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Bigfoot is real. At least that's what veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims after a five-year study of more than 100 DNA samples that she believes comes from the elusive hairy beast.
Under Ketchum's direction at DNA Diagnostics in Nacogdoches, Texas, a team of researchers has concluded that the creature may be a human relative that somehow developed around 15,000 years ago as a result of a hybrid cross between Homo sapiens with an unknown primate.
Ketchum's research has yet to stand the scrutiny of independent researchers. While many people have claimed to have seen the creature, its existence has never been confirmed, despite a plethora of photos and footprints. The ongoing search is the subject of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" television series.
"Well, it came to me, I didn't go after it, that's for sure," Ketchum said of the evidence of Bigfoot's existence in an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post. "I did not believe in these creatures. But my lab did a lot of animal testing, and we did species identification. We didn't have any hits on anything interesting until five years ago."
Ketchum's professional work includes nearly 30 years in genetics research and forensics. After her team attempted DNA sequencing of hair samples from an alleged Bigfoot encounter, they found some unusual things in the hair. But there wasn't enough DNA to conclusively verify what they were seeing.
DNA Diagnostics received more samples to investigate -- including hair, blood, saliva and urine, all reportedly from various Bigfoot sightings.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/bigfoot-dna-proves-creature-exists-genetic_n_2199984.htmlBigfoot is real. At least that's what veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims after... more
Bigfoot Hoax Turns Deadly: Montana Man Dressed as Sasquatch to Provoke Sightings Struck and Killed by CarTrooper: ‘You can’t make this up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before.’
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A man who was apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwestern Montana was struck by two cars and killed.
The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was wearing a military style "Ghillie suit" and was standing in the right-hand lane of U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell when he was hit by the first car Sunday night. A second car hit him as he lay in the roadway.
Flathead County officials identified the man as 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell.
Trooper Jim Schneider tells the Daily Inter Lake that Tenley's motives were ascertained during interviews with friends.
The patrol says Tenley was struck by vehicles driven by two girls, ages 15 and 17, who were unable to stop in time.
"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," Trooper Jim Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake.com. "You can't make it up. I haven't seen or heard anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him."
Ghillie suits are typically used by members of the military. They're often advertised on the Internet as having a Bigfoot-like appearance.
"Alcohol may have been a factor," Schneider told Daily Inter Lake.com. "Impairment is up in the air."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bigfoot-hoax-turns-deadly-montana-man-dressed-sasquatch-provoke-sightings-struck-killed-car-article-1.1145823#ixzz252vX5JjMTrooper: ‘You can’t make this up. I haven’t seen or heard of... more
Will the DEA shut down every major music festival in the country? | Forefeiture Forum
The seizure of the 352-acre Camp Zoe property in Southeast Missouri has so far garnered substantial attention both in America and internationally. That’s because this is no ordinary seizure; without (so far) being charged with a crime, the property owner, musician Jimmy Tebeau, is having his land taken from him in a process that strips him of his rights under both the US and Missouri constitutions.Will the DEA shut down every major music festival in the country? | Forefeiture Forum... more
I think Bigfoot is related to sasquatch.
Five of the biggest, most impossible to ignore music viral videos of 2009:
+ DJ Steve Porter featuring Vince Offer - "Slap Chop Rap"
+ Sasquatch music festival 2009 - Guy starts dance party
+ Beyonce 100 Single Ladies Flash-Dance Piccadilly Circus, London for Trident Unwrapped
+ Mass flashmob sing Thriller in tribute to Michael Jackson
+ JK Wedding Entrance Dance
This is hardly a comprehensive list, I know. So tell me: What are we missing?
We'll keep counting these down in overall categories—flash mobs, mash-ups, Lady Gaga—between now and the end of the year. Five of the biggest, most impossible to ignore music viral videos of 2009: + DJ... more
Organizers for the Sasquatch! Festival have just released Special discounted 3-day festival passes for next years event. Tickets for the festival are now on sale for only $170. Organizers also announced the exact date the line-up for Sasquatch! 2010 would be revealed.Organizers for the Sasquatch! Festival have just released Special discounted 3-day... more
This week we highlight the best new US theme park rides and attractions for 2009. Plus, how is the Swine Flu scare affecting your plane and cruise travel? And did you know there are some great Swine Flu travel deals out there? Plus, bus stops you won't believe.
Get all the links to our featured stories at triponadeal.com
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After performing at Coachella, the YYYs are back touring around N. America and Europe. They will be performing at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and All Points West, and will continue to tour throughout summer.
04-29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
04-30 Paris, France - Bataclan
05-02 Hasselt, Belgium - Polsslag Festival
05-03 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
05-04 Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generale
05-06 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
05-08 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
05-10 Tel Aviv, Israel - Ramat Gan Football Stadium
05-23 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05-26 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
05-27 Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargos
05-28 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
05-30 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
05-31 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
06-02 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06-03 Kansas City, MO - MO - The Beaumont
06-06 Mountain View, CA - Live 105 BFD
06-12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-26 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air St. Gallen
06-27 Evreux, France - Le Rock dans tous Ses Etats
06-30 Vienna, Austria - Open Air
07-01 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
07-03 Belfort, France - Eurokeenes Festival
07-04 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
07-05 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-07 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
07-10 Balado, Scotland - T In The Park Festival
07-11 Dublin, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
07-31 Jersey City, NJ - All Points West
08-29 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-30 Reading, England - Reading Festival
Don't worry if you don't see your city. I am sure they will be touring for a while.
-V.After performing at Coachella, the YYYs are back touring around N. America and Europe.... more
The excitement over a supposed Bigfoot body that built all last week, culminating Friday in a circus-like press conference in Palo Alto, Calif., collapsed like a wet soufflé over the weekend as an independent investigator found out it was all fake.
SearchingforBigfoot.com owner Tom Biscardi paid an "undisclosed sum" to Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two Georgia men who say they found the body, for their frozen corpse and the privilege of trotting them out in front of TV cameras.
At the same time, Biscardi sent self-described "Sasquatch detective" Steve Kulls back to Georgia to check out the body.
Kulls, it's safe to say, was severely disappointed.
The upshot? The real Bigfoot, once found, is now missing. So are Whitton, Dyer and Biscardi's money.
So in other words, Biscardi got seriously jipped.
The End.The excitement over a supposed Bigfoot body that built all last week, culminating... more
Unless bigfoot is half-human, half-opossum, this story is bogus.
Nice try guys. I'm a big fan of cryptids and cryptozoology, but this sort of thing gives everyone interested a "crackpot" type vibe. boo!Unless bigfoot is half-human, half-opossum, this story is bogus. Nice try guys.... more
Scientists in the UK who have examined hairs claimed to belong to a yeti in India say that an initial series of tests have proved inconclusive.
Ape expert Ian Redmond says the hairs bear a "startling resemblance" to similar hairs collected by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary.
He told the BBC the Indian hairs are "potentially very exciting".
After extensive microscope examinations, the hairs will now be sent to separate labs for DNA analysis.
They say that the tests on Thursday were a "process of elimination" in which the hairs from India were compared with hairs from other animals known to live in the area around the Garo hills of the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.
The little known Indian version of the legendary yeti - or abominable snow man - is an ape-like creature called mande barung - or forest man.
"We are very excited about the preliminary results although more tests need to be done"
The BBC was given the hairs by passionate yeti believer Dipu Marak, who retrieved them from a site in dense jungle after the mande barung was allegedly seen by a forester for three days in a row in 2003.
Mr Marak says the hairs may provide compelling evidence of the existence of a black and grey ape-like animal which stands about 3m (nearly 10ft) tall.
There have been repeated reports of sightings over many years by different witnesses in the West, South and East Garo hills.
Mr Marak estimates the creature weighs about 300kg (660lb) and says it is herbivorous, surviving on fruit, roots and tree bark.
Preliminary test by the scientists in the UK have not so far disproved his belief.
"We now know for definite that these hairs do not belong to Asiatic black bear, they do not belong to a wild boar and they do not resemble hairs from various species of macaque monkeys. These hairs remain an enigma," said wildlife biologist and and ape conservation expert Ian Redmond.
"Another thing I can confirm is that if these hairs do indeed belong to a yeti then they - like human beings - suffer from split hair ends!" he joked.
The tests were carried out at Oxford Brookes University in central England with award-winning primatologist Anna Nekaris and microscopy expert Jon Wells from the university's anthropology department.
Using some of the most sophisticated microscopes in Britain, the hairs were magnified up to 200 times and then compared with a database of other hairs collected by Mr Redmond from London's Natural History Museum and the primatology department at Oxford Brookes University.
To make the results as definitive as possible, the scientists took a cast of one of the two hairs brought over from India using nail varnish.
"When the varnish dries the mould which it forms creates a much better three-dimensional image than the hair itself," explained Ms Mekaris.
After the test were completed, Mr Redmond - who is also a senior consultant for the UN's Great Ape Survival Project - and Ms Nekaris were able to rule out the "obvious candidates" to whom the hairs might belong.
Mr Redmond said that on first glance, the hairs from India had the same follicle pattern to hairs brought back to the UK by Sir Edmund Hillary and donated to the Natural History Museum.
Scientists in the UK who have examined hairs claimed to belong to a yeti in India say... more
DragonQuest Adventures will be organizing, for the first time in Bhutan, a three week scientific expedition to search for the elusive Yeti or “Migoi” as it is locally known, in early October 2008. The expedition shall be called “YetiQuest”. DragonQuest Adventures has sought special permission to enter the “Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary, a 650 sq.km reserve created specifically to protect the habitat of the Migoi. This area is also home to many extremely rare animals such as the Blue bear, Snow leopard, Clouded leopard, Tiger & the Takin. Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary is a very remote area in eastern Bhutan and thickly forested with mixed conifer, rhododendrons & bamboo forest. It is also home to the nomadic Brokpas who have regular encounters with the Migoi. The expedition will consist of THREE teams with FOUR members to a team. We would like the teams to consist of mainly serious enthusiasts to ensure that the expedition is both successful and enjoyable. The aim of this expedition will be to prove the existence of the Migoi through pictures & videos or through DNA samples from hairs, bones etc. The method of coleecting these samples must be conducted in a scientific manner and the teams/members will be responsible for bringing along the necessary tools and equipment. Bhutanese do not dispute the existence of the Migoi. They have always accepted it as part of their existence and there is no real desire to prove to the rest of the world that it really does exists.
The Bhutanese consider the Migoi to be an integral part of their culture and they are even depicted in ancient Bhutanese manuscripts. High in the uplands of Bhutan, encounters and sightings of the Migoi are so common among the nomads that it does not stir excitement. For many nomads who have seen the Migoi, the skepticism of Westerners in the existence of the Yeti is seen merely as yet another manifestation of their arrogance. DragonQuest Adventures will be organizing, for the first time in Bhutan, a three week... more