But then there's the news conference.
As this news story notes, the DNA test was of two different well known creatures: a human and an oppossum (well, 96% of an oppossum's DNA):
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.
Missing from the press conference -- and par for the course for hoaxes -- evidence.
They didn't show the body. They didn't even say they could (or would) show the body. They said they would perform an autopsy.
I'm not sure whey the mainstream media even covered the story; they must have been short on "off beat" news.