Prank Alert!: N.O.B.S. Group Claims 'Bigfoot' Sighting In New Orleans' City Park
Alleged Home Video Catches Suspicious Creature
Update: Wow! These guys even came out with a press release of their own, how professional. Click here to read.
This just in from WDSU.com, New Orleans. Looks like an amateur prank to us, but we'll let you decide:
NEW ORLEANS -- In what appears to be a wink and a nod to the recent sightings of wildlife around New Orleans, a group calling itself the New Orleans Bigfoot Society has taken to the web to share a video of what they claim is bigfoot spotted in City Park.
The video, posted Monday on YouTube, is introduced by a man claiming to be biology doctorate Xavier Jenks. But Jenks appears more likely to be an actor, and the video a well-produced prank.
The "home video" Jenks obtained shows a man catching a fish in a pond at the park, and in the background -- when the video is slowed and zoomed -- something bigfoot-esque can be seen on the opposite shore.
In a news release, the group claims to have taken hair and fecal samples from the location of the sighting, and it sent those samples to a lab for analysis.
"The New Orleans Bigfoot Society (N.O.B.S.) was founded in 2001 by a group of Sasquatch researchers and enthusiasts in the Greater New Orleans area," the news release says. "It's a little known fact that there are more Bigfoot encounters in Louisiana than in any other region of the USA (other than the Pacific Northwest)."
Take a look at the video and judge for yourself: serious bigfoot believers or slick pranksters?
Read more: www.wdsu.com