Anatomy Of A Bigfoot Hoax

That is one realistic-looking ape suit.

Awwww, ma-an:

The body of a supposed ape-man found in the North Georgia mountains was nothing but an empty rubber monkey suit embedded in ice, according to California Bigfoot enthusiasts who finally got a chance to examine it last weekend.

Do these bozos realize that millions of Americans were hanging on their every word? Why’d they do it?:

Why the two Georgians contrived the cross-country con isn’t clear.

What is certain is that Whitton, 28, on medical leave after being shot in the wrist by a robbery suspect earlier this year, won’t be going back to work at the Clayton County Police Department.

As soon as he heard Whitton’s Bigfoot was a big fake, “I terminated him,” said Police Chief Jeffrey Turner said Tuesday.

“He’s disgraced himself, he’s an embarrassment to the Clayton County Police Department, his credibility and integrity as an officer is gone, and I have no use for him,” Turner said. “His behavior is unbecoming of that of a police officer.”

Here’s the AP video of the hoax:

Hmmmm, “and for an undisclosed amount they handed over the frozen creature, but after the thawing, all that was left was a rubber gorilla suit”.

At least one of the guys loses his job and, they both lose their reputations for what? A few thousand dollars, maybe?

I don’t get it.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

UPDATE:

Unreal.

Via Crime Scene KC, again, we now have the hoaxsters in their own words:

“I don’t believe it does affect my credibility at all because this is bigfoot,” said Whitton. “It would be one thing if I came out and said that I had something else that is tangible or real, but right now, as far as I’m concerned, there is no real bigfoot.”Whitton said his arm is still in a splint from the bullet wound he took in the wrist July 3 in the line of duty.”He placed his life for others,” said Turner.Whitton and Dyer said “bigfoot” was a Sasquatch costume they bought off the web and filled with possum road kill and slaughterhouse leftovers.“We never intended on it to go this far,” said Dyer.Lister said Dyer and Whitton have committed no crime but they’ve retained him. “There has been some threats made to them for both civil and criminal prosecution,” said Lister.Channel 2’s Mark Winne asked, “Did you start thinking, ‘Oops, I’m lying, this isn’t just a joke?'” Dyer said, “Well, we told 10 different stories. Everyone knew we were lying.”

Just wow…..What the hell was the road kill stuffing all about?!

Slide show at link.

UPDATE: (August 24):

Really??? 50 grand??? And the chump who paid them $50,000 for an ape suit filled with road kill is now suing to get it back?

Tsk, tsk tsk.

 It profits a man nothing to sell his soul gorilla suit filled with road kill for the whole world…..but for a lousy 50 grand? 


Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #44

Big DC fundraiser cancelled

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Cancel as well the urgent action alert that was going to be the subject of today’s blogburst post. The Memorial Project has just abandoned the “gala” tribute and fundraiser they were planning for almost a year. The event was to be held in Washington DC on September 11th, and yes, they actually called it a “gala,” until Flight 93 family members said NO WAY.

Last month’s announcement of the event promised big:

An impressive Honorary Host Committee has been assembled consisting of over 200 members of Congress and the leadership of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Special state delegations from Pennsylvania and California are also being organized for the event.

Assembled where? In the imaginations of Memorial Project personnel? If there really were 200 Congressmen on board, including the leadership of both parties, what could possibly prompt cancellation?

Has word gotten out that the memorial is actually a terrorist memorial mosque?

Fuggedaboudit. We are a long ways from Congress being alert to the facts. It is possible, however, that there is a growing awareness in Congress that the Flight 93 families are divided over the crescent design (now called a broken circle). Thank Tom Burnett Sr., whose efforts to stop the desecration of his son’s grave drew national television coverage in May, and extensive Pittsburgh coverage this month:

Tom Burnett, Somerset PA, 8-2-08

Tom Sr. on Pittsburgh’s KPXI channel 6, August 4th. (Click for video.)

Us critics know well the difficulty of going up against Flight 93 family members. Who would have imagined that conservative stalwarts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity would remain silent about the planting of a giant Mecca-oriented crescent on the Flight 93 crash site? But all it takes is some family members on the other side and nobody wants to get involved.

Maybe Tom’s pleas for help are injecting the same paralysis into would-be supporters of the crescent design. If both sides are paralyzed, that is a step in the right direction, but it is nowhere near enough. Architect Paul Murdoch is still on track to stab his terrorist memorial mosque into the heartland of America. (That is the significance of a crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca: it is the central feature around which every mosque is built.)

How big does the memorial controversy have to get before a few of these paralyzed big-wigs on either side decide to simply check the facts? All congressmen have interns they can assign to fact-check the Mecca orientation of the giant crescent (five minutes), the Islamic crescent soaring in the sky above the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes (five seconds), the 44 glass blocks on the flight path (just open up the design drawings and count).

Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity all have interns too. If these folks are skeptical, they ought to at least want to expose our claims about these features as a fraud, so that the controversy can be put to rest. If they find that our claims are accurate, all we ask is that they join the call for a proper investigation.

Come on movers and shakers. Paralysis is not enough. Stand paralyzed as Paul Murdoch pilots a re-hijacked Flight 93 to its mark, and the heroism of Flight 93 will be well and truly betrayed.

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Wednesday’s Hero: Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker
18 years old from Greenbrier, Arkansas
2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
October 12, 2007

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker had only been in the country for two weeks before his death, according to the soldier’s father, Stephen Thacker.

Thacker’s father said his son felt a duty to enlist. “He said it was his job. Even after he got his orders that he was going over there, he said it’s his job.”

Thacker had attended Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas. He earned his GED in 2006, his father said. Thacker enlisted in the Army in April 2007 and completed his training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived at Fort Drum in August 2007. His honors include the Purple Heart.

“Nathan was an excellent man,” sister Sabrina Black said. “He loved me, I loved him, and I’d give anything to have him back.”

Pvt. Thacker was killed when an IED was detonated near his vehicle near Kirkuk. Three other soldiers were injured in the attack.

Pvt. Thacker is survived by his parents, siblings and his grandfather.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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