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#16 Aireygrey

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:34 AM

Hmm... how do we know these tissue samples they got were from the corpse? And why did they send the sample to some bigfoot enthusiast that was on an episode of MonsterQuest... this whole thing is getting harder and harder to believe...

But I still cant wait to see what they have to say!

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:53 AM

Nope, I have said from the start this is a hoax and I fully and 100% maintain that position. Period. This is based on absolutely everything I have read out there from serious researchers on this subject and the longstanding reputation of Tom Biscardi and the behaviour and attitude and backtracking/story changing of these two people from Georgia.

Hoax. Period. End of story.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:09 PM

I think it's some sort of promo Vampchick. Has the press conference already ended?

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:13 PM

It's supposed to start at 3 pm EST....if it actually happens.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:24 PM

From all the prior facts thats been brought up in posts, i'm leaning toward hoax too though I was hoping for something factual. This wont be anything new for the Crypto community.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:33 PM

I guess they rented that bigfoot costume and took some pics. Since it'll probably be a hoax the thing that gets me is by us talking about this, they got the attention they wanted :angry:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

The much-anticipated Bigfoot press conference Friday afternoon in Palo Alto, Calif., revealed little more than two men introduced by a self-styled Sasquatch seeker claiming to possess the 7-foot "body" of a "bipedal creature" on ice in a secret location, awaiting an autopsy.

The men, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, were joined in the press conference by Tom Biscardi, host of an Bigfoot Internet radio show, who said the men approached him with their "find," saying, "We want to talk to Tom Biscardi... They didn't want to meet anyone else."

Biscardi showed reporters two blurry photos, claiming one was the mouth of the "creature" while the other was another creature running through the Georgia woods. The men claimed they "stumbled on the creature," but would not reveal more because they were concerned about it being an "endangered species."

Biscardi reiterated his invitation to FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly to come to Georgia and view the body, and plugged his Internet radio show.

He said there wouldn't be anything more revealed Friday, but promised that he would "assemble" a group of scientists to examine the alleged corpse.

Whitton recounted how he and Dyer found the "body," and said that more Bigfoots "paralleled" them as they were loading it onto a flatbed truck.

Biscardi said Whitton and Dyer had gotten death threats from Sasquatch fanatics, whom Whitton deemed "psychos."

None of this was likely to dissuade skeptics, even among Bigfoot experts, who questioned Biscardi's past ventures and noticed that the body in the freezer looked a lot like a Sasquatch Halloween costume available on the Internet .

"It definitely looks like our costume," Jerry Parrino, owner of TheHorrorDome.com, told FOXNews.com.

"This 'body' has little to do with Bigfoot and everything to do with a Sasquatch costume that someone developed after watching too many gorilla movies," warned Loren Coleman , who runs the influential Cryptomundo blog devoted to strange and unknown animals. "The teeth that seem to have been placed in the mouth could be my late mother's false teeth."

"I've had interactions with Tom Biscardi in the past, and based on that history, I would say that anything he is involved in is suspect," Idaho State anthropologist and Bigfoot investigator Jeffrey Meldrum told Scientific American .

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reserve spokesman Tom Mackenzie told the Associated Press his agency isn't taking the claim seriously and won't investigate.

"It's not on endangered species on any list that we've got," he said.


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This is prolly what the press conference looked like...

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Edited by Willow, 15 August 2008 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 03:37 PM

"The teeth that seem to have been placed in the mouth could be my late mother's false teeth."


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This is prolly what the press conference looked like...

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LOL!!!! Thanks for the update and the post Willow! Just as we thought eh? What a fiasco.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:08 PM

Cryptomundo is down, and Loren Coleman's other sites were hacked, and one of the things removed from the hacked sites was a scathing essay he wrote about Biscardi. The Bigfoot Forums are also down at the moment.

I managed to get halfway through that stupid press conference. I still call hoax (only in my head I'm using far stronger words right now).

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:10 PM

You can see the entire press conference via streaming video here:

Men Claim They've Found Bigfoot

The presentation runs 43 minutes.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:37 PM

"Bigfoot" fails DNA test

ALTO, California Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever.

Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence.

Its spread was fueled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator.

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.

Bigfoot creatures are said to live in the forests of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. An opossum is a marsupial about the size of a house cat.

Results of the DNA tests were revealed in an e-mail from Nelson and distributed at the Palo Alto, California, news conference held by Tom Biscardi, host of a weekly online radio show about the Bigfoot.

Also present were Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two who say they discovered the Bigfoot corpse while hiking in the woods of northern Georgia. They also are co-owners of a company that offers Bigfoot merchandise.

Despite the dubious photo and the commercial interests of the alleged discoverers, the Bigfoot claim drew interest from Australia to Europe and even The New York Times.

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.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:42 PM

I saw this for the first time on Yahoo news today. I can't imagine what the point of all of this is and what those guys are going to get out of the hoax. Just desperate for attention I guess. Which is pretty sad.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:51 AM

I saw this for the first time on Yahoo news today. I can't imagine what the point of all of this is and what those guys are going to get out of the hoax. Just desperate for attention I guess. Which is pretty sad.

And not a good thing for genuine seekers :Wall:
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 03:21 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2...body/index.html

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:23 PM

http://www.ghostvill...showtopic=24824 ;)
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