Matthew Whitton (who calls himself Matt Gary Whitton) and Ric Dyer are the two guys who say they have the corpse of a Georgia Bigfoot in a freezer. Their story seems to be falling apart as fast as they can tell it. Bloggers have ripped their YouTube videos -- exposing one hoax and making suggestions of a larger, more criminal intent.
In an attempt to bolster credibility, the owners of Bigfoot Global LLC, a company that offers weekend expeditions to search for Bigfoot, have the testimony of the man who supposedly shot a Bigfoot (or Yeti) in the mountains of North Georgia. The video is amateurish, at best, and downright silly at worst. However, it does add to the intrigue and mystery of why two guys who are/were making an honest living would want to end up behind bars or on the wrong end of a civil lawsuit.
When outed for lying about a scientist who they claimed flew to Georgia to review the Bigfoot body, Whitton was rather indignate towards those who caught him. He and Dyer also act surprised that people were able to track down their parents and coworkers' information. How hard can that be when one of them is seen squatting behind his personal vehicle with the license plate in plain view? [See it at 9:52 on this video.] Doing a whois on bigfoottracker.com shows Whitton's address (that's South Ave, not Sout Ave) -- and a phone number. The whois query also yields Dyer's email address. It doesn't take a genius to hunt down other personal info from a license plate and/or domain registration. DOH! Are we sure these two guys work(ed) in law enforcement?
Frankly, I think the following statement from Carmine Thomas Biscardi's website suggests the root of this story: "Currently, Tom Biscardi and his Searching for Bigfoot Team, in conjunction with Bigfoot Global LLC., are preparing to capture another of these creatures alive. That expedition will start very soon. The dates and the locations are being kept confidential." ...unless you have FIVE-HUNDRED bucks and want to pay to go see a "Bigfoot" -- with Biscardi, Whitton and Dyer as your leaders. After all, why else would they attempt such a hoax? If you want to follow the story, there's supposed to be a private press conference tomorrow:
Time: From 12Noon-1:00pm
Place: Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94306
My guess is they will show some so-called evidence tomorrow, claim the body has been stolen or compromised and then setup a fee-based Bigfoot hunting expedition for the public. After all, they claim saw three or more "live ones" the day they found the body.
Personally, I wouldn't trust one red cent to these three -- nor would I trust a single word they say. If I'm wrong, then I'll gladly (and publicly) admit it. BTW, the real Dr. Paul Van Buren called. He wants his brown shag rug and Halloween mask back. Matt and Rick, you can keep the entrails and cow tongue.
Another oddly humorous FWIW item: searchingforbigfoot.com claims to have the exclusive copyright on the photos from Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer -- yet the website shows an unregistered version of the photos. All the while Biscardi posts numerous warnings to everyone regarding his copyright all over his website. Isn't it ironic, dontcha think?
The reason I posted the photo here is that it is now in the public domain, having been shown on a free, public news channel - FoxNews. The Anomalist has a great article on this story, too. Check it out!