Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 26th, 2008
An excellent replica – hey, the exact copy – of the Georgia Bigfoot hoax head has turned up on eBay, and shall go to the highest bidder.
We’ll watch this one, but considering the entire costume, including the head, went for $50,000 to the unfortunate guy in Indiana, the price of this one will be a bargain!
So bid away. You’ll find the eBay page here.
But hurry, as of Tuesday, August 26, at 5:00 AM, there was only a couple days of bidding left. According to the description, the auction ends on “Aug-28-08 20:29:46 PDT.”
Right now, the bidding is up to $67.00. [At 11 am EDT, it was up to a few cents over $100.00. At 11 pm EDT, $222.50.]
The mask is from the actual creator, who came onto Coast to Coast AM right before I appeared on the program to discuss the Georgia hoax, last “Bigfoot Friday.”
By the way, I will be on Coast to Coast AM, tonight, Tuesday, for an hour, from 10-11 pm Pacific (1-2 am Eastern) to do a wrap-up and update about the Georgia hoax and the people involved.
Here is the full description of the head you can add to your collection:
Want to consider yourself “the greatest Bigfoot hunter in the world”, or tell people they’ll “eat their words” when you show them pictures of your “real” Bigfoot? Read on… As you may have recently heard, there were a couple of unusual fellows who claimed that they found a real bigfoot, and had it’s carcass stored in a freezer. This bizarre story traveled the world, and created quite a buzz. The “bigfoot hunters” held a press conference and claimed they had the real thing to a fleet of camera crews and reporters and got coverage on CNN and news channels everywhere. As their “bigfoot” photos circulated, certain keen eyed people noticed a distinct similarity between their Bigfoot and a certain “Sasquatch” costume that was sculpted by a northern California mask maker. The mask maker was interview[ed] on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and Inside Edition about the similarities, and the mask maker agreed, the “bigfoot hunters” were frauds, using a costume that he’d created two years earlier. Interestingly, the mask maker had no idea who the “bigfoot hunters” were, or what they were doing until he was contacted for an interview by Coast to Coast AM. After looking at the photos, the mask maker saw that the “Bigfoot Hunters” had simply added teeth and a fake tongue to his design, so by request of Inside Edition, he created a new head and added a silicone tongue and fake teeth, creating a one of a kind match for the infamous “dead bigfoot”. This auction is for the head of “dead bigfoot” as seen on Inside Edition. It’s a one of a kind piece that is highly collectible because of the connection with the now infamous “bigfoot hunters” and comes in it’s own ice chest for display. Buyer is responsible for shipping via UPS within US. International bidders, please contact first for a custom shipping quote. Please ask any questions you may have before placing a bid. Good luck and happy hunting!
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.