This is nothing new but how long will it take for people to miss the “fake” part. Not long, and since its for tourism, the promoters won’t care why you come, just that you come.
There’s enough interest in local sightings of Bigfoot — also known as Sasquatch — that the Logan Theatre Group is creating a “mockumentary” in a series of short videos to promote tourism.
The project is being commissioned by the Hocking Hills Tourism Association.
“We know there have been a number of Bigfoot sightings in Ohio,” said Hocking Hills Tourism Director Karen Raymore. “Videos are popular online right now and Bigfoot is a hot topic.
“We have the perfect atmosphere in the Hocking Hills to promote the area and create the videos,” she continued. “We commissioned the theater group to complete the segments for us because we want them to be wildly successful.”
At least they’re up front and honest about this being fake. But if the piece is portrayed as realistic, people sometimes miss the “fake” part and you see it come up on YouTube a year later (or more) as “possibly real” or i forums as “what do you guys think of this?” This has happened SO OFTEN, I can’t even count.
But once again, we see the importance of Bigfoot/Sasquatch as an important cultural icon.