A postcard from the hoaxed Bigfoot out of Georgia and the so-called Montauk Monster of New York.
The summer of 2008 saw two significant cryptozoological stories cross over into the mainstream media. Cryptozoology is the study of and search for animals that have not been verified by conventional zoological science.
In July, the body of an unknown dead animal appeared on a beach near Montauk, New York. It's unique appearance sparked interest in online circles that crossed over into the mainstream. Loren Coleman (to whom this postcard is dedicated) coined the term "Montauk Monster." Coleman is author of books on cryptozoology, he is the creator of the International Cryptozoology Museum, and he operates the premiere site for crypto-news: Cryptomundo [link]
Between July and August, Rick Dyer and Matthew Whitton (and perhaps others) perpetrated a Bigfoot hoax that garnered wide-spread media attention. First online and via Youtube, but later at a live press conference, these men claimed to have found the body of a dead Sasquatch in a forest in northern Georgia. Although their story constantly changed, and they showcased some idiotic shenanigans on Youtube, the story wouldn't go away after they debuted a photo of what appeared to be a gorilla-like body in a freezer. On Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman called this the "Georgia Gorilla". Eventually, Searching for Bigfoot, Inc. bought the supposed body, thawed the body, and found it to be a Sasquatch costume (pictured in the postcard) with some roadkill parts.