Sunday, August 17, 2008

I wanted to believe

But the DNA says human and opossum.

What fascinates me about this story, even now that it's been shown to be a hoax, is that these people even tried. Did they really think they would get away with it? They offered up a corpse and DNA samples, they must have known the hoax would be revealed within days. Was it just for the fifteen minutes of fame?

1 comment:

Adam said...

So, I'm curious what human bits they used to construct this corpse that gave that DNA result. Did they just stack up a bunch of possums with a monkey mask on top and sprinkle human blood over the thing?

Or did they kill a fraternity member and cover him with possum fur? The possibilities are endless.