Friday, May 15, 2015


Real Thing TV

The Blizzard of 2015 brought more than just record amounts of snow to places from New York to Massachusetts -- it also sort of, kind of, maybe became ideal strolling weather for none other than Bigfoot and its distant cousin, Yeti.

While an obviously costumed individual walked the streets around Boston on Jan. 26 during the snowstorm -- dressed as the legendary white-haired Yeti -- its dark-haired relative -- aka Bigfoot -- was supposedly jaunting through storm-riddled Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.

That's right: Bigfoot in the Big Apple!

The story first came to light when Russell Strark, a resident of Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, sent the following video to The Brooklyn Paper.


January roared in like a lion and out with a flurry of Bigfoot reports.

The year began with a Jan. 3 controversial story of how a fisherman claimed to have seen and photographed Bigfoot -- known in Florida as a Skunk Ape -- while it allegedly sat in a few feet of the murky swampy Hillsborough River outside of Tampa, Florida.

Fast forward to Jan. 25 when HuffPost reader Matthew McKamey sent a video of something he says he and a friend saw while canoeing in a swamp that day in Lettuce Lake Park near, of all places, Tampa, Florida.

Both reports are highly dubious. Let's take a look at the second report to see if it's the legendary hairy beast ... or possibly another hoaxer who'll risk getting his butt bitten off in a Florida swamp, just to post some viral video on YouTube.

Travel companies encourage the public to visit the local swamps around Tampa, to spend time hiking, fishing and canoeing, and yet, they issue cautionary notes to the public to be careful of all the local alligators and snakes in the area that also encompasses the University of South Florida.

"Being in Florida, you tend to be used to that," McKamey, 28, who performs tree and landscape maintenance around Tampa, told HuffPost.

"There are business parks here that have little manmade lakes with fountains in the middle and gators rest on the fountains. You get used to it. Just the other day, while canoeing, I saw a number of gators, ranging from four to six feet in length."

The two men took a canoe into one of the many swampy inlets of Lettuce Lake Park. Around 1:00p.m., they heard a noise accompanied by tree movement. McKamey grabbed his phone and started videotaping.

I believe the Boggy Creek Monster will be making a appears soon also.'