Oklahoma Man Kills Fisherman Out of Fear of Being Eaten by Bigfoot

An Oklahoma man admitted on Sunday to killing his friend, and fellow fisherman, Jimmy Glenn Knighten, 52, of Allen, Oklahoma, out of fear that Bigfoot would eat him while he was alone in the wilderness.

Larry Doil Sanders, 53, made the strange confession to two special agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Sunday when they investigated Knighten’s death.

In an arrest affidavit for suspicion of first-degree murder, Sanders said that he and Knighten had gone noodling in the South Canadian River until they got into a physical altercation.

“LARRY claimed that while at the river, he discovered JIMMY intended to feed him to sasquatch/bigfoot. LARRY indicated JIMMY attempted to get away from him so that the sasquatch could eat LARRY. LARRY would not let JIMMY get away. LARRY punched JIMMY and struck JIMMY with a stick. LARRY and JIMMY fought for an extended amount of time on the ground. LARRY confirmed he killed JIMMY by choking him to death near the river,” the affidavit said.

Sanders drew a map and shared details about where investigators could find Knighten’s body, and investigators discovered a male body believed to be Knighten.

A representative of the Pontotoc County Jail said Sanders remained on no bond on a charge of first-degree murder, and it is unclear whether Sanders had gotten a lawyer.

Sanders’ next court date is scheduled for July 26.


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