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September 9th, 2010 03:54 PM
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There's a wise guy in Banff National Park (Canada) with a sasquatch costume who is showing himself on the banks of Lake Minnewanka as tourist boats pass by in the daylight.

I'm guessing he wants to be videotaped so someone will put in on YouTube. Well, he got his wish.



I'm also betting the person who shot the video is friends with the wise guy, because as you can see, the videographer managed to get different shots the furtive exhibitionist sasquatch at different times from different boats ...

September 9th, 2010 04:10 PM
chipho Unfortunately ( or fortunately ) some hoaxing moron is gonna get plugged one day!
September 9th, 2010 09:22 PM
Tyler H the hoaxers fessed up - stunt.
September 10th, 2010 01:11 AM
MarkBC I think these videos are useful, just makes the Patterson footage all the more convincing.
September 10th, 2010 09:05 AM
Andy I agree.
Totally looks like a guy in a suit.

Blond too. That's a new twist.
September 10th, 2010 09:12 AM
Bavarian Raven good way to get yourself shot :/
September 10th, 2010 09:53 AM
grazhopprr Just like anything going on out there, it's gonna take someone getting shot, to stop this kinda crap. Fun and games in the woods, can bring lots of trouble.
September 10th, 2010 10:49 AM
rbirch Not trying to start an argument here.. but why is it that WE (because I've done it too) say this:

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chipho wrote:
Unfortunately ( or fortunately ) some hoaxing moron is gonna get plugged one day!


Quote:
Bavarian Raven wrote:
good way to get yourself shot :/


Quote:
grazhopprr wrote:
Just like anything going on out there, it's gonna take someone getting shot, to stop this kinda crap. Fun and games in the woods, can bring lots of trouble.



But at the same time, will often use this argument: http://www.bfro.net/gdb/show_FAQ.asp?id=411

I personally don't think the two mesh..
September 10th, 2010 11:53 AM
Tom Thomas Some people like to draw attention to themselves without thinking about the consequences of their actions. The penal system and graveyards are full of people with this attitude.
September 10th, 2010 12:20 PM
Andy Maybe it's getting said because it has happened before--that somebody is wearing something that makes him appear to be an animal, and a poor hunter makes a dreadful mistake.

[I remember a lawsuit on behalf of a lady in Maine who had been in her own yard (wearing white mittens and a brown coat) during deer season, and another concerning a teenager who was in a field, with only his head visible to the woodchuck hunter.]

I doubt anybody here truly means to be flippant or callous or to suggest that this might be the hoaxer's just desserts; that would be awful.
September 10th, 2010 12:32 PM
bkearton I've read the posts and watched the video, and my only thoughts were "What a jackass. He IS getting exactly what he wants ... and that is people are talking about him".
September 10th, 2010 12:48 PM
rbirch There is a new nightclub in Banff called the "Dancing Sasquatch". Apparently this is related to quite a bit of marketing they've been doing.

http://www.banffsasquatch.com/photos/misc-photos/

So yes.. they're getting the publicity they want. ;)
September 10th, 2010 01:41 PM
BethinFL I'm NOT saying hoaxing is okay, it's not, but some stuff like this can be fun. We were tubing the "hootch" through Helen, Georgia, and some guy dressed up like Texas Chainsaw Massacre jumped out from behind a bush on the side of the river with a chainsaw as we came around a bend. Initially, it scared the crap out of everybody (and I think permanently traumatized my kids), but then everybody laughed about it. It was some promotional stunt for a haunted house or hearse tour.
September 10th, 2010 03:04 PM
Tyler H At least this guy, when I asked him about it, was very upfront - wasn't meant to be a big deception. (Maybe partly because I told him up front that everything about it looked fake.) Pain in the you know what, when you are trying to do real research, but not as bad as some deliberate attempts to mislead.
September 10th, 2010 11:55 PM
Margie BioGirl Argh! I find this sort of behavior so irritating.
The only useful thing I could see about the videos is the immediate response of the tour guide--she said it was a bear, and insisted it, for the first little bit. Only when they saw it again did she begin to question what she saw and admit that she didn't know what it was.
September 11th, 2010 03:44 PM
Andy OMG--the Dancing Sasquatch---how funny!

Well, at least it's good PR in that it keeps Bigfoots in the public eye.
Sort of.
September 11th, 2010 03:58 PM
Tyler H It's a thin and tough line between hoaxing, and PR ... I mean, you can't get mad at someone for using a bear mascot, can you? We don't get mad at Kokanee beer, or Jack Links...

The trouble, and the inappropriate thing, is when it is used to deceive. This one was borderline. These folks seemed to have the decency to fess up as soon as confronted. Now, they could have stated it was a stunt right with the post on Youtube, and that would have been preferable, but I want to acknowledge the fact that they did not shy away from admitting it was a stunt, when asked.

Just my opinion.
September 13th, 2010 01:58 AM
Iamavictory
Quote:
rbirch wrote:
There is a new nightclub in Banff called the "Dancing Sasquatch". Apparently this is related to quite a bit of marketing they've been doing.

http://www.banffsasquatch.com/photos/misc-photos/

So yes.. they're getting the publicity they want. ;)


Someone needs to taser this guy next time and then they can re-name the bar "Twitching Sasquatch"...
September 13th, 2010 08:46 AM
Andy This guy--in the blond Sasquatch hair suit--is just this side of silly, with his short arms and all, so he gets a pass from me--besides, how much can he earn, poor fellow, working for a bar?

Really, when the Olympics can hand out BF dollies as their mascot, the least we can do is visit this club if ever we are in Banff!

(Too bad their marketing devices, ads and whatnot, cannot have "fine print" at the bottom that reads: Seen a Sasquatch for real? Report your sighting at www.BFRO.net . or something similar.)
September 13th, 2010 04:10 PM
HBMay2011 Wait, I'm confused-was this a simple promotional deal for this nightclub or was it an intentional hoax? Oh, and hi by the way, everybody.
September 14th, 2010 12:48 PM
BethinFL Hi HB. I think it was just PR for the nightclub and not an intentional hoax. I hope not because if that WAS meant to be a hoax, it was a pretty sad attempt from the looks of the video.

I wonder if the nightclub sells tee shirts or bumper stickers or anything. That could be fun.
September 17th, 2010 11:08 AM
cgu There will always be jackasses like this. At the very least it keeps the topic of sasquatch within the public realm and may even compel a few people to look into the subject further to make up their own minds.
November 30th, 2010 12:14 PM
509Chick hoaxers will get shot some day doin this,then a lawsuit will happen, tsk tsk. dont blame the hunter,blame the hoaxer. LOL. Just my 2 cents.
November 30th, 2010 12:45 PM
cape6000jkg A hunter will not shoot at anything resembling a sasquatch, only poachers will.
November 30th, 2010 12:53 PM
ApesAmongUs That's a ridiculously uninformed statement. I've hunted all my life, and although I would not shoot at anything I can't clearly identify, I have hunted with plenty of men who will.

It's why people get shot every year during hunting season. It's the reason Hunter Orange was invented.

Cape, these blanket statements, assumptions, are getting under my skin a bit. Your comments are often stated as a matter of fact, when they are often the farthest thing from that.
November 30th, 2010 12:56 PM
Bossburg This thread has gone down the tubes and into discussion of who shoots what.
I think it's out lived it's usefulness and will be closed.