FAKING Bigfoot sightings or footprints is one of the worst things possible against a true pursuit of the elusive creature.
The two worst incidents in the State of Utah are decades old. Hopefully, there won't be any more:
-"Dixie has a 'Bigfoot'" was an Aug. 13, 1977 headline in the Color County Spectrum newspaper.
According to the story, a young man, Ithamar Sprague, admitted to planting fake large footprints around town.
(-Ironically, less than 2 weeks later, the state's first big media reported sighting would happen in the High Uintas.)
-"Bigfoot just myth, Prints prove it" was a Dec. 15, 1977 headline in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Some kids in Hunter City (now a part of West Valley City) faked footprints around town.