BBC NEWS | Americas | American 'Bigfoot' is monkey suit: "The claimed recent discovery of Bigfoot in the US state of Georgia has turned out to be a giant hoax - it was a rubber gorilla suit in a block of ice.
Two men said last week they had found a 2.3m-tall (7ft 7in), 226kg (500lb) corpse of the legendary ape-like creature in a wood in June.
Two researchers bought the 'carcass', encased in ice, for an undisclosed sum.
But as it thawed it turned out to be a rubber monkey outfit. Bigfoot has been the subject of decades of hoaxes.
Matt Whitton, a police officer, and Rick Dyer, a former prison officer, told a new conference in California last week that they had made the find while hiking."