#2 De Loys’ Ape
De Loys’ Ape, is an alleged large primate reported by Swiss geological explorer François de Loys in South America. The only evidence for the animal besides de Loys’ testimony is one photograph.
It was promoted by George Montandon as a previously unknown species, but is now usually considered a misidentification of a spider monkey species or a hoax.
Thankfully, Swiss explorer François De Loys’ was only seeking attention. If this gigantic ape had not been a hoax, our planet would be at risk of a ‘Planet of the Apes’ take over. De Loys’ Ape was quickly dismissed as a hoax along with the picture he used to prove its existence.
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