Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2008
The word “Bigfoot” is sometimes misspelled as two words, “Big Foot.” When someone is alluding to “Sasquatch,” but then spells it using two words that tells you something about that person. Perhaps they don’t really know too much about Bigfoot, or they only are trying to capture the power of the legendary stories but are not familiar with the history and research of the creatures.
One aspect of the Georgia Bigfoot hoax centers around the use of the phrase “Big Foot” by Ric or Rick Dyer.
Ric Dyer, who along with his partner Matthew Whitton, said they had the body of a “found Bigfoot,” told many stories. One of the tales they told was the one about how they never believed in Bigfoot, or weren’t interested in Bigfoot, or were skeptical of Bigfoot. Yes, right, it is difficult to tell what is what with these gentlemen from Georgia.
Likewise, the former policeman, Whitton, allegedly appears to be saying that how could he be charged with anything because no one believes in Bigfoot.
Funny thing is that Dyer’s towing company is named “Big Foot Towing.”
Unlike towing companies out in the Pacific Northwest (see photo below) that use the moniker, and properly spell it as “Bigfoot Towing,” Dyer made a mistake often found among Bigfoot researcher wannabes or new fans of Sasquatch inquiry. He misspelled “Bigfoot.”
Big Foot Towing, as well as Auto Wholesale Ga. (which is Rick Dyer’s car & parts sales business) were positively linked to Bigfoot Global LLC, as early as August 14, 2008, by the blogger who authors The Sope-Bocks.
“Dyer worked as a state corrections officer 2004-2006 but now drives a truck for Big Foot Towing Co. of Forest Park and sells used cars online,” details the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The Georgia Department of Corrections has not yet responded to an open records request for Dyer’s personnel file.
A search of Clayton court records paints a picture of Dyer, 31, as someone plagued by financial struggles.
Records show an auto finance company won a default judgment against Dyer in 2001 for more than $15,000.
In July 2006, a customer won a default judgment against Dyer in Clayton Magistrate Court after claiming Dyer sold him a “broken” 1984 Chevrolet Corvette for $3,800.
Dyer faces an open complaint in the same court alleging a debt of several thousand dollars.
Other demands for money were dismissed in three separate suits, records show,
reports the AJC.
As to the Bigfoot money, will it ever be returned?
A police report filed Thursday by an Indiana man who said he fronted the $50,000 on behalf of Biscardi alleges Whitton and Dyer took the money “by deceitful means” in exchange for the frozen carcass of a Bigfoot-like creature they claimed to have found in north Georgia.
But the men’s attorney, Steve Lister of Jonesboro, said the money was for publicizing the alleged find that Biscardi knew to be fabricated.
“My clients were paid a promotional fee,” Lister said. “This started out as fun for them. Now they are caught in the middle of damage control by the ‘big’ Bigfoot. That’s what this is.”
Biscardi did not return a phone call Friday asking for comment.
Lister said his clients will cooperate with police.
“These guys haven’t done anything wrong,” Lister said. “They did what they were supposed to do – Biscardi told them to create the body – but it fell apart. They are ready for this to go away now.”
Where are the internet detectives’ research on the mystery man, William Wald Lett Jr.? Is he Bill Lett Jr., the wealthy California architect? Who is he?
Clayton police took a theft complaint report Thursday from Indiana investor William Wald Lett Jr., who said he fronted the $50,000 as a favor to Biscardi. Lett told police he expected Biscardi to pay him $50,000 plus $25,000 interest in 90 days.
After the hoax was revealed, Lett said he immediately tried to get the money back from Whitton and Dyer. Clayton police Capt. Greg Dickens said Friday the complaint is a pending investigation.
$25,000 interest? I think there’s a word for that.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.