Do JZ Knight and Ramtha have two different sets of DNA?
Knight claims they do, and says the results of DNA tests taken while she’s channeling Ramtha prove it.
Dr. Matthew Martinez took cheek swabs of Knight before she channeled Ramtha, and again, two days later, while she was channeling Ramtha, according to a press release sent out by Knight’s publicist.
Knight’s cheek swab samples were sent to independent laboratories in California, Florida and Missouri specializing in DNA testing, the release states. All three samples were exact matches for Knight, with gene markers of R1B Y DNA with QM242 with a DNA sequence of TACTGATCG, indicating a person of French European descent, the release states.
Two days later, the cheek swabs from Knight while channeling Ramtha were sent to the same laboratories.
Ramtha School of Enlightenment spokesperson Mike Wright said the laboratories required Martinez to keep their names confidential, “because they don’t deal with the public, they just deal with DNA samples from medical people.”
The Ramtha-DNA results were “dramatically different” from Knight’s DNA, the press release states. The results showed R1B Y DNA with CM217 with a sequence of ACCAGCTGC, indicating a person with American Indian and Viking descent, according to the release.
“The mathematical probability that three separate lab samples sent to three different laboratories would get the exact same DNA sequencing, two separate times, is astronomical, proving that the methods were scientifically sound and the results are truly astonishing,” the release claims.
The press release from the school claimed the laboratories were not allowed to release the DNA sample results to the public due to federal HIPAA regulations. Wright said that was a mistake, and that Knight has released all the information she’s received so far.
“There is no doubt in my mind that the DNA from JZ Knight in her everyday life and from Ms. Knight when she was channeling Ramtha demonstrate an incredibly rare scientific phenomenon,” Martinez said. “There is no debate — the DNA samples indicate completely different people.”
Martinez is Knight’s personal physician, Wright said. He has made several presentations at RSE and attended events at the school, he said.
When asked how people know both DNA results were taken from Knight’s cheeks and not someone else, Wright said, “The short answer is they’re not going to know, because they were not there. People that don’t believe a licensed physician in the state of Washington who is staking his license about these claims about his patient, they’re not going to believe anybody anyhow.”
Martinez is interested in further research, Wright said. He’s consulting with a fourth lab that has indicated it would be willing to release its name, but arrangements are still being made, he said.
“We’re all delighted with the results, and we all want to do further research and see how it unfolds,” he said.