The Tom Biscardi Show. Richard Stubstad and I were guests on the Tom Biscardi radio show tonite. Discussion topics were Bigfoot DNA and the Sierra Kills incident. Biscardi is a very controversial character in the Bigfoot world, widely hated by many who regard him as a hoaxer. I do not believe that Biscardi is a hoaxer. He’s simply a guy with an average IQ who has a very strong need to believe in things and gets taken for a ride a lot by hoaxers or folks who just don’t have anything.
He’s competitive, like most in this biz, and he’s out to discover Bigfoot and beat everyone else. He also has a large ego like many in the biz. He can be very gregarious, and he can also come off like a tough macho hardass. Well, he’s Italian after all. He also talks smack about most of the other players in the scene, but he’s not the only one who does that.
Biscardi is a Las Vegas showman and has precisely the type of personality that such a person would be expected to have.
Biscardi believes very much in Bigfoot and is dedicated to proving the creature’s existence. He has seen Bigfoots 4-5 times in broad daylight, and he has had countless night sightings, but those hardly even count anymore.
Biscardi was very instrumental in the early days of the DNA project of Dr. Melba Ketchum. Ketchum needed people to run samples to her, and all of the blowhard puffing lions of the scene refused to lift a finger. Only Tom Biscardi would step up to the plate. Let’s give credit where it’s due.
Offer to buy the Sierra Kills Bigfoot steak. As we reported earlier, Justin Smeja’s Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills is up for sale. Asking price was $10,000. On the show, Biscardi upped the offer to $50,000, with money to go into an escrow account and money transfer to occur upon proof that the steak is what Smeja says it is.
Bloody clothes from the Sierra Kills. Smeja has agreed with us that the juvenile Bigfoot died in his arms. That’s a very strange thing to do to a wild animal. Hunters don’t cradle their dying prey. But I feel that this thing may have looked so human that it brought out Smeja’s compassionate or guilty instincts. This is why he cradled it in his arms as it passed. As a consequence, Smeja got Bigfoot blood on his clothes. These bloody clothes are in storage at the moment, and they may have Bigfoot DNA on them.
Ketchum and Biscardi. In the early days, when Stubstad and I broke this story, Ketchum made a brief appearance on the scene to attempt to shoot the messenger. She said that Richard’s samples were “not useful to the study.”
We do not believe this is a truthful statement. Instead, we believe that the Arizona toenail and the blood on the plate from Crittenden, Kentucky tested positive for Bigfoot in repeated tests. In addition, Ketchum attempted to trash Stubstad by saying that the samples came from Biscardi. In doing so, it appeared that Ketchum held Biscardi in disdain.
However, the truth is more complex. We actually don’t report much on personal relationships here other than some fancy wording that you can take however you wish. But if two adults, male and female, have a good platonic friendship, we don’t see why we should not report on that. And Ketchum and Biscardi were close friends at one point. I would urge you not to read anything more into that.
The friendship ended rather abruptly. I am happy that Ketchum and Biscardi had a good friendship, and I am sorry it ended on a sour note. Indeed, Biscardi can be a charming fellow. At any rate, Ketchum trashing Biscardi as persona non grata is rather rich considering he was such a good friend at one point.
Rumor on publication date of Ketchum’s paper. Rumor says it is coming out on December 31, 2011. There is no way to prove that one way or the other, however, the report does come from someone close to the Ketchum DNA project. Make of it what you will.
MC1R gene and Bigfoot. Skeptics say that the polymorphisms that Ketchum found in the MC1R gene has been characterized as a “Bigfoot marker” by Ketchum and she is hoping to patent a DNA test on this basis. There is no way that this is the case.
Instead, as I have reported repeatedly, Ketchum has apparently decided that Bigfoots exist based on the distance between Bigfoot genes and human genes. The difference is apparently ~2% on the nuclear side. That is, Bigfoots share 98% of our genes. Let us say Ketchum looked at 30,000 genes of Bigfoot nuclear DNA. Of those 30,000, the number of genes different from humans would be as follows:
Distance Human Bigfoot Chimp Human 0 600 1,800
It’s really sad that I have to go over this endlessly, as the skeptics just can’t seem to bend their heads around this stuff.
Melba Ketchum’s “Hollywood lawyer”. Well, here he is. Hank Fastoff. He’s apparently not well liked at all, but no one likes lawyers anyway. I get that he’s a ruthless fellow, but that’s the nature of the biz. I am so glad I’m a society dropout!
Justin Smeja looking to taxidermy a Bigfoot? I had already heard this rumor before, but it was off the record, so I could not publish it. Here are two old threads from Taxidermy.net.
The first is from October 11, 2010, three days after the Sierra Kills. The poster is “General Lee,” who may just be Justin Smeja. After all, he posts as “General” on Bigfoot Forums, and he takes redneck as far as you can possibly take it. It makes sense that a hardcore redneck like Smeja would idolize Robert E. Lee, famous general of the Confederacy.
In this post, General Lee is asking if anyone has a taxidermied Bigfoot he can look it. He wants to see if what he shot was a Bigfoot or not. This could be Smeja, three days after the kills, (ignorantly) trying to find a Bigfoot specimen to compare it with what he shot. I believe this could well have been Smeja as “General Lee.”
Bizarrely, one reply, from November 23, 6 weeks after the Kills, suggests that “General Lee” is the only person on Earth to have a life-sized taxidermied Bigfoot. Is this person implying that Smeja had a taxidermied Bigfoot by that date? For the record, Smeja denies having a taxidermied Bigfoot.
The next thread is from October 24, 2011, one year after the Sierra Kills. In this case, a taxidermist from Indiana reported that he got a call from a strange guy who asked if he could taxidermy a Bigfoot. The taxidermist said sure and quoted him a price. But the strange man never called back.
My sources suggested that the man may have been Smeja. Also the return call from the man had caller ID blocked, and Smeja has had his caller ID blocked for some time now. Does this mean that Smeja was looking around for someone to taxidermy a Bigfoot? For the record, Smeja denies looking for someone to taxidermy a Bigfoot. He also states that he does not have a body.
Skinned or frozen whole
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:34:06 PM » Reply with quote
Looking for a Sasquatch (Yeti, Big Foot…etc..).
Preferably with skull, hands and feet in. Dorsal cut. Please include pics with NTB measurements. Also, would like to know of any slippage or nicks if any. Would like a good thick winter fur with long guard hairs but am interested in any specimen. Must have all papers and documentation and tagged according to Fish and Game regs.
I look forward to hearing from you.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 10:21:51 PM »
General Lee is a famous Sasquatch researcher, has encountered them before and has documentation. The best out there, he’s the only one in the world to have a real life size taxidermied big foot, I hardly think hes joking.
Sasquatch manikin ???
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:14:22 PM » Got a call tonight asking if I did Sasquatch. I said sure. They’re about the size of a Griz, right? Told him $3200. He said he will be here tomorrow. Boy am I excited.
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 11:17:54 PM » Reply with quote
Are you going to wrap a body? Post some pics.
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 11:21:49 PM » Reply with quote
I’ll need to wrap it? I can’t but one? Guess I should have charged more!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 11:26:25 PM »
Good Idea Coonhollow. I didn’t even think of the open mouth. It said private number on caller ID. But I think he’s gonna show up. I’ll bring it up then. Thanks.
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 01:19:57 AM »
Did the guy ever show up? Curious to hear about this one!
Rumors of ET DNA in Bigfoot nuclear DNA. This is a very strange rumor that is floating around. The line goes that there is something in the nuclear DNA that Ketchum has found that is “not of this Earth.” The suggestion is that the DNA is from outer space, and hence the Bigfoots are derived in whole or in part from ET’s and UFO’s. Well, it sure fits the Bigfoot-UFO theory well, does it not? Wally Hersom is said to be very interested in this aspect.
Whether this is true or not, and I doubt it, I sure hope that this is not where the Ketchum team is going with their report. If so, surely this report is not going anywhere.
Justin Smeja and Robert Lindsay. Smeja and I are now talking. I find him honest and forthright. And compared to so many of the hyper-competitive, ruthless, cutthroat backstabbers in Bigfootery, I actually think Smeja is a very nice guy. He’s not your average treacherous Bigfoot kook.
He’s just a regular guy who didn’t even believe in Bigfoot who got dragged into this mess against his own will. He has now been dragged headfirst into a whirlwind. I don’t think he’s out for fame or fortune, but like anyone, he wouldn’t mind making a bit of cash. To me, he’s just a regular working guy, unpretentious, doesn’t put on airs, a bit of a redneck, deeply religious, who just gets up every morning and goes off to do his job. Very down to Earth and a quite decent fellow.
Some sources have suggested that Smeja has narcissistic or sociopathic tendencies. At least the narcissism is epidemic in the Bigfoot world, not so sure about the sociopathy. In an extended conversation, I did not observe any extreme narcissism in Smeja, and I understand this problem very well. I also did not detect any sociopathic tendencies, but admittedly that can be hard to pick up on. If anything, he may be a bit young, trusting and naive.
Is he trigger-happy? Possibly, but I don’t get into the good hunter – bad hunter dichotomy. You either shoot live animals or you don’t. If you do, well, you’re the same as all the rest of them. I don’t hunt myself, and I could never shoot a live animal, so I don’t get hunting, but I try to be understanding.
And yes, I do believe his story about the Sierra Kills, bizarre and insane as it is.
I am very glad I met Smeja, and I am looking forward to a fruitful relationship with him.
Location of Sierra Kills revealed. Smeja has revealed the location of the Kills to be at 7,200 feet in the Sierra Buttes near Sierra City, California in Sierra County, California. I had previously said that I thought it was in the Buttes. You can look it up on the map and see if you can find a more exact location.