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Bigfoot | Is the Monster Real or a Hoax?

Updated on July 21, 2015
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Does Bigfoot Exist, or Is Bigfoot a Hoax?

For decades, there has been some debate as to whether Bigfoot is real. A huge, ape-like creature that roams the Pacific Northwest, Bigfoot has been sighted by native Americans as early as the 1850s. Today, average citizens, as well as policemen and other officials claim to have seen him.

While there are photos and videos of Bigfoot, they are extremely fuzzy. How is it that a game camera can take sharp photos & videos of other wild animals like deer and mountain lions, but fail to get good ones of Bigfoot? I doubt that he can move faster than one of those!

My belief is that while there may have been an ape-like beast like Bigfoot thousands of years ago, he simply doesn't exist today. So my position is that Bigfoot is a hoax - just another monster story to scare little kids and naive adults.


So what do you think? - Does Bigfoot exist?

I've told you my opinion about the existence of Bigfoot. Here is your opportunity to share yours. Do you believe that Bigfoot is real? Is Bigfoot an actual beast that not only roamed the world thousands of years ago, but is still in existence?

Or, is Bigfoot is a myth and a hoax? To people who enjoy believing in monsters and aliens, is this just another story to tell around a campfire?

State your case here!

This is an open debate and all comments are welcome. Please note: This is a g-rated site and any posts with profanity or lewd comments will be deleted immediately.

Bigfoot - Is he real or is the story a hoax?

Bigfoot is alive and well, and living in the Pacific Northwest!

Bigfoot is alive and well, and living in the Pacific Northwest!

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      PERSONALLY I BELIEVE THAT BIGFOOT DOES EXIST BUT THE NUMBERS ARE NOT LARGE. HE MAY ALSO BE THE MOST INTELLIGENT ANIMAL IN NORTH AMERICA. IS IT NOT A FACT THAT HAIR SAMPLES HAVE BEEN FOUND THAT MATCH NO OTHER KNOWN ANIMAL IN NORTH AMERICA. HOW COULD ANYONE FAKE THE DERMAL RIDGES ON THE FOOT CASTS BEFORE ANYONE EVEN KNEW THEY EXISTED? FINALLY IF THE PATTERSON FILM WAS FAKE WHY HAS SOMEONE NOT SHOWED UP WITH THE SUIT? I REST MY CASE. TC HUNTER

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      There are too many sightings by reputable people not to believe in Bigfoot existence. It's just a matter of time before we will know for sure. A lot of us thought the same thing of alien existence and that is now a known fact.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      im really not sure me and my friend brittany seach the internet day and night but can find no proof

    • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I'd like to think that Bigfoot, yeti, and all the others are real, but my science background says that there is no real hard evidence or proof of any such creature. I really don't know and I am torn between wanting to believe and not believing.

      TonyB

    • YourFirstTime 5 years ago

      He's alive and well.

    • Laura Brown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sure there could be a creature like that around. No doubt some of the reports are hoaxes but that doesn't mean the creatures aren't real.

    • MillBucks 5 years ago

      Based on some of our experiences while out camping deep in the woods I strongly believe in his existence.

    • PBJasen 5 years ago

      I want to believe ! :D

    • wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      We never know. Every year there are new discovered creatures. And there are a lot more to be discovered. The Big Foot should be one of them!

    • Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Living in the Pacific Northwest, I feel like there is a strong possibility that Bigfoot exists but I do NOT want to meet one unexpectedly! If we were to schedule a meeting, then I would consider sitting down and having a chat. :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think it might be for real, I just hope that I dont run into him!

    • Einar A 5 years ago

      I will say that though conclusive evidence does not seem to exist, I hope he is real, because there truly should be some mysteries out there to keep everyone on their toes...

    • bdkz 5 years ago

      I think that Bigfoot could very well be out there somewhere!

    No way! Bigfoot is a figment of people's imaginations!!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Bigfoot is a myth and sightings are misidentification or hoax. All films are hoaxes.

      • SmokeybonesJr 4 years ago

        LOL No way! But I do love watching Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet. As they say it's Squatchy in Here :-)

      • Rosaquid 4 years ago

        Bigfoot is most useful as the hero of a legendary tale to relate around the campfire so that everyone goes to bed deliciously frightened.

      • Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

        I don't think it's always a hoax but BF as described in the legends doesn't exist.

      • SoniaCarew 5 years ago

        Show me the evidence!

      • fullofshoes 5 years ago

        nah... I'm one of those people that doesn't believe in Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster or ghosts. My partner in crime.... he thinks just the opposite. We've had a few of our own duels on the subject!!

      • flicker lm 5 years ago

        I think some Bigfoot sightings could be a hoax and some could be real. I think the one in the first video below is a hoax.

      • mgabrovec 5 years ago

        I don't think that bigfoot is out there

      Bigfoot is a Hoax - And these websites agree

      I've read a lot of articles on Bigfoot, and found that quite a few of them agree with me. Bigfoot is simply a hoax, or practical joke... or is he? Follow these links to see what others have to say:

      Bigfoot Sighting

      California Costumes Men's Big Foot,Dark Brown,One Size Costume
      California Costumes Men's Big Foot,Dark Brown,One Size Costume

      Perhaps Bigfoot is just a man in one of these California costumes? Wear one of these the next time you're out in the woods, and others will become believers!

       
      Bigfoot Statue
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      These sites suggest Bigfoot is real:

      These pages provide some proof that Bigfoot is a true beast, and not a hoax. If you know of a site I've missed, please add it to the comments at the bottom.

      MonsterQuest TV Show - Did they prove Bigfoot is real?

      This is the entire show on Bigfoot, so it is a bit long. I saw this episode when it first aired, and found it to be quite interesting. Will it change the way you think about Bigfoot?

      In Search of Bigfoot

      Bigfoot Casebook updated: Sightings And Encounters from 1818 to 2004
      Bigfoot Casebook updated: Sightings And Encounters from 1818 to 2004

      This book does not solve the mystery of whether Bigfoot is real or a hoax. Instead, it offers a number of detailed encounters & sightings by people who believe in the beast. It is up for you to decide!

       
      Bigfoot Observer's Field Manual: A practical and easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to your very own face-to-face encounter with a legend
      Bigfoot Observer's Field Manual: A practical and easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to your very own face-to-face encounter with a legend

      Whether you believe Bigfoot exists or not, this guide provides you with all the information you need to conduct your own search for Bigfoot. It is also a great read to help you find other types of wild animals. A must have if you're on the hunt for Bigfoot!

       
      I Believe Bigfoot Lives tshirt
      I Believe Bigfoot Lives tshirt | Source

      Do You Believe in Bigfoot?

      Show your support!

      If you believe that Bigfoot is real, then it's time to show your support! A great buy on a Bigfoot T-shirt will show the world you believe!

      And for even more Bigfoot items - tshirts, caps, mugs, stationary, keychains and stickers, be sure to visit the Let's Talk Bigfoot Store on Zazzle.

      If Bigfoot is real, can he dance?

      This video is totally unrelated to Bigfoot, but I thought of him when I saw this. If Bigfoot is real, do you think he can dance like this?

      © 2012 Country Sunshine

      Your Turn: is Bigfoot a real creature, or simply a hoax? If you have anything more to share about Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, werewoves, monsters, vampires or ali

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          Oneshotvariety LM 4 years ago

          Very interesting lens. I believe Bigfoot is a hoax.

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          Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

          A really interesting lens. I don't know if these "monsters" are real, faked or just imagined.

          TonyB

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          FreakyV 4 years ago from Canada

          I hope it's real but the evidence is not quite there yet.

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          YourFirstTime 5 years ago

          Someday someone will find proof and then the doubters will have to believe.

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          ideadesigns 5 years ago

          I think it's fun to wonder whether it is real. I believe that people believe that they saw something, clues are compelling enough.

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          Aquavel 5 years ago

          I believe that Bigfoot is actually a very large animal who's appearance has been vastly exaggerated and who gets bigger and scarier with time.

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          Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

          The bigfoot legend lacks credible scientific data. I would be open to peer-reviewed scientific evidence but fuzzy pictures and stories don't do much for me.

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          wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

          I have lenses about a kind of Vampire / Werewolf and a lens about Baby Monsters. Well regarding Big Foot, I have watched a lot of documentaries regarding this. Even though they sometimes prove that this is just a hoax, I think it will be cool if a real one exist!

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          Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

          Don't see why there couldn't be one. I'm pretty open minded about these things. Another great article! :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Never write it off or he might surprise you one day

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          flicker lm 5 years ago

          I think it's *possible* that there are Bigfoot-like creatures out there, but I think some, if not all, of the recorded sightings are hoaxes.

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          JEMArtistry 5 years ago

          For some reason I couldn't post in the debate module. Anyway, I've seem many shows about Big Foot, none of which ever proved to me conclusivley that he/she exists. So, I'de have to say that Big Foot is a hoax. Good topic. :)

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          Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

          I think they are all based on a bit of fact, but for the most part, aren't real.

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