Way to Die #158
"Myth Busted"
Name of the death is a pun on the show "Mythbusters"
Myth Busted
"Bigfoot, if you're watching this, sit back and relax. With idiots like Luke here, you've got nothing to worry about."
Date May 3, 2006
Location Pierce County, Washington
Episode this death
was featured in
"Cure for the Common Death, Part II"
"Death of Sum Young Guy"

"Myth Busted", Way to Die #158, is the third death to be featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part II", which aired on December 15, 2010.


Luke Wiggins a loner who moved to the county to get away from city-life. But, unfortunately, he found himself living next to a popular jogging trail. So he drunk some cans of beer & thought of something scheming. Then he got the idea to dress up like Bigfoot & scare them away. (Think he was watching way too much Scooby-Doo episodes). After he stalked a young mother & her baby, She reported a strange creature to a park ranger. The park ranger immediately thought of Bigfoot & went out to the woods to capture him. As Luke was chasing a young woman who was jogging, the ranger shot him with a tranquilizer-gun. The tranquilizer was designed to sedate large mammals, like elephants, bears, & Bigfoot. When used on mammals such as humans, the toxins in the dart slow down the bloodstream & shut down the victim's body. When the park ranger unmasked "Bigfoot" he was surprised to see the body of Luke, who had died of hypotension moments later.


  • David Paulides - Director of North American Bigfoot Search
  • Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Segment Description

Description as seen on the Spike TV website

  • "A prankster dressed as a yeti gets a deadly dose from a tranquilizer dart."


  • Fact: This death's name is a spoof of "Myth Busters", a show on Discovery Channel.
  • In 2012 Randy lee Tenley of Kalispell Montana died when he dressed as Bigfoot to scare and went to scare on a highway and was run over.

Segment Nicknames

  • Tranq-Spanked (on Spike TV website)
  • Sas-Squashed