For most people, an extra half a million bucks means a new house or a fancy yacht. But for others, half a million is a just the right amount to procure a few out-of-focus camera shots of an unidentifiable creature roaming through the wilderness. To each his own.
A group of researchers is claiming that those images are actually shots of Bigfoot, a being whose existence is about as debatable as a twerking pop star’s dignity. On Tuesday, the group announced the results of its $500,000 study to prove the hairy beast is real. WFAA Channel 8 News covered the “news.”
“During a news conference, they played several short clips that purported to show various human-like, hairy figures moving about in wooded areas in Kentucky,” WFAA reports. “The group — led by Dr. Melba Ketchum, a trained veterinarian who founded her own genetics research company — has been collecting data and evidence or the past five years. Their effort is known as The Sasquatch Genome Project.” Somewhere in the world, someone just discovered a great name for a college improv troupe.
The footage is believable, at least in the sense that some people believe a person can dress up in a gorilla costume and wander through the woods while another person catches it on camera. If these researchers really want to prove Bigfoot exists, they can spend that money on a sure-fire plan that involves planting iPhones in the woods until Sasquatch tweets out a selfie.
It’s possible that Bigfoot really is hiding out in the Midwest, assuming that Bigfoot is the nickname of a someone’s crazy redneck uncle whose foot is permanently swollen with gangrene. Stranger things have happened – like a group of people spending half a million bucks to try to prove the existence of Bigfoot.
[Source: Bigfoot is real, research teams claim]