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Alternate Perceptions Magazine, October 2016

Mystery Ancestors
Chapter Five, excerpted from Web of Life and Cosmos: Human and Bigfoot Star Ancestors
by: Krsanna Duran

Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ sex life.
Nature international weekly journal of science Security in the scheme of life and cosmos is so important to the human mind that every clan, tribe, and civilization has a creation story to explain its existence. As a creational motif, the leaps that Charles Darwin took in his theory of evolution served the same psychological need in science as Spider Woman did for the Hopi. Darwin and the Hopi observed the world within their perceptual spectrum and articulated explanations for context. His creational motifs filled the need to explain human existence in the vast web of life and cosmos that was acceptable to Darwin’s peers, as the Hopi had done in another era. A Victorian notion of libido in the guise of natural selection pinned down Darwin’s theory. Rapid acceptance of his theory is a measure of the social mind in Darwin’s day.

New discoveries and improved science have rocked scientific theories about human origins since 2008, when the Denisova species was discovered in Siberia.

The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a member of an archaic human group called the Denisovans . . . suggest that interbreeding went on between the members of several ancient human-like groups in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago, including an as-yet-unknown human ancestor from Asia. . . .”we’re looking at a Lord of the Rings-type world — that there were many hominid populations,” says Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London . . .

The Denisovans, as it turns out, are relatives of a 400,000-year-old species discovered in Europe, the oldest known immediate human ancestor, or hominin. Discovered in the Sima de los Huesos cave in Spain and studied at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the Sima fossil was likely related to an ancestor shared by both Denisovans and Neanderthals. Alternatively, a third group — a mystery ancestor — introduced the Denisovan-like genes into the Sima group.

In an epic science chase, Dr. Melba Ketchum and The Erickson Project announced in 2012 that Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is a novel human species with a mystery ancestor. (See the Erickson Project’s press release in the notes.) Collecting Bigfoot DNA samples ranged from difficult to very difficult until recently. A wildlife biologist with The Erickson Project established trust with a juvenile Bigfoot he called Matilda in recent years, and obtained both DNA samples and videos to document them. These were among 111 samples that forensic DNA lab director and veterinarian Melba Ketchum used in the landmark study. As with the Denisovans, she found the human genome in Bigfoot’s maternal line, the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Bigfoot’s ancestral daddy is dramatically missing from all known genome sequences.

A storm of protest arguing that Bigfoot is sheer myth, an ape, or the relic of an extinct species followed at virtual warp speed. Caught in controversy over unauthorized early announcement of the study conducted in her DNA lab, Melba Ketchum answered questions and spoke about the study's protocols in radio interviews in 2012.  She explained the study had not been officially released when an enthusiastic Russian scientist prematurely broke the news.

Dr. Ketchum’s Bigfoot’s DNA findings based on next generation sequencing are in-line with discoveries about mystery human ancestors. Validation of her findings by outside labs and universities didn’t save the project from scathing criticism. After a science journal reviewed and accepted the study, the publisher informed Dr. Ketchum that an attorney had advised him not to publish it. Sounding a louder alarm, the attorney threatened to quit the journal if it published the Sasquatch study. Dr. Ketchum purchased the journal and renamed it DeNovo Accelerating Science, then published the study in its inaugural issue on February 13, 2013. Review of the DNA study by other scientists continued, and Larry H. Swenson, Emeritus Professor and Chair of Chemistry at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, affirmed the study’s findings:

“I went over the manuscript by Melba Ketchum on Bigfoot genomics. My desktop had difficulty with a blast analysis of the consensus sequences. It helped me understand more about the project.

This collaborative venture has done a huge project that taxes me to fully grasp. I see interesting homology with a standard human sequence with 99% match for mitochondria. From my abbreviated study, the nuclear genome seems to have human and nonhuman sequences. My opinion of the creature is that it is a hybrid of a human mother and an unknown hominid male, just as reported. For all practical purposes, it should be treated as human and protected under law.”

With verified dates for early human ancestors and DNA for a mystery ancestor identified to fill the “missing link” gap, we can compare what is now known with non-traditional data.

Arcturian Genesis
In post-modern UFO contacts, Arcturus emerges as the home of true human ancestors. The proto-human genes of Arcturus were mixed with other species for seeding early human species that include Bigfoot, which were the first intellectualized species of Lemuria. Arcturians were among the founders of Lemuria, and subsequently mentored time travelers from Atlantis to move in time directly to the nexus for the twenty-first century.

Located in the Boötes constellation, Arcturus is fourth brightest star in the night sky, with a long and bountiful history among indigenous peoples. The constellation was commonly called Arcturus in the ancient Near East, honoring the orange giant star only 36.7 light-years from Earth. Arcturus is named the “yoke,” or Shudan, in the Babylonian Star Catalogue. The Sleeping Prophet Edgar Cayce named very few stars in 14,000 readings, but he described Arcturus as the center of the Sun’s orbit and a star gate several times. Arcadia, the pre-Greek home of the Orphic mysteries, knew Arcturus as the “guardian of the bear,” who protected its founder, Arca. Polynesian navigators knew Arcturus as “the star of joy” (Hōkūle’a) and used it to navigate the Pacific.

In communications with Ida Kannenberg between 1998 and 2000, Maez, Bigfoot’s Arcturian monitor, explained the reasoning for introducing their human strain on Earth. Ancestors from Arcturus anciently lived on Earth, and, when considering returning, they bred Bigfoot to test and monitor planetary conditions. Soon after Bigfoot, they introduced Neanderthals, who interbred with other human species and are forebears of modern humans. The Denisova inhabited a cave in the Altai Mountains in Siberia circa 40,000 years before present, which Neanderthal and modern humans also inhabited.

New discoveries about mystery ancestors expand the potentials of human and Bigfoot genesis that Maez had revealed to Kannenberg. The Arcturian explained mystery ancestors, human and Bigfoot genesis, and capabilities fifteen years before the Max Planck Institute and Dr. Ketchum announced their findings in 2013. The paradigm-changing studies affirmed points the Arcturian had explained. Very importantly, no scientific discovery since 1998 directly contradicts Maez’s talking points in dialogs with Kannenberg.

Maez’s rendition is a viable contender for explaining human genesis. It provides a baseline to compare with known data for a larger perspective that expands the mind of the species. As we humans map new dimensions of our genesis, we expand the species’ mind with knowledge and experience that activates deep potentials inherited from the star ancestors.

November 1998
“Maez to Ida: However, you are right that Bigfoot was developed on a base of Australopithecus africanus. Then he was genetically engineered with genes of the Arcturian Masters to develop the several variations of Bigfoot alive in the world today. There are only small differences in Bigfoot in various countries to adapt them to the environment in which they live. Their adaptations to various climatic and environmental conditions have further distinguished them from one another, but all come from the same original base of Australopithecus africanus [abbreviated to A.a.]. Your scientists will presently reorganize their identification base as new discoveries are made. “Bigfoot was engineered to live in remote and undeveloped areas. His greatest safety device is the speed and ease with which he can change location and his ability to live off the environment wherever he might find himself. This means no possessions to load him down in transit and no permanent home to tie him to a location that might be discovered and staked out for capture. You may well envy Bigfoot his complete freedom, his blending with his environment, and his ability to concentrate on the basic values of life. “The first Bigfoot was brought to Planet Earth before there were any Homo s. or neanderthalensis. His purpose was to discover if such modern men could live here. That is why he was given Homo s.’ characteristics, genes, brain capacities, intuition, and sensitivities. He is, in essence, borderline human.

“Yes, we Arcturians were instrumental in bringing a race of Homo s. to Earth, but let us save this story for another time. We want you to understand, accept Bigfoot first, while there is still time to save this unusual and rare species from extinction on Earth. He has served well and earned the right to be protected and aided in his current problems and distress.
“Learn to accept and live with him.

“Yes, Sitchin's stories of the origin of modern man are 90% correct. Any embroidery was in the texts from which he copied, but there are correlative facts which have not yet been revealed and in which we played a major role. Do not discount Sitchin. He wrote courageous and bona fide books. . . .

“Maez to Ida: So we have been discussing the possibility of A.a. being the more “animal” base of Bigfoot. Believe me, he was, though how you guessed that I'll never know.

“Yes, your scientists have some specimens of A.a., which they believe are about 3 million years old and others they date at 1 million seven hundred and fifty years. Some believe this latter was the first real tool-maker. As I said before, as more specimens are discovered there will be some minor changes in their opinions. Probably some major ones, also.

“We (Arcturians) began the use of A.a. a million and a half years ago. No, not I personally. Yes, we had the equivalent of Homo sapiens sapiens (abbreviated to Homo s.s.) to use, not an Earth species. Your present Homo s.s. did not originate from earth species. It is a mixture of various forefathers.

“We are the man-makers of Earth. Read your own book, Project Earth, the last few pages, and Sitchin also to see how varied the ancestry of present day Earth man really is!

“As long as a million and a half years ago our scientists were mixing and matching genes and DNA and other life requisites. Let's not get more deeply involved in this now. Enough for today . . .

“Maez to Ida: A bit more about the manufacturing of Bigfoot. Even this kind of genetic experimentation takes a long, long time. We started a million and a half of your years ago and continued hundreds of thousands of years before present. Experimental creatures were allowed to live out their long life spans, but gradually we learned how to overcome certain problems in their reproduction cycles. We wanted them to be able to reproduce themselves before we sent them to Earth and other planets. [Emphasis added.]

“Slightly less than three hundred thousand years ago our perfected species was sent to Earth to check out the living conditions. There are energies being emitted from the Earth itself that you are not yet aware of. Some of them are detrimental to your welfare. You will eventually learn how to protect yourselves. Places where there are sulphur springs are the most evident.
“Our Bigfoot took to Earth like a duck to water, and he and his descendants have been there ever since.

“The engineered Bigfoot lived thousands of years. They did not have a built-in obsolescence. After their Earth-born offspring were well established, we brought the original back to Arcturus. Unfortunately, they had been engineered for different climate and environmental living conditions and one by one they succumbed. The Bigfoot on Earth live two or sometimes into their third hundredth year. The increasing crud in your air shortens their lives unmercifully now. They are in actual danger of becoming extinct. Your people hunting them down and creating living problems for them does not help.

“You ask where did we get the Homo s. species to cross with Bigfoot? The same place we got it to develop Homo s.s. on Earth. It was for the latter that Bigfoot was developed to test the Earth. Homo s.s. is from ourselves. Did we not tell you once that “our roots are the same”? A great deal of what was told to you and which you printed in your book Project Earth referred to us. All the information that Hweig & Co. read off to you so patiently and which you copied down so patiently was prepared by myself and my helpers. Arcturus is the Planet X as you labeled it. Tea Elsta was a name Hweig gave it, since you insisted on a name. It is not our original one. Your star map calls it Arcturus in the Boötes constellation.

“Now you ask, how does this fit in with Sitchin's story of the origin of Earth people? Neatly, very neatly. I don't want to spend time on this now, but your question deserves an answer. The Annunaki of the Twelfth Planet established their Adamic race in what you call today “the Middle East” — Sumeria (today's Iraq) and the lands between there and Egypt and into Africa.

“We, the Arcturians, established our race in the West. You call it Lemuria and the western areas of the United States, although it spread rapidly into what is now Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.

“East is East and the West is West but it is time the twain get together peaceably and stop killing each other.
“We sent the original Bigfoot throughout the whole world but sent our developed strain of Homo s.s. to Lemuria and the West. There is not much point in writing much about this until your people are ready to accept the reality of Lemuria. (James Churchward should also be taken very seriously.)

“Let us get back to our subject, Bigfoot as developed from Earth's A.a. and our own strain of Homo s.s.
“Our scientists felt that to persevere in the wild conditions of Earth against large animals and severe climatic conditions Bigfoot should be very strong physically, large and bulky as you see him today (when you do). Since he does not use tools other than sticks or stones or make permanent shelters other than rocky crevices or clumps of trees or bushes, he must be nearly impervious to cold or immersion in water and other conditions that would quickly kill a man. His extraordinary physicality coupled with a very large brain keeps him alive. He is extremely intelligent, but innocent. His lack of sophistication and an awareness of that fact make him wary of close contact with humans. He just doesn't understand your ways of double-dealing. They are entirely foreign to him.

“Ida to Maez: I am confused. You said you chose the finest of the anthropoid line to begin your genetic experiments that eventually led to Australopithecus and Bigfoot and still later to us. Yet you say we did not evolve from the ape. That leaves me confused. “Maez to Ida: ...From a million and a half to one hundred thousand years before present, we the people of the Arcturus system, worked on problems of genetic engineering. We nearly engineered ourselves out of existence. When we woke up to what we were doing there were only a few thousand of our original kind of people left but many experimental types of cyborgs and those we used as workers. Slaves would be a more exact designation but that word always sends you into a moral fit, so we will call them workers.

“We had drawn a great deal of the animal component of our biological structuring from Earth, for which we had a special intention. That is why your people have indeed seen reptilian and other animalistic creatures.

“We soon discovered that A.a. was the most promising of the evolutionary strain advancing toward a rational self-thinking creature, so we used him in many ways. By crossing him with our master genes we came up with Bigfoot. The original was a cross of “true man” as we consider ourselves (using your terminology) and the “not-yet” man or A.a. It was a long and tedious experiment to find a perfected specimen that could not only explore Earth from one end to the other over millennia but could intelligently report back in such a manner that we could use the information we had sent him to collect. Bigfoot had enough of Earth inheritance to make his explorations there feasible, and enough of our intelligence to make his observations pertinent to our needs.

“We saw it would be greatly to our advantage if Bigfoot could reproduce himself on Earth once we had perfected the exact type of creature that we needed. Reproduction problems proved a great time devourer, just as trying to get your mules to reproduce their own kind would prove to you. Genetic engineering was not a feat handed to us. We had to work it all out for ourselves over many hundreds of years.

“The original Bigfoot had inbuilt communication abilities as well as extensive “psychic” talents that the earth-born gradually lost. We have to use implants with them now just as we do with you. Perhaps the greatly truncated life span of these latter (a couple hundred years compared to the original several thousand) is the reason their psychic abilities do not fully develop. Each succeeding generation of the Earth-born will recapture more of these abilities but it will be a slow inch by inch process. No doubt there will be a “genius” Bigfoot born now and then who will break through the time wall and show unusual psychic abilities, just as happens in your own race. It is a projected inheritance from the past for both of you. Let's not dig deeper into such technicalities now, there is too much else to report and it must be revealed in logical and understandable sequence. You have been given too many incoherent bits and pieces up to now. It will only seem “real” or at least “possible” when you see it altogether in proper order...

“...’There is a time for sowing and a time for reaping’? This is the time to put together for you a coherent picture of what we have been about.

“This is as good a place as any to explain Hweig’s description of Bigfoot to you as it appeared in Project Earth, page 163.
“Hweig: Sasquatch is indeed their (Planet X's) creatures let out upon Earth to test energies from the ground on Earth itself. We do not recognize these energies although they work upon us, sometimes quite detrimentally. Sasquatch is not an ape and not human, but a biological creation about halfway between the two, with no biological connection to either. It is not a missing link. The creatures are mild unless startled when with their young. They have been unloaded here for years, and now have acclimated and orientated themselves. They do have offspring, but rarely. They are monitored by pictorial telepathy.”

“Maez: When Hweig reported that there was no biological connection to either ape or human, he was referring to the fact that the first Bigfoot was generated hundreds of centuries before your-kind of human existed on earth although you and Bigfoot were built from our genes which we consider “true humanity”. Only a small fraction, twenty percent, of Bigfoot’s genes was ours - the genes of you of Earth were given a much greater portion. About eighty percent of your genes are from the Arcturian source...

“A million and a half years seems a very long time from your viewpoint but it was scarcely enough from ours to create our Bigfoot person from the genetic elements of A.a. and our own genes. Yes, we think of him as a person for he has intelligence and personality befitting a human inside that hairy animalistic exterior. Yes, of course he has a soul!

“Less than 300,000 years ago — your time — we had perfected our creature enough to send him to Earth on the mission for which he was created. The original lived several thousand years and we kept on perfecting and issuing improved stock.

“Our purpose was to find good living areas on Earth that would support our original human type, which is similar to your Homo s.s. of today. There is perhaps an eighty percent similarity.

“Bigfoot was sent to every area of Earth, most of which was considerably different than it is today. There have been innumerable and great changes.

“Long before 200,000 B.C. (your time) we sent our first true human representatives to Earth on the now-sunken continent you call Lemuria. “All our first true human explorers were androgynes. They observed the matings of Earth's various creatures and decided to increase their own numbers by propagation. There were so few left on the home planet they did not want to risk all those lives in the unprecedented adventure.

“As androgynes they had no experience in mating or birthing, although they had the necessary requisites. They now divided themselves, not by splitting physically, but by each choosing to differentiate himself by sex, male or female. Since most chose the male role, not many births resulted. So they also chose to mate with the “fairest” of the proto-humans they found on Earth.

“At first they tried to keep their own race pure, but gradually it inter-mixed with the secondary strain that resulted from mating with the Earth stock.

“The more nearly pure strain eventually resulted in Cro-Magnon. The proto-human mixture led to Neanderthal.
“In the meantime Bigfoot continued his task of investigating the four corners of the Earth and reporting.
“So now we had three strains of nearly fully Earth humans: Bigfoot, a borderline human; neanderthalensis [Neanderthal], a Homo sapiens, and Cro-Magnon type Homo sapiens sapiens (Homo s.s.). These three were all together on the continent you call Lemuria.
“Most of the cross-bred humans were brought back to Lemuria as their original purpose had been to help us colonize our new country. These new “citizens” were mostly from the Levantine corridor and were several strains in the neighborhood of Homo erectus.
“We selected their young carefully for further inter-mixing and in a few generations had handsome and intelligent members of our expanding communities. Our rejects were taken back to the Levantine corridor and allowed to inter-breed there.
“Where else would the rapid advance in brain size and body stature come from than an outside source? In less than a hundred thousand years, an advance in human evolution occurred that had never been equaled in millions of years. Why else the sudden spurt?
“No more now on the human evolution. Your next book will carry that subject forward. Let us get back now to Bigfoot although their histories do intertwine.

“Bigfoot continued to carry out his original task of reporting environmental conditions and other facts as time went on. He became, in fact, a super-spy on the fast increasing human population. His abilities were too useful to us to free him entirely from our supervision. We have continued to rely on him to this day. He reports on every new logging or mining enterprise and on all new sports resorts that bring many people into the forests and wilderness areas. We have other means of gaining knowledge of industrial and urban activities, but for the wild country Bigfoot is indispensable. Yes! We consider the Western Hemisphere our property!

“And we watch with growing concern and impatience what is happening to it! As long as it was occupied by the people we brought into it, the land and its creatures were cherished and treated with respect. When it was flooded with newcomers from the East — well, there went the neighborhood! . . .

“Maez to Ida: The mating with the “fairest daughters of the Earth” took place — on our part — among those occupying the Levantine corridor. Yes, even around the country where Jesus was to be born, though that has no particular significance here that I can see. “These ‘girls’ were a mixture of various evolutionary advances toward Homo erectus. The genes of our adventurers simply speeded up the processes of development toward Neanderthal and Homo s., our own pure offspring stayed in the Western Hemisphere. “You ask, ‘how did the mixture get to Lemuria from the Levantine?’ We were not without aerial transportation. We had craft that would go through the air or under the water with equal ease; these were not space ships. We will soon go into an explanation of these; for now just accept them as fact.

“Transport anywhere in the world was easy. Yes, even during the ice age.”


Through the years, the Erickson Project has collected and funded testing of a number of Sasquatch DNA samples from various geographical areas of North America at a variety of DNA labs in Canada and the United States. Even though the results of those mitochondrial tests all came back human, namely 'Eastern European' Adrian Erickson and Dennis Pfohl were convinced that the samples were from Sasquatch and not 'contaminated' by humans.

When yet another scientist related to Erickson that a different sample tested at the University of New York (one of the labs the Erickson Project had also used) also came back as 'Eastern European' the scientist dismissed it as human. At that point, however, Erickson knew he was on the right track and needed to test further. He contacted and started to collaborate with Dr. Ketchum and provided her with his samples and the previous DNA results in order to continue testing. As the study expanded Erickson supplied much of the initial funding of Dr. Ketchum's study, which was more in-depth and involved nuclear DNA. This study was completed after five years.

The Erickson Project is a contributor of six Sasquatch DNA samples to Dr.Ketchum's study, all from diverse areas, one of those samples was used to sequence a complete Sasquatch genome in Dr. Ketchum's study. Specific information on the role of The Erickson Project will be released when her manuscript is published; this will be posted on this website.

Dr. Ketchum's press release about upcoming publication of her manuscript:
Five-Year Genome Study Yields Evidence of Homo sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species in North America DALLAS, Nov. 24 [2012]

A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

The study was conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX. In response to recent interest in the study, Dr. Ketchum can confirm that her team has sequenced three complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid:

“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.

Hominins are members of the taxonomic grouping Hominini, which includes all members of the genus Homo. Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. “The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual,” explains Ketchum.

“Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA.”

Ketchum is a veterinarian, whose professional experience includes 27 years of research in genetics, including forensics. Early in her career she also practiced veterinary medicine, and she has previously been published as a participant in mapping the equine genome. She began testing the DNA of purported Sasquatch hair samples 5 years ago.

Ketchum calls on public officials and law enforcement to immediately recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous people:
“Genetically, the Sasquatch is a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry. Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them.”

Full details of the study will be presented in the near future when the study manuscript publishes.

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