There was a big press conference held in Palo Alto, CA.
Tom Biscardi, owner of SearchingforBigfoot.com owner paid an estimated $50,000 to Georgia residents Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer for their frozen “corpse” and the rights to the news story.
Meanwhile, many websites, such as MakeupandMonsters.com did their own detective work and compared the corpse photo to a popular Bigfoot costume.
They noticed the face and nose were exactly the same as the costume. It wasn’t until many days later that the Bigfoot corpse was officially declared a hoax.
Why did they do it? The hoaxsters simply wanted “to give the psychos something to do over the weekend.”