posted on Dec, 6 2002 @ 02:53 AM
Bet ya some morons won't believe this article...
December 6 2002
Now that Ray Wallace, the man who used giant wooden feet to make footprints and lure people into believing in the existence of Bigfoot, is dead, his
family has admitted the whole phenomena was a hoax.
Wallace, 84, died on November 26, 44 years after using the fake feet to make footprints in northern California, beginning years of debate and
scientific research geared toward determining whether the giant primate existed and was wandering the state's wilderness.
Others had for a long time believed Wallace had fabricated the story in a monster of a prank.
"Ray L Wallace was Bigfoot," his son, Michael, was quoted as saying by the Seattle Times in today's edition. "The reality is, Bigfoot just
Wallace strapped the wooden feet to his own feet and trekked around Humboldt County in 1958. The footprints were discovered by a bulldozer operator
working for his company, Wallace Construction, and the joke was off and running.
As years passed, filmmakers flocked to the area, and one crew captured a hazy shot of Bigfoot walking away from the camera.
Wallace later told family members he knew who was wearing the suit.
The image became the centre of countless documentaries and television shows aired on American television as the legend grew.
[Edited on 6-12-2002 by Netchicken]