My Report from the Bigfoot Press Conference

sea of cameras at Bigfoot press conference

Sea of cameras awaiting the event, including big players, like CNN

The two Bigfoot guys from Georgia

Two fellers from Georgia who claim to have found the creature

Feeding frenzy after press conference

The feeding frenzy to get the two new photos released at the press conference

Well, I can hardly believe that I was able to make it into the “press only” press conference today at a hotel in Palo Alto. The big guys were there, with their trucks, satellite dishes, and honkin’ big cameras. The woman at the door asked me who I was with, so I said, “I’m a blogger” and handed her a business card that has a photo of me on it. She handed me a press kit, asked me to sign some waiver, and welcomed me. I entered a room that would soon swell to several hundred people, ranging from top-tier press to bloggers, including Jason Kincaid from TechCrunch, to random locals and a guy in a Bigfoot costume.

The wifi coverage in the room sucked, so I live tweeted via my Treo. For those who missed ‘em, here are my tweets:

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I’ve made it into the lobby of the hotel in Palo Alto where the Bigfoot press conference is happening in 30 minutes

I am in the room where the Bigfoot press conference will be. Sweet!

a sea of cameras including CNN

the room is filling up at the Bigfoot press conference

a guy in a Bigfoot costume is here with a sign that says “We hide for a reason.”

it has begun

long slow preamble

tom biscardi likes to say his own name

“getting pictures from these guys is like pulling teeth from a baby”

biscardi says the boys have turned over the body to him

talking about an autopsy to be done next week

“it’s not a human or an ape”

17 minutes and no meat

why not contact the authorities? “I wanna protect the species”

“we were afraid of them and not armed”

“oh you’re talking about the Bigfoots”

how much money do you expect to make? “As much as possible.”

dna results of three samples. one messed up. one human. on possum. oh, brother

one guy is holding up the new photo showing a closeup of the dead creature’s mouth with tongue hanging out

we are told that we will each get a new photo and the dna test results. big whoop.

the other guy is about to talk

he’ showing us a photo of one walking away

and it’s over

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I have to say it was a terrible disappointment, and a complete disaster of a press conference. And I’m not talking about the idiot charlatans on the stage, but the performance of the media in attendance. They all sat through 30 minutes of inconsistent lies with zero new evidence, and no one held their feet to the fire. Advice to the big guys, if you’re going to send your camera crew, also send reporters who will ask tough questions.

I regret that I did not ask the fellers from Georgia my burning question, “Do you eat any Bigfoot meat, and how did it taste?”

Oh, and I just found this link to video of the conference.

Okay. I think I really need to start my vacation; eager to get past this summer news cycle!

27 thoughts on “My Report from the Bigfoot Press Conference

  1. [...] on the story as it develops. See John McCrea for [...]

  2. Watched the video. This guy is plugging left and right, WOW. I wonder if it has any correlation to the crazy creatures that washed up on shore in N.E. (which turned out to be a hoax for a new movie promo). lol.

  3. My favorite quote: “I wanna protect the species.” Which species — Big Foot, human or yours? HA.

  4. Tom McCrea says:

    You’all won’t think its a Hoax when he is thawed out, hit with the paddles, given CPR and speaks at the Democratic National Convention.

  5. k3xiceman says:

    “I want to believe”

    No, but seriously, I think the best response from them when asked

    “How did you manage to find a creature that has eluded modern technology and civilization for centuries?”

    Biscardi responded, “When was the last time you found a bear skeleton in the woods?”

    That’s right, you don’t!

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  9. bigfootluvr says:

    Hey I live in the mountains of North Georgia. I’d rather have a bigfoot for a neighbor than the fools I have now.

    Run, Bigfoot, RUUUUUN! Don’t let them get you!!!

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  13. rose says:

    i think big foot is real i dont no why i just have a feeling

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