Listen to Justin's tell-all here:
The last two years have been long and frustrating for Justin Smeja, He’s the man who along with his partner, Jack, “the driver,”claimed to shoot two sasquatches, in the Sierras in the fall of 2010. One of the two juvenile sasquatches encountered that day was fatally wounded, the adult sasquatch first encountered, retreated wounded into thick uphill brush and although presumed dead, was never found.
In November of that year, almost 5 weeks later and with the help of a bloodhound, both men retrieved circumstantial tissue in the snow near the area of the shooting. About 1/8th of this tissue was immediately sent off to Dr. Melba Ketchum for dna testing, and who within one week got word back to Justin that the sample matched the others in her study and was definitely from a “bigfoot.” Soon thereafter, the boots Justin wore the day of the shootings which had blood from the juvenile, were given to researcher Bart Cutino, who intentionally kept them from Ketchum out of suspicion and is initiating testing on them now.
It was Dr. Ketchum’s words of intent that made Justin begin to question his sample and along with researchers Bart Cutino and Tyler Huggins, they got the tissue sample tested independently at two other labs and shared those results publicly as promised when there was a major conflict with Dr. Ketchum’s results.
When the results came back black bear with Justin’s contamination from the Canadian lab, the Ketchum camp and researcher/supporter David Paulides went into damage control, radically accusing Justin of sabotaging himself by switching samples to protect himself from prosecution for his actions. The accusations from Ketchum continue to fly as recently as last week when she insinuated on Coast to Coast with George Knapp that the submitters to those labs (Bart & Tyler) were worried the tissue wasn’t from an “ape” and that people in general are concerned and desperate with her “human” results in bigfoot dna.
Breaking his silence, Justin talks about that phone call and the shocking claims made by Dr. Melba Ketchum in detail. He also addresses the ridiculous accusations leveled at him by Ketchum and her camp and reassures everyone of what exactly he shot that day in 2010 and what lies ahead for him in research with the Sierras Evidence Initiative and the upcoming documentary by Ro Sahebi, which tells the whole ongoing Sierra Kills saga.