Skip

Bigfoot is dead.
December 5, 2002 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Bigfoot is dead. The original 'creator' of the legendary bigfoot hoax has died. Some of his "work". How much more difficult to pull off would a 'hoax' of this magnitude be today?
posted by cinderful (17 comments total)

 
Google cache of the second link.

It's useless, of course, because none of the pix show up, but you can't say I didn't try to help.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:43 PM on December 5, 2002


Another article about Ray Wallace, this one from Strange magazine.
posted by SealWyf at 1:47 PM on December 5, 2002


Nice! I can recall pondering the existence of bigfoot during my youth. Hmm...seems we could use a few more good-natured pranksters like Ray L. Wallace.
posted by bradlauster at 1:48 PM on December 5, 2002


You know, though, that the Bigfoot rumors will persist. James Randi calls it the Henriette syndrome, when people continue in their irrational beliefs, even after their beliefs are shown to be false.
posted by mikrophon at 1:49 PM on December 5, 2002


Well, its not as much difficult, just that you need to buy a moon sound stage and astronaut uniforms. (mpg)
posted by Stan Chin at 1:50 PM on December 5, 2002


Curse you, Geocities bandwidth limit.
posted by cinderful at 1:52 PM on December 5, 2002


Maybe James Randi just doesn't want to believe in Big Foot. I like to call them Yeti, and have seen them hitching rides underneath tractor trailers during the vacation season..
posted by drobot at 1:57 PM on December 5, 2002


...and have seen them hitching rides underneath tractor trailers during the vacation season..

That might also have been any one of a number of my hairier friends, drobot.
posted by Shane at 2:02 PM on December 5, 2002


I have a friend who goes Sasquatch hunting regularly (not hunting to kill, hunting to see I assume) here in BC, Canada. I always thought it was a joke, you know, a way to describe hiking in a fun manner, but he really does believe and he really is 'hunting'. I just chalk it up as a strange quirk.
posted by imaswinger at 2:20 PM on December 5, 2002


Sure Bigfoot is only a hoax. Aha ha ha. Good one!
posted by Zoyd Wheeler at 3:29 PM on December 5, 2002


Next you'll be telling me the Bionic Bigfoot is a fake too. Sorry, you can't get something on video tape if it isn't real! DUH!
posted by Hildago at 3:49 PM on December 5, 2002


How much more difficult to pull off would a 'hoax' of this magnitude be today?

Impossible! We're much more wordly and sophisticated. I'll write more on this later, but John Edward's "Crossing Over" is almost on.
posted by RavinDave at 3:51 PM on December 5, 2002


> You know, though, that the Bigfoot rumors will persist.

I pity the man says I'm a hoax. Aarrrrgh!
posted by jfuller at 5:24 PM on December 5, 2002


We're much more wordly and sophisticated.

My first thought was that people are more cynical these days than they were 25-50 years ago, and that was why UFO/Loch Ness/In Search Of kind of things aren't so common anymore.
posted by shoos at 6:55 PM on December 5, 2002


I resent having wasted several youthful hours pondering the mysteries of Bigfoot, only to find that some idiot in carved wooden flip-flops just effing faked the whole thing!

Next, you'll be saying that crop circles are a hoax too!
posted by hama7 at 7:10 PM on December 5, 2002


Wallace's death leaves future hoaxers with big shoes to fill. [/rimshot]
posted by samuelad at 11:09 PM on December 5, 2002


I thought this was interesting. The picture, which draws its title from Buzz Aldrin's description of the sensation he had during the Apollo 11 moon landing. I'm sure the MOVIE will be EXACTLY like Buzz's experience, seeing as how both took place on a sound stage!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:58 AM on December 6, 2002


« Older NFL blames league violence on video games.   |   eight terms in office, one hundred years on earth. Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post