Bigfoot sightings have been a controversy for many years, mostly because even sightings by reputable sources such as hunters or rangers are not supported by solid evidence.
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Cryptids are legendary creatures that may or may not exist, such as Bigfoot, Nessie, and the chupacabra.
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Many people who first hear about the Bigfoot legend often ask, "Is Bigfoot a myth?"
Read on for the answer, and learn more about the history of the amazing legend of Bigfoot.
It may actually make sense to attach the word "myth" to the Bigfoot legend.
Much like ghost sightings, Bigfoot sightings occur around the world.
Either this is a case where these creatures exist undetected all across the world, or Bigfoot represents a cultural and social archetype.
Without substantial evidence, Bigfoot could be what one could call a modern day myth.
In fact, the terms "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" were used in news articles written in the 1920s by J.W.
Finally in 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin allegedly recorded the famous Bigfoot video at Bluff Creek in northern California.
One of the organizations that approach the Bigfoot issue more scientifically is the Bigfoot field Researchers Organization (BFRO).
Those who believe that Bigfoot is a real species of creature point to the following evidence to support that belief.
In August of 2008, media reports surfaced with the headline "Bigfoot Found".
The news quickly spread that Bigfoot was finally discovered.
Read on to learn more about one of the biggest Bigfoot hoaxes in recent history.
When reporters asked where was the Bigfoot found, the story the men told news reporters was that they had discovered the dead body along a creek.
At a news conference, the two men, along with Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi, provided reporters a few photos that they said proved their claims were true.
With Bigfoot allegedly found, investigators across the world immediately began digging into the background of these two men.
It turned out that the website they created in July of 2008 never originally claimed there was a Bigfoot found.
Instead, the original purpose of the site was to publish YouTube videos in an attempt to sell Bigfoot expeditions for almost $500.00 an outing.
Whitton and Dyer eventually began releasing new YouTube videos claiming Bigfoot found.
However, they soon discovered his claims of having discovered a Bigfoot body.
Before long, the local news attracted Bigfoot researchers Loren Coleman and Steve Kulls who immediately told their friend Thomas Biscardi about the men and their claims.
They promised DNA evidence, and ultimately, final proof to the world that Bigfoot is real.
After a while, George Noory demanded that Tom Biscardi provide solid evidence that he really had a Bigfoot body in his possession.
By the third week of August, a Bigfoot research group called "Searching for Bigfoot" signed a deal with Whitton and Dyer in exchange for an undisclosed amount of money.
In exchange, the two men turned over the block of ice that allegedly contained the Bigfoot body.
These investigators continue in their quest to discover solid scientific evidence of the existence of Bigfoot.
Bigfoot sightings occur throughout North America, and similar mysterious creatures have been reported in other areas of the world as well.
Bigfoot, also known by the Native American name Sasquatch, reportedly roams the forests and remote areas of North America.
Bigfoot sightings have occurred for centuries and are documented through many myths, legends and pioneer diaries and reports.
Many legends, including one retold by President Teddy Roosevelt himself, describe Bigfoot as a tall humanoid creature with some features resembling that of a large bear.
But unlike bears, Bigfoot walks upright and not on all four feet, and it seems to have some semblance of higher intelligence.
Other countries have reported sightings of similar creatures, but no one is certain whether or not it is the same Bigfoot.
Body covered in hair: Unlike many mammals that have fur, Bigfoot appears to have black or dark brown hair covering his entire body.
Whatever the case, Bigfoot's smell is unmistakable.
Matthew Gary Whitton and Chuck Dyer claimed to have found Bigfoot remains in Georgia.
An investigation into their background turned up evidence that the men had created the entire hoax to generate business for their new website and Bigfoot expedition trips.
If you're curious about what people have documented, many websites offer photos, video and written accounts including sworn testimony of Bigfoot sightings.
Sasquatch Information Society tracks reported Bigfoot sightings all across the USA.
The Bigfoot Research Organization attempts to document all Bigfoot sightings in North America.
The Oregon Bigfoot gallery has over 90 documented sightings, photos and more.
The one thing that Jerry Ayer wants to make clear to everyone is that he is not trying to pull a hoax, similar to recent claims of a captured Bigfoot carcass.
Others believe that sightings of such mythological creatures as bigfoot, mothman and the chupacabra are directly linked to sighting of UFOs.
One of the most frustrating aspects of cryptozoology, especially for those who hunt the elusive Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is the lack of clear Sasquatch photographs.
Is it the photographer's reflection or a picture of Bigfoot?
The Bigfoot Forums provide users with the opportunity to post photos for examination.
The same scientific processes used for criminal evidence gathering and scientific research are recommended by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.
Topics range from debunking rumors about the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and psychics such as Sylvia Brown to historical explorations of past researchers like Harry Houdini.
Legends of eerie man-like creatures abound throughout the world, with perhaps Bigfoot or the Yeti being the best-known of all creatures.
Beliving in the existence of fairies is no different than beliving in Bigfoot or flying saucers.
The difficulty with labeling the phenomenon of Bigfoot sightings as a cultural myth is that even ancient tribes handed down tales through the generations detailing their own sightings of legendary creatures.
On August 16th, a story first surfaced on local news stations that two Georgia men, Matthew Gary Whitton and Chuck Dyer, claimed that they had captured a corpse of Bigfoot and had it stored in a freezer in Georgia.
Meanwhile he offered listeners a chance to subscribe for $14.95 per month to connect to a remote web cam he had set up where they could watch for Bigfoot in Northern California.
So when he surfaced again in 2008 with additional claims of being in possession of a Bigfoot body, many people across the country immediately started to claim it was another hoax.
Even worse than the financial and personal damage caused by this hoax was the damage it caused to research conducted by serious investigators, such as the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO).
Whether you believe Bigfoot is a myth or an undiscovered species lurking in the forests of North America, Sasquatch or Bigfoot remains alive and well in the public imagination and in the investigative activities of many groups.
If you're curious about whether or not Bigfoot has been sighted in your own neck of the woods, the website BFRO Geographical Data provides a searchable map of the United States, documenting known Bigfoot sightings.
One of the major problems with Bigfoot reports is that the sightings themselves are rarely documented with photographs, video tape or even audiotape of the creature's sounds.
Bigfoot sightings are likely to continue for the foreseeable future, but this creature will remain the stuff of urban legends until incontrovertible proof is finally presented.
Werewolves, vampires, bigfoot and chupacabra are just some of the creatures currently placed in the category of the paranormal or urban legends until scientific proof places any of these mythological beings into the category of zoology.
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