Bigfoot is (of yet) a myth. I could haul around a tree stump and claim it's bigfoot. Nowhere is there anywhere a documented description of this creature. How do you prosecute someone for a “fake bigfoot”? How do you claim it is a fraud? It does not exist as far as science is concerned, there is no specimen, no universally accepted bigfoot standard, etc.
He is hauling around a mythological creature "Hank" of his own interpretation for others to look at and decide for themselves.
How can you deceive someone to the point of it being illegal when none so far can prove it even exists or what it is?
I paid Santa and the Easter Bunny at the mall for a picture so my kids could sit on his lap. My kids believed it. Should I sue the mall? Should my kids sue me?
Many say bigfoot doesn’t even exist. It is a fantasy, a tall tale, a scary story, a movie monster, etc.
Is some “standard” for bigfoot the PGF? Then Hank fits right in does it not?
If Bigfoot can be whatever you want it to be. How is he defrauding with Hank?
Even if he said Hank “tested positive for being a bigfoot creature” or some such claim. Of course it did! So would have Patty and all the subjects of the vids we watch on YouTube etc. Because the videographers all already know what their particular “bigfoot” is made out of.
Anyone can claim any definition for bigfoot and be right or at least not wrong. Correct?
Bigfoot is a costume (man-made) in many cases (PGF), so again, Hank fits right in as a bigfoot.
Do I like what he/they do? NO! Do I like how they play with people’s gullibility and ignorance. NO! But it is a personal thing for me about bigfootdom. A vendetta that someone else wouldn’t even care about.
I pay to watch a magician cut a women in half and put her back together. Is it the magician's fault if I believe it? Is it his fault if I don’t believe it because I know better? Should we outlaw Criss Angel stuff? Because people pay for it and believe it? As people do for SOOOO much out there for sale. Venues have every right to cancel what they don't want. But I'd hate to get to the point where fantasy is illegal.
In other words, wouldn't I have to prove Hank is not a bigfoot or, prove what is a fake bigfoot to sue him or prosecute him for this?
Edited by QuiteContrary, 24 February 2014 - 07:58 PM.