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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
Okay before you pull out your pitchforks Chewbacca hunters, here me out.
Now I don't know what some folks have seen, but the DNA tests are in and...read it and weep
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.
but wait, it gets better.
Also present were Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two who say they discovered the Bigfoot corpse while hiking in the woods of northern Georgia. They also are co-owners of a company that offers Bigfoot merchandise.
Oh! so co-owners that sell bigfoot junk stumbled upon a dead bigfoot? what an astounding coincidence! NOT. but these are not the only snake oil salesmen
For years now, we’ve been hearing about Bigfoot believer Melba Ketchum and her supposed results on “Bigfoot DNA”. As reported elsewhere, the results were a bust: the analysis was done incompetently, her reasoning was full of holes and bad science, and she failed to account for a lot of organisms in her sample (such as the American opossum) that explained her “unknowns” that she was calling “Bigfoot.” Not only that, but her paper failed peer review, so she self-published it in a journal she secretly owned, so she gets money every time someone forks up $40 to go past the paywall and read it.
now that's bad, now we come to the real McCoy, the patteron-gimlin tape
That wildlife film company just mentioned, American National Enterprises, turns out to have been pivotal. Patterson had been driving down to Hollywood a lot, trying to sell the idea of a pseudo-documentary about Bigfoot; based on Patterson's own self-published 1966 book Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist? Studios wouldn't bite, but ANE did. It was with their money that Patterson rented his camera and took some pre-production stills of his buddies allegedly on a Bigfoot hunt, but actually in Patterson's own backyard. They included Bob Gimlin costumed up as a native American guide. ANE's movie was to be titled Bigfoot: America's Abominable Snowman.
Bob Heironimus was a sturdy, hulking 26-year-old laborer who lived a few doors down from Bob Gimlin. One day Gimlin told Heironimus that Patterson would pay him $1000 for a day's work on a film set wearing a costume. Heironimus readily agreed; that was a lot of money. He met with the men once or twice to try on a gorilla suit and make some adjustments. Then one day, he drove down to Willow Creek. He spent the night at their camp, and the next day they shot the footage.
Even as a kid I knew the PG film was bogus. Now I should name names, but a certain magazine's front cover promised photos of bigfoot, and the results were-well im pretty sure bigfoot didn't have tusks...it was a effin elephant! and another website that have claimed to have recordings of bigfeet communicating and sent it to "scientists" who said that 'the sound cannot be replicated by humans'
bull effin $h!t. I can mimic a bird call so good they talk back to me, I can Tibetan throat sing, Mike Patton, that theory is out the window.
Its an affront to all us real mulders and scullys, those who seek the truth, not money-you can't sell the truth, but you can sell lies.
originally posted by: underwerks
Nobody was paying anyone $1000 in 1966 to walk around in an ape suit. That’s like $8,000 today.
A person wouldn’t have made that much doing a days work at a major movie studio.
originally posted by: Lumenari
Now really there is no more wild ares in the us main land no ware people cat get nore no ware people dont go and no ware that cant be filmed FROM space even .
originally posted by: Sabrechucker
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
Once we've explored the remaining 80% of the worlds oceans get back to me. We have no Clue what's here on "Earth"
originally posted by: Advantage
I WANT to not think that there is a big ugly smelly primate-ish thingy in the woods I like to go in. No.