An interesting update to my latest blogpost about the Bigfoot evidence found by Lee Brickley in Cannock Chase. You can read the blogpost here, but to summarise, Brickley found a footprint and some scratch marks on a tree which I pointed out was most likely a hoax (in the case of the footprint) and the scratches on the tree were likely caused by deer during “rutting season”.
Kristian Lander got in touch with me with an interesting video from author, Graham Phillips. In the video posted to his Facebook page, Phillips confesses that there were never sightings of Bigfoot reported in Cannock Chase until he donned an ape costume for a “mockumentary” being filmed by him and his friends.
In the video, Graham says:
“There were never any sightings of this ape before I was wandering around Cannock Chase in a gorilla suit. What is going on here? I mean, are we talking about mass hysteria? Are we talking about some sort of tulpa – some form of thought form created by people’s imaginations? It can’t be a real creature no matter what the Daily Star claim to have found … as far I’m concerned, this can mean only one thing… but I don’t know what it is. So there we go. I AM THE CANNOCK CHASE YETI! Bye!”
Graham, I think I know what the one thing is. I think it’s wishful thinking by naive people who have fallen for someone’s trick. The footprint certainly appears to be staged, and the fact that we now know the origins of the sightings of the Cannock Chase Bigfoot is another… big step towards understanding the real cause of these claims. Of course, I don’t know who planted the footprint, but I certainly know who found it and went to the press with it: Mr Lee “Guillable” Brickley. Awkward…
You can watch the Mockumentary starring Graham as Bigfoot himself below. Enjoy!