The August 15 Georgia Bigfoot press conference (you can watch the entire press conference here) held by Matthew Whitton, Rick Dyer, and Tom Biscardi was disappointing to many crypto enthusiasts – possibly predictably so.
Essentially, Whitton and Dyer just recounted the story they told in the press release. The body was not shown (it was not planned to be shown), and only one new photo was presented – a close-up of the mouth, which they said would “prove” that it is not a mask, as some have contended.
The preliminary DNA testing results were equally unimpressive. Of the tree samples tested, one came back inconclusive, one showed traces of human DNA, and one had traces of opossum DNA – “probably from something the creature ate,” they said.
Biscardi said that an autopsy would be performed on the creature on Monday, August 18. "Starting Monday,” he said, “I should have assembled some fine scientists that will do the autopsy to find the origin and death of this creature, and at that point in time we will make it known and hopefully we'll get somebody to come in and film it to show it to the world as it's being done. I want to get to the bottom of it."
So now we have another event to wait for to deliver the proof that this creature is a Bigfoot.
Will it go on like this? Postponement after postponement? Delay after delay? A series of “We just have to wait for…”s? These are the hallmarks of a hoax – stretching the event out as far as possible without ever really delivering anything.
Sasquatch expert Jeff Meldrum of the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University expressed his doubts about the photos he’s seen to Discovery News. "What they are claiming to be Bigfoot in a photograph doesn't look natural," he said.
WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE
If this creature is real, what should they have done? They should have taken the body to a university or hospital where it would have received a legitimate, documented autopsy. If it proved to be an unknown hominid, then they could have held a press conference with the attending doctors to reveal it to the world. Then they could have followed it up with DNA testing.
That’s what they should have done, instead of these games of teasing the public. They should have been ready with the indisputable proof before going public.
Why didn’t they? Either they don’t know what they are doing… or they have no proof, no body.
So after the press conference, the challenge remains the same as when this whole thing began: show us the body!