Bigfoot … real? Well that is what researchers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula seem to believe.
Most experts consider this famous legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes, but these researchers are preparing their expedition for next month to examine the truth behind the beast.
In all but three of 30 expeditions in the United States and Canada, investigators claim to have either glimpsed Bigfoot or got close enough to hear the creature! However, most mainstream scientists dismiss this study as pseudoscience because of unreliable eyewitness accounts and a lack of solid physical evidence. READ MORE
FOX wants to know that YOU think! Could there really be an animal that is Bigfoot, or is the furry guy just a big hoax? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check back later to read responses!
Here's what FOX Fans are saying:
"This is just glorified legend just like the Loch Ness Monster. If you take a close look at all the pictures and videos that have been shown, they are always of poor, blurry quality. You can't really tell what it is. With all the great photographic equipment at our disposal, why hasn't anybody been able to take a sharper picture? Because it is a HOAX!” — Suzanne (Gainesville, GA)
“Not likely. While there is always a possibility of the existence of Bigfoot, there have been so many so called ‘expeditions’, so many ‘sightings,’ so many ‘encounters,’ but no hard, conclusive proof that a creature like Bigfoot exists. So much that has been written about Bigfoot that it's a lot like conspiracy theories; tidbits of information what are strung together that add up to something that is long on conjecture and short on facts.”— Wince (Clermont, FL)
“It's a hoax until you see something dark brown, walking across a four lane road in Oregon, in about four to five smooth steps and disappear into the woods. You round a bend into a small town and see people walking across the four lane road. Size is different, gait is different, and coloring is different. When you get your case of cold chills and think, ‘What the heck?’ ... It isn't such a hoax anymore." — Sharon (Clearlake, CA)
"Bigfoot may be real, maybe not. I don't care and I don't want to know for sure. I hope we never find out for sure. Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, various ghost, etc. are all legendary, and legends are fun and part of who we are. Wouldn't it be sad if one day some hunter actually shot and killed the Bigfoot, and it was found to be just a rare and exotic animal of some sort? So sad. The legend ends; no more scary stories around the campfire, and no goose bumps when something goes ‘bump’ in the night! The great Northwest forest would become less enchanting. Next thing you know we will be trying to expose Santa as a hoax, and prove Tinkerbell was not a real fairy. Just leave it all alone!" — Sam (Missouri)
"I thought Bigfoot was the product of Oregon or Washington. He got all the way to Michigan without being noticed. Sounds like a hoax, just like global warming. These scientists can't seem to get the consensus together." — Bob (Ellensburg, WA)
"I definitely think it's possible for a Bigfoot-type creature to exist. One only has to look at the Coelacanth. This is a fish that paleontologists believed went extinct 65million years ago … until a living one was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938.” — Matt (Columbus, OH)
"This seems to be my day for finding things to 'Speak Out' about. I have my degrees in anthropology and archaeology. Nope, that does not make me any smarter than the average Joe; however, I have had sightings myself in my travels. I own a horse transport business, and through my varied travels in the USA and Canada we have actually had several sightings of Bigfoot and other strange cryptomundo.” — Forest
"If he's not a hoax, I bet he goes in the first round of the NBA draft.” — Walter
"I think there is a possibility that Bigfoot could be, or could have been, real. After all, look at all of the larger mammals that have only been discovered in the past 100years, such as the Mountain Gorilla. I will grant that ultimately there needs to be hard, physical proof, which most likely will have to be a body or skeleton. What we need to keep in mind is that most mythologies have some basis in reality, even if we do not directly recognize the connection at first.” — John (Rio Rico, AZ)