Ladies and gentlemen, we now know what it feels like to be outright hoaxed by someone. When we checked the person's profile, they seemed to be legit-- with lots of friends on Facebook and etc. They sent us a photo, claiming it belonged to them and that they took the photo yesterday by their house. As it turns out, the photo was considered a hoax by FB/FB last month. We pulled the article as soon as we figured this out and this was how it went down between us and the "witness":
Shawn Evidence: here's the link to your photo from june: http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/bigfoot-news-june-16-2012/
Shawn Evidence: looks a lot like your photo doesn't it? lol
"Russell": he stole my pic
Shawn Evidence: you said you took your photo yesterday?
Shawn Evidence: but this one is from june
"Russell": this is from yesterday
Shawn Evidence: yes. but the picture on that blog is from june.
Shawn Evidence: last month.
"Russell": let me check my files
"Russell": good bye
Shawn Evidence: what's wrong?
"Russell": my brother messed up my files
Shawn Evidence: that's not the photo?
Shawn Evidence: the one you sent me?
"Russell": no i thought it was i have two of the same files
Shawn Evidence: do you have the photo?
Shawn Evidence: can you send it?
"Russell": my 13 year old brother lives with me and yes
Shawn Evidence: can you send me the photo?
"Russell": plese change it
Shawn Evidence: please send me the photo and i'll update it
Shawn Evidence: why did you send me a photo that was called a hoax?
"Russell": i have two of the sme files i knew mine was on one but it was the other file
Shawn Evidence: well.. you saw the photo
Shawn Evidence: how come you didn't say anything?
Shawn Evidence: you insisted that it was yours
"Russell": well i did not look til now i just said cool and good
Shawn Evidence: i feel like i've just been hoaxed.
Shawn Evidence: i can't believe this.
"Russell": its true
Shawn Evidence: well. this is bad. very bad.
Shawn Evidence: not cool.
Shawn Evidence: wow
"Russell": wow what
Shawn Evidence: i feel like i've been hoaxed by you.
"Russell": well you wernt
Shawn Evidence: you said it was your photo
Shawn Evidence: turns out it belonged to someone else
[Update: Here's the article that we pulled regarding the photo.]
"Russell" took this photo of a possible Sasquatch by the woods near her house in Waynsboro, PA on July 10th 2012. According to "Russell", she was riding her scooter and while watching the tree line, she saw something dark by the trees. She managed to pull her cellphone out from her pocket in time to take one photo. The creature ran into the woods before she could take anymore pictures.
When asked about what she thought she had seen, she said it looked like a Bigfoot. "It just stared for a minute and it ran off. It had dark eyes, brown, with black hair. It looked like it was hit by a car and it looked as if it was missing a big chunk of skin and hair," Russell tells us.
Russell said the creature appeared to be eating raspberries when she encountered it and was about 7 to 8' tall. She added that it was definitely bipedal. The creature stared at her for about 5 minutes.
She mentioned that the creature was making some weird sounds while running off into the woods. "It sounded like a holler and a screech mixed," she said. "I sometimes hear it when me and my cousin camp in those woods but we ignored it. We thought it was a screech owl."
Russell also mentioned that they found some kind hut by the area. "It was made out of sticks and mud and quite a bit of leaves," Russel described. "I know there were bones in there and it smelled like garbage and dead animal in there. It was rank."
Even after staring at the creature for 5 minutes, Russell is still unsure about what's lurking in the woods by her house.
"Do you think it could be Bigfoots?" she asked us.