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Rendlesham bear turns out to be hoax

By T.K. Randall
April 2, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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A mysterious bear that was spotted roaming around Rendlesham forest sparking fears among local authorities that it had escaped from a zoo or private enclosure has been revealed to be a hoax. The bear was actually part of a promotion for an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play by the Red Rose Chain Theatre Company.
A mystery 'bear' spotted roaming a Suffolk forest was a hoax, dreamed up by actors to promote an outdoor production of Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale'. The Red Rose Chain Theatre Company rescreated the play's famous stage direction 'Exit pursued by a bear' in Rendlesham Forest, near Ipswich and posted the footage on You Tube. "

Source: Telegraph | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
Actor and designer Jimmy Grimes said: "We didn't want to scare anyone. The idea is to get kids interested and excited about the play. We want to create a family-friendly, fairytale feel for the production. Apparently, it failed.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER 15 years ago
Now in my area they would have been Charged with filing a false police Report! And Ordered to pay the money for the time of the Departments Investigation of the incident. I did not see where this was done.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Samuronin 15 years ago
What a fail!!!

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