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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Cops warn civilians not to shoot Bigfoot after sighting

New York Post online:
By Chris Perez
Sasquatch comes in peace!
Cops in South Carolina have issued a cheeky warning to residents following reports of a recent Bigfoot sighting.
“If you see Bigfoot, please do not shoot at him/her,” the Greenville Police Department wrote on Facebook.
“You’ll most likely be wounding a fun-loving and well-intentioned person, sweating in a gorilla costume,” they said.
The official public safety warning came Tuesday after a local group in North Carolina, dubbed Bigfoot 911, claimed to have spotted the fabled creature in the mountains of McDowell County, NC.
The signting happened on Friday night at around 11 p.m. and was reported on Saturday.
John Bruner, leader of Bigfoot 911, wrote on the group’s Facebook page that a team of seven people had been walking in a wooded area — scattering glow sticks — when the big guy began throwing rocks at them.
“I was able to see details of the creature…like the face, and the hair was matted and stringy,” Bruner said, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“The eyes were farther apart than human eyes,” he added.
In their Facebook warning, the Greenville Police Department also posted a link to an Observer story from 2015 about a Bigfoot “sighting” in a different part of western North Carolina.
The article features camera footage showing an alleged Sasquatch running through a field in broad daylight.
“After watching this video…I think we can say with some confidence that proof of Bigfoot still eludes us,” the cops said.
Interesting? But then we have this from BBC News US/Canada:

Wandering shaman 'mistaken' for Bigfoot in North Carolina

A self-described shaman says a strange creature reportedly spotted in the hills of North Carolina last week was actually him dressed in animal skins.
The "Bigfoot" sighting happened last Friday in the Appalachian mountains, but the story took an even weirder twist with a mistaken identity claim.
Gawain MacGregor says it was him wandering through the forest on the night in question, 4 August.
But a local group claims the cryptid they saw could not have been him.
Bigfoot 911, a Facebook group of more than 5,700 members that investigates sightings of the mythical Bigfoot in McDowell County, western North Carolina, said photos displayed on Mr MacGregor's website look nothing like the thing they saw.
John Bruner, who runs the group, says the creature he and eight other members encountered last Friday night in Pisgah National Park stood at around 8ft (2.4m) tall, had a different facial appearance, and "moved with speed unmatched by any human".

facebook postImage copyrightFACEBOOK - BIGFOOT 911

However, Mr MacGregor said he was participating in a "sacrament" of "wearing of hair-covered animal skins and wandering in the forest".
The 36-year-old, who was on holiday from Minnesota, writes on his blog about his personal belief in Bigfoot, or "the divine nature of sasquatch", as he calls it.
He writes that by dressing in sewn animal skins, and by reciting a "sasquatch prayer", he has had several encounters with the beast.
"It feels like it brings me closer to nature," he told the BBC after returning from holiday.

Image captionPolice in South Carolina issued this humorous warning after watching a 2015 video from the area

After seeing the sighting reported on the news, he felt obliged as an "honest citizen" to come forward, he told the BBC.
"If someone caused you to have an experience that meant something to you, but wasn't genuine, wouldn't you want them to tell you?" he said.
Hundreds of sightings of Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, have been reported in western North Carolina and the Appalachian mountains along the East Coast.
On Tuesday, police in neighbouring South Carolina advised citizens not to shoot at Bigfoot, since "you'll most likely be wounding a fun-loving and well-intentioned person, sweating in a gorilla costume".
It is not the only mythical creature to make headlines this week in the region.
Emergency officials in South Carolina said on Wednesday they do not know whether this month's US solar eclipse will make the so-called Lizardman become more active.
But the state emergency management division advised citizens to be vigilant for any sign of the swamp thing, which was first sighted in 1998.
fin was a Bigfoot...or a shaman?  If you go by that Face Book photo shown above I'd guess a Ahem. Anyway, wearing that suit in
Sasquatch investigators need to do one thing: if they see one of the creatures make notes but keep quiet and look into every possibility. The second thing is to carry hi res cameras and these are far cheaper and easily available in the US. Head~cams, shoulder cams or just good video cameras you can carry.
It can all get a bit embarrassing otherwise.

the fellow in the suit? Wear something that indicates you are a man in a costume because when you are lying on a mortuary slab having been shot to prove Bigfoot exists....that is too late to think "Maybe I oughtta...."

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