By JUANITA COUSINS
ATLANTA (AP) — Two men claim they’ve bagged Bigfoot, and they say the have the hairy corpse of the legendary creature stored away in a freezer. Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer say they stumbled across the corpse in the woods of northern Georgia, across the country from the remote regions of the Northwest where people usually claim to see the man-ape.
Still, the Georgia men say DNA will prove once and for all that the frozen creature is Sasquatch. They plan to present DNA test results and photographs during a news conference Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.
David Sarno, a good friend to the Hero Complex and author of the popular Web Scout blog, seems to think that these Georgia men may not be telling the truth. Could that be right? Oh, we pray that you’re right, David!
In the meantime, let us all reflect on one of the truly golden moments in 1970s television history, the epic battle between Steve Austin and Andre the Giant. No, no, it wasn’t a pro wrestling match. It was the other Steve Austin, the bionic hero in "The Six-Million Dollar Man," and Andre the Giant was channeling Sasquatch by wearing spooky contacts and a mangy get-up that reminds me of my Chewbacca costume from Halloween 1977.
You can watch the fight, first aired in February 1976, right here. (Trivia: Stefanie Powers pops up in that two-episode story, which also prominently features the spinning ice tunnel that was part of the Universal Studios Tour for years.)
– Geoff Boucher
Photo of Andre the Giant and Lee Majors from a vintage ABC publicity still.