Bigfoot Discovered (apparenty)…hmmm

19 08 2008

Three American men claim to have found a body of famed Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch). They have even released a photograph to ‘prove’ it.

Apparently the mythical beasts body is 7ft 7in tall and weighs over 500lb!

It was found in the woods of northern Georgia (the US state, not the superpower-bothering country in the Caucasus).

The announcement was made by the CEO of searchingforbigfoot.com, who says he will be holding a press conference on Friday along with the discoverers, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, where they will unveil further photos and DNA evidence.

The sasquatch body, from the photo already released, has reddish-brown hair, an ape-like face, and generally looks a bit like a slightly mildewed fancy-dress gorilla costume.

Noted Cryptozoologist (someone who studies legendary animals) Loren Coleman says on his website that ‘it certainly looks like the real deal.’

He adds ‘the gorilla-like facial features, the robust lack of canines, and the grinding surfaces shown in the teeth suggest a bulky vegetarian with a mixture of higher primate characteristics.’

The team behind the discovery say: ‘Extensive scientific studies will be done on the body by a team of scientists including a molecular biologist, an anthropologist, a paleontologist and other scientists over the next few months at an undisclosed location.’

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19 08 2008
Loren Coleman

I readily admit to being optimistic in the hopes of obtaining the first photo, so we could all analyze it (long before a long wait to September 1st). For a few hours early on August 12, I was intrigued. I have not edited any of my blog entries to diminish my postings’ hopeful tones. But my position has been clear about this being a hoax, since ten minutes after I published the first “body in a box” photo at 9:29 pm on Tuesday, August 12, and then I received and updated Cryptomundo with the photo of the costume that matched the “body.”

It is a hoax.

For the record:

Loren Coleman, a prolific writer on the Sasquatch, Yeti and other mysterious creatures, said he thinks this is going to be one of the biggest Bigfoot stories of the decade, even it turns out to be hoax.

When it comes to the alleged creature, he says he doesn’t use the word “believe.”

“I accept or deny evidence [misquote deleted],” he said.

With this one body found in Georgia, however, it’s “99 percent a hoax and 1 percent a probability of reality,” he said.

But he’s still excited about the alleged discovery.

“I’ll never turn down a chance to look at a body because it could be real, and we can’t choose the accident of history…The most undesirable people might be the ones to discover it, but who am I to judge them.”

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/17197939/detail.html

Loren Coleman, the author of a number of Bigfoot books, who has closely followed Biscardi and watched what he has skeptically called the “Georgia Gorilla” discovery, described the press conference as a carnival show.

“Biscardi is a Las Vegas promoter and a showman, and he’s doing it again,” Coleman said. “That’s what he’s really good at. It’s like, ‘Would you like to come into my tent? I’ll show you this one picture. Isn’t that interesting? Pay me to see more.'”

“He’s already gone through several hoaxes,” Coleman said. “We always say, ‘This is the end of Biscardi. He’s never coming back.’ I mean, the man has nine lives.”

http://www.news-daily.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=24864&TM=11450.28

“This body has little to do with Bigfoot and everything to do with a Sasquatch costume that someone developed after watching too many gorilla movies,” warns Loren Coleman, who runs the influential Cryptomundo blog devoted to strange and unknown animals. “The teeth that seem to have been placed in the mouth could be my late mother’s false teeth.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,404321,00.html

Loren Coleman,
Portland, Maine
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19 08 2008
celebrityscraps

Wow… cheers Loren for the scoop and insight on the article 🙂

19 08 2008
media kingdom

i’m still trying to figure out if “Sasquatch” is Bigfoot’s name, or if that’s the name of his species

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