Bigfoot Essay

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Krutika Hegde Hegde 1Ms. OttoMyth/Folk Per. 55 May 2014Hegde 6Bigfoot is a HoaxBigfoot is, without a doubt, the biggest unexplainable mystery in all of North America. Although the history has been documented for years, several people agree that Bigfoot is not real. Researchers have found that 70% of Bigfoot sightings have been a misidentification. Scientists label Bigfoot to be a hoax rather than a living animal. The question remains, what are the most compelling pieces of evidence proving Bigfoot's nonexistence?J.W. Burns who contributed to the legends part in a newspaper coined the origin of the Bigfoot legend, also known as Sasquatch, in the1920s. However, in 1958 is when the Bigfoot legend spread throughout the United States after Gerald Crew claimed to find large footprints of Bigfoot at a construction site. Throughout history, stories of a giant, ape-like creature have existed in various parts of the world. However, all of these stories have ended up being hoax proving Bigfoot is not real.There are several pieces of evidence supporting the nonexistence of Bigfoot. One of the biggest fact is the lack of quality in evidence over many years. For example, throughout history there have only been few witnesses, blurry photographs, and some fake footprints. Why is it that every time a recording of Bigfoot has gotten caught on camera, there are always branches or trees in the way? There is only one explanation: the people recording it have made it a certain way so the video is unclear to the audience. Many eyewitnesses who have claimed to see Bigfoot have only gave blurry images. However, these images are no proof. According to Benjamin Radford from Discovery News: "These photos show something that is probably alive, it's probably dark, it's not a cat, it's not a camel. It could be a Bigfoot, or it could be a deer or it could be a guy in a suit." "Ultimately," he concludes, "it's a two-dimensional image. It's pixels." Why is it that Bigfoot is always too far away to the point the hiker couldn't get a more clear shot? Roger Patterson's 1967 film exposes Bigfoot as a hoax and was one of the most famous recording from Bluff Creek, California that furthermore supports the nonexistence of the creature. This film shows a giant, ape-like creature walking through the forest, clear enough to be recognized as something that looks like Bigfoot, but still extremely grainy on video. The chance that this film is real has been highly debated. However, the truth has finally been revealed after almost forty years. The film was indeed a hoax." In this film, people have come to realize that the creature who was known to be "Bigfoot" was actually an ordinary man who wore a costume. According to Tom Harris in "How Bigfoot Works," he states, "…the suit was designed by John Chambers, the special-effects master who created the costumes for the original "Planet of the Apes" movies. Chambers denies any involvement, but the rumor persists." The motive behind faking...

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