Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor Freddy von Erich.
Lets be honest- for the better part of the last two years the Bigfoot Community has been victimized by Dr. Melba Ketchum. What this woman has done is trick everyone into playing a game of three card monte under the guise of a promise she will publish a paper that will change the world.
Take a step back. Melba Ketchum and her “camp” which includes a disturbingly loyal follower by the name of Sally, a female Bigfoot named Matilda and a horse, have been awful tight lipped when it comes to providing proof of claims she made, without anyone asking her to do so. Its clear there is an awful lot of manure in this camp and its not all coming from the horses.
Melba Ketchum was once a little known veterinarian from Texas. One day she woke up, had a cup of coffee and started telling a bunch of people she was going to prove Bigfoot is a real live animal. She attempted to create a vision of a Bigfoot dancing around with her in the role of Geppetto while singing I am a real boy.
She held herself out as a doctor and this got people’s attention. Then when people started to say “gee, just where is your proof”? we get a picture of what she called “Matilda”, a sleeping female Bigfoot. The Bigfoot world then gasped, the picture spread like wildfire and people knew that she really did have proof. Then the next question arose- “proof of what”? A sleeping Bigfoot or an old rug left on the side of the road? Melba did not like these questions and soon, Sally appeared.
Whenever someone dare question Dr. Melba Ketchum we saw something like this:
How dare any of you awful people ask when Melba will provide proof to a claim she made of her on her own, to a group of people, whose attention she sought? This is truly outrageous, Melba will do as she says and is a great person capable of doing anything, including time travel. Praise Melba. That is all.
People began scratching their heads saying “why is this woman, who made a claim, getting so angry when people ask her about it ?"
Soon Melba was in talks to be on television, regarded as an expert in the field of DNA, and even had her own public Facebook page. A star was born, but those pesky people, the ones who did not even know who she was until she made her claims, kept asking questions.
Polite questions like “when will this paper be published” were met with responses similar to this:
That’s it, nobody can comment on Facebook anymore. You were told not to question the word of the great Melba. This is our study and it will be done when it’s done and not a moment sooner. Praise Melba. That is all.
People then started asking even more questions. What samples are you using, where did you get them, can we see the video you claim you have of Matilda?
The response was something along these lines:
That’s it now the gloves are coming off. The paper will be finished when its finished. Its out for peer review and that can take up to 11 years. Everyone better stop asking questions, especially you, Robert Lindsay. Praise Melba. That is all.
Soon “fake leaks” were created about “Dogman dna” to throw Robert Lindsay off the scent. The camp made a decision- “lets not finish the paper, lets not answer any questions, lets not release our video- instead we need to put a great deal of time and effort into getting false information to Robert Lindsay”.
Now here we are, years after her original claim, we have no paper, no answers and no idea when and if it will be published. We don’t even know if there is a paper because we do not know the supposed journal to which is was submitted.
The Bigfoot Community needs to wake up and stop being taken for a ride.