This Day in the History of Hoaxes: May 24
May 24, 1976: Abducted by Bigfoot
After going missing while searching for Bigfoot in Humboldt County, 23-year-old Sherie Darvell showed up screaming outside a Bluff Creek resort on May 24, 1976, claiming she had been abducted by a Bigfoot. She said the creature had scooped her up and carried her off, but that it had abandoned her unharmed during the night, after which she had wandered through the woods for several days. Sheriff Gene Cox dismissed her claim as a hoax, noting that she didn't appear to have spent any time in the wilderness. Her clothes were clean and she smelled of perfume. [Wildman of the Woods
, Eugene Register-Guard
May 24: 2000, Police arrest Kitti Papasarabol
Mark Twain apologized in May 24, 1864 Territorial Enterprise for hoax about diverting charity money to miscegenation. http://bit.ly/10YA6O9
Boy creates kidnapping hoax to avoid going home, police say - May 24 @ 8:00 PM ET http://pulpnews.com/c/i.php?id=1307281622p
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