Bigfoot? It’s all a big lie

16 Dec 2006
Eileen Ng

KUALA LUMPUR: The Johor Bigfoot is a hoax.

This is the view of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, which said there was no concrete evidence to back up the creatures existence.

However, the ministrys stand has not gone down well with the Johor state government which is keeping an open mind on the matter.

The ministrys parliamentary secretary, Datuk Sazmi Miah, said no droppings or hair of the creature had ever been found.

He said the state Wildlife Department had been monitoring the jungles of Johor for the past 40 years and there was no firm evidence to prove the creatures existence.

Remote-sensing cameras were also set up in the jungles a few years ago to capture animals movements and, so far, the only sightings were of known animals.

“If theres truly a Bigfoot, there would have been firm evidence of its existence or the cameras would have captured its image or movements,” he told the New Straits Times.

He believed the hoax was perpetrated by certain quarters to generate interest among foreign scientists who were interested in obtaining the jungles lush flora and fauna.

To a question, Sazmi said eyewitnesses, who claimed to have seen the creature, could have mistaken an ape (mawas) or sun bear for a Bigfoot.

"To date, the evidence has been a so-called footprint.

“Dont tell me that the creature walked on one leg? Thats not possible,” he scoffed.

Meanwhile, Johors Tourism and Environment Committee chairman Freddie Long said the state government was keeping an open mind over the creatures existence.

"No one can simply dismiss its existence.

"Our jungles are 248 million years old with numerous species yet to be discovered.

“How could he (Sazmi) make such a sweeping statement?” said the irate Long.

He said the creatures existence needed some time to be verified. “We are very keen to pursue this and welcome researchers and scientists to contact us on their investigations into the Johor Bigfoot.”

He pointed out that the Loch Ness monster in Scotland had never been proven, but that did not prevent droves of tourists from trying to catch a glimpse of the creature.

“Similarly, with the Johor Bigfoot, it has created a lot of interest and we have seen an influx of tourists coming in.”

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GASP. Fake? How could that be?

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He pointed out that the Loch Ness monster in Scotland had never been proven, but that did not prevent droves of tourists from trying to catch a glimpse of the creature.

Original Lochness Monster photo was a hoax inspired droves of believers. That is why it was never proven - it never existed!

Excerpt from the Wikipedia article:
One of the most iconic images of Nessie is known as the ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’ and for many years was considered good evidence by believers in the monster, but has since been revealed as a hoax by one of its creators.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochness_m … s_Photo.27

Long should get his research done properly.
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/nessiehoaxes.html