Did KY Bigfoot Sighting close any roads and do a quick survey?

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When it comes to Bigfoot sightings, I’ll be the first to get excited and want to go. looking for the great furry mystery. If I see a post on social media, I go straight to the source and want to know more.

A friend of mine from high school once posted a picture of something he saw while running. It looked like a silhouette of Bigfoot in a field. From the text of the message, I couldn’t tell if he was serious or joking. On closer inspection, I could see that it was just a huge Bigfoot cut out of wood, and nothing more. I imagined it was funny for passers-by, like my friend. From a distance, the cutout looked quite real.

I noticed that his post had been shared several times. But from the looks of some of the comments, they thought his “sighting” was real. It’s hard to say how far his ruthless message has traveled on social media.

Likewise, that’s what happened with this post from the Facebook page, The Georgetown Insider. A friend, knowing my love for Bigfoot sightings, took a screenshot of the “community alert” wording.

Here is the text of the post.

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GEORGETOWN – The Scott County Sheriff’s Department closed all traffic entering and exiting Burton Pike in response to a sighting of Bigfoot this afternoon.
Ashley Stephens Hibbard of Georgetown was picking acorns today on her Burton Pike property when she spotted the mythical beast on top of a hill. “I was frozen in fear because I knew it was a Sasquatch,” said Hibbard, still visibly shaken by the incident. “I took a quick photo with my cell phone and then ran home to call the sheriff’s department.”
Deputies, working in conjunction with Animal Control and the Scott County Humane Society, responded within minutes of Hibbard’s call. “We had a few units in the area,” Sheriff Tony Hampton said. “We get a lot of Bigfoot calls at this time of year as the creatures are very active in the cold winter months.”
Hibbard’s mobile phone was seized by deputies so they could carry out a forensic analysis of his photograph. “My hunch is that it’s your typical Midwestern American Bigfoot,” says Sheriff Hampton. “I’m not prepared to rule out the possibility that it’s a Chupacabra, which is highly migratory at this time of year.”
“I moved to the countryside to be safe,” a tearful Hibbard said, “but I already called my real estate agent and told him I was moving back to town!

This is a developing story.

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I thought, WOW, this is amazing. So, I went to the page for more details. Once on the page, I discovered this in the About the topic of the page.

This is a parody and satirical publication. Although we wish these stories were true, they are not. Our full disclaimer can be found in each posting, as well as elsewhere on our site. Enjoy!

So the post was just for fun, but it was shared almost 30,000 times. You can’t blame those who shared. Unless you know how to look for the fine details, you’d miss the fact that this story is made up. Text and photos are really good. See the very convincing photos, HERE. They’re not great, but let’s just say I’ve seen worse photos than people thought were definitive sightings.

Funny, I also assumed, like my friend, that it was Georgetown, KY, but when you look at the page, it never says where Georgetown is. The Georgetown Insider is just a name.

Remember, before you share anything you see on social media, do your research and read the fine print.

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