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Tulsa 'Bigfoot' was part of a safety campaign

Posted on Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 | Comment icon 21 comments

It's 'social distance sasquatch'... Image Credit: Facebook / Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area
A large hairy humanoid sighted in the Turkey Mountain area has turned out to be a man wearing a costume.
Sightings of the mysterious cryptid came to light back in March when several visitors to the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area described what they had seen on the area's official Facebook page.

"Over the weekend, we received dozens of calls and messages reporting a 'sighting' at Turkey," an official post read. "While we investigate the matter, this seems like a good time for us to remind you that social distancing of 6ft is required when at Turkey Mountain."

The wilderness, which covers a 300-acre area of undeveloped land in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has proven a popular destination for those looking to take a break from the monotony of isolating at home.

Now it turns out that people really did see a Bigfoot while walking through the area - well, sort of.
The hairy hominid was actually Ryan Howell - a River Parks employee who had been involved in creating a viral campaign designed to inform people to stay at a safe distance while exercising.

"We came out here and staged several sighting photos, and from there it exploded, it absolutely exploded," he said. "It turns out social distance sasquatch is just me in a costume."

"Turkey mountain is not a place to meet your friends and go for a hike not right now."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by SKINWALKER19 on 1 April, 2020, 19:29
Trelane , your quote appears nowhere in the Apache helicopter pilots narrative ? Your quote obviously comes from somewhere , alas not from the retired helicopterpilot narrative that was presented via ( howtohunt ) . You obviously dont subscribe to bipedal beings roaming across the US and Canada .
Comment icon #13 Posted by Darth kurgen73 on 1 April, 2020, 21:50
300acres doesn't seem to be a big enough area for a bigfoot to live in...and besides that this ones appears to be a bit on the thin side
Comment icon #14 Posted by Calibeliever on 2 April, 2020, 20:52
Yeah, I'm sure the locals know it's a prank. Ifyou look at the mapit's surrounded by a pretty densely populated area complete with golf courses, mini-malls and freeways. If he livedthere he'd betrapped on a pretty small patch of well trafficked land. You can see trails and roads all through it not 1000 feet apart.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Trelane on 2 April, 2020, 21:59
I actually have gone out numerous time looking for the animal. Alas, none exists. As far as my quote in someone else's narrative? Not necessary. Someone, unidentified, made a generalized quote about US Military knowledge. I stepped in to state otherwise from my perspective (current US Military).
Comment icon #16 Posted by Iilaa'mpuul'xem on 3 April, 2020, 13:18
Viral 'Bigfoot' photos at Turkey Mountain apart of city-park social distancing campaign. The River Parks employee used the costume to bring some humor to the situation and promote social distancing. It turns out social distance sasquatch is just me in a costume," said Howell. Source
Comment icon #17 Posted by DieChecker on 5 April, 2020, 8:53
It looks very much to me like someone in a camouflage outfit, very like a gillisuit. It's either a very stupid thing to do, or an extremely iffy way of suicide. I wonder if someone did shoot a BF hoaxer, if it counts as homicide, or manslaughter?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Myles on 5 April, 2020, 17:44
I assume it would be homicide. You cannot shoot something that you aren't certain what it is. I'm not certain that you can shoot any living thing for the hell of it. If it is threatening you of course, but if there was an mammoth on my property in Indiana, am I OK to shoot it?
Comment icon #19 Posted by tortugabob on 7 April, 2020, 21:44
Surprise ...surprise. All of these sightings are fake because bigfoot doesn't exist.
Comment icon #20 Posted by drakonwick on 8 April, 2020, 0:27
The most interesting Bigfoot sighting I've ever seen is the Patterson-Gimlin footage recorded back in 1967 and it's still debatable!
Comment icon #21 Posted by hatecraft on 11 April, 2020, 4:25
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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