On This Day in Weird, November 26...
2002: "Loveable trickster" Raymond L. Wallace, a notorious Sasquatch hoaxer since the late 1950s, dies at age 84 in Centralia, Washington. Surviving relatives try to cash in on his passing by spreading ludicrous tales that he "invented Bigfoot" and that "Bigfoot just died." To their everlasting discredit, most mainstream journalists swallow and repeat the lie without even minimal fact-checking.
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