To reiterate, two random yokels filled a rubber suit with roadkill, and that somehow made them worthy of international coverage.
Only a few years after admitting to the hoax, one half of the duo (a former corrections officer named Rick Dyer) resurfaced with a brand-new claim that he, no kidding, for-realsies this time, had caught a legit Bigfoot. He accomplished this by "using pork ribs from Wal-Mart doused in his special BBQ sauce" and "covered in deer piss," which is prime Bigfoot grub, we guess?
Dyer's feat merited mention in outlets like Time, The New York Daily News, and of course, Fox News. But to way too many people's surprise, it was again not a Gigantopithecus specimen, but a prop made up of latex, foam, and camel hair. It was about as convincing as a standee in a county fair haunted house, but this didn't stop Dyer from touring the country with the thing and charging people for gawking privileges. If you laughed at how much of a maroon this guy must be, you'll be less than pleased to know that this gambit would eventually rake in $500,000.