Here's another strange creature sighting. This one is known as Bigfoot. It is supposedly a large, humanoid creature that walks like we do and lives in the deep woods. Native American legends about such a creature called Sasquatch exist, but cannot be confirmed. The real break came in 1967 when a fellow named Patterson managed to get some movie footage of a Bigfoot walking off into the woods. The film was a sensation, although not everybody agreed with the premise. Some thought it was a monstrous hoax, showing only a man in a gorilla suit.

Some Bigfoot advocates claimed that the creature's walking gait could not be duplicated by a human. Other looking at the film saw a perfectly normal human gait. Others claimed that the creature's anatomy was so different from human that it had to be real. Skeptics did not agree, although it was certainly possible that Patterson thought it was real. Read more in the Museum of Hoaxes.

To read a lot more about Bigfoot and the hoax, ask Google for "bigfoot patterson hoax" and you will get a load of references.

A classic hoax involving Bigfoot was executed in 2008. Two guys from Georgia announced that they had the frozen remains of a Bigfoot. The remains were frozen and stored in a large freezer. William Lett, Jr. gave the two $50,000 for the remains. He got them in the freezer, which weighed near a ton. When Lett thawed the remains it became obvious that it was a rubber suit.

The two hoaxers - Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer - later admitted the hoax. Whitton was fired from his position as a police officer. The whole affair was widely reported. A search for "bigfoot hoax 2008" will return lots of entries.

Patterson Film:
Stabilized Patterson film

2008 Hoax