Wednesday, August 20, 2008

California: Bigfoot? Just Rubber, Folks

To the shock of perhaps no one except the residents of Atlantis and the
Loch Ness monster, a California Bigfoot promoter said a supposed frozen
carcass of the mythical beast allegedly found last month has turned out
to be a fake. The promoter, Tom Biscardi, who held a news conference
last week in Palo Alto to announce the finding, said the body he had
trumpeted as definitive proof of Bigfoot was defrosted and was actually
a rubber suit “masked with a bunch of body parts from different
animals.” Mr. Biscardi, who said he had paid a “substantial
amount of money” for the corpse, said he had been duped by a pair
of Georgia men who said they had found the hairy corpse in northern
Georgia. Mr. Biscardi, who makes his living on a Bigfoot Web site and
merchandizing line, denied that he was complicit in the fraud and said
he was planning to press charges. “It was just a total
scam,” he said.

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