Saturday, August 16, 2008

Big Foot?

Is it just me, or is this photo from Yahoo of a freezer containing what is supposedly the 500 pound carcass of "Big Foot" a little creepy? Never mind that the two guys who have it say that they found the corpse in the woods of northern Georgia in an area which is only about an hour from where I live. To me the somewhat grainy photo is a little suspect and looks more like it might have been taken in the prop room on the set of CSI. Anyway, the two Georgia men held a huge press conference yesterday in California to reveal photos of their findings and to produce definitive DNA samples which were to prove the legitimacy of their "discovery." (Did these guys really have to be from Georgia??? Please, don't we Southerners get enough flack as it is? Why is it that all of the alien abductions and Elvis sightings seem to be from people from our state?) Maybe I'm just a little skeptical because one of the dudes just so happens to own a business and run a website which caters to Big Foot mania; so in my mind their motivation for honesty and full disclosure is perhaps questionable at best. Really, what are the chances that these two men would accidentally stumble upon such an elusive and mysterious (and mythical) creature while on an afternoon hike? I've been on a hike a time or two in my life and I usually only come home with things like poison oak, chiggers, whiny kids, and blisters.
What may be even more disturbing is today’s news that the specimens they submitted for testing were shown to be actually DNA from a 'possum. Okay, so at least I can rest a bit easier now that I know that some Chewbaca-like creature isn't lurking in the woods behind my house, but now I have to worry that there may be 500 pound 'possums loose in our area. I may never go hiking again.
And if by some stroke of luck the Georgia boys really did discover the body of Sasquatch, I’ll be the first to admit I had my big foot in my mouth.

12 comments:

Victorian Lady said...

LOL Cathy...your post was SO funny that I read it outloud to my hubby! First for me in blogland! :)

Thanks for the laugh!

Mere

Sarah B. B. said...

I so totally agree with you on the "why MUST you be from Georgia to embarrass the perfectly normal rest of us" thing!! I wouldn't worry too much about the 500 pound possum - though he could do some serious damage to your trash cans...

tipper said...

Yea I've seen the guys too. Pretty entertaining in a funny way. When I was a kid my cousins and I had huge arguments over whether or not Big Foot existed. I was on the not side.

MomZombie said...

Cathy: Don't feel bad, Elvis has been spotted in Michigan too, along with the elusive "Liger."
Thanks for visiting.
--MomZombie

Miss Rhea said...

Hee Hee !! Too funny, But did you have to say ELVIS !!! lol I live in Vegas and he is everywhere, really, at the grocery store, at the movies, everywhere I go I see Elvis !! lol, I guess that is better though than seeing a big creepy hairy thing. lol !!

Carolee said...

OMG, - TOO funny!! Some people will do anything to get their five minutes of fame, lol....

~ Carolee

Lori said...

the only thing going well for me right now is that i am somehow maintaining my ability to laugh...keep 'em coming!!!

Jacquelynne said...

Looks like someone's going to need A LOT of baking soda in that freezer... EEWWWW!!!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

LOL, Jacquelynne!
Poor Mrs. Georgia Boy when she saw what her hubs brought home and stored in their freezer. I'll never complain again about fish bait in my fridge.

Alias Liz Jones said...

this is funny. I saw on the news today that the thing thawed and it's all plastic. Don't feel bad, I feel your pain. We all have the Big Foot searchers. Some woman here claimed that Elvis fathered her baby. That baby couldn't sing a lick, never could, and nobody believed her anyway.

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Too Funny Cathy! Sounds like they have some motives themself. Something smells a little stinky to me. Could it be to become rich and famous. Yep! Sounds like they just might make goofballs out of themselves instead.

Kim

Jeannene said...

"This Post was Outrageously Funny!!" Even though I am a couple days late or so....you made me laugh, and that is all I needed. I totally get your humor on this..and couldn't agree with you more!!

Maybe I should 'GO TAKE A HIKE'...
LOL!!

xoxo~Nene