Rob Gaudet of SquatchUnlimited just published a post about Ed Smith, the man who's in contact with Team Quantra about a captured Bigfoot named "Daisy". According to many people who have spoken with "Ed Smith", he is indeed a real person. Some members of the MABRC have known Ed Smith for years and several of them have met with Smith. Back in 2007, Kulls invited Smith on his radio show, Squatchdetective Radio. This is what Kulls wrote on D.W. Lee's Facebook page regarding his interview with Smith:
For those wondering, I was in contact with Ed Smith somewhere between 2007 - 2009. I know he appeared at least once on Squatchdetective Radio, and talked about the original group the O-6. If I can find the archive of the podcast on my computer, I will post it here.You can read Gaudet's post about this at SquatchUnlimited: http://bigfoot.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ed-smith-real-person-or-not
I have been very much aware since talking with Ed that he is MABRC friendly, but not affiliated. Ed had his own goals and agenda separately from the MABRC.