***UPDATE: I’m saving the original post, but be advised rickmat.org is not the real Whitton and Dyer. Ironically, someone is hoaxing the hoaxsters. But on my part, I don’t want to sully their good names by suggesting they would be making false claims about saying they have a fake dead bigfoot that is actually a real dead bigfoot that they are protecting through issuing a fake claim that it isn’t real… or something like that.
Well, this Bigfoot body thing might not be over. Matthew Whitton and Ricky Dyer apparently aren’t going to go away quietly. They’re making new claims today that what we’ve been hearing about them isn’t true. Here’s an excerpt from their website:
Once the ball was rolling with Tom we had more second thoughts. Especially since we were receiving offers in excess of ten million dollars for the body. This really got our attention and made Tom’s offer and ideas look really sorry. But the thing that really sent us on the strange road was the blacked out window vehicles that started following us and our family members. Someone also broke into our houses and a garage where we store our hunting gear. Things were really getting out of hand and the ride hasn’t stopped!
And then this:
I won’t address all the lies being told about us right now but be certain we didn’t intend dupe anyone or rip off anyone. We are simply trying to survive right now and find someone who can help us end the nightmare portion of this saga. We really screwed up by following through with the press conference and delivering the fake Rickmat to Tom’s guys, but it was the only thing we could think of to buy time until we could secure a deal with one of the other more reputable bidders (can you say Ripley’s).
This is nothing if not entertaining. They certainly know how to milk their 15 minutes of fame. I do agree with one thing they said. They do need help. You can read the entire post here: Don’t Believe Anything You’ve Read or Heard
BTW – At least one of the Georgia duo has visited this site and left a comment. That’s how I found their website. Feel free to leave them a message in the comments below.
***UPDATE – The boys confessed to it being a hoax on an Atlanta news station. Click here to watch the video.
So, either the website was created by some posers or they’re just really, really stupid. It’s impossible to tell with these two.