Many conclude that the descriptions and the evidence to support them were intentional misrepresentations made by their discoverers. Manuel elizdale jr reported the existence of a band of about 25 tasadays dwelling in isolation in the cotabato forests of mindanao. Learned of them from an itinerant hunter and trader names dafal, whom he met while on the official, whom he met while on an official visit to the region. Rock shelter caves were said to be their homes. Zeus salazar immediately challenged this idea and was not allowed to visit the area. Tasaday site was closed in 1972 until 1986. Said to be a hoax because subsistence horticulturalists had been induced to act as. Stone age rainforest dwelling cavemen; this report came from swiss anthropologist. Many questions began to arise like were the house-dwelling tasaday farmers the same. It is believed to be the fault of the discovered, dafal who claimed to have observed the.