The Georgia Bigfoot, who missed his own press conference last week, has been confirmed as a (gasp)
hoax. The two Georgia men, one of them a cop, who claimed to have found the dead animal allegedly pulled one over on Tom Biscardi, a self-described Bigfoot researcher who has a reputation as a hoaxer himself. From Fox News:
SearchingforBigfoot.com owner Tom Biscardi paid an "undisclosed sum" to Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two Georgia men who say they found the body, for their frozen corpse and the privilege of trotting them out in front of TV cameras.
Georgia Bigfoot hoax (FoxNews, thanks, Loren Coleman! Thanks Rob Beschizza for the image!)
At the same time, Biscardi sent self-described "Sasquatch detective" Steve Kulls back to Georgia to check out the body.
Kulls, it's safe to say, was severely disappointed.
The upshot? The real Bigfoot, once found, is now missing. So are Whitton, Dyer and Biscardi's money.
Previously on BB:
• Bigfoot press conference a bust
• Bigfoot discovery press conference on Friday (HOAX?)
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