Man Dressed In Animal Skins Killed By Hunters

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 21st, 2009

We have talked about this before. If someone dresses up as a Bigfoot, they are going to get killed someday.

Now, wireservices are reporting that a Greek man who dressed in animal hides mistakenly was shot dead. Reportedly, he was out hunting wild boar for his Christmas dinner.

According to Paul Anast, reporting for the Telegraph:

Police said members of a shooting party made up of families opened fire when Christos Constantinou, 49, moved through the undergrowth.

They are thought to have been confused by the fact the victim was disguised in dark goat skins, which are used to camouflage and to mislead their prey.

The groups had fanned out in pairs of two to track down an animal for the traditional festive dinner when the accident happened.

Police in the northern Greek town of Nemea, Chalkidiki, said Mr Constantinou was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital.

Two unidentified men, aged 25 and 28, were detained and were being questioned.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

10 Responses to “Man Dressed In Animal Skins Killed By Hunters”

  1. gkingdano responds:

    As you said – bound to happen. My brother used to bow hunt east Texas deer in his home-made Ghillie suit. He was able to get very close to the deer before he made his shot. He wised up that getting his deer with it was not as important as staying alive. With all the bounties on Bigfoot, soon some “hunters” are going to get happy. But people are shot and killed every year wearing orange by fellow hunters.

  2. SIRUPAPERS responds:

    While I’m uncertain of hunting traditions in Greece, running around in animal skins during hunting season just seems dumb in any modern culture. That being said I doubt this myth of the lone hoaxer running around the woods dressed as bigfoot in hopes of scaring some unsuspecting hiker. Those who seek to discredit cryptozoology make such illogical leaps because it is all they have.

  3. Spinach Village responds:

    Disappointing, I’m sorry to hear this.

  4. DWA responds:

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    What I’m not surprised at, unfortunately, is a bunch of yahoos touching off on something before they even knew what it was.

    If you cannot identify your target, clearly, by species, you cannot see it well enough to shoot. Period.

  5. raisinsofwrath responds:

    Anyone that fires before being absolutely sure of what they are shooting at should not only not be hunting but they should not be allowed to own a firearm.

    Furthermore, accidentally shooting someone is right up there on the list of reasons not to take a shot at an alleged BF.

  6. haskins69 responds:

    This man was in furs hunting [caveman camo]; he was not trying to scare people or act like Bigfoot.
    The hunters should be charged.

    When you hunt you know for sure what your target is before you pull the trigger. If not, you’re no hunter and shouldn’t be there.

    The owner of the gun, not the dead man, is responsible for this killing.

  7. DWA responds:

    haskins69 says: “This man was in furs hunting [caveman camo]; he was not trying to scare people or act like Bigfoot. The hunters should be charged.”

    I’m presuming that the implication here is not that if the man was trying to scare people or act like Bigfoot, it’s justifiable to shoot him.

    If you get shot in an ape suit, you were stupid for subjecting yourself to the judgment of stupid people. Which doesn’t absolve them for what they did.

    I’ll add to what I said before: if you can’t tell the difference between an ape and a man in an ape suit, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun.

  8. red_pill_junkie responds:

    if you can’t tell the difference between an ape and a man in an ape suit, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun.

    And if you can’t tell the difference between a quadruped and a biped, then you should never even *be* in the vicinity of a gun!

  9. cryptidsrus responds:

    I’ll agree with DWA, Red_Pill_Junkie and Haskins69. The victim was stupid as heck but if you cannot tell the difference between a man in a suit and a real animal, you should not be allowed within the vicinity of a gun. Even a beginning hunter knows that you don’t shoot unless you’re ABSOLUTELY sure. Charge them.

  10. Fhqwhgads responds:

    Dick Cheney.

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