cryptozoology news of the day
The Nov. 26 death of Ray L. Wallace at the age of 84 has led to a startling claim: His son maintains that his father instigated the Bigfoot craze, and that it was all a hoax. The deception--which began with an oversized pair of carved wooden feet worn like sandals--included the famous 1967 "Patterson film;" the elder Wallace had claimed to know not only that the creature was a person in a costume, but who was wearing the suit.
As the Seattle Times obituary notes, Wallace's death has hardly ended the Bigfoot controversy, but it certainly adds in interesting chapter.
Update: The AP has picked up the story...