I have just recently finished a major portion of a new addition to our Zelda 64 (OoT) content. This first piece of exclusive material includes an archive of the rumors in the quest for the Triforce in Ocarina of Time.
Speculation of physically obtaining the Triforce in Ocarina of Time first struck the fans when a beta screenshot of Link obtaining the full Triforce was released through the internet, magazines and other publications. However, this was a screenshot taken during the development of Zelda 64 and cannot be found in the final version due to that portion of development being a demo version.
But very soon after Ocarina of Time officially released, the speculation and rumors of obtaining the Triforce spread like a bad disease. This was first due to the fact that we never see Link obtain the Triforce of Courage, although it was obvious he did when he pulled the Master Sword and entered the Sacred Realm. With the fans being disappointed that Link could not obtain all three pieces on his quest created an endless and impossible quest for the golden artifact.