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Saturday, October 16, 2010


This picture, which purports to be a file photo of "an unidentified Bigfoot in Shennongjia, China's Hubei Province," arrived in my inbox on Friday afternoon, accompanying a story on "the appearance of a Bigfoot on Taibai Mountain in Xi'an, Shaanxi".

Has anyone seen it before, and does anyone have any ideas about its provenance?

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Probably good as an illustration of what it is SUPPOSED to look like. But it obviously a piece of artwork and not a photograph. I still count it as indirect evidence of what the witnesses are reporting on the grounds that it is reproduced for that reason. An actual photograph might not be good enough to say THAT much.