On This Day in Weird, April 21...
1918: A dark day for cryptozoology, as future Bigfoot hoaxer Raymond L. Wallace is born in Clarksdale, Missouri. At his death, 84 years later, relatives will try to cash in on his clumsy hoaxes, claiming that Wallace "invented Bigfoot" and that "Bigfoot just died." Most of the media, as usual, swallows the specious, profit-motivated claims without a second thought or anything resembling fact checking, but plans to film Wallace's life story die on the vine.
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