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Fake News: Colorado Hunter Did NOT Claim He Was Sexually Assaulted By A Sasquatch

  • by: Maarten Schenk

It's fake news hunting season again, and we just spotted some at World News Daily Report, where they have an article going titled: "Colorado: Hunter claims he was sexually assaulted by a sasquatch". It leads:

Darrel Whitaker, from Glenwood Springs in Colorado, claims a sasquatch attacked him and attempted to rape him while he was walking in the woods.

The 57-year old man was walking to his hun

And it is accompanied by a picture of what looks like a hunter:

sasquatch.jpg

The hunter is actually Hershel Parker and he features in an old news video about a hunting accident (around 20 seconds into the video):

The website World News Daily Report is a well known hoax website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:

WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.

Meanwhile the story is being shared around widely as you can see in the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article. If you notice anyone spreading the rumor around you can help by pointing them to this article here because nobody likes fake news.

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