January 20, 2013

How Rumors Begin? “Bigfoot Captured in Ohio” NOT!


Just in to me, via email:

My husband just came home and said he heard a report that they captured a bigfoot in Trumbull County [Ohio] – that it was injured so they were able to retrieve it – according to the report, it is still alive. The authorities are involved and it might not be a hoax this time. He heard the report on 700 AM – we live here in Kentucky – Clark county. I have not seen anything on the news yet.

UPDATE: Now this Bigfoot is said to have been in Ohio, not Kentucky. “@SlikToys: @CryptoLoren 700 WLW AM Cincinnati is claiming it was captured in Ohio, not Kentucky.”

Bigfoot Evidence and Joedy Cook now saying: “We’re currently tuned into 700WLW Cincinnati – The Big One, listening about a possible capture of Bigfoot in Ohio. Apparent, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are involved.”

Pennsylvania Bigfoot researcher Eric H. Altman writes, via FB: “The radio announcer stated the guy on before him made it up because it was a slow news day. He got 3 hours of talk out of it.”

Could this be “Daisy in a Box” hitting the mainstream media? No, just a journalistic hoax by a bored radio announcer, apparently.

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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.

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