In the following post from "Bigfoot News New Years Edition 2012 ", Robert Lindsay gives us his take on the "Daisy" story:
Daisy is in the box! A group associated with MABRC (Mid America Bigfoot Research Organization, a split off from the MABRC split-off Orig-6 called Team Quantra, is claiming that they have live captured a Bigfoot somewhere in the continental US. The Bigfoot was captured in some sort of a clam trap, sedated and then sent 12 miles away to a facility to be studied. A scientist was called in to study the creature, and that is the last that we have heard.
They will either be releasing it in 3 days (a very bad idea) or they will send it on somewhere to be studied, in which case they will release a statement in 30-90 days (30-90 delay being another very bad idea). If they release it, all they will have presumably is video and photo evidence, which of course will be shredded to bits. Hopefully they obtained some biological sample from the creature which could then be studied and DNA tested. But the creature would be loose, and we would once again run into the “no body” dilemma.
Various and sundry Bigfooter-critters have weighed in with their individually tailed ludicrous responses.
Tim Fasano, who is about as big of a kook as the MABRC, etc. folks are, issued a statement saying that he called “Central Command” and they told him that they had ordered the Bigfoot released “as per the Geneva Conventions.” How does Fasano known anyone on the US military’s Central Command in the first place and if he doesn’t know anyone, why would CentCom even speak to a lowly civilian? It was a general himself who supposedly spoke to Fasano. Why would a general talk to this guy? No reason to. At the end of the day, the story is seems silly and as with so much other nonsense lately, probably unverifiable.
Matt Moneymaker, another kook, also weighed him, claiming that this was all a hoax perpetrated by the same clown who hoaxed April Williams in her Enoch Bigfoot hoax book. This is surely not true. The communications are coming directly from Ed Smith and Darkwing Lee themselves, and these guys, though clowns, would never allow themselves to be hoaxed by a lowly fellow like the Enoch hoaxer.
Either this really happened, or Ed Smith is knowingly perpetrating a hoax. Bottom line.
Ed Smith, Darkwing Lee and MABRC etc are some of the biggest kooks, idiots and fools in all of Bigfootery, and believe me, the competition is intense! They fight with everyone, including all other Bigfoot organizations. The fights get brutal; these rednecks play hardball. Threats have been reported both ways, possibly including death threats.
A pipe bomb reportedly went off at a MABRC conference a couple of years ago, but no one was hurt. There are accusations that MABRC themselves set it off. They steal other people’s research areas, often aggressively and even belligerently. They like guns and other weaponry. Their organization is filled with ex-military. So these are the kinds of folks we are dealing with here; you don’t mess around with them.
In addition, there has been one false alarm after another coming out of Smith/MABRC for a long time now. Most have fallen short of overt hoaxing, but you get the idea. Ed Smith claimed to have biological samples which were sent out for DNA testing. He then reported back the test results which would not make sense in any reasonable universe, though I am not a geneticist. The false alarms have been along the lines of “capture coming soon,” nonsense like that.
A recent false alarm was the Lee/Smith fiasco where they “refused to confirm or deny” whether or not they had a body. They played this out for a bit, milking all the publicity, until a 1 hour radio show that ended with them both stating that they had no body after all. They jerked off the whole Bigfoot community for weeks on end. Thanks a lot guys. I haven’t been masturbated quite so nicely in some time.
The problem with these guys is that while kooks, they are dead serious. They have a very serious plan for capturing a Bigfoot, and they may well have working traps. They have an excellent plan for dealing with the Bigfoot afterwards. They have some brawn (ex-military), engineers, a whole lot of fancy and expensive equipment and some big money backers like attorneys, physicians and businessmen. Obviously, you would have to be completely insane to try to live capture a Bigfoot.
One of the side effects of kookery is that most kooks are quite crazy. Crazy isn’t all that great, but sometimes it comes in handy. If you want to live capture a Bigfoot, only the insane need apply. And a side effect of all the kookery and nuttiness of these guys is that they are precisely insane enough to try to and maybe even succeed at something as insane as live capturing a Bigfoot.
They may well know where these things hang, and they may well have a working trap. They may be capable of tranking the thing if it gets unruly. They may even be capable of moving the box somewhere close by. The may be capable of having facilities to study the thing. But after that, all bets are off because I don’t see a non-state group keeps such a creature in a facility tranked up enough to get studied. This part is where I feel their expertise would fall short.
A wild story was published on Bigfoot Evidence from someone who claimed to be in on the capture and he said that the whole thing fell through when they got it in the facility. This is what wold probably happen. The Bigfoot got out and tore up some of the guys studying it, then it escaped. No one knows if the story is true, and hoaxers write in to BFE all the time with elaborate fictions like this, but this is just about how a story like this would logically end.
We haven’t heard anything out of these guys for a day or so now, so who knows from here on out.
Is it all a hoax? As morally challenged as these guys are, MABRC/Smith have never yet actually and formally hoaxed the community. They have nearly hoaxed us many times, but almost only counts in Equine footwear and Little Boys. If they are hoaxing us, this would be a lowly first for them.
So, does the Team Quantra have a live captured Bigfoot?
Guess what? No one knows!