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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

LINDSAY SELBY: Another Bigfoot report

I found this as a balance to the photo claim yesterday:

By Genevieve Reilly
staff writer

Updated: 07/01/2009 11:54:08 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD -- It goes by many names: Bigfoot, Sasquatch -- the legendary half-human, half-ape creature that, according to legend, prowls the great northern woods of the U.S. and Canada. Some insist, however, that the hairy beast is real. Sasquatch "sightings" have primarily been reported in the Northwest.Until now, that is.

A woman driving on Unquowa Road about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday called police to report that she "almost hit Sasquatch," which was standing in the middle of the road. She said it was 8 feet tall and very hairy, with a large body and "legs like tree trunks." When she switched her headlights to highbeams, she said, the creature covered its face and ran into the woods.The driver told police it was "human like," but more "like an animal." Unlike other Sasquatch sightings, where the elusive beast melts back into the deep woods, this one was located in Fairfield.

Bigfoot turned out to be a big joke -- a 16-year-old dressed in a gorilla-like costume, police said. The teen told officers he was standing at the intersection of Unquowa and Sturges roads, waving at passing cars while friends watched.A police officer escorted the sham Sasquatch back home and turned him over to his parents, who, the police report states, agreed he should have shown better judgment.

See the original story here : http://www.connpost.com/ci_12732516


I suppose he was lucky no one shot at him!

2 comments:

borky said...

That's the problem with lighting - Hollywood special effect crews absolutely live and die on the strength of it.

When I was on a mini-tour with a bunch of Liverpool Indie bands, they did this one gig at a Salisbury art centre and Keith O'Neil, (who went on to drum for a band called Cast), set up his kit on stage and went off to take a leak.

When he came back he was absolutely astonished to find his titchy, bog-standard, bottom of the line, rusty biscuit tins mounted on a pulverised tea chest kit'd somehow metamorphosed under the influence of a very expensive set of computerised lighting into the dazzling vision of a vast corruscating mothership wrought out of rubies and emeralds drenched in beams of living quicksilver.

All of which makes the daylight shot Patterson all the more compelling to me.

c.stark said...

It’s very frustrating to see things like this happen. The witness seemed reliable and her report seemed very plausible. This is a prime example of why the collection and analysis of physical evidence is necessary for the support of any sighting. I know most people have a "boys will be boys" attitude when it comes to teenage pranks, but hoaxes like this make the work of cryptozoologists even more difficult. What these teenagers did goes way beyond shenanigans… MONKEYSHINES!