Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | JAN 23, 2008 | Bigfoot Found on Mars

Snapshot taken by NASA's Mars Rover
"Is this the picture that proves that there is life on Mars? And the existence of Bigfoot?" --The Telegraph

Today, January 23, in 2008 a picture taken by NASA's rover on Mars began to circulate as "Bigfoot on Mars" despite being four years old at the time.

The news hit the UK first with the The Telegraph reporting, "The photograph, taken in 2004 by the Mars explorer Spirit, appears to show a human shaped object that looks startingly like previous photographs purporting to have captured Bigfoot."

On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, a local ABC affiliate printed this in their Water Cooler section, "Recently, a space enthusiast enlarged a single frame from one of those images, and found a figure that some say resembles some sort of 'Bigfoot' creature."

For the rest of the day the photo went viral and finally made it to Anderson Cooper of CNN. Although Anderson Cooper found it laughable, he did interview a serious documentary director. Watch the video below.

Perhaps our favorite explanation for Bigfoot on Mars is our post we did a few months ago about a comic titled, "Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman" The best tagline from the comic, "Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth. It’s the story of how he became a legend of the stars."

A page from the comic, "Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman"
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      Overall, it is a short-sighted criticism based on an inaccurate understanding of how people consume media. If I shared the same viewpoint I would be concerned about "cannibalizing" my own content and publishing it at Cryptomundo.

      As a matter of pride, and friendship, I want to create value for Cryptomundo. Even more importantly I want to create value for readers. This a labor of love for me.

  2. Great article Guy!! I never seen this before. As in the photo on mars. I watched the CNN video,and remembered why I don't watch much tv. The hipster doofus in the suit. Lol.
    There appears to be a face on mars. Why not BF? This would be one event I think we may not want to see confirmed,however. IMO the skeptics would riot!! Lol


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