the bad guys? I don’t get it.



Biscardi didn’t deliver any fraudulent samples to Ketchum. He didn’t have any. Ketchum put out a call for samples, and a number of folks responded. Biscardi was sent around to pick up some of the samples. Who is it that these mysteriously become “Biscardi’s samples?” Sure, some of the samples turned out to be no good, but that’s how it goes.
The toenail actually tested positive for Bigfoot as I understand it. Biscardi delivered that one too. It came from Larry Jenkins, who Steve Kulls hates and calls a hoaxer. For a hoaxer, he’s awful good. He hoaxed his own Bigfoot toenail that tested as Bigfoot independently from several different labs. Good show!

Steve Kulls is simply crazy, a crank, a kook and a nutball, like most of the idiots in this shameful field, “Bigfootery.” He’s also a notorious Internet stalker and harasser. He’s bizarre and shameful. Shame on anyone who has anything to do with him.
Even Tom Biscardi is a better man than Kulls will be in 20 lifetimes. Java Bob is a better man than Kulls will be in 50 lifetimes.

RICHARD STUBSTAD—RETORT TO KULLS’ BLOG POST:
Taking the following accusations by Steve Kulls point by point (Stubstad response in CAPS):

July 25, 2011

The DNA Game
Last night on Squatchdetective Radio, I revealed an almost two year investigation of the Ketchum Report, regarding the involvement and subsequent expulsion of Biscardi elements in the project.

KETCHUM SIGNED AN NDA WITH BISCARDI PRIOR TO STUBSTAD (I) ARRIVING IN TEXAS TO DISCUSS THE SAMPLES THAT BISCARDI DELIVERED THERE, IN PERSON. BOTH BISCARDI’S AND STUBSTAD’S NDA HAS NOW EXPIRED.

I urge folks to really weigh heavily on what is being leveled by Biscardi investor Richard Stubstad, whose public partner in crime is “JavaBob” Schmalzbach.

I DIDN’T “INVEST” IN BISCARDI. I PAID FOR THE SEQUENCING OF SEVERAL DNA SAMPLES, INCLUDING THE ONE FROM LARRY JENKINS THAT BISCARDI DELIVERED AS WELL AS OTHERS NOT CONNECTED TO BISCARDI WHATSOEVER.

I HAVE NEVER SENT BISCARDI ONE THIN DIME, BUT I DO SPEAK WITH HIM FROM TIME TO TIME. I TRY VERY HARD TO REMAIN NEUTRAL IN ALL MY DNA DEALINGS, WITH NO AFFILIATIONS WHATSOEVER.

BISCARDI WILL TELL YOU HIMSELF THAT I HAVE TOLD EVERYONE IN THE BUSINESS, INCLUDING HIM, TO “CONNECT THE DOTS” BY WORKING TOGETHER WITH SAMPLES/SPECIMENS FROM SEVERAL INDEPENDENT SOURCES. OTHERWISE THE FINDINGS WILL BE SUSPECT FROM THE WORD “GO”.

Stubstad was originally thought to be leaking information from the Erickson project, when in reality his information came as a direct result of cozying up to Dr. Melba Ketchum, due to being a Biscardi Investor, by paying for samples which included, the infamous, “Hand of Unknown Origin,” some hair samples, bone samples from the controversial Texas Skeleton find, and a toenail.

NOT TRUE. THE ONLY SPECIMEN I PAID FOR FROM THE FIVE THAT BISCARDI DELIVERED TO KETCHUM WAS THE TOENAIL THAT LARRY JENKINS FOUND ON HIS PROPERTY.

WHEN I ARRIVED IN TEXAS IN JANUARY OF 2010, KETCHUM HAD ALREADY DETERMINED THAT THE TWO HAIR SAMPLES WERE FROM COMMON ANIMALS, NOT SASQUAI. SHE DIDN’T THINK THAT TESTING OF THE GIANT SKELETON RELICS WERE WORTHWHILE BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT THE GIANT WAS A NORMAL BUT VERY TALL (> 9 FEET?) AMERICAN INDIAN, SOLELY BASED ON THE ANATOMY OF THE SKELETON AND THE FACT IT WAS BURIED WITH AMERICAN INDIAN ARTIFACTS.

THE HAND OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN DIDN’T INTEREST HER MUCH EITHER, AS SHE THOUGHT IT WAS FROM A BEAR PAW (WITHOUT THE CLAWS). IN THE EVENT, I MADE A $2 BILL BET WITH HER THAT IT WAS NOT FROM A BEAR (REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT ACTUALLY WAS). I DON’T KNOW IF SHE EVER TESTED IT, BUT SHE HASN’T RETURNED IT TO EITHER THE MAN WHO OWNED IT OR TO BISCARDI.

In an ironic twist, prior to this information coming out, another popular Blog, The Bigfoot Lunch Club, leveled that Stubstad was a Todd Standing defender. Birds of a feather …

NOT TRUE. WHAT I SAID WAS THAT I WASN’T SURE THAT TODD STANDING’S STUFF WAS HOAXED. I’M STILL 50-50 ON THAT. MY POINT WAS THAT FAR TOO MANY FOLKS (LIKE STEVE KULLS) JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT WEIGHING ALL THE EVIDENCE FIRST.

TO THIS DAY, IN FACT, I DON’T BELIEVE THAT BISCARDI HOAXED THE “GEORGIA BOYS” FREEZER CASE, BUT RATHER THAN THE GEORGIA BOYS HOAXED HIM TO THE TUNE OF $50,000 PLUS EXPENSES. BISCARDI WAS SIMPLY TOO GULLIBLE TO DISCERN FACT FROM FICTION—IN OTHER WORDS, IF IT SOUNDS TOO INCREDIBLE TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS. AND I’VE TOLD HIM THAT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

Mind you, as I stated on the show, Biscardi never has shown to the public an original thought. None of these materials submitted were discovered by him, only given to him by other researchers, most of which were prior to Biscardi’s well known attempted hoax of 2008.

AGAIN, I DON’T BELIEVE HE HOAXED THE 2008 FIASCO HIMSELF; BUT RATHER THOSE TWO COPS FROM GEORGIA HOAXED HIM TO EARN THE BIG BUCKS. IT IS PROBABLY TRUE THAT NEITHER BISCARDI, ERICKSON, MONEYMAKER, PAULIDES, OR ANY OTHER “ORGANIZATION” FIND THEIR OWN SAMPLES, IN PERSON, BUT RATHER “CONNECT UP” WITH AN AD-HOC TEAM OF SORTS, DEPENDING ON WHO CALLS THEM & SHOWS THEM (FOR EXAMPLE) A HABITUATION SITE WHERE THERE IS ACTIVITY.

DID DEREK RANDALLS HIMSELF FIND AND SHOOT SASQUATCH (OR TWO) AND THEN SUBMIT A SLAB OF MEAT TO KETCHUM? NO! DID RANDALLS EVEN VISIT THE PURPORTED KILL SITE? NO! DID HE EVEN TALK TO THE PURPORTED SHOOTER FACE-TO-FACE? NO! [AT LEAST NOT ACCORDING TO RANDALLS HIMSELF ON THE VERY SAME RADIO SHOW MENTIONED BY STEVE KULLS.]

To Dr. Ketchum’s credit, these characters have all been expelled from the report, and the owner of the toenail, Larry Jenkins, has also expelled the Biscardi-Stubstad connection from his finding as well.

I AM STILL GOOD FRIENDS WITH LARRY JENKINS, AND I HAVE EVEN VISITED HIM ONCE AT HIS HABITUATION SITE FOR SEVERAL DAYS & NIGHTS. STILL, I’M NOT CONNECTED TO ANYONE IN PARTICULAR IN THE SASQUATCH RESEARCH FIELD, AND I TRY TO LISTEN TO EVERYONE AND CONSIDER THEIR EVIDENCE AND CHARACTER (OR LACK THEREOF). STEVE KULLS HOWEVER STRETCHES MY ABILITY TO “REACH OUT”, EVEN MORE THAN BISCARDI EVER DID.

This all occurred when Stubstad came to Dr. Ketchum, trying to have an idea with a company which would market the findings. A company was formed with Stubstad and JavaBob Schmalzbach, called Science Alive LLC.

KETCHUM, SCHMALZBACH AND I ALL AGREED TO FORM THE TEXAS LLC FOR SUBSEQUENT MEDIA MARKETING OF THE DNA FINDINGS—AFTER THE PEER REVIEWED PAPER WAS ACCEPTED.

IN FACT, OTHER SAMPLE SUBMITTERS WERE ALSO INVITED TO JOIN US, BUT IT WAS KETCHUM WHO GOT COLD FEET—AFTER THE FACT—NOT THE OTHERS. AT THIS TIME, EACH OF THE ORIGINAL THREE OWNERS (KETCHUM, SCHMALZBACH, AND STUBSTAD) HAS CONTRIBUTED $115 IN INCORPORATION FEES, AND NO MONEY HAS PASSED THROUGH THE LLC WHATSOEVER. AS SUCH, IT IS CURRENTLY INACTIVE.

The venture was short lived as became apparent as to what Stubstad’s and Schmalzbach’s motives were. When Ketchum informed them they were out, then began the assault by Stubstad, with some stealth planting of information by Schmalzbach, who has remained a silent participant in the matter.

ALL THREE OF US HAD IDENTICAL MOTIVES, WITH KETCHUM IN FACT AT THE HELM. SO IF ANYONE HAD “BAD” MOTIVES, WE ALL DID EQUALLY.

KETCHUM DIDN’T EVEN WANT OTHER SAMPLE CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDED IN THE LLC (EG. ERICKSON), BUT RATHER SHE WANTED COMPLETE “OWNERSHIP” HERSELF, REGARDLESS OF THE DIVISION OF OWNERSHIP WHICH REMAINED UNESTABLISHED AND STILL HASN’T BEEN ESTABLISHED, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. SHE TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS ON THE ADVICE OF HER OWN PERSONAL LAWYERS.

Then came out of the blue, an unknown blogger by the name of Robert Lindsay, whom coincidentally lives in Biscardi’s neighborhood, whom became the de-facto mouthpiece for Stubstad-Schmalzbach.

ROBERT LINDSAY LIVES NEAR FRESNO, CA, AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE BISCARDI LIVES IN LAS VEGAS. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, LINDSAY HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH BISCARDI. HE IS A REPORTER AND HE DID INTERVIEW ME FOR HIS BLOG.

Personally, I believe it was done by design, that the leak had been rumored to be from the “Erickson Project,” which allegedly Stubstad had a miniscule role in before being expelled from that project.

I NEVER HAD A ROLE IN ANYONE’S PROJECT EXCEPT THE DNA STUDY ITSELF. SAMPLES WERE SUBMITTED FROM VARIOUS PERSONS AND PROJECTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ERICKSON AND BISCARDI AND THEIR VARIOUS CURRENT AND PREVIOUS ASSOCIATES.

WHAT THEN? YES, I’M EXPELLED FROM DR. KETCHUM’S PROJECT, BY HER, BUT NOT BY ANYONE ELSE’S PROJECT. HOW CAN I BE EXPELLED FROM A PROJECT I’M NOT INVOLVED IN BEYOND DNA TESTING ANYWAY? MEANWHILE, THE TEXAS LLC STILL EXISTS BUT IS INACTIVE.

In actuality the leak was from Stubstad’s involvement with Biscardi, not from Erickson, as much of the information being put forth was from the baseline findings of the toenail and nothing else. Again I emphasize the word baseline, and it is unclear whether the toenail passed muster to actually be in the project.

THERE WAS NO “LEAK”. THE WORK I DID & DULY INFORMED KETCHUM OF AT EVERY STEP WAS REPORTED BY ME—BUT ONLY AFTER I WAS “EXPELLED”. A TOTAL OF FOUR SAMPLES WERE INVOLVED IN THE DNA ANALYSIS, ONLY ONE OF WHICH WAS THE TOENAIL. ALL OTHERS WERE FROM OTHER SOURCES. AND WHY SHOULDN’T THE TOENAIL BE INCLUDED?

I PAID FOR THE SEQUENCING, AND I WAS THE ONE WHO INDICATED TO KETCHUM THAT WE MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING BASED ON THE MITOCHONDRIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SAMPLES 1 AND 2. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, SHE (OR HER LAWYERS) DIDN’T THINK SHE NEEDED ME ANY LONGER, SO I WAS OUT—JUST LIKE THAT.

HOWEVER, I’M STILL INTERESTED IN AN OPEN AND TRULY OBJECTIVE STUDY BY A CREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC LAB (OR LABS) WHO ISN’T INVOLVED WITH ANYTHING BEYOND THE DNA SEQUENCING AND PEER-REVIEWED SUBMISSION OF THE DATA AND ANALYSES.

We all must remember that the DNA submitted to this project, originally came from groups and individuals aside from the Biscardi faction, and they in reality were late comers. I suspect it was “Mr. Media Attention,” trying to get in on the act, as in their business plan it clearly states that, “should someone else find Bigfoot, it would cause a loss of faith in SFBI’s abilities…” Well I think 2008 did enough for the educated public to realize that already.

WHEN I ARRIVED ON THE SCENE IN TEXAS IN JANUARY OF 2010, KETCHUM TOLD ME SHE ONLY HAD TESTED ONE POSSIBLE “SASQUATCH” SAMPLE FROM A YETI PLUS ONE SAMPLE OF HAIR FROM PAULIDES. AS SUCH, I BELIEVED AT THE TIME THAT THE FIVE SAMPLES SUBMITTED (BUT NOT NECESSARILY “FOUND”) BY BISCARDI WERE FIRST WHERE THERE WAS SUFFICIENT ACCESSIBLE DNA TO CONDUCT EXTENSIVE AND CONCLUSIVE DNA TESTS.

THE BISCARDI NDA INDICATED AS MUCH, TOO. ERICKSON CAME INTO THE PICTURE A MONTH OR TWO LATER, AND HE WASN’T TOLD UNTIL HIS TESTING WAS UNDERWAY THAT IN FACT SHE ALREADY HAD TESTED THE TOENAIL (BUT NOT THE OTHER FOUR SPECIMENS DELIVERED BY BISCARDI).

Now that they’ve been excluded, what is being done, is a series of misinformation being put forth to disrupt an otherwise, wise and legitimate attempt, and sour grapes.

NO, SIR, NO MISINFORMATION AT ALL…NO SOUR GRAPES EITHER. FACTS ARE FACTS, NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.

Stubstad and Lindsay did the BlogTalk circuit, also omitting the connection to Biscardi, or mentioning that Ketchum was talked into a company that she later thought was a really bad idea.

KETCHUM WASN’T “TALKED INTO” ANYTHING. ARE YOU KIDDING? IF YOU KNOW HER, NO ONE CAN TALK THAT LADY INTO ANYTHING OTHER THAN A GOOD DINNER AT A NICE RESTAURANT PERHAPS. AGAIN, THERE IS NO CONNECTION OF ANY KIND BETWEEN ME AND BISCARDI, APART FROM WHAT WAS STATED ABOVE.

Now recently on Biscardi’s Radio show, Stubstad and Schmalzbach made a joint appearance. (I thought Schmalzbach wasn’t having anything to do with Biscardi anymore…”at least professionally”).

SCHMALZBACH AND I DID NOT APPEAR TOGETHER ON BISCARDI’S RADIO SHOW. WE DID APPEAR TOGETHER ON ANOTHER RADIO SHOW, I THINK FROM A MAN NAMED JAN ALLEN FROM GEORGIA AS I RECALL. SCHMALZBACH HASN’T BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH BISCARDI SINCE THE WINTER OF 2010, AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN.

AGAIN, THERE IS NO BISCARDI CONNECTION WHATSOEVER APART FROM THE ONE SAMPLE I KNOW OF THAT WAS ACTUALLY SEQUENCED, AT LEAST ON THE MITOCHONDRIAL SIDE (THE LARRY JENKINS SAMPLE).

As I mentioned earlier in another blog and on the radio show… here we go again, as Biscardi is claiming to have DNA from Arkansas, from three guys, (Mike Slavin, Rocky Slavin and Dennis Marsh) and is going to tell the world how he now has the DNA to prove Bigfoot exists.

I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS, BUT ONE OF THE HAIR SAMPLES WAS ALSO FROM ARKANSAS, AND IT WASN’T BIGFOOT HAIR ACCORDING TO KETCHUM. I DON’T KNOW THESE GUYS, THOUGH, NOR DO I KNOW IF THEY WERE CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE FIRST SAMPLES SUBMITTED TO KETCHUM.

As we know, any DNA information from Biscardi is worthless, remembering the supposed “Hand” cover up the alleged, the misinformation about a skeleton in Texas, and oh yeah, the DNA result from the freezer, which Biscardi changed and then sent out to researchers previous to his Black Friday press conference.

NONE OF THESE ACCUSATIONS ARE TRUE. I KNOW ABOUT THE GEORGIA HOAX, AND BISCARDI DIDN’T FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE DNA ANALYSIS PRIOR TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE. THE GEORGIA BOYS HURRIED THINGS UP BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT WITHIN DAYS, THE DNA WORK WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND WOULD HAVE REVEALED A PIG OR WHATEVER WAS INSIDE THAT SUIT.

RE. THE “HAND OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN”— I STILL DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT IS THE REAL DEAL OR NOT. KETCHUM THOUGHT IT WAS A BEAR PAW, BUT I’M STILL NOT SO SURE. THE TOENAIL, BY THE WAY, I BELIEVE—BUT DO NOT KNOW—IS FROM A REAL SASQUATCH. SO WHY IS DNA INFORMATION “FROM BISCARDI” WORTHLESS? BECAUSE HE WAS HOAXED IN GEORGIA IN 2008?

BECAUSE HE SUBMITTED TWO HAIR SAMPLES THAT APPARENTLY TURNED OUT TO BE FROM COMMON ANIMALS? I BELIEVE WHATEVER HE COMES UP WITH IS A GOOD OR BAD AS THE SOURCES HE GETS HIS SAMPLES FROM. THE GEORGIA BOYS WERE CLEARLY “BADDIES” WHILE LARRY JENKINS, ALSO BASED ON MY OWN RELATIONSHIP TO THIS MAN, APPEARS TO BE A CREDIBLE PERSON.

Some of the Stubstad misinformation is that the Ketchum report is a one woman show. In reality the study is co-authored by, Dr. Ketchum’s own words to me, by at least six people.

WE WERE SIX CO-AUTHORS AT THE TIME I WAS THROWN OFF THE PROJECT UNILATERALLY BY KETCHUM. WE ALSO HAD A REALLY GOOD GENETICIST WHO WAS ALSO THROWN OFF, ALSO UNILATERALLY BY KETCHUM. THAT LEFT FOUR, INCLUDING KETCHUM. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THE THREE OTHERS ARE IN OR OUT, NOR DO I KNOW WHO ELSE IS IN OR OUT FROM TIME TO TIME.

The Study is not out for peer review. In reality it is now as we sit here. (sic)

I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT STEVE KULLS IS SAYING HERE. IS IT OR IS IT NOT OUT FOR PEER REVIEW? I DON’T THINK ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH KETCHUM REALIZES HOW DIFFICULT THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS. IT WILL TAKE MUCH MORE THAN A PH.D. IN VETERINARY MEDICINE TO LEND SUFFICIENT CREDIBILITY TO A DNA STUDY IN ORDER TO PASS PEER REVIEW, PARTICULARLY IN THE PREMIER JOURNAL “NATURE”.

Also in reality, there were other labs involved in a blind study, and some of the samples were farmed out to other DNA labs completely for analysis, as to maintain the report’s objectivity.

YES, THERE WERE ALSO OTHER LABS INVOLVED WHEN I WORKED WITH KETCHUM. BUT THEY ARE NOT PROVIDING “CO-AUTHORSHIP” TO MY KNOWLEDGE AT LEAST. KETCHUM DOESN’T DO WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN HER LAB, WHETHER MITOCHONDRIAL OR NUCLEAR. SO OF COURSE SHE HAS TO SEND THE SAMPLES OUT. OF COURSE THAT’S A GOOD IDEA ANYWAY. DUH!

Now if all this information has your head spinning, let me reiterate, ignore the interference and “keep your eye on the ball.”

THE KETCHUM WORK—EVEN IF IT PASSES SOME FORM OF PEER REVIEW—WILL NEED TO BE CORROBORATED BY AN INDEPENDENT TEAM OF RESEARCHERS.

JUST LOOK AT HOW MUCH RESEARCH AND CORROBORATING AUTHORS IT TOOK TO VERIFY THE DNA FINDINGS FROM BOTH NEANDERTHAL AND DENISOVA, WHICH ALSO LEAD TO THE DISCOVERY OF THESE TWO EXTINCT HOMINID’S RELATIONSHIP TO MODERN HUMANS. THE KETCHUM STUDY WILL FALL FAR SHORT OF THIS LEVEL OF EXPERTISE.

IN FACT, EVEN HAVING THE OTHERWISE EXCELLENT GENETICIST ON-BOARD WHEN I WAS INVOLVED IN THE STUDY WOULD MOST LIKELY NOT HAVE DONE THE TRICK. THIS IS A FAR MORE IMPORTANT DISCOVERY THAN DENISOVA OR NEANDERTHAL BECAUSE WE ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXTANT, NOT AN EXTINCT, HOMINID.

I urge all the readers to wait to the final result, and evaluate that information. The bottom line here with the Study is that SCIENCE will tell us the validity of the work, not bloggers, pundits, interlopers or a lone scientist.

NOT YOU EITHER, MR. KULLS.

And from the mouth of Dr. Ketchum, the study results will be out before the year is up.

YES, INDEED. I HEARD THAT ONE LAST YEAR TOO.
Bigfoot News November 17, 2011 Part 2

Erickson video and Discovery Network. There are wild rumors floating about that Adrian Erickson has sold his video to the Discovery Network and that is why the webpage was pulled. I can assure that you that is not why the webpage was pulled. I can also assure that at least as of a few days ago, Erickson had not sold his video to the Discovery Network or any other station for that matter.

Further, I do not believe that Erickson will sell his video to any network without DNA evidence to back it up. The reason is that without DNA evidence, the video is simply not worth very much money. Keep in mind that Erickson has many people who invested in his real estate business. The video is part of Erickson’s assets. I assure you that those investors want to see a maximal return on that video so that Erickson can improve his financial situation.

It’s certainly possible that Erickson has discussed selling his video to Hollywood people, but I doubt if they offered him as much money for it as he wants. Without DNA evidence to back it up, that video is not worth nearly as much you as might think. And there’s no way that it’s worth as much as Erickson wants to get out of it.

The question has been raised as far as why Erickson does not release a “teaser” snippet of his video to the public for free just to stir up publicity. I do not know why he has not done that. I’m not Erickson, and the guy is pretty hard to talk to. I imagine he has probably considered that, but he has decided not to do it for some reason that I’m not aware of.

Erickson did not pull his website for financial reasons. It’s paid up for another 5 months or so. It costs him next to nothing to leave it up for the next five months. As I mentioned previously, the site was pulled for reasons having to do with “Erickson’s internal politics.” You’re free to hypothesize about that all you wish. I wish I could tell you more on that, but I’m simply not allowed to. Erickson is an excellent source, and I am committed as an ethical journalist to maintaining a good relationship to him.

I can tell you that Erickson very much wishes to “fly low on the radar” as far as Bigfoot goes for the forseeable future, at least until something big breaks. Publicly, it will appear that he has totally dropped out of the Bigfoot thing altogether. It’s certainly possible that the website getting pulled might have something to do with that, and you’re welcome to speculate about that if you wish.

The “Matilda” video. Yes, the still that Erickson released is of Matilda, a young female Bigfoot who was hanging out at a property in Crittenden, Kentucky. I believe that at one point in the project, she had a baby Bigfoot.

There is a rumor going about that Dr. Leila Hadj-Chikh shot that video of Matilda, and she also shot another much better one of the same female. I do not believe that this is true.

Actually, that video was shot in 2005 by a woman who was one of the owners of the property. The couple used to have parties at their house where they would show the videos to guests. Although the video was not shot by Erickson, the same Matilda was seen many times by the Erickson team at the property. Whether or not they got video of her, I have no idea. Although the video was shot by a third party, people who have seen it think it is genuine.

Matilda was around 5’4 inches tall in 2005. Her proportions approximate the young female Bigfoot in the Memorial Day footage, who also had a young child. The Crittenden site has been abandoned by the Bigfoots for unknown reasons. They often abandon habituation sites after a few years, and no one knows why.

Melba Ketchum and the Nature rumor. It’s true that we got that wrong. We reported earlier that she had submitted her paper to the flagship journal Nature out of London. Then Ketchum posted on her webpage that Nature was not the journal reviewing her paper. We are only as good here as our sources. Our source was someone who is close to the man that Ketchum is involved with. Yes, the source’s information was wrong, but they had good credentials. As for right now, we don’t know what journal she has submitted to. We don’t have good sources close to Ketchum, as you might imagine, and she is notoriously tight-lipped as it is, as she should be.

Melba Ketchum, Christian fundamentalist. Many people may have guessed that Ketchum is very religious. She is from Texas, and it’s well known that she is a Christian.

However, what is not well known is that she spent a lot of time on her study reading the Bible and trying to find a connection between various giant stories in the Bible and the Bigfoots, because she is some sort of a Biblical literalist and feels that the Bigfoots must have been mentioned in the Bible. Unfortunately, this wasted a lot of time on the project, and some of the more atheist or agnostic members of the team were getting annoyed at her and telling her to knock it off.

Ketchum also spent quite a bit of time on the study trying to convert the non-religious members of her team to Christianity or her fundamentalist brand of it. This also caused some annoyance.

We did not want to print this information for a very long time because we thought that it would damage the paper’s chances in peer review, and we are committed to the hopeful success of that paper. However, we now feel that these revelations will not hurt the paper’s chances.

To her credit, Ketchum is also an excellent scientist and is in many ways an autodidact. She is also very, very smart. She is able to separate out her religion from her scientific work. I am confident that any Biblical issues about Bigfoot did not make it into the paper, as that would sink its chances for sure.

Melba Ketchum and “testing positive for Bigfoot.” People think it is ridiculous that I write that various samples that Ketchum has have “tested positive for Bigfoot.” As no Bigfoots exist, how can something test positive for an nonexistent entity? However, in the course of the study, Ketchum has found an anomalous genetic signature that is not human. However, it is in the hominid line. This existence of this line was then corroborated by several other labs.

She then found multiple other samples that lined up with the genetic signature of this non-human hominid. Ketchum has decided that this must be the genetic signature of the unknown hominid known as Bigfoot. She has correlated samples that line up with 20 separate creatures.

The creatures were correlated with samples as each creatures’ sample or samples matched a particular genetic fingerprint within the signature. After correlation was done, which revealed that the samples included DNA fingerprints from 20 different animals, including females. Despite the lack of type specimen, Ketchum feels that this signature is that of the Bigfoots.

Ketchum’s business with Stubstad and Java Bob. Steve Kulls is making much hay about Richard Stubstad and Java Bob being involved in a business with Melba Ketchum. For unknown reasons, the business never even got off the ground. Kulls said that Ketchum figured out what slimeballs Stubstad and Java Bob were, and the Holy Virgin Melba decided to disentangle herself from the temptation of these demonic guys after some powerful intercession from Above.

I am not completely sure why this business never got going, but I believe it was because Ketchum wanted 99%+ of the proceeds going to her and ~0% going to the others. You know, the typical way Ketchum does business? Anyway, the business never got going, so it’s water under the dam anyway.

Melba Ketchum and the early days of the study. In a major city in the Western US, the major players in the game met very early in the study. Melba Ketchum was there, along with other big names I will not reveal but you can guess at.

Ketchum was disliked by virtually everyone involved, and all of the players were appalled at her behavior, which was “everything for me, and nothing for anyone else.” You know, the typical way she does business? There were also attorneys and producers of big Hollywood TV shows involved. These folks were also shaking their heads at her behavior for the same reason.

Derek Randles and Rick Noll. These are two very big people in the Bigfoot World, and apparently they are very highly regarded. Randles, it appears, receives nothing but accolades from people. However, not everyone likes him. One of my sources has known him for decades and strongly dislikes him. However, they also accuse him and Noll of hoaxing the Skookum Cast. I think that the Skookum Cast is of a genuine Bigfoot.

Anyway, this source informs me that the reverential respect that Randles receives in the community is not based on simple respect. It’s also based on a lot of fear. The source informs that “everyone is terrified of Noll and Randles.” They were both described as “psychological terrorists” who bully, threaten and harangue anyone who crosses them.

This bullying and threatening game is typical of this business. The craziest and most abusive folks have risen to the top of game, and everyone below them trembles at their every word and bows their head. The game these guys is playing is more Stalinesque than heroic.

Bigfoot Forums. It’s tragic that this slimepit, dirtier than the La Brea Tarpits, is the hottest forum in Bigfootery. That Steve Kulls helps run the joint tells you everything you need to know about the quicksand over there. Most of them turned on me for unknown reasons about 3 weeks into the game, then the rest of the kids followed the pied piper and piled on the dogpile.

80% of them abused me in nearly every post they made about me, and every time I fought back against them, I got hit with warnings and violations by the staff. The place is a nuthouse run by inmates, and it’s grotesquely unfair.

Sure there’s a lot of great information over there but so what. Lots of stuff is important. We’d need maggots too. It doesn’t mean that swirling mass in your backyard et is the Godhead.

Just to be petty, apparently all linking to my website has been banned. I’ve also been banned from even visiting the site, which is as petty as you can get.

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