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Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot
Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot

Craig Woolheater from Cryptomundo reported that ‘Overnight AM‘ producers were in contact with a 70 year old man who claims that a family of Bigfoot were bedding down nightly in his backyard.

From OverNight AM:

LISTEN ON DEMAND – Overnight AM producers have been contacted by a man claiming to have found Bigfoot living in his backyard somewhere in North America ( Location: Confidential ). The evidence is substantial based on eyewitness testimony of a man whose life has been turned upside down by the creatures, a family of four; two adults and two infants, who bed down in his backyard every evening. UFO Magazine & Clearly Skewed Entertainment has dispatched a film crew to the area to document the events as they unfold on camera.

Tonight, Mike ( last name withheld ), a 70 year old veteran with no interest in the field of Bigfoot research, will join Lan Lamphere and the Overnight AM radio show audience to describe the events of the past few weeks and his encounters with this family of Bigfoot who have taken to living in the forest behind his home appearing every night to bed down in his backyard to escape biting mosquitos.

Loren Coleman, also from Cryptomundo, posted that Lesley from Debris Field had contacted Nancy Birnes, UFO Magazine editor, who denied having sent any production crew members out to investigate:

“I don’t know who wrote that at the Overnight AM site, but no film crew has been dispatched. Possibly someone will go there and check it out, but at this point nobody has.” – Cryptomundo

Many other blogs are posting the erroneous headline: “Breaking News: Bigfoot Found” so the word is spreading like an online wildfire.

I think Lesley’s information is a good foresight as to were this news report is heading.

False alarm people! Back to work!……

  • Attacking the people who popularize reports may be useful, but what we most likely have here is a simple mistake. In the interview (2 hrs long) the Host clearly states he is setting up a camera visit with the witness. Anyone other than the host or the witness commenting on this is really just speculation. If the host made this comment, he’s wrong, but it doesn’t bear (yet) on the purported witness, or even the event.

    Until someone gets out to the witness, debunking this story is premature.

  • jbondo

    Now apparently they have told the BFRO to go pound sand and have appointed Bill Birnes exclusive rights to hand pick a team to investigate on the coming weekend.

    Further investigation into this radio show gives it’s guests less credibility that C2C’s and we all know that wacko’s that call into that show.

    I’m still going to wait though. We will see! If Bill goes and gets Tom Biscardi, well, that ain’t gonna make things better. Lets hope he gets some skeptics like he had with him on UFO Hunters.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but can’t you get a disposable camera for $3-$5 in the misc bin at the dollar store? Just saying…..

  • organelle,

    You’re right. It always is premature to try and debunk a story without having the full details.

    http://www.ghosttheory.com/2010/07/09/backyard-bigfoot-update-2

    This just reads and sounds like so many hoaxes in the past, hence why so many skeptics are critical of stories like these.

    I guess we’ll have to wait.

    -Javier

  • jbondo

    organelle,

    Nobody is debunking anything…yet. My latest info comes straight from the originators.

  • jbondo

    Javier,

    You and I posted at the same time. You owe me a beer, or do I owe you one?

  • Jbondo,

    At this point, I think we owe each other a couple of kegs and some Tequila shots….

    -Javier

  • Laura Stanley

    Someone above mentioned that there are no houses or neighbors around this man’s house, and that there are dense woods and farm fields. I believe he said something at one point about “the back of my neighbor’s garage” and he said there is a tavern with a security light and dumpster quite close by that the animals may feed from. He also expressed surprise that the animals would be in such a populated place and “in the city.” It doesn’t sound quite so “woodsy” as some people seem to think if you listen to all the “clues.”

    I also, like jbondo, wonder about a cheap, disposable camera. He did mention that he goes to grocery stores and drive-ins, so he isn’t actually house-bound. If he has told his son, why hasn’t the son been curious enough to go by and take a look after 3 1/2 weeks? If my dad told me that story, I would go see for myself to either enjoy the incredibly exciting sight or to take my dad in for a check-up.

  • jbondo

    Laura,

    The son must have known all along that his father was a little light in his loafers. Imagine all the stories he’s heard? However, if this were my father I would probably have tried to limit his exposure to telling stories to people, especially the media. After all, it is his responsibility to look after his father if he is experiencing dimensia or other mental issues. Of course maybe he does try to protect his father and this one slipped thru.

  • Laura Stanley

    The whole thing is just sad. I feel so sorry for the man, who has enough stress having to care for his disabled sister. Now, he has to worry about his own mental health. How frightening it would be to have someone go out and stand in the very spot you were seeing a non-existent creature, to prove it wasn’t actually there. I hope people will leave him, his sister and his children alone, and allow them all to get the assistance they need.