Sorry, but not true. The rumor was that "special effects" in the late 60's were not yet that sophisticated, but costume makers could make such a costume - especially as seen from a distance and in such [conveniently?] grainy film.Costume makers in Hollywood have affirmed that in the late 1960s they did not have the capability to make a monkey suit that could have been used in the Patterson film.
Just because the Patterson film was never proven to be a hoax, that is not proof it (or Bigfoot) is real.
As far as found scat not being bear or human, those tests were "inconclusive". "Inconclusive" does NOT translate to the "conclusive" existence of Bigfoot.
The reason I believe the Patterson film is a hoax (or Patterson was tricked by a hoax) is because the Bigfoot turns around and looks at Patterson. I believe such an intelligent humanoid creature that has so successfully eluded "conclusive" discovery since the first reported sighting in the 1790s would have taken off running as fast as it could at that point. But it just kept strolling along continuing the ruse.
Exactly.Believe me when I tell you... user-land has much greater problems than the CIA.