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Michelle
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posted 07 December 2002 08:14 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bigfoot a big hoax: Fabled ape a wife in a gorilla suit

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Mr. Wallace's family revealed many of the photographs were in fact relatives -- usually his wife, Elna -- dressed in a hairy ape suit with giant feet stuck to the bottom.

Mr. Wallace created the original tracks in 1958 when he asked a friend to carve 40-centimetre-long feet.

He and his brother, Wilbur, then wore them to create the Bigfoot prints.

"He did it for the joke and then he was afraid to tell anyone because they'd be so mad at him," said Mr. Wallace's nephew, Dale Lee Wallace.


Hahaha!


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ben_al
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posted 07 December 2002 11:31 AM      Profile for ben_al     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How mush money wass wasted over the years on scientific research to determine if "bigfoot" existed? Bet they are regretting it now. Suckers.
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'lance
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posted 07 December 2002 01:34 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder how these folks will respond to this.

Hilarious that one item they sell on their site is Bigfoot "fleeces." Indeed!


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Michelle
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posted 07 December 2002 04:06 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just reported a sighting of bigfoot on that website, 'lance - I saw him in the National Post!
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audra trower williams
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posted 07 December 2002 04:48 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, my ex-boyfriend Jason will be crushed.
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'lance
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posted 07 December 2002 05:17 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If Bigfoot steps on him he sure will be... er, waittaminute...
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skdadl
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posted 07 December 2002 05:50 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone ever see Bambi Meets Godzilla?
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Arch Stanton
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posted 07 December 2002 06:37 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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jeff house
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posted 07 December 2002 06:43 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh Lance, you fool!


The Bogfoot industry has an easy answer: Sure, this guy made up Bigfoot in 1957 as a hoax, and he dressed up his wife in an ape costume. But
what about all the other Bigfoot sightings that
have happened when he wasn't even around? Bigfoot has even been seen simultaneously in two different states!

He made up ONE bigfoot. All the others are real.


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mandrake
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posted 07 December 2002 08:31 PM      Profile for mandrake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Anyone ever see Bambi Meets Godzilla?

Hilarious. The credits are longer than the 'movie'.


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Pogo
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posted 07 December 2002 10:02 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My friend in BC Skeptics said there was a simple proof that there was no bigfoot. If they exist they would leave behind physical evidence that no fossil, stool or hair has ever been found clearly indicates that they don't exist. Yes it is an inductive argument, but given the absolute lack of physical proof (these are supposedly very large animals) I think it is pretty strong.
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 09 December 2002 10:31 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think that it's up to skeptics to definitively state "Bigfoot does not exist." But given what we know concerning the habits of large primates-- breeding populations, and the lack of scatalogical, hair, or carcass evidence makes the likelyhood of the existance of some large primate rather slim.

It's funny how even after someone admits to a hoax, the adherants insist on believing. The same thing has happened with the "crop circle" phenomena, and the so called "third way" in politics.


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SamL
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posted 09 December 2002 10:36 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
3rd way? Never heard of it.
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Flowers By Irene
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posted 09 December 2002 10:45 PM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The elusive Saola or spindlehorn (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) was only discovered in Vietnam in 1992 so who knows what else is out there, eh?
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Jared
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posted 09 December 2002 10:57 PM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
For SamL, re: Third Way.

Third Way FAQ (look down when you get there).

Tried linking to a better article in the New Internationalist, but it didn't work.

[ December 09, 2002: Message edited by: Jared ]


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flotsom
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posted 09 December 2002 11:21 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the saola

Thanks for reminding me of the saola FBI!


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Trinitty
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posted 10 December 2002 10:26 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just because this guy was a fake doesn't mean all sightings of all large hairy two legged primates seen on the West Coast (and there have been many) are fake.

It's totally arrogant to rule things like this out. Anyone who can say "we've never captured any alive or came across bodies, etc" hasn't hiked in the booneys of BC, it's a BIG frigging place mostly covered with dense forest, inaccessable by road.

The two people who I know very well who have seen an inexplicable creature, matching that description, spend a lot of time in the woods. One is a logger, the other a wildlife biologist.

There have been other bipedal large primates througout history, we have fossils, so, it's not like we're talking unicorns.

So, we don't know.


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Michelle
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posted 10 December 2002 10:32 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You were right, Jeff.
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Trinitty
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posted 10 December 2002 10:35 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
C'mon, Michelle, you knew I was going to post this. I had to live up to it. My duty.
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Michelle
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posted 10 December 2002 10:43 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hee hee. I knew that.
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flotsom
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posted 10 December 2002 02:18 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was a great job you did of jogging my memory FlowersBy. Now, similar to the saola - but black with near white horns that twist away marvellously? This one is for all the marbles. Is it an iryx? No. An ibyx? No. An arvyx? No.......

Help!!!


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 10 December 2002 08:29 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
B.C. is a big place.

Not, however, big enough to hide a breeding population of large bipedal social primates.

It's not even big enough to hide fairly solitary bears.

....which are big, and hairy.... hey........

Are you going to come along nice, Trin, or does I hafta pull out my occam's razor on ya?


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SamL
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posted 10 December 2002 08:47 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An Occam's razor!! How in hell did you manage to cross the border with the instrument of mass destruction and polypeptide slicing?!?! The fact that someone let you through with something that simplifies matters is enough to piss off any border officer!! Seize him!
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 10 December 2002 08:51 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Is it an iryx? No. An ibyx? No. An arvyx?

I saw the search for that on "The Larnin Channel". The exact name was dhomenatrix latexus. Some of the searchers found it very demanding, and all of them whined a lot through the whole documentary.


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flotsom
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posted 10 December 2002 09:42 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Learning Channel. You mean that station with all those educational police chase videos.

As for the name of that creature you suggested: sounds more like a pathology to me. Something unresolved from early childhood development. You know, potty stuff.


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Trinitty
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posted 11 December 2002 11:22 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
NO! Dammit!

"Would you like to go quietly, or dragged kicking and screaming?"

"Oooh, kicking and screaming PLEASE!"

Just give me time Tommy. *sniff*

Seriously though, the people, REAL peoople whom I know well wouldn't bs about what they saw.... we just don't know what they saw. That's what I'm struggling with. I haven't seen anything like this myself, so, it's not as big a deal to me as, ghosts, or objects moving on their own.

Also Tommy, the bear population is very healthy in BC, much larger numbers than a bipedal primate population would add up to.... like I said, I need time.

....wife in a monkey suit, jeezis krist..... grumble-grumble, looney ol' bastard.....

[ December 11, 2002: Message edited by: Trinitty ]


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