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Biscardi Blamed For Bigfoot Hoax

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 25th, 2009

Just when you thought we were through with this one, along comes some real news.

Former Tom Biscardi employee Steve Kulls has posted his extensive investigation of last summer’s Georgia Bigfoot hoax, and lays most of the blame at the feet of Biscardi.

In his “The Official Report of Steve Kulls regarding the Georgia Bigfoot Body Hoax of 2008,” Kulls details his “investigation of the man whom propagated this hoax, C. Thomas Biscardi, and an exposè of his company; Searching for Bigfoot, Inc.”

In one example passage, you can see where Kulls writes (including typos) about what he thinks was behind it all:

The motive, I learned in January of 2009, behind this insidious plot was simple. To create a Bigfoot autopsy video, and have the body disappear. After learning of this I felt it was a big leap of faith of Biscardi’s self abilities to have the persuasion to sway an entire team to roll over and do what he says. But knowing the man as I do, that corresponds with his ego.

Biscardi told all that he was in contact that he was on Sunday going to get the DNA from the alleged corpse. He later would tell many that either he was “right there” when the DNA was take or even more sinister that he had “take the DNA from the arm” himself.

In reality Dyer gave him a chunk of possum meat, and Biscardi instruct him to bleed on the specimen as to contaminate it. He stated the best case scenario it would come back as inconclusive, worst case it would come back as possum, but would cover it by saying the sample came from the stomach. Later Biscardi would change the story that he was in his hotel room when he received the sample. One of many different adjustments he was to make. However as we shall soon find out, there is one change in course he, in which physical evidence exists, that disputes irrefutably.

In summary, Kulls presents a picture of Biscardi getting involved with the Georgia gentlemen before they had obtained the costume, and creating a company to produce an autopsy film in which the “body” would disappear.

Kulls, on one plane, is very thorough, with intriguing details and images on what was used to construct the body, where the freezer was purchased, and the locations for the transfers of the “body.” Kulls also posts scans of Biscardi documents that are rather incredible in their narcissistic puffiness, but rather par for the course for Biscardi. (Ask yourself, if you were a banker, would you think you could sell Biscardi’s six Bossburg Bigfoot casts for $3,000,000? But that’s what his documents showed as the value of #7 on his list of assets. Were all his investors as gullible as the guy who put up the $50K for the “body”?)

While Steve Kulls’ own ego is rather apparent throughout his retelling of this tale, and no other Bigfoot researchers are credited, such as Matt Moneymaker who discovered parts of this picture, this exposè does give a good insider’s view that will be helpful for historians. You get this feeling that a member of the Bigfoot mafia behind this hoax has become a turncoat and began singing all the secrets.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

See Kulls’ entire document here.

About Loren Coleman
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.


12 Responses to “Biscardi Blamed For Bigfoot Hoax”

  1. WOLVES-TALON responds:

    Now, it seems quite confusing that Kulls, supposedly not now associating with the infamous Biscardi, happens to have found documents 7 months after the scandal. It seems to me that he is still, and always was in bed with the infamous hoaxer.

    What else has this Kulls been sitting on? Was he in on this …after the fact?

    I for one would really like to know, and so would the rest of the Bigfoot Researchers that take this HOAX as a slap in the face.

    Are we all being suckered by this Kulls guy? Is he just playing it up for media attention? Or has he been in Biscardi’s back pocket all this time?

    Thank you Loren for this information.

  2. cliffhanger042002 responds:

    Thanks for the post Loren.

    I had a look at the link, and Kulls goes into pretty good detail in his timeline. It also appears that he went and met with Rick Dyer earlier this month and documented his confession and implication of Biscardi, as well as gathered other evidence of Biscardi’s involvement. I think that Steve did a good job with his investigation and gathering of evidence to prove that Biscardi was not “a victim” of the hoax, but the mastermind of the whole thing.

    Listening to Dyer talk about preparing the costume to look real, all the money that they invested in it, and the time they spent on it, it’s really clear that this was never intended to be just a joke for attention, or just something to spoof Bigfoot investigators for entertainment, it was clearly a scheme to make tons of money through fraudulent activity. I have no problems believing that Biscardi’s ultimate goal was to create the Bigfoot Autopsy dvd and then have the body “disappear”, then create wild speculation as to what happened to it, most likely it would have been a government conspiracy, but who knows, with Biscardi anything would be possible I guess. Biscardi, in my eyes, is nothing but a criminal, a low-life slime ball that I wish was not in any way associated with Sasquatch.

  3. airforce47 responds:

    Greetings,

    I think Loren, WOLVES-TALON and cliffhanger042002 have made good points. Steve’s documentation is good and he has proved he is an able researcher before this.

    This report restores some of Steve’s credibility in my mind and reaffirms my belief that he and I shared a common trait that neither of us will do again. Being naive about TB or anyone else making any claims about having BF evidence.

    In the future anyone making such claims will need to produce said evidence for scientific forensic examination to determine the legitimacy of their claims. If they fail to produce it then they’re subject to the label of hoaxer.

    Larry Lesh

  4. graybear responds:

    If Biscardi is ever listed as a featured speaker at a future Bigfoot convention, how much money do you think could be made by someone with the spoiled vegetables and rotten eggs concession?

  5. Alligator responds:

    Hmmm. Could words Sing Sing or Leavenworth have application here? The hoax/fraud diod over state lines and tons of money does indeed seem to have been the objective.

  6. T.Richman responds:

    Sickening. There will always be those that spoil the whole basket.

  7. cwallen responds:

    this doofus (mr biscardi) has been around forever, always affecting the legit claims and researchers. When will most of the world wake up and change this Barnum’s ability to make a buck?

  8. proriter responds:

    The 10th-grade level of writing in this “official report” is in itself a good example of why no one of any standing takes any of this seriously.

  9. sneaker98 responds:

    Really, can we trust anyone involved anymore? They’re all cutting and running as fast as they can, who can we really believe?

  10. cliffhanger042002 responds:

    I don’t believe for one second that Kulls’ should be believed 100%, and that’s not what I was saying. But I don’t think he was as involved as Biscardi. Kulls, in trying to clear his name, is “blowing the whistle” and letting the cat out of the bag and exposing alot of information regarding Biscardi’s fraud/hoax. So alot of new things are coming to light now. Regardless of his spelling and grammer, I think it kinda takes you inside the whole thing, from Kulls perspective, and gives us an idea of how Biscardi planned to profit/benefit from this. And shows what a cold, calculating, scheming worm Biscardi is. Is it possible that that some things have been conveniently left out? Sure, who would incriminate themselves? Anyway, I’m glad he wrote it and put it out there, maybe it could give some investigators something to go on.

  11. MonsterMash responds:

    Anyone out there look at the GA boys’ Bigfoot Tracker website lately and notice that Whitton is gone? Now it’s Dyer and a guy named Mike. They’re tracking leads in Mexico, apparently. Leads for what? Who knows. And I guess Whitton and Dyer’s Hoax Busters show is dead, since it’s been minimized on their mess of a site. I wonder if that’s what led to Whitton parting ways with Dyer.

    Personally, I always thought that Dyer screamed con man (he has a shady past), while Whitton struck me as a guy who went along for the ride and wound up in so deep that he had no other choice but to keep going. Hopefully he’s found an honest avenue of employment.

  12. MonsterMash responds:

    One more thing: Here’s what I don’t get: Kulls says Biscardi wanted to make a Bigfoot autopsy DVD and then blame shadowy government agents for the disappearance of the “body.” So then why did he allow Kulls, Java Bob, et al to unfreeze the “body” and discover the costume?

    I have a feeling the SFB was in on this too, and the “autopsy” didn’t come out the way they wanted it to. Maybe it just didn’t look believable, so Biscardi decided to cut his losses and have Bob go on local TV in Indiana to say it was just a costume, and that they were tricked.

    That would also explain why the guy who put up $50K isn’t screaming to the media about getting screwed by Biscardi, or, at the very least, going forward with a lawsuit. He may have been in on it too, with the promise that he’d get his $75K from the video sales. Then, oops, they couldn’t get the footage to look believable, so $50K guy had to swallow the loss, with the promise that Biscardi would make it up to him some other way.



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