UPDATE: I received another email on this developing situation. The Bigfoot died during the night. They wrapped it in wet towels and did everything they could to ease it's suffering, but it wasn't enough. They said it seemed that there was a lot of damage from smoke inhalation. The creature's breathing was very labored from the beginning and became progressively worse, up until it expired. The University of Colorado was contacted yesterday afternoon and told about the situation and a team arrived this morning and removed the body. Two members of the research group flew to Boulder, where the body was taken. The presser is now scheduled for 3:00 PM mountain time. The email didn't give details about who would be present at the press conference. That's all I know at this time. - Anonymous
When we read this latest update, we had to wonder just how far this person who originally broke the details regarding the burnt Bigfoot is going to go? There are some great stories from years ago about blazes and Bigfoot and we'll be posting three related articles here after the break. Please bear in mind that all of these stories are just that-- stories. From previous experience with these sorts of claims, especially when there's any anticipation involved, the stories tend to fall apart rather quickly. According to Guy Edwards' 5 stages of a Bigfoot hoax, one of the stages is delaying the evidence until the hoax is realized. Inevitably, the hoaxer/victim will claim they were hoaxed by others involved. The Georgia Bigfoot hoax of 2008 was no exception to this rule and poor Tom Biscardi barely escaped the wrath of the general public by threatening to sue Rick Dyer for hoaxing him.
Over the years, tantalizing accounts of Bigfoot and wildfires have been more than just "Class A" sighting reports. Alleged bodies recovered and government cover-ups are added to the mix. One story that reads like it came straight out of a science fiction novel. It was about a Bigfoot that was rescued in 1999 from a blaze in Battle Mountain, Nevada. In the story, officials treated a male Bigfoot for burns and the account was allegedly hidden from the public. Author and science teacher at the time, Thom Powell maintains that the story may have been a conspiracy to cover-up the existence of Bigfoot:
Here's an another story recently uncovered by author William Jevning about a team of Native American firefighters and their encounter with a smoldering sasquatch running from a fire. Jevning also believes that there is a concerted effort by the U.S. government to cover-up the existence of Bigfoot. He shared this story on Twitter last summer:
This one is one of our favorites, and it has nothing to do with a government cover-up. It was a story by someone who claims they heard this story from a firefighter in northern California who experienced "huge beasts throwing logs and rocks at them":
Now that the Bigfoot news conference time has been moved to 3pm Colorado Springs time, it will be interesting to see if any kind of government cover-up story arises from all of this.