Last week the internet went crazy after it was announced that the body of a mythical Bigfoot had been discovered in Georgia.
The alleged Bigfoot corpse, which had been announced to the world during a press conference last Friday, has now been confirmed to be a hoax.
Matthew Whitton and Ricky Dyer who claimed to have found Bigfoot are now as rare a sight as the creature itself, having apparently gone into hiding following the revelation that their corpse was nothing more than a rubber costume.
Steve Kulls, an investigator, has written a lengthy piece on the unravelling of the hoax on the Searching for Bigfoot website, the owners of which were the organisers of the press conference.
Kulls was a witness when the frozen ‘Bigfoot body’ was thawed.
Whilst the ice was melting he had instant concerns regarding the alleged creature’s hair, as well as soft and hollow spots on the head.
Kulls reports that Tom Biscardi informed him that both Matthew Whitton and Ricky Dyer then admitted that the Bigfoot body was in fact a a costume.
FoxNews.com has reported that Mr Biscardi paid an ‘undisclosed sum’ to Mr Whitton and Mr Dyer as an advance on the returns expected from the ‘marketing and promotion’ of their Bigfoot discovery.
They speculate that the sum of money involved was around $50,000.
Personally, I said all along that the whole thing was a hoax, probably designed to increase interest in Whitton and Dyers’ Bigfoot expedition business.
Searching For Bigfoot Inc may, of course, see such activity more seriously which could explain the sudden disappearance of Whitton and Dyer.