October 3, 2013 |
Here's more proof that Bigfoot is really, really, truly real: There are new videos! But if the morning-news anchors at WTKR in Norfolk, Va., are any guide, the new evidence may not be winning over skeptics that huge, furry, bipedal demihumans have been stalking around North America, perpetually evading capture and general scientific credibility for decades. "Sweet baby Jesus in the manger, I didn't think I was going to make it," said anchor Jessica Larche , after struggling to give straight narration over fuzzy night-vision clips purporting to show a Bigfoot walking around in the distance and closer-up shots of a partially obscured creature sleeping or appearing to look at the camera.
August 28, 2012 |
A Montana man who was apparently trying to trigger a Bigfoot sighting by dressing up in a costume and darting out onto a dark stretch of highway was struck and killed by two passing cars, officials said. Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell, Mont., was apparently wearing a Ghillie suit at the time. That's a camouflage outfit -- sometimes used by military snipers or hunters -- designed to resemble dense, thick foliage. "What we know so far is that we had a couple of guys out, allegedly trying to prompt a sighting of Bigfoot," Montana Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Butch Huseby told the Los Angeles Times.
March 11, 1988 |
Knott's Berry Farm will soon have some famous footprints that even the late Sid Grauman would envy. Sasquatch--also known as Bigfoot--is coming to Orange County. Yes, after years of everybody searching high and low from Moscow to Washington for the legendary big ape, Bigfoot's tracks will soon be found wandering through Knott's new Wild Water Wilderness attraction.
December 29, 1996 |
Benilde Little, in her first novel, "Good Hair," has written what some might consider an oxymoron: a black comedy of manners. Contrary to what's normally seen of black Americans in the mainstream media, where crack and guns are endemic, the only things that come out blazing here are diamond engagement rings--inherited whoppers, at that. And the cracks are hairline, in beloved Limoges passed down through generations.
March 5, 1989 |
Even a true believer in Bigfoot concedes that the tabloids sometimes get carried away: "HUGE BIGFOOT MONSTER TERRORIZES THE ROCKIES! It stunk like a sewer, roared like a lion and clutched the leg of an animal in its hand." " 'BIGFOOT ATTACKED US!' Blood-Crazed Creature Savages Camera Crew and Pounds 2-Ton Truck Into Junkyard Scrap." Paul Freeman smiles at the mention of such outlandish reports. He collects them and keeps the clippings in a cardboard box.
August 29, 1987 |
For the last couple of years, the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, which come in Topps Chewing Gum packets, have been conversation starters from coast to coast. Children talked about them because the little creatures on the fronts are fun. Parents talked about them because some of the illustrated characters are disgusting to look at. Card collectors talked about them because cards are their business.
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August 11, 2005 |
Matthew McGrory, the deep-voiced, 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in Tim Burton's "Big Fish," has died. He was 32. McGrory died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said director Drew Sky, who was working with him on his current movie, a biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Andre the Giant. He appeared to have died of natural causes, police said.
July 13, 2000 |
Angelenos are famous for personalizing their cars. Some motorists decorate them with simple Jack in the Box antenna balls or Laker flags, others smatter them with graffiti, and one Silver Lake resident has festooned his compact with computer keyboard buttons. Cruising Beverly Boulevard the other night, I noticed a white Mini Cooper with a D.B. Cooper license plate and a "D.B. Cooper Lives" bumper sticker. D.B.