Well, the September 1st deadline was moved up, and for what reason, I am not sure. However, Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi, who many of my sources tell me has been involved in releasing pictures and videos of Bigfoot that have then turned out to be hoaxes, has taken the lead in talking to the press and the rest of the world on behalf of Matt Whitton and Ric Dyer. The two men from the metro-Atlanta area claim to have the body of a Bigfoot found in the North Georgia Mountains. While I am sure that Bigfoot does exist in North Georgia, I am skeptical as to whether or not this is a real specimen. On the internet, there is a company that sells Sasquatch costumes. It can be accessed at http://www.thehorrordome.com/HDSHOPPINGPROPS/SasquatchLARGE.htm. If you take a close look at the photo of the costume, it looks suspiciously like the body in the freezer that they are now calling the Ricmatt creature. This was brought to my attention by two experienced and seasoned Georgia Bigfoot hunters, both of which are field researchers and members of the BFRO.
Right now, Tom Biscardi says that there will be a huge public announcement made on Friday, August 15th in San Francisco, California about the find. According to Biscardi, the two, Whitton and Dyer, stumbled upon the creature while they were in the woods in North Georgia. No other details about what they were doing there or how it was discovered have been released. Biscardi claims to have gone with the pair to the area where the body was retrieved. I spoke with Ric Dyer on the phone back in July, and he told me then that the two were Bigfoot hunters and had been looking for Bigfoot for a while. However, now it appears that the two just "stumbled upon" the body and were not actually Bigfoot hunters. He also told me that at that time a CNN news crew had already been to the site where the body was being stored, and that they had filmed the creature. Ric Dyer, with whom I spoke, also promised to allow me to interview him and Matt for my upcoming book; however, they never called me back, and I have yet to interview them. Nonetheless, most of what they are now saying is on Youtube or is being relayed by Tom Biscardi. As far as I know, CNN has not covered the story, and several local news stations from the Atlanta area did interview the two, and sources now tell me that none of those local stations plan on doing a story and releasing the story or footage of the two men that they shot because the two refused to show any of them a body. The only media outlet (national) that I know of that has even touched this is Fox News, and they did it more so as a joke. They are the ones that ridiculed Matt Moneymaker of the BFRO. However, some at Fox appear to believe that there may be something of merit to this story. I believe that they may be fooled.
For now, noone has seen the body in the Bigfoot community except Tom Biscardi. If there is a body, and it is real, then the two should NOT be afraid to release it and show it to the world at the press conference. Will they? I don't know. I am not sure why these two have been so coy. If they do have a body, they will not be able to keep it. More than likely it was found on public property and would be confiscated by the Georgia DNR of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If there is no body, then Biscardi, Dyer, and Whitton will have a lot of explaining to do. They supposedly have led expeditions and charged people money, claiming to be the only pair to ever find a Bigfoot body and know where a family of Sasquatch live, so if there is no body, those claims are fraudulent. This could get interesting.
The two men who claim to have the body have a track record of lying, by their own admission. Dyer told Steve Kulls of Squatchdetective, that the many Youtube videos were full of lies. They were just trying to piss off the Bigfoot community, and were trying to lure in people and get exposure, but they admit that they were lying to do it. In addition, to that they create a fictitous character, Dr. Paul Van Buren, who turned out to be Matt Whitton's brother. Only when they were caught did they finally admit that they were lying about that, and then tried to play their lie off as a joke. Perhaps they are lying now. Who knows? What will come of that press conference? What will happen? If the press does not do proper investigation like they would on any claim such as this, perhaps a hoax will be perpetuated and everyone will end up with egg on their face.