Bigfoot promotes tourism

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.

Bigfoot videos planned to promote tourism – Logan Daily News: News.

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.

  4 comments for “Bigfoot promotes tourism

  1. February 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    If there is something to see, all be it not the big furry Muppet itself, along with a nice walk in the countryside, don’t see too much problem, using for tourism, as lets face it other dodgy history & legends, sell holidays & visits elsewhere too. If they’re at least honest it’s just a story & possibility, good luck to the tourism promoters – there’s usually something just as interesting to see in the area, to make up for lack of real walking furry monster. Our Yorkie pup on er hind legs closely resembles the classic Squatch description. For education i’d suggest “Father Ted” the episode in the caravan, with Ardal O’Hanlon & close, far away, using plastic cows. Close Lilo is a Squatch, far away, she’s simply a little furball.

  2. spookyparadigm
    February 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    “Videos are popular online right now and Bigfoot is a hot topic”

    This line really only works if read in the voice of Jacobim Mugatu

  3. Lagaya1
    February 9, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    While the area north of center in Ohio was well flattened by glaciers, the area of the Hocking Hills just south of center is beautifully hilly, forested, and rocky. If they just showed the landscape, they’d have no need of bigfoot.

  4. Chris Howard
    February 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    So, is the objection to the Bigfoot tourism that it detracts from the awe inspiring beauty of the natural world?

    Are we entertaining ourselves to death with clap-trap, or is it a bit more damaging than constant escapism?

    Are certain people so invested in the escapism that they feel more comfortable in a fantasy world of willfully ignorant pseudoscience?

    Are we saying that our attitudes, values, and beliefs should be based upon the best evidence available at the time, always subject to change on pain of new evidence?

    Because that last bit is difficult. I LOVE ghost tours, Bigfoot treks, and all that stuff. It’s fun. It inspires me, and gets my imagination going.

    So is the underlying problem, then, one of distinctions. The ability to separate fact from fiction, truth from falsehood, objective reality and subjective reality?

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