ABC News Thinks Big Foot May Have Been Spotted In Idaho (Spoiler Alert: Big Foot Isn't Real)

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ABC News got its hands on a juicy story out of Idaho about a possible Big Foot sighting caught on tape. There is one minor problem, though: Big Foot isn't real. Like, not even a little bit.

The story currently is the second featured story on ABC's New York affiliate's "news" website (right after Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on Big Gulps, and right before any other news about things that actually exist).

According to the network, "Sasquatch hunters are headed to Idaho after a high school student there released video [of a Sasquatch] he says he shot in the woods." The only problem with claiming to have video of a Sasquatch roaming the woods is that it could never happen, and that's because Sasquatches are fictitious.

The network gives a little background on the mythical beast, noting that "Bigfoot sightings typically happen in the Pacific Northwest, but there have been other reports of them in this area of Idaho as well."

Actually, though, Big Foot sightings never happen -- again, because Big Foot isn't real.

TV news stations love these kinds of bogus stories because people tend to see something like "Sasquatch" in a headline and dive right in (similarly, alternative media websites love these kinds of bogus stories because people tend to see something like "Sasquatch" in the headline and dive right in).

Be sure to tune into ABC News tomorrow, where we're expecting an investigative piece on inhumane unicorn ranches and an interview with a leprechaun who claims Bernie Madoff scammed him out of half of his gold.

Did we mention Big Foot isn't real?
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jim
jim

what about littlefoot

Dallinburnett
Dallinburnett

Let's look at the facts, shall we? According to alleged eyewitness accounts, the Sasquatch is a large, bipedal, and possibly nocturnal, ape that inhabits one of the largest and most remote wilderness areas in the continental U.S. The creature is a staple of Native American folklore throughout the Northwest and modern rumors date back to the 1700s. Bigfoot is real. However, the true problem is that there exists an underlying assumption within the scientific community (and the public, for that matter) that no large animals could possibly remain undiscovered 

squatchbenchesathousand
squatchbenchesathousand

Faith nicole says there is no evidence of bigfoot.Did she not read the posts here where people said they saw bigfoot.That is evidence .Evidence is proof.Seeing something is proof .

Faith Nichole
Faith Nichole

Well none of you really know if there is bigfoot or not because none of you have real evidence that he is or isn't real. That's like questioning someones belief in god. No they don't have proof but they still know hes real right? Maybe no one has found evidence because maybe they bury their dead or hide from civilization because people aren't exactly welcoming. My point is don't assume something if you don't know about it. and if you're gonna be bias keep your opinion to yourself because obviously people are upset about it. Dumb ass.

Bigfoot
Bigfoot

There is actually a lot more Bigfoot evidence exists vs. God.

skippy
skippy

Bigfoots are proven to exist.They just dont live in new york city.There may be 10 million in the united states alone or more.If you dont believe this,ask the worlds foremost authority on primates in the world,dr Jane Goodall.She will tell you that without a doubt,bigfoots reside all over the world.If you want to find out about bigfoots,she can tell you as she is the most respected authority on primates in the world.Please list your credentials on primates and bigfoot.

nick
nick

I don't think James opinon makes him ehtier a "moron" or an "idiot" i would say it makes him more of a person that sees the world as it is. If bigfoot has been around this long why is there no proof of him besides a few lame videos and some foot prints. James please do let me know though if they bring him to your office because he saounded pretty adimit that he knew something about bigfoot (that apparently we dont).

joe
joe

There are hundreds of thousands of credible bigfoot sightings.They choose not to live in city settings.They choose to live in the woods.There are hundreds of new species of animals discovered every day,and many types of aliens.To the author ,the earth isnt flat,more people have seen a close-up bigfoot than you can wrap your head around.You van see one to, just get out from behind the computer and hit the woods .

kingofthenimrods
kingofthenimrods

You think hundreds of *aliens* are discovered every day?  Face meet palm.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow, what kind of fear mongering commercials do you air on this website? Dont think it was left by accident? Yes, the USA is swarming with terrorists leaving bombs in bags everywhere.

Get a grip people.

john
john

hey moron bigfoot is real ive seen one and heard it you narrow minded big city idiot ill bet youve never been in the woods oh i forgot central park is the only woods youve been in

Bigfoot
Bigfoot

 Just because you say something doesn't make it real. The fact is of the dozen or so recorded sightings of Bigfoot only less than half of them have been proven to be hoaxes. And when we say that some were not hoaxes there's every chance that what people saw wasn't a gorilla but was instead some inbred, hairy guy that lives in the mountains of the far west. You cannot completely eliminate the possibility that there is a neanderthal in the remotest regions of the US unless you are nothing but a troll.

Colejs
Colejs

If you look closely you can see Bigfoot clutching Obama's original Kenyan birth certificate!

Smarterthanyou
Smarterthanyou

James King, You are an idiot. Your lopsided coverage gives us all a window into your sheltered, close minded view of the earth. How long have you lived in the city for, all your life? Take a step out into the woods someday, you know, the million's of miles of unexplored terrain, and then get back to me. Oxford University just broke news of their Sasquath DNA project, but maybe they should have consulted you first, you know, you being an expert and everything.

James King
James King

Maybe you're right. My lopsided coverage of a TV station's coverage of a fictitious animal might be a little bias. How about this: if you can get a Sasquatch to the Village Voice office by 5 p.m. tomorrow, I'll write a correction and apologize to the non-existent animal to his face. We're at 36 Cooper Square -- right across from Cooper Union. What time should I expect you guys?

Bad foot
Bad foot

Trying out for the Onion? Badly written.

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