Bigfoot ‘Corpse’ Had a Rubber Foot; Finders ‘Admitted It Was a Costume,’ Says ‘Squatch Detective’ Host

Steve Kulls, host of BlogTalkRadio’s Squatch Detective, has denounced Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer – the Georgia men who claimed to have found a Bigfoot “corpse” last month – as liars and fraudsters.

Yesterday on his show, Kulls recounted how he first introduced self-styled Sasquatch hunter Tom Biscardi to Whitton and Dyer after Dyer had appeared on Kulls’ show on July 28 to discuss the “find.”

Whitton and Dyer are liars!

Kulls: Whitton and Dyer have crossed the line from hoaxers to criminals!

Eighteen days later, on Aug. 15, Biscardi, Whitton and Dyer held a press conference in Palo Alto, Calif., where they had promised to unveil hard evidence of the half-man, half-ape. But that event proved to be a bust, with Biscardi producing only photos of the alleged beast, and testing of alleged tissue samples showing only possum and human DNA.

Meanwhile, Kulls, who lives in upstate New York, says he flew to Georgia to inspect the corpse, which was thawing out from deep freeze.

While doing so one day after the press conference, Kulls says he “observed the foot, which looked unnatural – reached in and confirmed it was a rubber foot.”

“We immediately contacted Tom Biscardi and advised him of the situation,” says Kulls.  At that point, Biscardi told Kulls that Whitton and Dyer had admitted the corpse was a costume.

“We have proven now that Ricky Dyer and Matthew Whitton are liars,” Kulls told his audience.

Click hear to hear Kulls’ special “Bigfoot Corpse: Fact or Fiction?” edition of Squatch Detective, or read from the transcript below.


STEVE KULLS: On August 16, 2008, the freezer containing the alleged corpse arrived with the Searching for Bigfoot team at an undisclosed location.  I arrived that same day at 6 p.m. to provide initial verification, examination, biohazard control, and consult for security measures at the location.

At that time, the ice was being thawed slowly, to prevent and further decomposition of the alleged corpse.

On August 17, 2008, Searching for Bigfoot Director of Operations TJ Biscardi and myself were up early. We discovered that some hair was now exposed from the ice.  I extracted some from the alleged corpse and examined it and had some concerns.

Bob Smalbach, vice president of Searching for Bigfoot, arrived and concurred.  We burned the said hair sample and the hair sample burned into a ball, uncharacteristic of hair.

At that time, we began to expedite the melting process, after receiving the go-ahead from Tom Biscardi, by using a salamander heater to heat the freezer.  Within one hour, I pressed on the partially exposed head and it seemed mostly firm, but unusually hollow in one small section – yet another ominous sign.

Within the next hour, upon examining the feet area, there was a break in the ice and I observed the foot, which looked unnatural – reached in and confirmed it was a rubber foot.

We immediately contacted Tom Biscardi and advised him of the situation, and he began to take action on his end.  We were advised that both Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer admitted at this point it was a costume.

They agreed to sign a promissory note in an admission of what they’d done, and set a meeting for their hotel room in California at 8 a.m. the next day.

On August 18, 2008, Tom Biscardi went to the hotel so they could sign those documents – where Dyer and Whitton were staying – and found out they had left.  Searching for Bigfoot is at this time seeking the return of their funds.

The actions and motives of Whitton and Dyer, obviously at this point, are beyond comprehension.

Whitton, who being a police officer for the Clayton County police Department in Georgia, got up before the world and lied, and was complicit to defraud in a felonious manner.

Ricky “Trailer Truck” Dyer, an ex-corrections officer, who now operates mostly as a car salesman and, as I uncovered several weeks ago, is involved in shill-bidding his vehicles on eBay under another screen name.

The bottom line in this is that both organizations sought the truth. The team here, myself, did our jobs, did our duties, reported it such, and there you have it.

We have proven now that Ricky “Trailer Truck” Dyer and Matthew Whitton are liars, and have crossed that line from hoaxers to committing a fraud and a crime.

11 thoughts on “Bigfoot ‘Corpse’ Had a Rubber Foot; Finders ‘Admitted It Was a Costume,’ Says ‘Squatch Detective’ Host

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  2. Aaron J. Scott

    Very good job on finding the truth and exposing it as the hoax it was. I am dissappointed because for people like me and a few close friends, we thought vindication was near. Finally we could say see there it is.

    Instead it’s another hoax. I understand Tom Biscardi’s eagerness but hope in the fututre he is more prudent. And if Whitton is still on leave as a police officer lets hope his new found uncredibility does not effect any serious prosecutions in his jurisdiction.
    Hopefully he will have to retire from Law Enforcement. Good thing he has a buddy he can sell cars with.

    If he does return to law enforcement and you are unfortunate enough to have him write you a citation or arrest you rest easy. There is a fail safe defense. “Wasn’t me, I think I saw Bigfoot running from the same area.”

  3. Chris

    Hi Steve

    Just wanted to say you’ve done a great job of nipping this thing in the bud – as somebody really interested in Fortean issues, it saddens me immensely to come across fraudsters such as these. In our eyes they are what they are, pathetic, soul-less cretins out purely for what they can make, but worse, in the eyes of the viewing public it taints the testimony of true and honest people who HAVE seen something out of the ordinary – Keep up the good work and lets hope some real evidence is just around the corner ! Very Best wishes from all in the (sadly Bigfoot-less) UK !

  4. Lance

    It seems from reading this blog and other web sources, that many want to hold Dyer and Whitton accountable for their deception. That’s all well and good but why does Tom Biscardi get a free ride? Dyer and Whitton are first time hoaxers where Biscardi now has involvement in two public fiascos under his belt. He defends himself by taking the role of the duped victim and if that’s truly the case, he should abandon investigations into cryptozoology since his lack of judgment has left him devoid of credibility for even the more ardent believer. Biscardi stated in his own words that he was stunned by what these bumpkins had found and he was convinced that what he saw, felt and prodded was real. So he couldn’t comprehend that he was smelling, touching and prodding a rubber suit? If the hicks are to be prosecuted then Biscardi should be standing next to them as an equal conspirator and short of that he should retire from public sight and hide in shame for being so foolish. No more free rides.

  5. mythical me

    Thanks Steve, for printing the facts. I also hoped that we would finally have conclusive evidence, but in watching the press conference, Whitton’s eyes were just too shifty. Dyer actually blushed on camera when he was interviewed on Countdown. Great to see those who believe are as skeptical as the skeptics of these guys. Hope they choke on their possum guts.

  6. missymay

    one thing that doesn’t make sense….

    How much money did they take off with? I read about $50,000……certainly everyone agrees that $50,000 isn’t enough money to “go on the lam” with. That’s $25,000 each…..not even enough to buy you a decent trailer.

    If you are going to commit fraud and hope to never get caught, you’d need to run off with at least a million and then leave the country.

    What a couple of grade A morons…I’m still trying to make sense of their motives here….and I’m probably having such a hard time because I’m not a moron.

  7. REDRUM Backwards

    I had the same problem trying to make sense of these Moron’s motives?
    So I came up with one motive that can explain it all.
    Man go out to have some fun in a costume in the woods, Not knowing that Dyer and Whitton are out hunting for Big foot
    Dyer and Whitton see costume man take a 30-6 and kill him. Holy Crap were in trouble now.
    I’d be checking for a bullet hole in that suit. How do you think Human DNA got mix into to the Possom crap.
    I say HANG them High!


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