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8ft Bigfoot statue prompts spate of sightings

Posted on Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 | Comment icon 17 comments

In the dark, this thing looks a lot more convincing. Image Credit: Facebook / Davie County Animal Shelter
A new permanent resident of the North Carolina town of Mocksville has been raising more than a few eyebrows.
With its tall, dark appearance and glowing red eyes, the statue that stands on Pine Ridge Road in Davie County is so convincing that several people have mistaken it for the real thing.

While during daylight hours it is quite clearly a statue, during the night or in low light conditions it is quite possible to catch a glimpse of the red-eyed silhouette and mistake it for a real creature.

The statue is one of several wooden carvings found on private property in the Mocksville area.
Keen to avoid unnecessary calls from frantic witnesses, Davie County Animal Shelter has even put out a notice warning people about the figure and asking them not to report it to the authorities.

"This handsome fellow stands on Pine Ridge Rd. in Mocksville," the organization wrote. "If you are traveling this road at night, please be advised that the eyes appear to glow."

"If you see this phenomenon, you do not need to call animal control to report seeing Bigfoot, Sasquatch or any other large creature. Thank you."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats on 16 January, 2019, 6:03
Wait, i cant see muscle movement under the fur, no way this a faked.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Myles on 17 January, 2019, 12:49
Would this be considered a hoax?  
Comment icon #10 Posted by stereologist on 17 January, 2019, 13:46
I think that reports would b e hoaxes if people knew they were reporting a statue. When I lived in New England there was a farmer that put a statue by the road of a moose. People got out of their cars to photograph the moose. That moose statue made the newspapers. It had prompted reports of a moose in the area. Due to a parasite deer and moose populations do not overlap much. Reports of a moose in a deer zone is worth mentioning. I don't see the statue as a hoax. It is art that draws attention and conversation. I think that makes it art.
Comment icon #11 Posted by the13bats on 17 January, 2019, 21:59
I would so love it in my yard....
Comment icon #12 Posted by Myles on 17 January, 2019, 22:11
It doesn't really lend any help to the skeptics or the believers.   Obviously not for the believers.   It's a statue.  Some skeptics might say that it is evidence that eye witness accounts are not to be believed.  It does show that in a little way, but it is a statue of bigfoot, so it should be expected that it gets confused with a real bigfoot.  
Comment icon #13 Posted by the13bats on 17 January, 2019, 22:44
Of course this shows just how unreliable witness accounts are, John Shepherd did a cool albeit a bit silly study on human perception, he made a huge about 4 foot wide ufo hat, it had lights and all now on his head its about 7 feet in the air, He would walk back off the road side out into fields etc at night and people in cars would see this and call in the local police, he would get those reports, all thought it was a real flying craft, all thought it was way bigger and higher. Same type thing joe nickles has done with mothman, lake monsters etc. Witness accounts are not evidence as far as im ... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by stereologist on 18 January, 2019, 14:14
I would like to add that the usual refrain from believers is, "Are you calling everyone a liar?"  That's an absurd knee jerk reaction. All that is being stated is that witness accounts are unreliable. That has nothing at all to do with anyone purposely giving a false account. It seems that just about every day in the news there is a story about witnesses to an event giving differing statements. It happens. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by the13bats on 19 January, 2019, 4:26
This opens an interesting area for me, lets get past people making it up and who know they are an issue is people who see something and mistake it for something else, Example lorie winkelman saying her and her son saw something some where calling the jersey devil, it flew at them hopped across their roof monsterquest had a makeup artist build a replica and of course they hailed it as "it" but the problems start there, the prints on the roof didnt really match anything but was hopping, the tree branches couldnt have suppported weight the replica was like 8 feet tall flying monster creature a bi... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by stereologist on 19 January, 2019, 13:24
As you point out here, one of the problems is that the identification is often made by someone other than the observer. The witness says I saw something. Someone else asserts, you saw bigfoot or the jersey devil, or whatever is the crypto du jour.
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats on 19 January, 2019, 13:32
Yep, And we cant make conclusions based on unknowns, unknown creature, unknown distance, no real size reference, startling fleeting few second view and then a jump is made to well that must be jersey devil, bf, a lake monster etc. I guess those assumptions are more glamorous than saying it was an owl a bear or a fish.....

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