Two Bigfoot hunters claim that they have found the dead body of a Bigfoot whilst hiking in the woods of northern Georgia, USA. Matthew Whitton, a former Police officer, and Rick Dyer, a prison officer, claim that the creature is seven feet and seven inches tall and has both human and ape-like features.
The claims are being supported by Bigfoot researcher, Tom Biscardi. Biscardi, Whitton and Dyer held a press conference on Friday 15th of August, 2008 in Palo Alto, California, where they showed pictures and reported on early DNA data. However, results from tests on genetic material from the remains have so far proved inconclusive.
The pair of Bigfoot hunters first released a picture of the alleged Bigfoot's body in a freezer, a few days before the press conference. They claim that although the Bigfoot was dead when they found it, there were three more creatures watching them from within the woods as they removed its body. Biscardi showed the audience a picture that appears to show a live Bigfoot in the woods. He also presented a close up picture of the mouth and tongue of the dead creature, in a bid to prove that the creature in the freezer was actually real and not an ape suit, as has been suggested by sceptics.
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.
Although no body or concrete evidence was presented at the conference, Biscardi has invited a selection of the press to the autopsy of the creature that is scheduled to take place later in the week. Biscardi said the DNA samples may not have been taken correctly and may have been contaminated, and that he would proceed with an autopsy of the alleged Bigfoot remains, currently in a freezer at an undisclosed location.
According to the trio, the creature is seven feet seven inches tall and weighs over five hundred pounds. The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like and is male. It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes. It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. The feet are flat and similar to human feet. Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five and three-quarters inches wide at the heel. From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are eleven and three-quarters inches long and six and one-quarter inches wide. The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the same day that the body was found.) The teeth are more human-like than ape-like.
Without doubt, it is very clear that Biscardi, Whitton and Dyer want to make money from this find. The first words out of Biscardi's mouth during the press conference was to advertise his radio show, and even give the day and time that his show airs.
And is it any coincidence that Whitton and Dyer are co-owners of a company that offers Bigfoot merchandise? Their story about the discovery of the Bigfoot corpse has changed no less than three times.
They first claimed that the animal was supposedly shot by a former felon, and the two men tracked it into the woods. In a second story, they were on a Bigfoot search, looking for a "family of Bigfoot" they claim to have seen in the North Georgia mountains. In a third version, they were just hiking and found it, apparently having died from being wounded.
But perhaps, the most controversial evidence of all are the videos that Rick Dyer posted on YouTube. Although he was quick to delete them, at least one person kept a copy and has reposted them. These videos appear to be an attempt to stir up a media frenzy prior to the story getting Worldwide attention.
The video HERE shows Matt Whitton talking about the find and baiting sceptics that what he is about to reveal will shock the World. In the video he is seen talking to a 'Dr. Paul Van Buren', who has allegedly flown in from a Texas University to examine the evidence. The truth of the matter is that the Doctor was actually Whitton's brother!
A SECOND VIDEO shows Whitton confessing that the Bigfoot story is a complete hoax. Whitton claimed during the press conference that he made the videos to try and stop people from contacting him.
Not only were we right on the button with our conclusion, we have uncovered damning evidence, which incidentally, no other investigators seem to have uncovered, that pretty much points the finger of suspicion at Tom Biscardi's claim that he is totally innocent in this fiasco.
The alleged corpse of Bigfoot has been revealed to be nothing more than a rubber costume, and the two US men who claimed to have found it have disappeared without trace. Matthew Whitton and Ricky Dyer, announced to the world last weekend that they had found a corpse of the legendary ape-like creature in a secret forest location in their home state of Georgia. But when the organisation that arranged that press conference, 'Searching for Bigfoot Inc', decided to thaw out the body in the freezer, it didn't take long to conclude that all they were seeing was an ape suit similar to the one in the picture to the left.
Steve Kulls, the investigator from the 'Squatchdetective.com' website, who defrosted the body, says that he realised the bigfoot corpse was a fake after extracting hair and trying to burn it. The hair melted into a ball which is uncharacteristic of real hair. At that time he contacted 'Searching for Bigfoot' CEO Tom Biscardi, [who was present at the press conference] who then gave permission to begin thawing out the body for further analysis. Within an hour the partially exposed head was visible and they were able to touch it. It wasn't long before Kulls discovered that the feet of the alleged bigfoot were in fact rubber.
According to Tom Biscardi, both Matthew Whitton and Ricky Dyer admitted it was a costume at that time. Biscardi claims that Mr. Whitton and Mr. Dyer agreed to meet him at a hotel later that day to provide a written admission of what they had done. But when Mr. Biscardi arrived at the hotel, the pair had vanished.
Biscardi also claims that he allegedly paid an "undisclosed sum" to Mr. Whitton and Mr. Dyer as an advance on the returns expected from the "marketing and promotion" of the Bigfoot discovery announcement. FoxNews.com reported the sum was rumoured to be $US50,000.
Biscardi Visited The World's
Biggest Costume Factory Just Weeks Before
The Bigfoot Hoax!
We have been keeping our eye on the hoax Bigfoot story over the past week and believed from the start that the whole thing was bogus. We were not at all surprised to read that it was a set up earlier this week. However, as a follow up to the article above, I decided to take a closer look at Tom Biscardi's website 'http://www.searchingforbigfoot.com'. What I found absolutely points the finger of suspicion on him.
Let me explain. We now know that the alleged Bigfoot was nothing more than a costume, right? So what would you say if I told you that there is a page on Mr. Biscardi's website that shows that he visited 'Morris Costumes' - The Worlds biggest costume shop, in June 2008? Not only did he visit the factory, he even had a guided tour and met the owner, Philip Morris!
It just so happens that the very same Philip Morris admitted on a local radio show in 2002 that he made a gorilla costume that was used in the famous Patterson Bigfoot film from 1967. Coincidence?
Morris claims he was reluctant to expose the hoax earlier for fear of harming his business. Morris said that he sold an ape suit to Patterson via mail-order in 1967, thinking it was going to be used in what Patterson described as a "prank"
Biscardi would have had prior knowledge of Philip Morris' involvement with the Patterson Bigfoot suit, because Morris was a guest on a special Bigfoot radio show, hosted by Biscardi, on March 14th 2007 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the Patterson video tape.
Did Biscardi visit the costume factory because he knew it was run by a man who had already made a Bigfoot suit for another famous hoax? Did Biscardi buy or order an ape suit while he was there? Is it any wonder that within a month of visiting the costume factory, Biscardi was involved in this story that eventually turned out to be no more than a frozen Bigfoot costume? Biscardi has already lied by saying that he was unaware it was an ape suit and yet he was more than willing to claim a week before on news channels that he had actually touched the body before it was frozen.
Check it out for yourself at http://www.searchingforbigfoot.com/June-July_2008 before he takes down the page. It appears that the pictures that were originally on the page have already been removed since I first updated this article. But luckily, I did take a small screen capture of that page before the pictures disappeared and have the original webpage and pictures on file as I guessed that the page would be altered as soon as I broke this story. It looks like somebody is quickly trying to cover their tracks?
What I find surprising is that this important information which was pretty easy to find was not picked up by any of the major news channels when they investigated the case.
Biscardi's claim that he was hoodwinked out of a $50,000 deal with these two dim witted fraudsters does not hold any validity - especially when you consider that Biscardi said exactly the same thing (that he was hoodwinked) when he was involved in yet another bogus Bigfoot body fiasco in 2005!