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Friday, August 15, 2008

Bigfoot Hoax

The alleged Bigfoot discovery is being dismissed by many skeptics as a hoax. For starters, Rick Dyer runs a company offering Bigfoot tours in the area. This is not sitting easy with many in the Bigfoot research community as it raises suspicions about the find being nothing more than a marketing stunt.

Jefrey Meldrum, who is considered to be among the world's foremost experts on Bigfoot, recently stated to Scientific American - "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."

We are all asking why Mr. Meldrum, who has studied extensivley in the field, was not contacted. Seems fishy to me.

And last, perhaps most hurtful to thier credibility is this: A video was posted on YouTube by Mr. Dyer and Mr. Whitton in which a man identified as scientist Dr. Paul van Buren endorses their Bigfoot discovery. He has been revealed as Mr. Whitton's brother, and has no scientific qualifications.

Check out Bigfoot Sightings blog for more.

In the meantime we wait for information on the press conference.


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GL said...

This whole episode is goofy.

Aura said...

Nasty comments will not be posted on my site. By being disrespectful, ignorant and immature you are only hurting any credibility left in this case. Which at this point doesn't leave you with much!

I agree GL-we shall see...

Andrea said...

Didn't they do some DNA test that proved it wasn't a bigfoot or was that a different case?

Aura said...

The DNA test evidence provided three results, the first indicating a human, the second being inconclusive and a third taken from the creature's guts was thought to be from a possum.