Um, Kava… they’ve PROVEN it was a hoax. I didn’t just guess it was a gorilla suit, you know - I saw this on the news. And, as I’ve said before, your coincidences are not coincidences at all (and you’ve probably noticed by now that I have a tendency to cry ‘coincidence’ at the paranormal. But this doesn’t even rank in the level of coincidence - it’s non-existent!).
As for police officers not being the type to create hoaxes… seriously, come on. Haven’t you ever heard of corruption? Haven’t you heard of “dirty” cops? Haven’t you seen the (surprisingly common) stories of police officers stealing, bribing, blackmailing, even sexually assaulting people? Just being a police officer doesn’t make you miraculously incorruptible. (I can also confidently say this from personal experience from living with a police officer briefly, who, let’s just say, liked to turn a blind eye.) In fact, being a police officer would put you in a better than average position to try and pull off a hoax, since they would be more aware of the investigative techniques they will need to make sure people don’t use in order to find them out.
Why would they send in a DNA test? Because it’s the best way to get people to believe them without actually handing in the body (whereupon the gorilla suit would be immediately discovered). These guys weren’t idiots. Without some kind of proof, they’d be laughed into oblivion. Every good hoax needs to seem as believable as possible. To be honest, I think they did a pretty good job of it. Most hoaxes don’t get as far as providing photographs.
Con artists usually are calm. Ask any victim who handed over their bank account details, and they’ll tell you that the conner seemed completely trustworthy at the time. Likewise, hoaxers are also good at lying. After all, who would fall for a scam if the perpetrator looked nervous and sweaty? Seriously, Kava, think about it - you keep trying to convince people that completely crazy things are true, and then you wonder why nobody believes you. Why aren’t you as successful in swaying opinion as the ‘bigfoot’ guys? This is because, unlike the hoaxers, you’re not thinking things through. You provide theories, but completely fail to account for the gaping holes in them. Without providing an explanation for all the areas in which your theories fall down, you won’t be able to recruit believers into your strange way of thinking. If the best you can do is weak comparisons like the numbers in 9/11 and the number eleven, you might want to start looking for something more convincing.