They not only claimed they'd found a corpse, they provided tissue samples.
Something tells me they're a little fuzzy on the realities of DNA testing:
One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.
Um. Yeah. Kinda sorta debunked, don't you think?
But are these guys slinking away in shame? Oh, pshaw and pish! No really intrepid con artist is going to let a little thing like conclusive DNA results stop his fuckery, especially not when he has a guilliable spokesperson to come up with excuses:
Biscardi said the DNA samples may not have been taken correctly and may have been contaminated, and that he would proceed with an autopsy of the alleged Bigfoot remains, currently in a freezer at an undisclosed location.Riiiight. This is going to be just about as kosher as that alien autopsy video, innit?
What amuses me the most about this is the transparent motive of the discoverers. See if this paragraph makes you laugh as merrily as I did:
Also present were Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, the two who say they discovered the Bigfoot corpse while hiking in the woods of northern Georgia. They also are co-owners of a company that offers Bigfoot merchandise.Uh-huh. Needed to drum up some interest in the business, I see. It's just sad that, despite the embarrassment with the DNA, there are still going to be people out there who swallow this hook, line, sinker, pole and angler.