The Museum of Hoaxes
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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Bluff Creek Bigfoot
Shown here is frame 352 of the Patterson-Gimlin film. It is the most famous frame of the short film, appearing to show a clear view of a female bigfoot striding along a riverbank in northern California.

Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin had set out on horseback into the Six Rivers National Forest, intending to make a documentary about Bigfoot. By a stroke of good fortune (or orchestrated fortune) they encountered a creature at Bluff Creek

The footage they took has been the focus of intense debate. Skeptics insist the creature is simply a person in an ape suit. Supporters counter that special-effects techniques were not good enough in 1967 to have created such a convincing costume. The quality of the footage is too poor to allow a definitive decision to be reached based on the film itself, but given that Bigfoot continues to elude detection, odds are that the skeptics are right.

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Photo Categories: Staged Scene, Cryptozoology, 1960-1979


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