Bigfoot researchers sometimes are forced to prove evidence is not a hoax before they are able to study it scientifically.
Bigfoot has made several appearances in pop culture over the years.
Given the mainstream view that Gigantopithecus was quadrupedal, it would seem unlikely to be an ancestor to the biped Bigfoot is said to be.
Cryptozoology is the academic discipline that focuses on searching for animals that have not yet been discovered but potentially exist, such as bigfoot, using scientific methods and technology.
In 2000, an American/Canadian association called the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization began organizing informal searches of wilderness areas in the Pacific Northwest area of the U.S and Canada where sightings have been reported.
Several horror films in the 1970s, such as The Legend of Boggy Creek, Creature from Black Lake, and The Capture of Bigfoot, all portrayed a violent and monstrous version of the creature.
We have to explain why we see Bigfoot when there is no such animal.
Years after the track casts were made, Ray Wallace became involved in Bigfoot "research" and made various outlandish claims.
Incorporating elements of evolutionary anthropology, biology, and zoology, cryptozoology became the new discipline for serious bigfoot hunters.
Shortly after Wallace's death, his children claimed that he was the "father of Bigfoot," and that Ray had faked the tracks seen by Jerry Crew in 1958.
The second is the infamous Patterson Film in which an alleged bigfoot was filmed by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin, two bigfoot researchers.
Treated without harm and mild curiosity, Ostman claimed to have escaped by confusing the bigfoots with a cloud of snuff from his personal stash.
Nearly every piece of bigfoot evidence to emerge in the twentieth century has at some point been dubbed a hoax.
The dermal ridges in the bigfoot casts moved horizontally from toe to heel, the opposite of humans.
Like John Green, amateur bigfoot researchers started to investigate claims of sightings.
The great apes have never been found in the fossil record in the Americas, and no Bigfoot bones or bodies have been found to date.