Carmine Thomas Biscardi born 1948 is a cryptozoology buff, Las Vegas showman, online radio host, Bigfoot Researcher/Hunter and film maker. Tom Biscardi has an extensive history as a president and CEO of organizations in a wide range of businesses including advertising, insurance, and marketing consultation. He’s the current CEO and founder of BIGFOOT Inc. Tom like’s to identify himself as the “Real Bigfoot Hunter”, but yet has been allegedly centrally implicated in numerous hoaxes involving Bigfoot that have earned widespread international media attention.
On his internet site, Tom explains, “I was watching John Carson in 1967, and I saw the first 8mm footage that Roger Patterson took of the Bluff Creek incident. I said to myself, ‘How the hell can we send a man to the moon, but we can’t find this animal’. “His 1st official hunt for Sasquatch was covered in the magazine Saga in 1973. In 1981; Biscardi produced a documentary motion picture called In the Shadow of Bigfoot.
Tom Biscardi is a very controversial “bigfoot researcher”, considered by countless other bigfoot/yeti investigators as a promoter of alleged “blobsquatch photographs” and falsified evidence. Tom has released a number of Bigfoot photos online, as well as two pictures which Tom claimed where from a video of a Bigfoot bathing in a dew pond.
On July 14, 2005, Biscardi appeared on the radio broadcast Coast to Coast AM and laid claim he was “98% certain” his group would be able to seize a Bigfoot near Happy Camp, California. On Aug 19, he returned to say he knew of the location of a seized Bigfoot specimen, and that he would air footage of the animal through a $14 web-cam service.
However, on the day the Bigfoot footage was to be distributed, Biscardi laid claims he was “hoodwinked” by a woman in Stagecoach, Nevada, and that the Bigfoot specimen didn’t really exist. Coast to Coast AM host George Noory demanded that Tom repay the money to people who had paid for the web-cam subscription to see the beast. Biscardi then offered a refund on his internet site to those who had subscribed to the service after Aug 19.
In summertime 2008, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer of Georgia proclaimed that they had come across the carcass of a 7-foot-7-inch, 500-pound Bigfoot-like creature while hiking up through the northern mountains of their state. They said they had placed the dead body in a freezer in an unrevealed location. They also laid claim to have seen 3 similar animals when they discovered the body.
Tom Biscardi teamed up with Whitton and Dyer to promote the claim that they had a Sasquatch corpse, and promised the media DNA evidence. The three held a news conference in Calif., where they showed photos of the alleged beast. Whitton boasted, “Everyone who’s talked down to us is going to eat their words.” Biscardi also tried to assure the media of the corpse’s legitimacy, saying, “Last weekend, I touched it, I measured its feet, I felt its intestines.”
Then it all began to unfold, Tom Biscardi then said as the Bigfoot “evidence” was thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant elaborate hoax. Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer has since acknowledged that it was a rubberized bigfoot/yeti costume all along.
Matthew Whitton, a policeman in Clayton County, Georgia, put his career into risk after taking part in the hoax. Clayton County police captain Jeff Turner said, “Once he perpetrated a fraud that goes into his credibility and integrity. He has violated the duty of a police officer.” Tom Biscardi has since claimed that he was tricked, betrayed, just like everyone else and that he was seeking justice.
The major problem for Tom is that he’s been making claims like this for years! Maybe this is why among many within the Bigfoot research community, Tom Biscardi is not known as one of the “leading bigfoot researchers”, but rather one the worst scam artists on the American Bigfoot scene.