Separating the wheat from the chaff is essential in understanding something. Hoaxing is like the deliberate placing of chaff into wheat.
Personally I hate hoaxing, lies and trickery in every form and I take my research seriously, so I am VERY critical of every photo/ film etc I see and I try to debunk the fake ones. There’s a REAL thing going on out there with Dogmen. Hoaxing is a distraction that takes time away from your real research.
I will continue to add things to this page every now and then.
Some tips about searching for the origins of a photo:
– Right click a photo then press S on your keyboard. This will take you to the picture search function in Google. Change the keywords around, put the words “hoax” or “fake” in there and see what you come up with.
– Use TinEye reverse picture search. There’s a browser app for Google Chrome even, so all you need to do is right click on a picture and choose “search image on TinEye”. Then select oldest and see if the image has ever been presented as something other than what it is now.
This is not fake. It is however NOT a dead werewolf but a dead bear.
It was taken by Lucas Foglia and belongs to his A Natural Order series.
This one is trickier. It has never been presented on the interwebs as anything but a dead werewolf according to tineye, though considering the other picture of a dead bear (the one by Lucas Foglia) I think we can pretty safely assume that this is one too.
This is a still from the infamous Gable film. It’s a hoax created by Mike Agrusa and perpetuated by Steve Cook.
This is another tricky one, though it doesn’t really matter. This photo looks like a brown Shrek who is sad because his wings are too small to lift him. Or something.
Point is, even if it’s real it’s in no way conclusive photo evidence.
This is a picture taken with a Polaroid camera if I remember correctly. I can’t find anything online about it being fake, and I don’t believe it is. I believe it’s a bear though, judging by the posture, the legs and the short arms.
This is the so-called Bendon track. It is said to have been about 7-8 inches wide. At this point I believe it’s real. Read the Bendon story here.
This is, as far as I can say, real. It’s the photo that is supposed to have been taken in 1961 by a night watchman at a manufacturing plant between Big Rapids and Chippewa Lake, Michigan, using a Kodak Signet camera.
The Beast of Seven Chutes. Part of a photo taken in Parc des Sept Chutes, Quebec, Canada in 2005. The photographer took many photos that day and this is the only one that had anything strange in it. This would indicate that the photo is not a hoax.
What exactly the creature is though is unclear.