Here are a few unusual items for our FATE readers this week.
Part glob, part monster, these strange visitors from the depths are known as globsters. They’re often mentioned alongside Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, but unlike other cryptids, there’s no shortage of physical evidence for these apparent organisms. They’re also unique among monsters in that their true identity is usually confirmed by scientists. The vast majority of globsters turn out to be hunks of decomposing whale blubber. Basking shark carcasses rendered featureless by the sea are another common culprit.
Though these marine mysteries are usually solved, globsters continue to capture the public’s imagination. As long as masses of rotten blubber show up on shores, people will keep projecting their fears about the ocean and its strange creatures onto them.
Two boys stumbled upon the amorphous carcass in 1896 while walking along a beach on Anastasia Island in Florida. The boys shared the find with local doctor DeWitt Webb, who concluded that the creature had been some kind of large octopus. The blob was 21 feet long by 7 feet wide, with stumpy appendages protruding from one end.
It took nearly a century for scientists to reveal the true identity of the St. Augustine Monster. In the early 1990s, researchers studied a sample of the globster under light and electron microscopes and found it consisted of pure collagen. The remains had likely come from a whale, and they definitely didn’t derive from an invertebrate like an octopus. DNA analysis of the specimen in 2004 confirmed the whale theory.
Original Post can be found here https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/655596/bizarre-globsters-have-washed-ashore
DNA reveals Bigfoot is a human hybrid
A five-year DNA study of more than 100 samples of Bigfoot hair, tissue and blood was completed and announced to the public on November 24, 2012.
It revealed the elusive creature is a hybrid mix of human DNA and that of an unknown primate. The maternal side is human. The paternal DNA is of unknown origin and only found within nuclear DNA which often is not present in biological samples turned in for genetic testing.
The study was conducted by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum, founder of DNA Diagnostics, Inc. in Nacogdoches, Texas. When she released the results of her study, mainstream scientists maligned her and her research, but since then other scientists have confirmed her findings.
Dr. Melba S. Ketchum, has great compassion for the Bigfoot/Sasquatch. Here are two brief statements she has made expressing her concern for them:
● “The Sasquatch people are more like us than they are different. . . The Sasquatch people have their own language, traditions, and rituals. They live in family units, they order their lives according to the laws of their people, and they bury their dead.”
● “Genetically, the Sasquatch are 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.”
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