Ivan Marx’s Bogus Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 29th, 2012

A new compilation of Marx’s allegedly fake Bigfoot films has been posted on YouTube by Nate Lucius.

Ivan Marx was an animal tracker, woodsman, hunting guide, explorer, adventurer, accomplished nature photographer, and dedicated Bigfoot hunter. Ivan first began his Bigfoot research in the 50s. He was involved in the Bossburg, Washington Cripple Foot track finds in November, 1969 and claimed to have shot actual footage of a crippled Sasquatch in October, 1970. Marx briefly worked for three months for renowned Bigfoot researcher Peter Byrne, who later became one of Ivan’s biggest and most vehement detractors. In 1976 Marx narrated, co-produced, and appeared as himself in the lively and enjoyable documentary The Legend of Bigfoot. Ivan also was a cinematographer on this picture. He subsequently followed this feature with two more documentaries: In the Shadow of Bigfoot and Bigfoot: Alive and Well in ’82. Marx and his wife Peggy lived in Burney, Shasta County, California. Although widely derided as a fraud by many Sasquatch experts, Ivan always insisted that his movies and photographs of Bigfoot were real. He was a mentor to controversial fellow Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi. Ivan Marx died in 1999. ~ IMDb.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

12 Responses to “Ivan Marx’s Bogus Bigfoot”

  1. Tom Berges via Facebook responds:


  2. marcodufour responds:

    Mentor to Tom Biscardi eh ? ” Danger Will Robinson! Danger!”

  3. Tom Berges via Facebook responds:

    That Marx footage is hilarious!!!

  4. semillama responds:

    Were these actually presented seriously as film evidence of Sasquatch? If so, it boggles the mind how anyone could even remotely think these were real. Worst Sasquatch hoaxes I’ve ever seen.

  5. skimmer responds:

    They shoulda hired Patterson and Gimlin to film it and Heronimous to wear the suit. They could have made millions.

  6. DWA responds:

    That photo up there shows one animal so easy to ID that it doesn’t need to be in field guides:

    Guy in Suit.

    If it has human proportions, and moves like a human: bingo!

    The sasquatch encounter literature is unanimous on this point: the animal’s proportions are a not-human! giveaway.

  7. Tim Vogrin via Facebook responds:

    Looks more like a hairy alien than sasquatch in these hilarious film clips.

  8. Ragnar responds:

    “A new compilation of Marx’s allegedly fake Bigfoot films has been posted on YouTube by Nate Lucius.”

    “allegedly fake”? Seriously?

  9. squatchman responds:

    Ivan Marx exhibited idiotic behavior. His hoaxes aren’t even close to real!!!

  10. Desertdweller responds:

    The cowboy hat was a tip-off for me.

  11. Carlfoot responds:

    The commentary was Epic!!! Love it 🙂

  12. alan borky responds:

    Loren at first I thought this video was just more proof Grover the Muppet’s real.

    Those spindly little cotton thread legs with cotton buds at the end for feet who else could it be?

    But during the second half when I spotted those unique ears and that classic canteloupe shaped head I realised it also proves Fozzy Bear’s real too!

    Either that or Bigfoot’s got a jellybrained asexual cousin called Little Skinny.

    It looks so bored by the crushing pointlessness of its life as it brushes aside leaves with its feet in search of the keys to the magic mushroom it used to live in…

    Someone should enter this in the Existentialism section of the Palme D’Or!

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