The Daily Grail has this summary of the situation:
If you are as interested in Cryptozoology as much as I am, then you are probably aware of the high controversy surrounding the claims of two Georgia fellows—Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer—that they have found the body of a Bigfoot (by accident, apparently). These claims made over their Bigfoottracker.com website aswell as several Youtube videos, have sparked a heated debate on the crypto cyber-communities. Could this be really what some of them have waited all their life? The indisputable scientific proof that would finally make Mainstream Science accept the existence of large bipedal hominoids in North America?
Since the beginning several aspects of this story seemed rather fishy —at least to me— like the fact that these gentlemen were claiming to have possession of what could very easily be the most astonishing biological finding of the Century, if not the Millenium; and yet they were at first very focused on promoting their US$500 trips to search for a live specimen, aswell as selling T-Shirts with the logo of their organization; if you had Bigfoot stuck on your fridge which could arguably be sold for millions of dollars to some institution or news channel, would you be so worried about selling T-shirts?
Their preference for using the ‘Knight Rider’ soundtrack on their videos didn’t exactly help to give them an appearance of seriousness and respectability either… Nor was the clip in which Rick’s brother appeared claiming to be a “Dr. Paul Van Buren” coming to examine the body. Many people were convinced that this was nothing but a big hoax or a prank, although a highly risky one given the fact that Whitton is a police officer, and could easily lose his job on account of fraud or improper conduct. … Read More »
More photos and story on cryptomundo. Here is the press release:
BIGFOOT BODY FOUND – EVIDENCE AND DNA DETAILS TO BE PRESENTED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 15th
FROM 12 N00N TO 1:00PM AT THE CABANA HOTEL-PALO ALTO IN PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
A body that may very well be the body of the creature commonly known as “Bigfoot” has been found in the woods in northern Georgia.
DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature will be presented in a press conference on Friday, August 15th from 12 Noon to 1:00pm at the Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto at 4290 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, California, 94306. The press conference will not be open to the public. It will only be open to credentialed members of the press.
Here are some of the vital statistics on the “Bigfoot” body:
*The creature is seven feet seven inches tall.
*It weighs over five hundred pounds.
*The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like.
*It is male.
*It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes.
*It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and
five toes on each foot.
*The feet are flat and similar to human feet.
*Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five and three-quarters inches wide at the heel.
*From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are
eleven and three-quarters inches long and six and one-quarter inches wide.
*The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the same day that the body was found.)
*The teeth are more human-like than ape-like.
*DNA tests are currently being done and the current DNA and photo evidence will be presented at the press conference on Friday, August 15th.
The creature was found by Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer (residents of Georgia) in the woods in northern Georgia. (The exact location is being kept secret to protect the creatures.)
Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer will be flying in from Georgia to be at the press conference. Also present at the press conference will be Tom Biscardi, CEO of Searching for Bigfoot, Inc.
Whitton is a Clayton County, Georgia, police officer, who is currently on administrative leave after being wounded in the course of duty pursuing an alleged felon. Dyer is a former correctional officer. Whitton and Dyer are co-owners of bigfoottracker.com and Bigfoot Global LLC., a company that offers Bigfoot expeditions. Whitton and Dyer are working with Bigfoot hunter, Tom Biscardi, and Biscardi’s Searching for Bigfoot, Inc., to present and conduct the scientific study of the evidence and information on this body.