OREGON – A man who was swimming in the Snake river this morning, was shot and killed by a group of hunters who claim they thought he was a sasquatch.
The victim, 53-year Henri Thomas, had been camping on the site for a week with his 21-year old son. Mr Thomas, a notoriously hairy man, decided to bathe in the river. Unfortunately for him, a group of four bear hunters spotted him and mistook him… for a sasquatch.
“We saw this hairy creature in the water, and we wondered if it was a bear” says, one of the hunters implicated in the accident. “But after watching it for a minute or two, we were all convinced that it was actually a sasquatch. It was an extremely hairy humanoid and it seemed to be more intelligent than a bear. It kept moving around clumsily and appeared to be bipedal. We figured that we had to shoot it to prove to everyone that the Bigfoot actually existed.”
The four hunters fired a total of 37 bullets in the poor man’s direction, hitting him 11 times. They then ran to collect their trophy, and rapidly realized what they had just done.
“As soon as we reached the body, we realized that it was a man,” says Mr. Sanders. “I feel terribly guilty, We were absolutely sure that it was a sasquatch. We never thought, even for a second, that it could be a human being… Poor guy! We called 911 right away, but it was already too late. He was already dead.”
Hunting accidents are still pretty common in Oregon despite all the efforts of the authorities, but this only the third time ever recorded in the state, that a man gets killed because he is confused with a Bigfoot. The last time that such an event occured was in 1973, near the mining town of Copperfield.
Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch) is the name given to a cryptid ape-like creature that is said to inhabit forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.