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Willow Creek, California / Bigfoot #728635

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 16, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Willow Creek, California: Bill Whitaker) The town of Willow Creek, California, which capitalizes on the Bigfoot legend and refuses to admit that the mystery is solved, featured; details given about the revelation of the Wallace family of Seattle that Ray Wallace††, who died last December, made the Bigfoot prints in northern California; home video shown; scenes shown of the fake wooden feet used to make the prints and from the town’s Bigfoot-oriented businesses. [Wife Elna WALLACE††, RELATIVE – laugh about the prank.] [Bigfoot Collection curator Al HODGSON††- says the Wallace family’s claims are “baloney.”] [Gas station owner Norm EVANS†- says he’s a skeptic but also a businessman.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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