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'Bigfoot' Found in GA

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATED 2:21 PM 8/15/08:

ATLANTA (AP)

Two Georgia men say a hairy corpse they claim to have stumbled upon in the state's northern woods is Bigfoot.

The body is crammed in a freezer. Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer maintain that DNA evidence will prove once and for all that the frozen creature is Bigfoot. They plan to present DNA test results and photographs during a news conference today in California.

Skeptics say it's just another Bigfoot hoax.

One Bigfoot researcher says a picture of the corpse looks like a "costume.'' He says the DNA test won't likely prove anything.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reserve spokesman says officers also aren't taking the claim seriously and won't investigate Bigfoot because it's not a federal priority.

Whitton and Dyer now say they have expanded their search to look for leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster.

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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP)

A Clayton County police officer is among three people claiming the dead body of a Bigfoot has been found in Georgia.

Officer Matt Whitton plans a news conference Friday with California resident Tom Biscardi and former corrections officer Rick Dyer to show photographs and the results of DNA testing. They say the evidence will prove the existence of the legendary man-ape found in north Georgia.

The news conference is scheduled for noon West Coast time at the Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif.

Biscardi has been a full time, professional Bigfoot hunter for at least three years.

Whitton is on medical leave from the Clayton Police Department, where he has been employed for six years. He tells the Clayton News Daily that people who call the creature a hoax are just jealous.


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