Riggleman Laughs At ‘Erotic Bigfoot’ Claims, Will Push Ahead With Next Book

UNITED STATES - June 20: Denver Riggleman, Republican candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call at their D.C. office, June 20, 2018. (Photo by Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).
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Virginia Republican House candidate Denver Riggleman addressed opponent Democrat Leslie Cockburn’s charges that he is a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica” on Monday, telling the Daily Beast that he is merely interested in the belief systems surrounding the mythical beast, and that he will push on with his next Bigfoot installment.

“For me, the book really is an anthropological study on all the people who believe in Bigfoot and the different Bigfoot belief systems out there. That’s it,” Riggleman told the Daily Beast. “This is a real subculture in the United States and it’s hundreds of thousands of people that believe.”

“It has nothing to do with Bigfoot erotica, which makes me laugh by the way,” he added. “I’m sure Bigfoot erotica writers are excited everywhere.”

Riggleman’s first foray into Bigfoot literature was “Bigfoot Exterminators Inc: The Partially Cautionary, Mostly True Tale of Monster Hunt 2006,” which he co-authored. 

His next work will be titled “Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.” He insists that he will not change the title, despite the flurry of erotic speculation.

“I’m not gonna change the title,” Riggleman told the Daily Beast “Absolutely not. It’s funny, I love it.”

While the world waits on tenterhooks for Riggleman’s next Bigfoot saga, he insists: it’s all academic.

“When you interview people that have different belief systems, you start to see that there’s even different belief systems within the Bigfoot community,” Riggleman said to the Daily Beast “And it’s a little bit like politics.”

Riggleman and Cockburn are duking it out for Rep. Thomas Garrett’s seat in Virginia’s 5th District, which he will vacate in the aftermath of charges of mistreatment by aides and the revelation that he struggles with alcoholism.

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  1. "When you interview people that have different belief systems, you start to see that there’s even different belief systems within the Bigfoot community,” Riggleman said to the Daily Beast “And it’s a little bit like politics.”

    Nope. Just nope.

  2. I study bigfoot. I don’t care if anyone else does or not. To each their own. I am throwing that out there to encourage others. It doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s apolitical. It’s interesting and it’s fun. Some things are fun. Nothing wrong with that.

  3. Avatar for sanni sanni says:

    Well, the title of the second book, sure does not have an academic nor anthropologic tone. Sounds more like he is a weirdo. (adding to edit - not the bigfoot part - but a book about why women want Bigfoot.)

    psst - the last sentence is a big confusing - sounds like Garrett - who was creepy enough in his own right - was also reportedly being mistreated by aides - rather than his reported mistreatment of aides…

    Riggleman and Cockburn are duking it out for Rep. Thomas Garrett’s seat in Virginia’s 5th District, which he will vacate in the aftermath of charges of mistreatment by aides and the revelation that he struggles with alcoholism.

  4. Avatar for zd123 zd123 says:

    There are other reasons to dislike Riggleman…this just seems like a funny hobby.

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