July 31, 2013

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade is pretty sure that Bigfoot is real but he still can't understand why the legendary creature doesn't "come out and greet us."

In a Wednesday segment on Fox & Friends, Kilmeade spoke to Idaho State University Professor Jeffrey Meldrum about a plan to use drones to find the elusive Sasquatch.

Kilmeade noted that a recent YouTube video showed a Bigfoot-like creature walking in the Canadian wilderness.

"Right now, I'm looking at it and this could be Bigfoot," the Fox News host explained. "I'm almost convinced. Are you? And why don't we ever zoom in?"

"Well, that's the big question in this case," Meldrum agreed. "I have seen that video clip, I haven't been contacted directly by any of the parties involved. It's vagueness makes it of very little value. It could be anything."

"So, here's my thing, doctor," Kilmeade continued. "What is Bigfoot afraid of? Have they heard bad things about humans? Why does he keep running? Why wouldn't he come out and greet us?"

"As any wild animal, it usually avoids human contact," Meldrum explained. "Those that don't are either domesticated are on the verge of extinction. So, this very rare animal is adapted to reclusive, evasive types of behavior that avoid human contact."

"Well, if I see him, I'm going to tell him we're friendly, not to be feared," Kilmeade concluded.

The website Death and Taxes pointed out that the video featured in the Fox News broadcast had been uploaded by a software company that created an iPhone app that uses augmented reality to add "Bigfoot" to smartphone videos in real time.

"[W]hat a coincidence that ol’ Bigfoot made his way into PlayMobility’s neck of the woods," Death and Taxes' Brian Abrams wrote. "British Columbia, where tech novelties and ancient mysteries collide! But the fun part comes next, when presumably some press flak for PlayMobility was capable of hoodwinking Fox News into running a head scratcher of a story and driving traffic to the app developers’ YouTube."

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