Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape that existed from perhaps nine million years to as recently as one hundred thousand years ago, in what is now Nepal, China, India, and Vietnam. They were the largest known apes that ever lived, standing up to 3 m (9.8 ft), and weighing up to 540 kg (1,190 lb)
The most famous Bigfoot sighting. Image from the Patterson film. The footage has never been conclusively proven to be faked and many believe the gait and mass of the creature could not be easily fabricated.
"This is moment Bigfoot was 'caught on film', according to one of the search parties who feature in BAFTA nominated filmmaker Morgan Matthews' documentary. The BBC Four doc, Storyville Shooting Bigfoot: America's Monster, followed three American Bigfoot hunters trying to capture proof of the elusive ape-like creature. In the video above renowned 'master tracker' Rick Dyer was intent on shooting and killing the mysterious beast as he staked out a stretch of woods in Texas..."