Posted by: Guy Edwards on November 19th, 2012
Bigfoot in a Box Presented to Thom Powell during Wy’east Bigfoot Event on Saturday November 17th 2012 (photo: Thom Powell)
Chalk it up to the Fiji Mermaid category. If you are unfamiliar the Fiji Mermaid, it is an object that was paraded as a curiosity at museums and sideshows. The “Mermaid” was comprised of a monkeys head and torso with the tail of a fish sewn together; the seam covered in papier-mâché. Because it was made of real parts it captured the imagination of those who saw it.
This preserved premature Bigfoot was so outside the realm of the expected you simultaneously look for details to prove and disprove it’s authenticity. In fact, the “too good to be true” detector was instantly triggered, but then, each hair seemed to grow from individual pores, too many to count, and what seemed like once-working veins displaced the translucent skin they were under.
If the picture (taken from a phone) does not do it justice, we can assure you it was compelling enough that we would have loved permission to cut into it and see if there was real bone underneath the skin. How deep did the construction go? At the very least we wanted the whole story.
The rest of the story is at Bigfoot Lunch Club.