Rick Dyer, tireless bigfoot existence advocate and known bigfoot hoaxer, is at it again: He's released photos -- proof, he says -- of the bigfoot creature he claims to have fatally shot in Texas in 2012. Although the man's story is an old one, it is getting a bit of new life through various media outlets like the Houston Chronicle's coverage on Jan. 3 after Dyer released photos of the dead bigfoot he shot. That, and the fact that Dyer is again making the media rounds with his story and attempting to drum up interest in his sasquatch documentary, "Shooting Bigfoot." Why? Because he's out to prove the wilderness ape-man is real and he's taking the body on tour.
According to Huffington Post, Rick Dyer is set to take the man-beast (or the dead carcass, as it were) on a national tour. He now says he's armed with DNA and 3D optical scans and body scans to prove the authenticity of the beast. And the actual body, of course.
Dyer started his latest series of bold bigfoot-is-real claims in an interview with KSAT in San Antonio, the Texas city nearest where he shot the ever elusive bigfoot creature.
But if he shot a bigfoot creature in 2012, why did it take so long to get to the point of public disclosure? According to Dyer, he had to fight with investors to regain control of the body.
"I have been worried for so long. I have been put off for so long, and finally we went up to Washington (state) and we got the body," Dyer told KSAT. "Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body -- from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal. It's Bigfoot and Bigfoot's here, and I shot it and now I'm proving it to the world."
For those experiencing a bit of deja vu, Rick Dyer made the same claims back in 2013. He told KSAT in February, "Bigfoot is 100 percent real -- there's no question about that."
Funny that a man proven to have attempted to pull off one of the most poorly orchestrated hoaxes in modern history with regard to bigfoot, the now infamous "Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008," should insist there is no question about bigfoot being real, but he now says that that is all in the past. The photo he released this week is a precursor to what he's got to show the public.
A 90-minute documentary of the shooting of a sasquatch in September of 2012, "Shooting Bigfoot," was released in April. The only "footage" of the incident showing the creature appears in a grainy video supposedly taken with a cellphone camera. The announcement of the killing and the documentary was met with skepticism and derision, not just from biologists and other scientists but fellow bigfoot hunters and cryptozoologists. Most believe Rick Dyer is simply promoting another bigfoot hoax.
Regardless, people will have a chance to see for themselves, according to the man who shot bigfoot. He plans on taking the sasquatch body on a tour, not only across the United States but to Canada and Mexico as well. He says information about the tour will be released this month.
A small fee will be charged to view the body.
Given Rick Dyer's credibility problem, it might be a little difficult to get people to believe his bigfoot traveling roadshow will be anything more than a modern version of the so-fake-you-can't-believe-you-paid-to-see-it freakshows of the past. And it is also very apparent that Dyer is an avid believer in P. T. Barnum's maxim: "There's a sucker born every minute."