Well 2012 turned out to be quite an interesting year.
The Ketchum Study
Throughout 2012 we’ve had a year long speculation about the Ketchum Study. News of it being submitted to peer review, then rejected. Official spokesperson from the Ketchum camp says they didn’t even look at the report, and it was returned.
They claimed to have made revisions, but how could they have known what revisions to make, if their claim of the paper not being looked at was true?
In late August we began hearing about the Sykes Study, a study done by world renowned Geneticist Brian Sykes. His interest in the Yeti spurning a desire to examine Sasquatch DNA samples.
Reports state he is in the report writing stage leading to speculation that he may have found something. Why write a paper for peer review if the samples were a bust, but you never know, he could be writing it to just confirm his results.
The passing of Richard Stubstad, ended any insider look into the mechanics of the study, and despite his leaks, Ketchum felt it only necessary to go public when Igor Burtsev decided to state the same things that Stubstad had been stating for the last two years.
Issuing a statement about results before peer review is a scientific community taboo, and could derail publication. But maybe not, in Russia.
Could it be a rush to beat Sykes?
The Sierra Kills Saga
The Sierra Kills story also has captured the imagination of the Bigfoot Research community since 2010 and came to a head in 2012. DNA samples of biological materials collected near the site were sent to Ketchum and later to another independent DNA lab.
Smeja (left) with researcher Bart Cutino.
(Is it me or does Justin have the Larry the Cable Guy motif going on?? )
The samples turned out to be bear with human contamination, however there is more direct DNA evidence, by the way of a pair of boots which contain blood evidence which have direct contact with the Sierra Kill site, which the original samples could not be linked directly to.
The Collision Between Ketchum and the Sierra Kills
The Bear / Human result by the independent lab result is apparently about to collide with the Ketchum study with the recent determination that the infamous “steak” collected near the site was actually bear/human.
Insiders state that the Ketchum study may have been confirming this as having the Sasquatch DNA, becoming the centerpiece of the Ketchum Study, which throws up some questions about the entire Ketchum study.
Smeja, two days ago wrote a cryptic post with some more to follow within the next few days. Here’s some highlights:
“…I am relieved that now you all know the truth about the sample recovered in the Sierras on November 10th 2010. I was giving false confidence in that sample just like the rest of you. To be totally honest I’ve been kind of excited about this release knowing the truth can’t hurt.
I can assure you with only my word this changes nothing about what happened on the eighth day of October in 2010.
For now I’ll spare you the lengthy details. I will have plenty to say in the next few days when I do a release of my own.
Forgive me if I don’t go on the defensive or worry about damage control. Truthfully I don’t feel like I’m the one who owes you all an explanation for the results released today.
People in this circle have said things in private and done things behind closed doors that they will have to be held accountable for very soon…”
Justin Smeja 12/26/12
I’m sure they’ll be more to come on this.
Of course we have the “Traylor Chuck Diaries,” claiming to have a body yet for a third or fourth time, (I’ve lost count) but before MiB’s can sweep in to scoop up the body, a tent video was released using a phony identity, creating a phony Facebook account, website and YouTube page and was exposed to be what it is, coming from a known and repeat hoaxer.
Now he’s claiming yet again to have a body. Sad thing is… some people are actually buying it. Including Facebook FindBigfoot, after, “authenticating” the tent video.
Dyer in his latest mug shot (left), clip from the Tent Video, and one of the kids who hoaxed Facebook FindBigfoot (right).
Authenticating a video to FB/FB is merely looking at it. No investigation, not boots on the ground. Their “expertise”, or perhaps arrogance in having the ability to determine a real Sasquatch from a fake one, by merely comparing it to common Sasquatch characteristics is perhaps why they were hoaxed a couple of times this year, in one particular instance being busted by pre-teens!!!
Now by standing by Traylor Chuck, perhaps will be their final epic fail!
Last and certainly not least…
The final big blip on the radar just came up yesterday, when Ed Smith, former of the O-6 Group, which had been reorganized without him, and renamed themselves the Quantra Group, got an message erroneously sent to him that, “Daisy was in the box,” their code-speak for a Sasquatch had been captured.
At first Ed was cautious about what he stated, and was wanting to confirm what was going on.
As of this morning Ed writes,
“So here is what I know: "Daisy" has been moved to a examination area about 12 miles from the capture site at 3:17 this morning after being properly sedated.
The capture site and examination area are on private property leased and or owned in order to conduct research and operations of this type.
This was confirmed by a source in the Quantra Group…
If release is chosen then a press release should be forth coming after the examination is competed, if the specimen is sent to the repository then a press and information release would happen with in 30 to 90 days that’s by the operations plan…
For clarity, the Original six was never part of the MABRC and the Original six ceased operations completely. Quantra was formed with elements of the O-6, new members, ownership and management. I’m posting this due to inaccurate reporting by some Internet news shows.”
Ed Smith 12/28/12
So it looks like 2012 is ending with an interesting twist and the first few months of 2013 look to be some of the most interesting times in a long while the Bigfoot Community has seen in decades.
Of course, usually I’d say that this would be the last blog until next year, but at the rate things are going I can’t say that it will be.
But in case it is, I would like to wish everyone, love and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Of course… “Keep on Squatchin’!!!”
Till Next Time,