Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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

7 comments:

  1. I don;t know, that is creepy!

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  2. lol. this made the news? must be a slow news day in New Orleans.

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  3. i cant wait to hear how the hair and fecal samples come back... i think the idea that the opening of all the spillways down trhere from the overflowing of the mississippi could have driven him a bit east...?

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  4. got a better idea. how about TeamYin do a breakdown on this footage? they'll confirm it's a squatch on 6 different points.

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  5. east Texas has more sightings. that fish is dead. and the "doctor" is hilarious and cute!

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  6. Since when does Bigfoot wave to the camera?

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  7. N.O.B.S. just released the lab results of the New Orleans City Park Sasquatch Incident!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li5Km-jPSK0

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