Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Once a Bigfoot hoaxer?: Hunter takes dead Sasquatch on tour

See also

Well, the "I Told You So" Bigfoot viewing tour -- billed as a redemption event -- began this week in Texas with Rick Dyer carting around the carcass of a eight-foot Bigfoot creature he claims to have shot in September 2012. It's a redemptive tour because Dyer says the Sasquatch is real and will help clear his name of the hoax he helped perpetrate in Georgia in 2008. Why "I Told You So?" Because there are numerous skeptics who say he's simply a huckster trying to pull off a second hoax.

KHOU reported Feb. 13 that Rick Dyer is currently touring the Texas panhandle, pulling "Hank," the aforementioned dead Sasquatch, behind him in a trailer. The carcass itself is repose in a glass case.

But Dyer's tour designed to rub his kill -- he claims to have shot the hairy beast outside San Antonio (or in Washington state, depending on the report) -- has already hit a few snags. Some of the venues where he was to have set up have decided to take a pass -- usually citing credibility concerns. One stop in Phoenix, the International UFO Congress Conference and Film Festival, was such an event. Conference coordinators, Huffington Post reports, noted that they were trying to be taken seriously and allowing Dyer's exhibit would have be counter-productive.

Unless it was an actual Bigfoot cryptid...

Dyer insists that this time he's telling the truth. "Hank" is the remains of a new and different hominid/simian creature. "I'm not trying to make them believe," he told KHOU. "I'm just giving them the opportunity to come and see it. And they can leave here and make up their own mind."

But many have had trouble believing Dyer. The skepticism began as soon as he announced the shooting of the creature in early 2013. When asked then where the beast was, he claimed it was being studied. He did release a short video (and a longer documentary) of the shooting, but it would be roughly a year before he released photos of the legendary man-like beast -- images which were also met with widespread derision.

And Dyer does himself few favors in the credibility department. As KHOU acknowledged a 2011 KENS report, he was arrested by San Antonio police for defrauding folks on eBay -- for allegedly selling Corvettes he did not deliver.


If Rick Dyer's redemption tour seems to be running on empty just as it gets started, he has to be given credit for perseverance. He'll bring "Hank" to San Antonio in the next few weeks.

"It's just impossible to be faked. I don't have the budget to fake it, if it could be done," Dyer maintains.

And to his credit, the body in the images thus far released is a far cry from the dirty and matted gorilla suit that was used in the Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008. Still, better presentation doesn't make "Hank" a real Bigfoot. And Dyer's word carries little weight.

But what is truly telling is the lack of national and international publicity the Bigfoot viewing tour has generated. One would think that a specimen of an actual heretofore unknown legendary creature -- albeit a dead one -- would create a worldwide media sensation.

Instead, it would appear that all Dyer has managed to do is resurrect the traveling freak show...



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper says dead wrestlers visit him from the afterlife
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517853220" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • A South Carolina man is fined $525 for not paying for an 89-cent drink refill
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517224742" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Portland dumps 38 million gallons of drinking water after man pees in resevoir
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518199197" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!