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.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.