That is one realistic-looking ape suit.
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
“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?