Bigfoot 'creator' dies, family admits to hoax
It might disapoint many people to find out, but Ray L. Wallace, who died of a heart attack on November 28th and was one of the early stars in the Bigfoot story, used monkey suits, tapes of weird noises and a pair of large, wooden feet to perpetrate one of the biggest hoaxes in Cryptozoology. Now that he's gone, his family admits to taking part in various suit wearing exploits over the decades, even claiming to be involved in the famous Patterson film. The confession doesn't phase true believers. "To suggest all these are explained by simple carved feet strapped to boots just doesn't wash," says Jeff Meldrum, an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University.
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