Friday, April 5, 2013

WATCH! A New Bigfoot Documentary. "DEAD BIGFOOT: A True Story"

Bigfoot Lunch Club is proud to announce the debut of a new Bigfoot documentary that will be screened exclusively at BLC's new Bigfoot speaker series, HopsSquatch.

Along with Cliff Barackman headlining the main event, we have the distinct honor of screening a 10-minute teaser of  Dead Bigfoot: A True Story by Ro Sahebi. Fans, we are in for a treat! Mr. Sahebi has a distinctive pace and a way of storytelling that is so engaging, you won't have time to realize your being entertained and informed at the same time. You really don't have to take our word for it you can watch his previous  Extinct? Short Documentaries

Get the details below and watch the suspenseful DEAD BIGFOOT trailer exclusive to Bigfoot Lunch Club.


In October of 2010, 2 young hunters shot a 7 foot tall animal they could not identify. It stood upright and walked like a man. Dead Bigfoot: A True Story, chronicles the events that followed the shooting in an attempt to learn more about the hunters involved and the alleged creature they shot.

About Ro Sahebi

Ro Sahebi is a multimedia professional from the Los Angeles area and editor of He quickly made a name for himself as the producer and creator of the EXTINCT? Podcast and web series. The podcast hit the number one "New and Noteworthy" position in the iTunes Natural Science section shortly after its launch.
After interviewing Justin Smeja for the movie "I Killed Bigfoot", he initiated the documented polygraph exam featured in the short film," The Examination" which lead to the feature film "Dead Bigfoot: A True Story" due on pay-per-view SUMMER 2013. His background as a musician and filmmaker brings a fresh perspective to the field, delivering quality professional content rarely seen in the Bigfoot community.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cliff Barackman Kicks off Bigfoot Speaker Series in Portland, OR

Cliff Barackman (far right) is previewing his new DVD at HopsSquatch 
HopsSquatch is a Bigfoot and Beer event dedicated to the latest Bigfoot news and research. A unique speaker’s series held on the 4th Sunday of each month

The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland Oregon 97214 (map)

Get behind-the-scenes information from the experts and become Bigfoot insiders learning what is on the horizon of Bigfoot research. Cliff Barackman, Host of Finding Bigfoot will kick off this series on April 28th. Below is the April 28th Schedule.

Series presentations-$5 per person
(limited seating so reserve early!) 
or save by becoming a member of Hopssquatch for $50.
Membership includes a seat at each series event, a Hopssquatch t-shirt, first chance at news and speaker updates, and more.

Event Nite Schedule (2pm to 5pm):
Cliff's Presentation - Sharing his latest research!
Preview of Cliff's new DVD - First time screened in public!
Moderated Q&A -You get to ask Cliff Questions!
Panel Discussion - Bigfooters discuss DNA, Kill/No Kill, etc...

Event Nite Schedule (5pm to 8pm):
Preview of New Bigfoot Documentary, "Dead Bigfoot."
Cheers and Beers 'til 8pm

Future Speakers Include:
Thom Powell, Best selling Author of "The Locals"
Kirk Sigurdson, Expert in Hidden Histories
Guy Edwards, Founder of Bigfoot Lunch Club
Doug Meacham, Hypnotist
Ro Sahebi, Film Maker and Documentarian from L.A.
Cindy Rose Caddell, Author & Anthropology Major

Limited Space-Reserve Now!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Melba Ketchum Continues Bigfoot DNA Research with Bones

Dr. Melba Kecthum is excited about new DNA extraction techniques
"One is from Dave Paulides since he has put that out publicly and another from Mike Rugg since he has also openly discussed it." --Dr. Melba Kectchum Responding to where did the bone samples come from.

Dr. Melba Ketchum announced she will be working on teeth and bone samples in pursuit of Bigfoot DNA. The technique she will be using is a technique taught to her from a Dr. Pat. According to Dr. Ketchum, Dr. Pat has never failed at getting DNA from bone and has developed the extraction techniques that have identified people for the military, including the soldiers buried in the Tomb of the Unknown.

As a side note, anonymity of the entombed soldier is key to the symbolism of the monument: since the identity is unknown, it could theoretically be the tomb of anyone who fell in service of the nation in question, and therefore serves as a monument to all of their sacrifices. Symbolism is great, but families their fallen identified and post-Vietnam soldiers may never be unknown again. You can read about the last identified soldier in this Washington Post article.

Getting back to Dr. Ketchum, she seems very excited about the techniques and makes a distinction between forensic scientist and academic scientist. Read an excerpt from her announcement on facebook  below.
[Dr. Pat] taught me the technique, but he has the wonderful robots that make extractions more perfect than I could ever do manually. He has never failed to get DNA from bone. Even manually his techniques are SO fantastic that I was able to get usable DNA from cremated remains in two separate cases (one cat and one human) and I never thought we could do that, especially without robots. We recently extracted DNA from some 2000 year old tissue and hair and got good results (DNA profiles) using these extraction methods without having to amplify the DNA (WGA) or make a "library" like they did for the Neandertal and Denisovan hominins prior to sequencing. We have one sample that is highly degraded bone and it will be interesting if this will be the first time this extraction technique fails. I am betting on getting DNA though. The academics could sure learn a few things from forensic scientists about extracting good DNA from minimal samples and also how to determine if there is really contamination other than just assuming that there is... It is so awesome! I gotta love science!!!!

We actually know quite a bit about the tooth from Mike Rugg. It is a fairly large molar, decidedly primate according to Mike and was found in 2002 during a shark tooth dig in Scotts Valley, California. You can watch Mike Rugg talk about the toothe in the video below.

CORRECTION: The initial version of this post claimed Dr. Pat has been responsible for identifying people for the military, more accurately Dr. Pat has been responsible for developing the extraction techniques that have identified people for the military. The post has been changed to reflect the correction.  

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