There have been numerous Bigfoot sightings throughout the history of the creature, but none have resulted in irrefutable proof of the monster's existence. Reported sightings have occurred all over the world, from the United States to Canada to Russia.
Some individuals who report seeing Bigfoot have later recanted their statements, admitting they lied and in some cases even faked evidence. One hunter claimed to have killed a Bigfoot monster to have its DNA analyzed, only to admit it was a hoax two years later. The most famous piece of evidence in support of Bigfoot, the controversial Patterson-Gimlin film, has yet to be proven to be real. Many scientists believe that the creature in the video is simply a man in an ape costume.