'Sasquatch' is frozen gorilla suit

This was never going to end well, was it? Half-expecting something of Alien Autopsy proportions, I was quite disappointed that it fell apart so soon.

Honestly, you just don’t get quality hoaxes these days, do you? It’s unlikely, for example, that anyone will see fit to make a film about this little episode. From The Independent:

Bigfoot, the gorilla suit and a mammoth hoax

It was hailed as “definitive evidence” that Bigfoot existed. The discovery of “something large, hairy and frozen in ice” in woods in America by a heroic police officer made international headlines and attracted interest from a team who have been earnestly searching for the legendary ape-like beast for years.

They purchased the remains for an undisclosed fee and set about the delicate process of thawing the body. So it is hard to imagine just how disappointing it must have been to discover, not Sasquatch, but a rubber gorilla suit.

Steve Kulls, of Squatchdetective.com and host of Squatchdetective Radio, revealed the bad news: Matt Whitton, a police officer on leave after being shot while on duty, and Rick Dyer, a former Georgia corrections officer, had achieved fame on a global scale with a hoax of breathtaking transparency. Read full story here…