Yes, this is real…or at least, really weird.
If someone tells you there’s a volcano exploding in your town, you shouldn’t have to check the calendar to see if it’s April 1st, but that didn’t stop the police from letting one prankster fake a volcanic eruption in 1974. This insane prank is one of the many weird and disturbing stunts featured in this great Cracked article.
But I did tell you so. The bigfoot “discovery” was actually a fake. The somewhat suprising turn of events though is that the hoax may cost the pranksters some big money, since they’re now getting sued. That’s what you get for playing on America’s love of big, hairy things.
Following up on the rant I made a few hours ago about people believing in mythical creatures like we haven’t really done since the mid-ages, we have a Yeti hunt. If bigfoot just showed up dead, who’s to say we won’t just stumble upon the Yeti this week too? Maybe lochness is next?
I apologize if I sound critical, but I am.
I thought I’d remind you that there are still scammers lurking about trying desperately to show you crazy monsters and big foots. I know the internet has made the spread of information amazing and crazy now, but that doesn’t mean you should go spreading lies. I feel a new mythology coming alive thanks to the miraculous ability of people to spread great forgeries faster than ever.
Oh, and just so you know, there’s a Nigerian banker trying to get a hold of you. Since he has your inheritance.