Checking in with Bigfoot
I predicted that the discovery of Bigfoot's body was bound to be a hoax. Score one for me. I also said the "body" looked like a Bigfoot costume. Score another one for me.
In all fairness, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. The Bigfoot Body farce was so obviously a hoax that I'm surprised it gained as much traction as it did. But then, the media can be relied upon to eat up a good Bigfoot story.
Meanwhile, Bigfoot promoter Tom Biscardi, who paid Georgia "Bigfoot trackers" Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer $50,000 for the body, is trying to pass himself off as the victim of a scam. And Whitton and Dyer are trying to portray themselves as clever pranksters. My sense is that they were all out to make a buck.
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Biscardi must be feeling pretty stupid right now.
Clayton County, Georgia Chief of Police: "He's disgraced himself, he's an embarrassment...his behavior is unbecoming of that of a police officer."
Don't these guys have some kind of "Bigfoot safari" business or something?
William Wald Lett Jr. of Eaton, Indiana is the one that's out 50 grand. He was duped into fronting the money for Biscardi. linky: http://www.cryptomundo.com/breaking-news/myst-man-gg/
And it's not like Biscardi hasn't done this before: http://www.cryptomundo.com/media-appearances/winked-again/
Same ol', same ol' "I've got Bigfoot right here, just pays yer money and I'll let you look later!"
Later: "Aw shucks boys, I was hoodwinked just like you, shame about your money!"
Like I said when Alex first posted this story, it reeked of hoax the instant Biscardi's name was mentioned in the same breath as Bigfoot.
And yes, Cranky Media Guy, for a few thousand dollars, Biscardi will send you and anyone else who'll pay off into the woods in "Prime Bigfoot Territory" for a happy little camping trip. He's not the only one that sells such expeditions, but he's the only one that'll say, I almost caught one last week, but "left his tranquilizer gun and his wire-mesh grenade launcher at home".
Just FYI, I'm actually skeptical that there is a bigfoot/sasquatch/wendigo/swamp ape/yeti/ what have you, but I don't dismiss it completely. If fanged deer exist, why not a world roving apeman?
Linky, for people that think I'm kidding: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9407E4DF1130F930A35756C0A962958260&sec;=&spon;=&pagewanted=all
If *I* found a real Bigfoot, the first thing I'd do is contact the National Enquirer and sell the rights to photos of it. THEN I'd hold a press conference and announce that the pictures would be in the paper next week or whenever. Simultaneously, I'd be working on the book, movie and TV deals.
Then I'd get the damned thing stuffed and take it around to every State Fair in America and charge two bucks a head to look at it.
Isaiah get a life.....
Biscardi was not bribed
YOU bribed the asylum to let you out of your cell and use the computer you nutcase...
come on go back in to your cell go on go on you can do it...
The Cottingley Fairies were admitted to be a fake by one of the women who staged it when she was a girl. Kind of like how this recent "Bigfoot" fraud has been confessed to by its perpetrators.
Just because the people who actually fake something admit to it is no reason to stop believing in its authenticity, right, Isaiah?