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August 24th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Bigfoot, Shmigfoot

» by in: Paranormal

I’ll be your Tarzan, you’ll be my Jane
I’ll keep you warm and you’ll keep me sane
And we’ll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an ape man

I’m an ape man, I’m an ape ape man, I’m an ape man
I’m a king kong man, I’m a voodoo man
I’m an ape man.

Apeman ©1970 by the Kinks

The recent furor over a bogus bigfoot carcass has only served to hurt the efforts of the cryptozoological community.[1] The media unwittingly provided extensive free publicity to the perpetrators by publishing their website address for several days. The next time an alleged bigfoot shows up, they’re all the less likely to give it the time of day.

Bigfoot on Ice Buy the costume
Separated at birth?

There are several easy clues that should have made journalists pause to think. Here’s a quick sanity test:

  • If the people who claim to find bigfoot just happen to have their own bigfoot website;
  • If their website offers bigfoot merchandise for sale;
  • If they also sell guided bigfoot “tours;”
  • If they’ve done this type of thing before;[2]

Then it’s probably not a real carcass.[3]


1. Claim: Dead Bigfoot stored on ice
World News Daily
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=72299

2. Bigfoot, or another big hoax?
The Mercury News
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10222777?source=most_emailed

3. ‘Bigfoot’ Fails DNA Test
MSN
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=615624

 

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