Sunday, August 17, 2008

No surprise: bigfoot story a(nother) hoax

You weren't expecting anything else, were you? Before the press conference, I saw a larger picture of the head over at the WorldNutDaily (who else who pay this much attention to such a ridiculous story?) and it looked like a gorilla mask. I read somewhere that someone had said that he had or had seen a similar mask.

But then there's the news conference.

As this news story notes, the DNA test was of two different well known creatures: a human and an oppossum (well, 96% of an oppossum's DNA):
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.

Missing from the press conference -- and par for the course for hoaxes -- evidence.

They didn't show the body. They didn't even say they could (or would) show the body. They said they would perform an autopsy.

I'm not sure whey the mainstream media even covered the story; they must have been short on "off beat" news.

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