Bigfoot press conference a bust

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  1. Mister N says:

    A sucker is born every minute

  2. dbarak says:

    That ‘squatch in the photo is pretty ripped. Good set of six packs. (A bit man-boobish though.)

  3. BaxterJ says:

    Here’s audio of the press conference:
    http://www.entertonement.com/collections/2149/Bigfoot

  4. Matt Staggs says:

    @#8:
    I’m glad that I’m not the only person who noticed Loren Coleman’s back-pedaling. I’m sure he’ll be here in a minute to explain himself, though.

  5. Crunchbird says:

    I hate to say it, LeavingHalfway, but the reason that Fox and FoxNews.com are being cited in the write-up may be that they’re the ones actually printing the facts and the skepticism about the situation. Go to CNN and read their articles about the same subject so far, and they are FAR more credulous, not even mentioning the costume.

    Fox has plenty of issues with political credibility, and over-emphasis on T&A, but I can’t believe they’re worse than CNN on hyping the bullshit non-stories like the chupacabras, Montauk “monster,” appearing Jesus and Mary faces, sink bathing fast food workers, and all the rest of it. In nearly every case CNN runs those stories with a faux-objective tone that almost NEVER goes for the debunk … you’ve got to churn into more stories and page views, after all. Perhaps it’s their more hostile/defensive posture generally, but Fox seems more willing to poke at a story until it falls apart.

  6. LeavingHalfway says:

    @#2: Aldasin

    Be it a bigfoot corpse or jesus on a piece of toast, there’s nothing too stupid for CNN.

    I think the 4 (by my quick count) mentions of either FOX News or FOXNews.com should at least rule out CNN at the network of the lowest common denominator (the winner already being mentioned). CNN certainly has joined the race to the bottom, however. Glenn Beck was the last straw for me to even attempt watching them anymore.

    How dare you attack CNN when there’s a perfectly good chance here to ridicule FOX some more?

  7. Lonin says:

    I’m sorry if I came off a little harsh. These days though it just seems as if a lot of the paranormal researchers want to believe things so much that cautious optimism, realistic skepticism and actual detective work can sometimes go out the window.

    I’m sure there are thousands upon thousands of undiscovered species and crazy things still left in the world. I just think that 99.9% of all those undiscovered things will be found by the hard working scientists and professionals in the respective fields, not two hillbillies from Georgia.

  8. the Other michael says:

    #25 – wait, you mean that guy still has Bigfoot in his barn? I hope he’s been fed, watered and given reading material after all this time.

    Poor guy. Probably will go into shock when he hears the Beatles split up.

  9. tallulahcrackersJ says:

    this is so disappointing. used to be hoaxes were wildly original and provocative and entertaining. have even the hoaxers lost their imagination in this age of apathy?

  10. Brian Carnell says:

    “Be it a bigfoot corpse or jesus on a piece of toast, there’s nothing too stupid for CNN.”

    Or Boing! Boing!

  11. David Pescovitz says:

    Lonin @8, I hear what you’re saying, but I don’t think it’s a character flaw for someone to change their opinion as new information becomes available, like when the matching costume was found.

    Loren is a Fortean, and as such he’s skeptical but keeps his mind wide open. I think that’s a good mindset to have when navigating our weird world.

    I’m sure Loren was also hopeful that this body was going to turn out to be the real deal. I know I was.

  12. Rindan says:

    CNN, FOX, etc love these stories. They also love Paris Hilton, child kidnappings, celebrity gossip, and other such worthless news. Why? It isn’t that they are appealing to the lowest commoner denominator (though that is part of it). The real reason is that covering crap is easy. If some mindless “news” happens in the US, they just need to call up a local affiliate station and have them toss something together.

    On the other hand, when Russia invades another fucking country, it means they actually have to send a journalist there. They need to send a journalist in a dangerous part of the world and they probably need to do real background research. This is hard. Sure, Paris Hilton and bigfoot are not shit that matters to anyone in the world, but if dumb suckers act mildly annoyed and keep watching… well, it is certainly cheaper and easier than sending a reporter to do real news.

  13. Vale says:

    Never mind folks.

    Meanwhile you can try and lure the elusive creature out of hiding yourselves, by purchasing the Bigfoot Welcome Mat and placing it outside your door. Be sure to wear your Bigfoot Camouflage Hat and your Bigfoot Belt Buckle when you let him in so he will know you are a friend and he will not eat you.

    With just $416.36 you can buy ALL the exciting Bigfoot merchandise these guys have on offer on their webpage.

  14. shtoink2u2 says:

    That CNN and Fox covered this nonsense just confirms their lack of credibility, and makes me question any of their other coverage.

  15. mindysan33 says:

    Figures… :-( Just the way to end the afternoon. Maybe this evening will be better.

    I don’t know why this irritates me so, but it does. It’s not like I expected anything else, really. But still. I just want to know what motivates such hoaxers.

    Mindy

  16. Razzbar says:

    I rememember when somebody caught a squatch near Spokane in 1969. Said he had it in the barn. Called a press conference where he told the reporters he had it in the barn. Said he couldn’t let them see it until all the scientists had a look. Said it was in the barn. The reporters went back to the office and said he had it in the barn. Then they went on to writing other news stories, and in a couple weeks somebody saw a flying saucer, and forgot the squatch that the guy had in the barn.

    No problem. Get people all freaked out, then stall them until they get freaked out over something else, then recycle it after a while. People want to believe more than they want to know.

  17. jesushootscores says:

    I am so bored

  18. aldasin says:

    What irritates me is mainstream news outlets covering this after those ridiculous photos where released.
    Be it a bigfoot corpse or jesus on a piece of toast, there’s nothing too stupid for CNN.

  19. Anonymous says:

    After the press conference, they handed out two photos. One a close up of the face, with a tongue sticking out, and the other a supposed shot of a living creature standing. Are there any scans of these photos on the net, yet?

  20. nate says:

    speaking of toast….

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,400562,00.html

    Was anyone else waiting for a Steve Job’s “oh and one more thing…”? If I had a bigfoot corpse that’s how I would do it….with style. Then *POOF* out comes bigfoot and of course John Mayer would be playing live.

  21. Talia says:

    I was quite amused at the attention it got, myself. I say that’s a testament to the efforts of the hoaxers, and I must applaud them for managing to take it this far. :P

  22. Rob Beschizza says:

    Here’s the dead bigfoot photo next to the pic of the sasquatch photo:

    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/faaaaake.jpg

  23. okcalvin says:

    If there really was a Bigfoot, don’tcha think the college football recruiters would have already gotten to him?

  24. zandar says:

    “I just want to know what motivates such hoaxers.”

    Ahem.

    Allow me to demonstrate.

    [waves arms in air]

    HELLOOOOO!!!

    LOOK AT ME OVER HERE DOING SOMETHING INTERESTING!!!!

    YES, IT’S ME! OVER HERE! DOING! SOMETHING! YES!

    …any endorsements or book deals or grant money or some extra fries you could spare…

  25. OM says:

    “If there really was a Bigfoot, don’tcha think the college football recruiters would have already gotten to him?”

    …Nah, the Steelers would have traded Quasimodo back to Notre Dame for him.

  26. Lonin says:

    Wow, what a change of tone for Loren Coleman.

    Today: “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,” warned 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.”

    3 Days Ago: Is it real? It certainly looks like the real deal, and with a surprising variety of features. The body doesn’t look exactly like people thought it would, because the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot has been the model in our minds. However, this looks as if it is an actual apelike primate. Indeed, 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.

    Foot in mouth much? This just further cements my belief that the vast majority of these “paranormal researchers” and “cryptozoologists” are very subjective and see what they want to see. Like fanboys for things that don’t exist.

  27. David Pescovitz says:

    LONIN @23, Thanks for that.

    You wrote: “I just think that 99.9% of all those undiscovered things will be found by the hard working scientists and professionals in the respective fields, not two hillbillies from Georgia.”

    Certainly not these two anyway. ; )

  28. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    Typical huckster bee ess. When will we stop falling for these charlatans?

  29. keratacon says:

    Of *course* that’s what the mainstream press would say. They’d never let something like that out.

    It’s a conspiracy, and I can prove it. Just check on Youtube soon.

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