Tuesday, August 19, 2008

UPDATE American 'Bigfoot' is monkey suit

BBC NEWS | Americas | American 'Bigfoot' is monkey suit: "The claimed recent discovery of Bigfoot in the US state of Georgia has turned out to be a giant hoax - it was a rubber gorilla suit in a block of ice.

Two men said last week they had found a 2.3m-tall (7ft 7in), 226kg (500lb) corpse of the legendary ape-like creature in a wood in June.

Two researchers bought the 'carcass', encased in ice, for an undisclosed sum.

But as it thawed it turned out to be a rubber monkey outfit. Bigfoot has been the subject of decades of hoaxes.

Matt Whitton, a police officer, and Rick Dyer, a former prison officer, told a new conference in California last week that they had made the find while hiking."

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