A Skeptical Review of the Ketchum Project by Sharon Hill
Excellent painting of a female sasquatch by cryptozoological artist Thomas Finley.
Sharon Hill, geologist and author of Doubtful News, recently shared an article with me which I felt would be beneficial to viewers if I shared it here. Ms. Hill's article is a critical review of the claims of Melba Ketchum regarding her sasquatch DNA study. I have been very skeptical of Ketchum's claims due to her bizarre claims regarding both the study and regarding alleged sasquatch-related experiences, the fact that she bought a journal to self-publish her paper, the fact that what she claims is her most important sasquatch sample was determined to be from a black bear in a separate university study, the claims of her being deceitful made by people who were sample submitters or part of the project, her refusal to allow scientists and even sample submitters to have permission to test the samples she is in possession of in order to test her claims, the fact that a mediator for Ketchum has stated that her DNA sequences are a mix of the genetic samples of opossum and other known species, as well as several other factors. However, I strongly encourage you to read Sharon Hill's excellent article and make your own mind up.