Bigfoot Body Video

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2008

I’m finally back on. The amount of traffic overwhelmed this site. Besides the link to the photographs from Coast to Coast AM’s page two nights ago, old friends such as The Anomalist and Boing Boing uplinked to Cryptomundo early on. At one point, rather than the usual under hundred blogs mentioning us in the morning, on August 13th, I noticed 3445 individual blogs were linking into Cryptomundo.

It was as if 30 million people at once was trying to fit through a door that about 2 million usually go through. Such are the ways of the web, I guess, and the technological folks in California who own this site toiled long hours to get the site back up. I am noticing that as another day breaks in Maine, the site is beginning to slow down, so I better get this uploaded soon.

Yesterday, especially for our non-North America viewers, I wanted to upload the link so you could see the video. Sorry for the almost 24 hour delay here.

However, don’t hold your breath. No new photos were released, and no new earthshaking details were either. That is, other than the fact the second round of DNA tests might not come in until after the Friday news conference.

The “exclusive” appearance of Tom Biscardi on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” has been uploaded to YouTube by International Cryptozoology Museum supporter Morbus Iff, and I appreciate the tagline he placed on there, at the actual YouTube site. Here is his “raw rip,” as it’s called:

Below are the details of what Tom Biscardi says has been discovered about the overall appearance of this creature. You will note during the Fox interview, he has begun speaking in generally more rounded numbers, and it seemed rather strange that the measurements, generally, except for height, were being downsized already.

It is said to weigh more than 500 pounds
The creature appears to be part human and part ape
It is male
It has reddish hair and blackish-gray eyes
It has two arms, two legs, five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot
The feet are flat and similar to human feet
Its footprint is 16 and ¾ inches long and 5 and ¾ inches wide at the heel
From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are 11 and ¾ inches long and 6 and ¼ inches wide
The creatures walk upright (several are said to have been sighted on the day the body was found)
The teeth are more human-like than ape-like

The following is the news text running with the video on various Fox news sites:

Bigfoot Trackers Say They’ve Got a Body
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bigfoot may have been found. Maybe. We’ll see.

Two Northern California men and two Georgians say they’ve got a body, a photo and DNA evidence pertaining to the elusive forest-dwelling man-ape — and that they’ll reveal all at a press conference in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday.

“I think you’ll find that this is the real deal,” Robert Barrows of Redwood City, Calif., told the Bay City News local wire service.

Matthew Whitton, a cop in Clayton County, Ga., and his friend Rick Dyer, a former corrections officer, say they recently found the body in the woods of northern Georgia.

Veteran Bigfoot tracker Tom Biscardi said he’s examined the body, and that scientists will get their chance soon.

Fox News is pointing back to this article at Cryptomundo so people can see the photographs. Because that posting is so crowded, I have re-posted the three released images below. Go to the original release, however to see more.

At this point, more photos and visits with the body by handpicked people will not do the trick. For Biscardi and company to prove this is a real Bigfoot, it will need to be examined in the light of day, not by a private group of people doing an autopsy, a la’ the “alien autopsy” fiasco of a few years ago, but by a battery of scientists without a link to the gentlemen from Georgia and Biscardi or wealthy investors. It needs to be seen by skeptics, objective observers, and true believers. If it is real, and not the Sasquatch costume filled with another animal’s intestines, just to win the Bushnell hoax contest, it is time for it to be presented more forthrightly.

By the way, for those that are misunderstanding anything that was said by me on any radio news programs, I am not going to be part of the news conference on Friday in California. I, however, will have some things to say about it.

Bigfoot Body: Georgia Gorilla Photo

Bigfoot Body: Georgia Gorilla Photo

Bigfoot Body: Georgia Gorilla Photo

Click on image for larger version

And for a lighter break….before we get back to the serious business of examining the above clear photos…


For new readers and new comment makers, please review old postings on this body thread. Please don’t feel it is necessary to share things already mentioned scores of times like the Georgia guys played a hoax with a fake doctor, burned my book, or acted childish.

BTW, according to this Atlanta Journal-Constitution story, “it could just be a hoax that has landed a Clayton County cop in hot water with his boss….One of the supposed discoverers is Matthew Whitton, a Clayton County police officer for the past six years.”

“His claims of finding Bigfoot is entirely a different matter,” Clayton police chief Jeff Turner said Wednesday. “Unfortunately, that’s spilling over into his police life and that’s where we have concerns. When he comes back from medical leave, we’ll have to sit down and address those issues.”

Let’s try to say focused on what’s happening now and what is anticipated next.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

6 Responses to “Bigfoot Body Video”

  1. Greg102 responds:

    I was amazed by the childish attempts on Tom B.’s radio show last night. It’s like they were hung up on trying to discredit M. Moneymaker. If they actually had the biggest “find” of ALL TIME, why would they even care about M. Moneymaker?? Why, well i’m sure anyone with a brain can figure this one out….

  2. Andrew Minnesota responds:

    I don’t know too much about Mr. Biscardi is he the kind of researcher who would go along with this, if it is indeed a hoax? Or is he someone who may be easily fooled when looking at the body, maybe in part due to a desire to have it be real? I’m just curious as I said I do not know much about him, because if this is a hoax it seems this would ruin his reputation as he would be considered either an accomplice to the hoax, or just kind of dumb.

    Looking forward to more developments and trying to stay hopeful.

  3. gridbug responds:

    Y’know, one thing I never understood (still don’t) is the weird sort of veiled animosity between Cryptomundo and the BFRO. Sure, there are differences in the approach of study, but generally speaking we all want the same end result.

    Maybe if there’s a silver lining to this Georgia Gorilla mess, it’s that both entities can unite against proven charlatans like Biscardi in the future. There’s real talent and devotion in both camps, and both camps seem to understand the destructive impact that folks like Biscardi (and his Georgia cohorts) can wreak on an already ridiculed area of study.

    So how about it? United against the stupidity of those seeking a quick buck by whatever means necessary and a redoubled effort to keep cryptozoology above bar? I think we can all get behind this one, especially if it means it’ll be even harder for the hoaxers to get a foothold.

    And on that note, I retire for the evening, with dreams of a Frostee Freeze press conference jackassery anticipation dancing in my head…


  4. cromcrom responds:

    Hoax, sorry about that, I really hoped it would be the real thing… M. Coleman, didn’t you loose your nerves on this one ?

  5. darthwolf responds:

    IF you watch Tom during the interview…he seems awful nervous and jittery! It seems to me like he is lying? I have no idea why he would go on national TV and tell the world this when the creature seems like a fake?! He is putting what’s left of his rep on the line here so if he is lying, he’s doomed! I guess we’ll see tomorrw at 12pm…..NOT!

  6. Labyrinth_13 responds:

    I’m sorry, but to me this just looks like nothing more than a Wal-Mart throw rug, some deer guts, and a cheap monkey mask lying in some good ol’ boy’s cooler in the back yard. (You can almost hear the snickering in the background).

    If a group of independent scientists proves me wrong, I’ll be happy to eat my words. But I’m pretty sure I won’t have to.

    I’m with BFRO on this one: total hoax.

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