Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 6th, 2011
I was contacted by a reporter yesterday, asking for a quotation about Tom Biscardi. Apparently, Biscardi’s talked the BBC into filming some “Bigfoot expeditions” of his.
I really don’t like to give the guy attention and only post this here to give you all fair warning. I pointed the reporter to the history of Mr. Biscardi’s past fakery documented at Cryptomundo, and to my favorite quotation that I gave to the hometown newspaper of the police officer, one of the Atlanta-area hoaxers, who was in the triad with Tom Biscardi regarding the 2008 events of the Georgia Bigfoot fakery:
“Biscardi is a Las Vegas promoter and a showman, and he’s doing it again,” [cryptozoologist Loren] Coleman said. “That’s what he’s really good at. It’s like, ‘Would you like to come into my tent? I’ll show you this one picture. Isn’t that interesting? Pay me to see more.’
“He’s already gone through several hoaxes,” Coleman said. “We always say, ‘This is the end of Biscardi. He’s never coming back.’ I mean, the man has nine lives.”
Clayton News Daily, Clayton, Georgia
Saturday, August 16, 2008.
Here is an update on what is known about what Biscardi is up to for the fall of 2011:
A Bigfoot researcher based in Redwood City will be leading an expedition this month to search for signs of the elusive biped in the company of a team of British filmmakers.
Tom Biscardi of Searching for Bigfoot, Inc. will be looking into several reported Bigfoot sightings and an alleged Bigfoot shooting in areas including Fayetteville, Ark., Mammoth Spring, Ark., Mokena, Ill., Fredericksburg, Va., and some locations in the Florida panhandle.
Biscardi will also be appearing at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival in Stroudsburg, Penn. on Oct. 22, where his recent film, “Anatomy of a Bigfoot Hoax,” is entered in the category for “Best Documentary.”
Tom Biscardi’s journey with Ivan Marx and others began long ago.
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.