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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Erickson Project: More leaks about Bigfoot video and photos included, thanks to Robert Lindsay


Now we know for sure that Robert Lindsay is getting his pay checks from the Erickson Project. Where did he get these photos, and how does he know so much? It's pretty obvious by now, don't you think?

This latest new from Robert Lindsay's blog talks about a 45 minute video of the Erickson Project, in which 22 minutes of it are Bigfoot videos. The other half is mostly interviews and etc. This update from Robert reveals a little about the creatures in the video and the hidden truth behind the people involved in the project: Adrian Erickson is broke, Justin Smeja is a maniac, Tom Biscardia is a womanizer and a nice guy, and Dr. Ketchum charges an arm and a leg for DNA tests.

As you read this article, don't forgot to check out the photos of the Bigfoot habituation sites and a photo of Bigfoot's toenail.

Latest News from the Bigfoot World August 2, 2011
Long, runs to 29 pages.
by Robert Lindsay

Stunning new leaks from the Erickson Project. We can now confirm the existence of a 45 minute video on the Erickson Project (EP). If it is ever released, it will go down in history as one of most stunning documentaries on the history of film. I know that this film exists, because one of my sources watched the whole thing.

First of all, the video consists of a number of interviews. There are interviews with Adrian Erickson, head of the project, Leila Hadj-Chikh, apparently lead scientist with the project, Dennis Pfohl, head videographer with the project, and Melba Ketchum, who is running her own DNA project in tandem with the Erickson Project. The interview with Ketchum shows her sitting at a chair, working in her lab. The interviews make up about half of the footage of the film, or about 22 minutes.

The other half of the film, or about 22 minutes of footage, is made up of some of the most kick-ass, out of this world, knock your socks off Bigfoot footage that the world has ever seen. The closeup video of the young female Bigfoot shot in Kentucky is part of the footage, but there is much more. There is quite a bit of other footage from the same Kentucky site. In addition, there is excellent footage, possibly on a par with the Kentucky footage, from at least one or possibly more than one other habituation site.

All of the 22 minutes of Bigfoot footage on the tape is excellent. Some of it was shot in the day, and a fair amount of it was shot at night with infrared technology. The night footage is also very good. At least some of the footage is on a par with the Patterson film, and some is even better. Chris Noel said the footage as a whole, “will blow the lid off the whole Bigfoot field.

Kentucky habituation site not the only EP habituation site. Keep in mind that the Kentucky habituation site, which we will now publically reveal as being in Crittenden, Kentucky, only 15 miles south of Cincinnati, was only one of 2 or more habituation sites that Erickson used for his project.

The other site, I believe, was in Vermont.

A photo of what I believe is Erickson's second
habituation site in Vermont.

This is reportedly an excellent habituation site, and Bigfoots definitely seem to be using the area.

Another photo of the habitat at what is
probably Erickson's second habituation
site somewhere in Vermont.

Good DNA evidence in the form of blood and tissue and some outrageous, out of this world film, also came from this site.

A photo of purported Bigfoot blood and tissue
evidence from what I believe is Erickson's second
habituation site in Vermont.

There may be more than two habituation sites used in the Erickson Project, but I am not sure at the moment.

The footage was shot by a variety of different people. The EP footage itself, I believe, was shot mostly by Pfohl. Other footage was shot by residents of the sites. I know for a fact that the Kentucky residents shot quite a bit of superb video.

Erickson Project had many opportunities to kill a Bigfoot. We can now report that the EP says they had countless opportunities to kill a Bigfoot in the course of these investigations. Apparently they had high powered weapons that they were ready to use if they had to. But the team was staunchly anti-kill from the very start, and this position never changed. I am pro-kill myself, and it’s too bad they felt this way, as it could have solved this mystery once and for all.

EP wanted badly to tranquilize a Bigfoot. The EP also thought long and hard about tranquilizing a Bigfoot, as they had many opportunities to do that too, but they decided that it would be too difficult and that it might not even work.

First of all, you need to know the exact dose necessary for any given animal. Each animal takes a different dose and maybe even a different drug. There is no way to calculate the proper dose for a Bigfoot since we don’t have any subjects to test it out on. If you get the dose wrong, you could kill the Bigfoot if the dose is too high. Not high enough, and the Bigfoot won’t even drop, but it will probably vacate the habituation site and take all the others with it.

In addition, tranquilizers don’t typically drop animals right away. The animals run for aways until they drop. Surely Bigfoots will be the same. Now you have a Bigfoot that dropped down a few hundred yards away in the woods. How to get it out? And you will have some other very angry Bigfoots in the area to prevent you from taking out the body. What to do? At the moment, the tranquilizing idea seems to have too many problems. Maybe in the future.

Dennis Pfohl describes Bigfoot behavior. Dennis Pfohl seemed to be running the Erickson Project on the ground. I feel that he shot most of the EP video for the project. Hadj-Chikh probably shot few, if any, videos. In addition to shooting video at the Kentucky site, I also feel that Pfohl shot video at the Vermont site. He may have shot video at other habituation sites too, assuming that they exist.

In the course of the project, Pfohl got to know the local Bigfoots very well. He said that each one had its own distinct personality, and he got to understand their personalities quite well.

He also said that the Bigfoots have a strange way of dealing with humans they like. They are playful, and almost seem to be playing little jokes on us a lot. At the same time, they seem to be sending a message that says, “Let’s be friends, but don’t get too close.”

Like other animals, the Bigfoots come to recognize the sounds of various vehicles. If it is someone they like, they will do things like wood knocks when one of their friends’ cars shows up. At one site, one person that the Bigfoots liked left the place and another person took their place. This person drove a pickup truck and had a rather angry personality. The Bigfoots knew the sound of his car and avoided him.

Justin Smeja under investigation by the California Department of Fish and Game. In a previous article, Richard Stubstad describes how he and I undertook an investigation into the Sierra Kills by going to the site of the shooting west of Frenchman Lake, California. We spoke to the local Forest Service law enforcement officer, who had not heard of the case.

Then we spoke to the local Fish and Game officer in charge of the area. He told us that recently two people had inquired about the Sierra Kills shooting. The first person gave them fuzzy details. The case went to his superior, who decided it was not worth investigating.

However, the second inquiry was more convincing. The officer told us that he had been given Smeja’s name, email and physical address in Sacramento. He said he was going to follow up on the case and try to talk to Smeja, but he didn’t want to waste too much time on the matter, as he thought it was nonsense. He was not sure if any laws had been broken. We confirmed for him that Smeja was the shooter and told him not to threaten Smeja, as then he will just shut down, clam up and not say anything.

Justin Smeja lying about reporting Sierra Kills to the sheriff’s office. We contacted the local sheriff’s office and asked them if Smeja had reported the incident to them. Smeja’s name was not in their files, therefore, he had not reported it, as they have to make a report on every call. The part about reporting it to the sheriff’s is also part of Derek Randles’ official version of the story that he is demanding that we adopt. We respectfully refuse to automatically adopt what is essentially the killer’s version of a homicide case, sorry.

Derek Randles had never been to the Sierra Kills scene nor met Justin Smeja in person. Derek Randles, who claims to have investigated this story inside and out, has never even been to Sacramento to talk with Smeja. Nor has he ever been to the Sierra Kills scene or talked to anyone in the area. Some investigation. Some investigator.

Justin Smeja’s driver completely hysterical after Sierra Kills, wants nothing to do with Smeja anymore. The driver of Smeja’s vehicle in the Sierra Kills shooting was horrified by the shootings. He was hysterical and absolutely beside himself, especially after Smeja killed the juvenile Bigfoot. As we reported, the driver pointed his gun and Smeja and said if you kill another one of those things, I will kill you too. It was mostly due to the driver’s hysteria that the two abandoned the scene, but probably not after Smeja carved off a piece of the female Bigfoot’s thigh.

The driver was previously a good friend of Smeja’s, but now he has abandoned his friend, ended their relationship, and wants absolutely nothing to do with Smeja, so horrified was he by Smeja’s maniacal behavior on that hallowed and doomed fall day in the Eastern Sierras.

Psychic horrified by photo of Justin Smeja, felt he was “malevolent,” and demanded that his photo be removed from her home. As part of our investigation, we visited a psychic who Stubstad knew in Truckee, California. We showed her Smeja’s photo. She stared at it for a long time, then said that he was hiding something, but she did not know what. She also felt that he was very protective of his family, and that his family had been threatened over this purported shooting.

She said he generated very intense bad energy, which she described as malevolent. In fact, when we left that day, she demanded that we take the Smeja photos with us because the didn’t want them in her house as they were generating extreme bad vibes around the house and making the house uncomfortable for her to stay in.

Ketchum has an unfulfilled NDA with Tom Biscardi. It is interesting that the Ketchum Project people attempted to trash us as being associated with Tom Biscardi. Biscardi, whatever you think of him, has been an essential element of the Ketchum Project. Many times we needed folks to run samples from wherever to Ketchum’s lab in Texas. All of these illustrious Biscardi-hating investigators could not be bothered to do so. Only Tom Biscardi would step up to the plate, and so he was used.

Ketchum has an agreement with Biscardi to do the work on his own samples and to send him the results. She has never fulfilled her end of the bargain, hence she can be sued by Biscardi. However, Biscardi probably lacks money for a lawsuit.

The Bigfoot toenail is from Larry Jenkins in northwest Arizona. This toenail, submitted to the Ketchum DNA project, was found by Jenkins at his cabin high up in the Arizona mountains near the Grand Canyon.

Photo of the purported Bigfoot toenail found
by Larry Jenkins near the Grand Canyon.

There do appear to be some Bigfoots in the area.

Photo of apparent Bigfoot footprint
found by Larry Jenkins near the
Grand Canyon. Note apparent
midtarsal break.

Jenkins is a Vietnam vet who lives with his family most of time, but also likes to go up to his cabin in this extremely remote area to shoot guns and get away from it all. One of my sources has been to this site and has seen a Bigfoot footprint in a streambed.

Photo of Bigfoot footprints found by
Larry Jenkins in the Grand Canyon.
Note the huge stride and tightrope
walking nature of the stride where one
footprint follows the other directly.
Jenkins has a small stride and I don't
see how he could have hoaxed these
prints. Further, one of my sources,
who has met the man, said, "He is not
capable of hoaxing this evidence." I
didn't ask what he meant by that.

The toenail does not appear to be human. It is much too large, too thick, and has a sort of yellowish-black color to it that human nails do not have. Albert Ostman noted long ago that Bigfoots have blackish nails. The badly decomposed dead Bigfoot found by two Indian girls in Happy Camp, California, in 1965, also had black nails. This is why John Green felt it was a real Bigfoot, due to its consistency with Ostman’s tale.

BFRO has a possible Bigfoot skull. The BFRO has come into possession of a possible Bigfoot skull from Walla Walla, Washington. It is a small, ape-like skull, but it does not appear to be of an ape. It was found in the forest near Walla Walla. There is a lot of Bigfoot activity in this part of the Blue Mountains, the site of the famous Freeman film and Freeman footprints. I feel that the Freeman film is 100% genuine.

Another possible Bigfoot killing near the Sierra Kills site. While Stubstad and I were investigating the Sierra Kills case, we spoke with the Forest Service LE officer for the Beckwourth District of the Plumas National Forest. This is the district where the Sierra Kills took place.

He told us that he had received a report of another Bigfoot being shot dead at Janesville Grade, about 20 miles north of the Sierra Kills site. The killing is said to have occurred about two weeks ago in the middle of July. We could not confirm this story in one way or another so we have no way of knowing if it occurred or not.

If it happened, the surviving juvenile from the Sierra Kills may have been killed, or the surviving father from the Sierra Kills was killed. We feel that there was a male Bigfoot mate of the killed female Bigfoot, since I don’t think Bigfoot single Moms are very common. If there is anything to either of these stories, it is amazing that two Bigfoots were reportedly shot dead within 20 miles of each other in the Eastern Sierra Nevada in California only nine months apart.

Reported Bigfoot sighting in Placerville, California, in mid-July. As part of our investigation, Stubstad and I went to a liquor store in tiny Sierraville, California. The American Indian woman there told us that there had been a Bigfoot sighting in Placerville only two weeks before. Supposedly, an excellent photograph was taken as part of this sighting. Placerville is about 70 miles southwest of Sierraville and 43 miles east of Sacramento.

We were unable to confirm to this sighting one way or the other. One thing is for sure though. The northern Sierra Nevada seems to get a lot of Bigfoot sightings, especially in the summertime. Most are apparently not reported to Bigfoot organizations.

Erickson Project flat broke, out of funds. Although Adrian Erickson is a rich man, he has been running into financial trouble lately with his housing development in British Colombia, which is his principal business at the moment. Housing sales have slowed down due to the economic crash created by finance capital in the US (Wall Street).

Erickson had been financing his Bigfoot project, which so far has spent $3 million, on a revolving line of credit. For whatever reason, his bank is not willing to loan him anymore money for Bigfoot ventures. Therefore, the EP is flat broke, and it is uncertain what major ventures they can do in the future.

Erickson to go down in history among the greatest of the greats. I would like to add that I think their best work is already behind them. Adrian Erickson and to a lesser extent Dennis Pfohl will go down in history as some of the greatest men to grace the annals of the worldwide investigation of the Bigfoot phenomenon. Erickson’s name will be up there with Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin, and he may even supersede them. Let us bow down before our Bigfootery Gods!

Melba Ketchum has mysterious benefactor who demands to remain anonymous. We made the error early on in our reporting of mixing up the EP with the Ketchum Project (KP). Although the beginnings of the KP are very difficult to describe and involve Ketchum, David Paulides, Erickson and Biscardi in various confusing, conflicting and hard to sort out roles, for a long time now, the Ketchum Project has been a singular entity.

One wonders about the financing. Actually, Ketchum has a mysterious benefactor, who seems to be a relatively famous and very rich person, who is funding most of her DNA testing. This is necessary because Ketchum charges about $11,500 for full nuclear DNA sequencing. Obviously, submitters do not have this kind of cash, so someone is paying their way. If you heard this man’s name, you might or might not recognize it, because he is relatively famous. However, he wishes to remain anonymous, hence my sources would not reveal his name to me.

Mass confusion reigns about Ketchum’s DNA pricing. Some have said that Ketchum charged $200 for DNA sequencing of samples. The submitters were able to pay this. However, when I revealed that Erickson paid $70,000 for the sequencing of 6 samples, mass confusion broke out. We can now clear up the confusion.

Ketchum charges $200 for MtDNA sequencing. But for NuDNA testing, which is vastly more complex, she charges ~$11,500. This is why Erickson paid so much for his samples.

Tom Biscardi – hoaxer or not? After quite a bit of investigation, including an interview with Java Bob Schmaltzbach, I conclude that Tom Biscardi is not a hoaxer. Java Bob went through a long story with me about the Georgia Boys’ fake Bigfoot body saga. It appears that both Biscardi and Java Bob were hoaxed by the Georgia Boys. Biscardi had no idea it was a fake. He was on the phone having Java Bob run tests on the thing when Bob discovered that it had a rubber foot.

It was then that that Java and Biscardi realized that they had been had. Recall that Biscardi forked over ~$50,000 for the fake dead Bigfoot. Why would he lose all that money if he was in on a hoax?

The truth is that Biscardi is not a hoaxer. Instead, he is a gullible, not particularly bright, narcissistic, showboating sort of guy who works as a Las Vegas showman. He believes anyone, so he gets hoaxed himself all the time. Biscardi also believes very much in Bigfoot, and he has 4 excellent daytime sightings and many more nighttime sightings. He has made some positive contributions to the Bigfoot field. In short, the popular image of Tom Biscardi as a hoaxer seems to be mistaken.

Biscardi does not have a good personality. He is a crass, vulgar, condescending, arrogant, egotistical and highly narcissistic man. Most people who associate with him for a while leave him because he is so hurtful. He hurts his own friends and even his own family with his callous remarks. Like many such types, he hasn’t the slightest clue about his culpability in these interpersonal scenarios. He has contempt for nearly everyone else in the Bigfoot world, who he typically refers to as bottom feeders.

Biscardi is not a Rhodes scholar, but he’s not stupid either. At best he has about average intelligence or so. He has an engaging, extroverted but brash personality.

Tom Biscardi the Wilt Chamberlain of Bigfootery. Biscardi lives in between the California Bay Area and Las Vegas, or, as a source says, “wherever he can find a loose woman.” Biscardi thinks he is God’s gift to women, and he is one of the wildest, most out of control and notorious womanizers in the Bigfoot world. One source compared him to Wilt Chamberlain. “Biscardi has a woman in every port,” the source said.

He typically can’t hang onto a woman for more than a year or two, but then he just goes out and grabs a new one. He has some grown kids from one or more previous marriages.

Tom Biscardi financially ruined Java Bob Schmaltzbach, left him out to dry. For a while, Java Bob hooked up with Biscardi on his round the country Bigfoot road show. Bob was paid around ~$1,000/month salary, but that did not even begin to cover basic expenses. They roamed around the country searching for Bigfoot, either staying in motels or staying with people who had seen Bigfoots and wanted investigations. Java left his wife at home and took off with Biscardi on this wild voyage, but the wife didn’t really mind.

It was wild and fun, but it drained Bob’s finances and eventually ruined his car. He ended up broke, with a wrecked car that would not even run. He was nearly homeless and had to move in with one of his kids for a while. He is now living happily in Happy Camp, California with his wife.

He is still hurt by the way that Biscardi treated him. Seems no one comes out of a relationship with Biscardi without a bit of damage.

Richard Stubstad not financing Tom Biscardi. There is a rumor floating around that Stubstad is Biscardi’s newest investor. It is certainly not true. I can assure you that as I know Stubstad quite well.

Update: Robert Lindsay triple-tag-teamed by Bigfoot Hunters Tim Fasano, Tom Biscardi and Java Bob on Erickson Project

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22 comments:

  1. Use the same tranquilizers dose that it would take to drop a Gorilla. If the dose is too strong and the bigfoot dies, well, at least you tried. Attach an RFID tracking chip in the tranquilizer dart so you can track it.
    You don't need to take the body out, you just need video, hair and blood samples. For good measure, tag the bigfoot so you can track it in the future. Jeez.

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  2. This story just keeps getting better and better. Waiting for ACTUAL evidence though. They will have a hard time meeting such a high bar they set!

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  3. This is turning into a real wild ride! There's no reason to think they have any evidence, but this story is certainly very entertaining, maybe more interesting than whatever evidence finally comes to light. We don't need DNA samples or videos, just more details about the private lives of Bigfoot researchers.

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  4. So the Ketchum paper will be published by the journal Nature (in November, probably)!?
    Is this just a rumor or is there more to it than meets the eye?

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  5. well i've personally travelled to the sierra killing's site with justin. the story is horrible, disgusting and true. the guy isn't the dumb redneck he has been portrayed as. he is a bright guy who had no idea bigfoot existed when he saw it that day. he saw a monster. he shot the baby to bring back proof. his friend is still his friend but he was horrified he shot the adult and disgusted he shot the baby. he didn't cut off the piece. his dog found it when he went back. he also really regrets shooting the little one.
    he had no idea that people would be upset that he shot a bigfoot. he isn't a bad guy. he was just very ignorant of what a sasquatch was. if he had to do it again he wouldn't. he's just hoping the whole thing goes away. it won't, its just beginning. also he did report it to f&g and he was laughed out of the office.

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  6. So...did he bring back the baby as proof?

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  7. no he didn't bring back the baby. he and his friend examined the baby closely. the eyes were human. he thought fish and game was going to arrest him. he shot it to prove his story since he couldn't find the adult so he shot the baby. the story sounds unreal but its true. the whole story will be out in about 4 weeks.

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  8. Did he photograph the baby?

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  9. was this in a road or in the meadow? did the babies make any sound when their mother was shot? did they immediately come to check on their mother, or did they hesitate?

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  10. Did the baby look at Justin in the eye before he died?

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  11. How do you know the story will be out in four weeks? Are you referring to the results of the DNA study?

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  12. sick of all the mumbo jumbo... we dont care about this personal drama and theatrics.

    if you want us to believe, SHOW US REAL PROOF.

    end of story.

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  13. What's with the, "badly decomposed dead Bigfoot found by two Indian girls in Happy Camp, California,
    in 1965?" I've never heard of this story.

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  14. If as the article says, "the footage as a whole
    'will blow the lid off the whole Bigfoot field,'" why don't they show a snippet of it now? "At least some of the footage is on a par with the Patterson film, and some is even better." Really? Sounds like typical bigfoot talk. All talk but no evidence. This sounds like a bunch of crap with a capital C.

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  15. What is all that crap in the story about visiting a psychic? What? With a line like, "As part of our investigation, we visited a psychic..." in the article, it doesn't lend to the credibility of this group investigating anything related to bigfoot.

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  16. Unfortunately...BigFoot does NOT exist...its fun imagining that he does....but he doesnt....

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    1. Calling bigfoot a "he" as if there is supposedly just one shows your ignorance of the evidence. Did you get all your info from the tabloids? Or beef jerky commercials maybe?

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  17. The ONLY thing that will convince the world of the reality of bigfoot is a dead sasquatch. No amount of "blobsquatch" footage or footprints or eyewitness testimony is going to convince skeptics. The now deceased University of Washington professor Dr. Grover Krantz was right when he said that one of them needs to be killed.

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  18. I hope it's not bs,because if this one fails,
    you have to put the skeptics in a porn movie with one before they will believe in them.

    I don't why some people are so skeptical,if you know anything about wild animals,most of them are extremely well at hiding.
    the fact of the matter is that there is less
    people venture in the forest today than they did
    100 years ago.
    the game commission did a study and found that
    96 % of deer hunters(Pennsylvania)go no more than 400 yds from there vehicles.if you look at a map of pa,that leaves plenty of land that is never touched by anyone,
    Now look at a map of British Columbia,There is
    land there never touched by man before.
    An animal can live and die and know one would ever know.
    There is to many prominent people that had first hand experiences for it not to be real.

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  19. I agree that there may be something to the whole sasquatch mystery. For my entire life (I'm in my 40s), I dismissed the feasibilty of bigfoot. That is until I visted the Pacific Northwest. I stayed a week in the Mount Ranier area earlier this year near Packwood Washington (as a side note, the Mt. Ranier area is absolutely beautiful; it should be considered as a destination by anyone who is wondering about where to go on vacation). When you see the vastness of the forests in the Pacific Northwest, you may be more inclined to believe that a very rare, shy, and intelligent primate could hide in those massive, dense forests largely undetected. That part of the country is well worth a visit.

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  20. Its may 16 2012 what happened to the big reveal? Did i miss something

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  21. So, if I understand this right, they let Tom Biscardi ferry the DNA samples to and from the lab? Nice. I wouldn't let Tom Biscardi guard a shoe.

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