Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 2nd, 2012
Over at Mysterious Universe, I have a new post on what is without doubt the strangest Bigfoot-themed story to have ever crossed my path. And, I can say for sure, I have certainly crossed paths with more than a few weird tales in my time!
This one turned out to be nothing more than a seriously strange, and near-surreal, hoax that occurred in England’s Cannock Chase woods in 2006 – a place that has been the site of a large number of undeniably legitimate encounters with unknown and out-of-place animals over the last century or so.
But, while the debunkers use tiresome incidents like this one as ammunition to support their conclusions that such entities have no basis in reality, as I note in my article: “…this case does serve to demonstrate that when it comes to Bigfoot, yes, hoaxing does occur. But, when it does, the onus is upon us – the Fortean community – to reveal those cases for what they are. But, there’s something else we need to stress: Yes, hoaxes do occur, but…this does not negate the large body of credible data that is about as far away from hoaxing as it’s possible to imagine.”
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