Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Worst. Bigfoot. Ever.

The right way to do a Bigfoot hoax has been known for a long time. Find a gorilla suit, put it on, and run around in the woods. Eventually you'll be spotted and filmed, and then online "experts" will go back and forth over whether or not you're for real. For extra credit, let some friends know where you'll be doing your gorilla act so they can "capture" you on film, seemingly by accident. This latest footage, though, is the worst attempt I've ever seen.

A woman named Samantha captured the footage during a recent walking trip through Downriver Park in Spokane, Washington - but admitted she did not notice the ape-like beast at the time.

In the clip, which has been uploaded to YouTube, what appears to be a big, hairy creature can be seen lumbering through the forest in the distance.

It is impossible to tell exactly what the video shows, but Samantha is convinced it is Bigfoot.

She told US news website KXLY: 'Someone asked me in the comments section if I believed in Bigfoot before the video.

'I have never given it much thought, but now I'm not so sure. Seems real enough to me.'

If you watch the video you'll quickly realize that the hoaxer dispensed with the gorilla suit entirely. The image appears to be that of a person dressed in a black hooded jacket and black pants. It looks nothing like an ape or a gorilla or anything that's even furry, and is in fact so bad that I wonder if it's even an intentional hoax. Maybe these hikers just filmed somebody playing a game of paintball or capture-the-flag.

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8 comments:

Rufus Opus said...

Could be the worst ninja ever.

Ananael Qaa said...

You know, I hadn't thought of that. Good point, though! After all, they hide in the bushes... or in this case fail to do so.

Hypnovatos said...

D'oh! They caught me returning fom my grand diamond heist in Monaco as I was heading to my stash house in the woods...

Ananael Qaa said...

There we go - the mystery is solved!

PhoenixAngel said...

nah!! none of that guys. it was some occultist doing a ritual in the woods. he's running because he realized he was missing out on a skyclad ritual in the next campground

Ananael Qaa said...

@Phoenix: So is that outfit he's wearing a bathrobe with a hood? And nothing underneath?

Pallas Renatus said...

@AQ: If so then everyone's in for a big surprise. You know what they say about big feet...

Ananael Qaa said...

But that's part of the massive fail this video is, @Pallas. You can't even see the feet! Or the fur. Or apelike features of any kind.

I'm thinking that describing the figure as "furry" was just some journalistic hype to try and link it to a bit of Bigfoot hysteria. That outfit sure looks like dark cloth to me. Maybe it's a robe, maybe a ninja getup, maybe a hoodie - but most certainly not some sort of natural fur or even an ape costume.

Nobody reported finding tracks at the site either, but I'll bet if they did the footprints would have sneaker treads.