One of the things that is usually relagated to the "fairy tale" area , is the possibility of Bigfoot actually existing. Even though there are actually many credible stories of people who claim to have seen one of these creatures, and even some pictures that appear to be real; still the theory that they DO exist is always discredited. The general assumption is that if they were real; we would have found one, or the remains of one, and it would be proven that they exist. Since that has not happened (at least as far as we know), they are assumed to just be someone's overactive imagination, or an all-out hoax. However, there are at least a couple things to consider here. If you ask people from almost any Native American tribe, they will tell you that they believe that Bigfoot is real. Since they live closer to nature than most other people have done; it is more likely that they would have encountered Bigfoot than somome living in the city. If Bigfoot is actually some sort of remnant of an early humaniod creature, and they are actively avoiding any contact with people; it would be very easy for them to do so, since there are many parts of the world where no one has ever been. The panda bear was not even discovered until the late 1800's, and even though the Chinese reported that there was a black and white bear living in the mountains; no one believed them, because people had never seen one. Eventually, someone killed one, and had the skin to prove that the panda was real; but even then, it took many more years before one was finally captured. A panda bear stands out in their native habitat, so if you were anywhere close to one, it would be easy to spot a panda. They do not even try to hide from people, and still they were believed to be non-existant simply because they lived in area where people didn't go. How much more likely is it that if a creature lived in uninhabited areas of the world, and actively hid from humans, that they would also be thought to be a myth ?