Three years later two Georgia men claimed to have found a dead Bigfoot creature towering nearly eight feet all, covered with hair, and weighing 500 pounds. They released a photograph of it inside a freezer and promised follow-up video and genetic analysis. That DNA evidence never materialized because the "Bigfoot" ended up being a rubber costume.
The history of Bigfoot evidence is full of similar audacious, high-profile hoaxes, and indeed there is no category of Bigfoot evidence that has not been widely hoaxed, including video, photographs, tracks, hair samples, blood samples and DNA samples. (One well-known sample of "Bigfoot blood" turned out to be transmission fluid.)
Dozens of people have admitted hoaxing Bigfoot prints. These days it's easier than ever to fake Bigfoot tracks; anyone in the world can buy a cast of an alleged Bigfoot on eBay and use it to make tracks that resemble those accepted by some "experts" as authentic.
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These hoaxes frustrate those in the Bigfoot research community who take the subject seriously and try to bring science and good research to the mystery. Faked evidence - sometimes created by sincere Bigfoot believers - not only casts doubt on potentially legitimate evidence, but can also waste enormous amounts of time and effort in disproving the hoax.