|Peter Caine and his "bigfoot head"|
But now, he has apparently revealed his Bigfoot "head." The Sun is reporting on his claim, and their article is below:
"Peter Caine, from New York, released the questionable clip on YouTube - where believers thanked him for 'vindicating' them.
"A COMEDIAN is insisting he has proof of Bigfoot's existence - as he shows off a furry lump that he claims is the creature's severed head.
"Peter Caine, from New York, released the questionable clip on YouTube - where believers praised and thanked him for 'vindicating' them.
"Sasquatch-hunters even suggested conducting a 'DNA test' on the hilarious-looking object to finally silence the doubters.
"Footage shows Peter examining what he claims is the head of the elusive beast, which he says his dad shot n 1953.
"Since then, he says he has been keeping the 8.5-stone cranium in his freezer.
"He doesn't really go into why he is only just getting it out now.
"Despite its comical appearance, Peter insists the 'head' is real.
"He says: 'I've taken a lot of s*** on my YouTube channel - people saying that I'm always making jokes, this is not real - this is real!'
"And at least some of the people commenting on the clip seem to believe him.
"One wrote: 'Looks the same as the one we saw here in Florida.
"'I was not a believer till I saw one for myself…now I question everything. But I know it's real.'
"Another said: 'Wow Peter. I'm a nurse with 35 years' experience and many of those years were in the Operating Room/Surgery. This really looks real!'
"A third commented: 'I feel vindicated. Thank you Peter, thank you.'
"And one suggested: 'Why don't you have it analyzed? I think it would be great to see a DNA testing video as a follow up.'
"Numerous people have claimed to have proof of Bigfoot over the years, and there are new 'sightings' reported all the time.
"In October, a farmer claimed he had seen a whole family of Bigfeet, carrying a pig while running through his Californian ranch.
"Meanwhile, back in June, a mysterious video appeared to show a Bigfoot-type creature swinging through the trees near a hiking trail in California.
"And in another case, from April, bizarre footage showed a man-like creature peeking at tourists from behind a tree."
So, now lets take a minute to examine this, and cryptozoology as a whole.
Back either earlier this year or late last year, Caine had posted a lot of videos on his YouTube channel showing various frozen body parts of his supposed Bigfoot. And from watching only a few, I figured out (quickly) that the guy was a nut. (Not to mention his language and comments to anyone who didn't believe him weren't very nice at all, putting it nicely!) He also claimed that he had had the remains examined and that Bigfoot had officially been given the scientific name Cainis Apis Skunis (and I'm just guessing on how you would spell that!) and that it was named after him, something like "Caine's Skunk Ape" or some rubbish like that.
But, knowing a thing or two about animals and how scientific names work, I knew that he could not be telling the truth because that is not what a name would be like. If anything the part with his name (which would be identifying a certain species of a genus) would come last, with the genus name coming first. Also, "Canis" is the scientific name for canines, with Canis lupus being the wolf, and Canis lupus familiaris being the domestic dog, etc.
Also, DNA tests are extremely expensive, and I don't think this guy looks like he has the money to get that done.
I didn't find his story of how the Bigfoot came to its demise very convincing either. Like it said in the article, he claims his father shot it in 1953, but how could his dad kill a Bigfoot when there have been countless other reports of people shooting Bigfoot and having nothing happen? In one video he did show the "Bigfoot killing gun" (can't remember the model), and it didn't look like it could take down a Sasquatch.
But what about the somewhat-realistic look of some of Caine's "body parts?" And the woman who said she was a nurse and that it looked real? Well, I'll spare you the trouble of having to watch any of his videos to find out the answer - Caine is an artist and makes tons of sculptures. Some of which he showed in a video, which were disgusting insults to the President of the United States and somehow got in a New York art gallery. In another video, he even said a mama Bigfoot had a baby in his bathroom! (But, believe it or not, it was a guy in a suit and Peter's dog with a wig on!) So it shouldn't be surprising if these "Bigfoot parts" are just good sculptures (and I bet they are).
And all of this brings me to another point that I thought would be good to mention in this article.
As I already said, Caine frequently insults anyone who doesn't believe him in his videos by saying many things that won't be put on here. But my question is - why would you openly insult people who don't believe you when they have very good reason not too?
There is nothing wrong with having a skeptical mind when it comes to investigating cryptid stories. In fact, it is better to have one than to just go in believing everything. I was like that when I first heard stories of cryptids (granted, I was in elementary school) but now I take everything with a grain of salt. Most people who read this blog will know I put about zero credence in many of the sightings of Bigfoot, lake monsters, etc. that I post about on here, because really all of them are blurry pictures on some website, which basically means "fake." People like Caine and diehard believers have no reason for being mad at someone who says that this or that sighting may not be a real Bigfoot. In case all those people haven't noticed - no one has accomplished any more than anyone else has since the 1950s by screaming in the woods just because that's what the Animal Planet producers made the Finding Bigfoot guys do. That's not what anyone did before that!
And this applies to all other parts of cryptozoology as well. For some good discussion on this subject, I recommend the episodes of Colin Schneider's Crypto-Kid podcast when he had Ben Radford on. In the most recent, they discussed Champ and basically disproved the Mansi photo, which is heralded by many as the "best evidence" for that lake monster, and when he had Sharon Hill on.
|Monster… or log?|
So my advice to those who are getting interested in cryptozoolgy (and those who are diehard believers of Caine's nonsense) is to be a little more skeptical about things. I still think Bigfoot exists - in fact, from talking to people who say they saw it I'm sure - but that doesn't mean I believe everything I hear. And no one else should believe everything they hear either, because a lot of it will be stuff like this.