Breaking: is the "Georgia Gorilla" really Bigfoot?

Montauk Monster, eat your heart out. A press conference has been scheduled for this Friday (August 15) in Palo Alto, California. According to a press release distributed today, a body of a large primate found in Georgia will be presented to the media.

Is this Bigfoot at last?

It sure sounds like Bigfoot. From the press release:

Here are some of the vital statistics on the “Bigfoot” body: *The creature is seven feet seven inches tall. *It weighs over five hundred pounds. *The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like. *It is male. *It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes. *It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. *The feet are flat and similar to human feet. *Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five and three-quarters inches wide at the heel. *From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are eleven and three-quarters inches long and six and one-quarter inches wide. *The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the same day that the body was found.) *The teeth are more human-like than ape-like. *DNA tests are currently being done and the current DNA and photo evidence will be presented at the press conference on Friday, August 15th.

I know, I know. This could very easily be a publicty stunt or a hoax- it sounds waaaay too good to be true. But several high-profile cryptozoologists, including Cryptomundo founder Loren Coleman, have reportedly seen photos of the creature. And Coleman for one thinks it is significant:

I feel, in all honesty, this, indeed, may be the real deal, and I say this carefully after reviewing information that has been shared privately with me. I cannot say more yet. But people will be very surprised.

From what I know of Loren Coleman, he wouldn't knowingly go along with a hoax or publicity gag. This is a guy who truly cares about cryptozoology. So if the 'Georgia Gorilla' is a fake, then it must be a very, very good one.

So, I guess we'll have to wait until Friday. I'm not sure what to make of all this, but I am definitely intrigued. A real Sasquatch carcass would blow a Bigfoot-sized whole through the world's own idea of itself, turning modern science onto its head. 

Check back here for updates as the story develops.