Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 1st, 2013
Well, apparently The Erickson Project and The Sasquatch Genome Project held a press conference today in Dallas. Had I known, I would have attended.
From what I understand however, said press conference was invite only, and was not announced prior to being held.
They did however release additional footage not previously publicly seen from The Erickson Project.
HI-DEF BIGFOOT VIDEO, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN, PREMIERS AT DALLAS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH DNA AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
Contact: Robin Lynne, firstname.lastname@example.org, 231.622.5362
DALLAS, Oct 1 – On October 1, the Sasquatch Genome Project will screen never-before-seen high-definition video of Bigfoot subjects inhabiting the forests of North America. The exclusive footage comes from the long-awaited Erickson Project, a multi-site effort led by entrepreneur Adrian Erickson to capture definitive video and DNA evidence from the elusive Sasquatch.
The Sasquatch Genome Project, led by Dr. Melba Ketchum, is the group responsible for the 5-year study and genomic sequencing of Sasquatch DNA, “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” that passed scientific peer review in January and was published in February of this year. In conjunction with the screening of the new Erickson footage, the DNA study will be made available for all online as open-access at sasquatchgenomeproject.org
Adrian Erickson will present his HD footage accompanied by researcher Dennis Pfohl, who personally captured video and collected DNA samples from Sasquatch individuals. Dr. Ketchum will also present physical Sasquatch samples used in the DNA study and new specimens under ongoing investigation, and discuss sample chain of custody, study results, and bias encountered from the scientific establishment.
WHAT: Press conference screening of never-before-seen HD video of Bigfoot and explanation of 5-year DNA study and new physical specimens
WHEN: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 10:00 AM CT
WHERE: Churchill Recreation Center, 6906 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Dr. Melba Ketchum, DVM, director of the Sasquatch Genome Project and lead author of the DNA study “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies”
Adrian Erickson, founder of the Erickson Project responsible for recording high-definition video of Bigfoot subjects
Dennis Pfohl, manager of the Erickson Project, videographer and DNA sample collector
DALLAS — A team of Sasquatch researchers screened what it called “never before seen HD video” of Bigfoot on Tuesday.
During a news conference, they played several short clips that purported to show various human-like, hairy figures moving about in wooded areas in Kentucky.
The group — led by Dr. Melba Ketchum, a trained veterinarian who founded her own genetics research company — has been collecting data and evidence or the past five years. Their effort is known as The Sasquatch Genome Project.
“This was a serious study,” Ketchum said of the program that they said cost $500,000 to complete.
The exclusive footage came from a similar effort dubbed The Erickson Project, which was led by Adrian Erickson. That group said it captured the “definitive video and DNA evidence from the elusive Sasquatch.”
“Researcher Dennis Pfohl… personally captured video and collected DNA samples from Sasquatch individuals,” the Erickson group said in a written statement.
During Tuesday’s news conference, they played several clips — most of them very short and grainy — that they say is video evidence helping to prove that Bigfoot is real.
According to the group, footage captured in Kentucky in 2005 shows a female Sasquatch sleeping. An extended version of the video is expected to be released in a future documentary.
“We’ve all had experiences that changed our lives,” said Pfohl, the Colorado-based researcher. He said that’s what has driven him to try and prove what he knows is out there.
However, relatively rare sightings and a skeptical public mean the group of scientists has an uphill battle in proving their belief.
Dr. Melba Ketchum is a Bigfoot believer and the director of the Sasquatch DNA Project.
She joined News 8 at 4 to talk about whether she’s serious, what the group hopes to accomplish, where the funding comes from, an what she says the skeptics.