Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bigfoot and Biscardi in New Mexico

A very nice article from Benjamin Radford at the Alibi.
Radford is one of the few people I have seen to write an article about Biscardi that includes his sorted history. Normally articles hype the Biscardi Bigfoot hunt and don't mention Biscardi's history. -
Of course, the marketing angle was not lost on Biscardi:

“Many of the people who will be on camera on this webcast may become instant celebrities. With so many hours of footage available, the footage will be available to be compiled into multiple film, television and book projects. There will also be opportunities for companies to buy advertising on the webcast and the expedition team members will also be able to test and feature all kinds of products that they may be using including everything from hygiene and food products, to clothing, gear and insect repellent, as well as soft drinks, bottled water and various scientific, communication and computer equipment. “This expedition and webcast will become a worldwide event,” says the press release, “and we hope to be able to prove to the skeptics of the world that some kind of creature called Bigfoot exists.”

It didn’t take Biscardi long to claim he had actually captured a Bigfoot, an assertion that had many in the Bigfoot community suitably skeptical. On Aug. 19, 2005, Biscardi appeared on "Coast to Coast with George Noory" (Art Bell’s old show, or as I call it, “The Art Bell Comedy Hour”). On the program, Biscardi claimed his group had captured a Bigfoot a week earlier, a male beast that weighed more than 400 pounds and stood 8 feet tall. He said he would be presenting photos of it several days later. The photos never came and Biscardi admitted it was a hoax (although he asserted he had been hoaxed, even though he was the one who made the Bigfoot capture claim).

So was Biscardi’s recent visit to New Mexico really about conducting a serious search for Sasquatch or simply setting the stage for his latest moneymaking and publicity scheme? You decide.

There is much more to the article than that and you can read it at the link below.
Bigfoot and Biscardi in New Mexico


Crow said...

I saw that report on KRQE and when I saw it was Biscardi I knew it would suck. Don't care much for Radford either. He's an arrogant debunker. Hm. That's an oxymoron.

Lesley said...

I don't care for Radford either, at least not normally. However, I am getting sick of the hype "bigfoot hunter" news stories done when Biscardi arrives in a town so this time Radford's debunking was refreshing. I am sure he will do something to piss me off soon though. :-)