Sorry, Guys: Bigfoot Is Dead ‘Cause This Guy Shot Him

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Screenshot of Bigfoot via KSAT

If you are reading this while out in the woods searching for Sasquatch, you’re too late. Bigfoot is dead. Rick Dyer, the apparently-famed Bigfoot hunter, “shot and killed” the creature in San Antonio, “nearly a year ago,” according to KSAT.

While Dyer didn’t exactly keep the trophy secret, the only proof he released was a grainy video clip he claims to have taken of the big beast inadvisedly lurking outside his tent in a wooded area outside of San Antonio. While Dyer had released some of the video on his YouTube channel — and some was included in the documentary “Shooting Bigfoot”— it failed to impress skeptics.

That could all change, though, now that Dyer was able to reclaim the body of the mythic hirsute creature and released photos of his kill to interested parties, fellow trackers and the skeptical public. In a news clip from ABC’s San Antonio affiliate KSAT, Dyer reveals the photos of the Bigfoot he claims to have lured to its death with the help of some Walmart pork ribs that he had nailed to a tree.

In the video, Dyer defends his catch against doubters. “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.” (Via) Dyer says he’ll hold a news conference shortly to reveal the full Bigfoot body and test results.

Dyer didn’t let KSAT keep all the glory for themselves, though. In addition to their report, he released his own video showing more photos of the Bigfoot he claims to have killed, posted under the compelling title, “New Bigfoot Picture’s NOT on KSAT12.”
Dyer also took the Bigfoot body on the road, much like Abraham Lincoln before him, letting mourners and gawkers pay their respects while he recorded their reactions to seeing the body.  “We wanted to get people’s reactions, make them believers, and we did it to over a 130 people,” Dyer told KSAT about the road tour. “We definitely made them believers.”

Dyer reportedly plans to take the body on tour across the U.S., Mexico and Canada where, for a small fee, he will let people view the body.

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111 comments
mfr1340
mfr1340

its a fake because the picture from the tent shows no hair on his face, and the still picture shows hair covering every part of his face.

sessie
sessie

That is so sick and so sad. Why hunt a creature like that?! How about baiting and trapping it if you REALLY need proof but for heavens sake why on earth would you be proud of killing something after baiting it like that and for that matter why would you be proud to have shot bigfoot. What a loser.

MitziSpain
MitziSpain

If this was/is a hoax?  Hey!?  Extortion is extortion...20 bucks a pop for showing off this carcass real or not...that is alotta dorayme folks...he'll serve time for this...eventually...especially if a hoax..

MitziSpain
MitziSpain

RobinWalter53???   May I ask...what makes U the/an authoritan on this subject....I mean...doncha think if "Finding Bigfoot" was/is a scam, that Animal Planet would NOT air it?   They seem...(BFRO research crew) seem to be biologist, not just some kids blowing a lot of smoke...Just wondering Robin...I'm not meaning for this question to be rude...just wanna know..I watch Finding Bigfoot...I believe I could do a better job sometimes, I mean...like when Ive been hunting...everyone knows one cannot sit and flap ones jaws and eventually scare off the game one is hunting...these guys do talk an awful lot, I would think scaring off a "Bigfoot"  if they are truly outhere...

MitziSpain
MitziSpain

I agree with many ...if he really shot this harmless creature, then they need protection.  many other "good ol boys"  will do the same.  Dyer is already talking about finding other Bigfoots.  soooo...U gonna shoot them too? 

bigfoot1
bigfoot1

Endagered species list? Great idea - make sure to get the Easter Bunny and Rudolph on there while you're at it.

EyobMoges
EyobMoges

Can we petition to sanction Bigfoot as an endangered species just in case the creature/s exists and some trigger happy yahoo runs into it?

antigravisgr
antigravisgr

It is the six million man Andre The Giant bigfoot costume and fake face . Look a TV show images and dead foot same fur color . There was a public auction a few years ago at a Hollywood prop storage warehouse . So hire the Myth Busters .

meyer712
meyer712

This moron belongs jail. Prolly shot some poor guys grandfather. Twice in the back,, the guy was running away from him when the idiot shot the guy

JanetF
JanetF

If he shot this creature for no other reason then it's mythic I hope he's arrested and charged with murder.

wesleynuffer
wesleynuffer

PROOF!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noYkHSjquec

In this video Rick Dyer claims that the 8 homeless people from the homeless camp they stayed at saw bigfoot's body immediately after it was shot.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RFFI11VE00&list=PLNwMi4nklnzqYf6NnGCPDEX7q0_MTtZ0Q

In this series of videos by J.R. Bob Dobbs Jr.(there are a dozen or so) people from the homeless camp are interviewed and they say that NOBODY saw bigfoot's body and they all doubt that Dyer ever shot bigfoot.


This is definite proof Dyer is lying.  If you're thinking that Dyer told them to deny everything, that makes no sense.  If they all back up Dyer's claim that they saw the body then Dyer is more credible and more people will pay for Dyer's videos.  Dyer would very much want them to back up his claim that they saw the body.


If you still believe that Dyer still might have actually shot bigfoot after watching these videos, I have an amazing opportunity for you!  Some aliens landed in my back yard last night and gave me a magical rock.  It looks like an ordinary rock, but when you knock on it two leprechauns appear.  One leprechaun goes and cleans your bathtubs and toilets while the other gives you a full-body massage (happy ending optional).  For the low, low price of only $99 I will sell it to you.  Contact me for info on where to send your payment.

visualplastik
visualplastik

While I'll be glad if it's real so the skeptics will finally stop yapping, I am far more concerned this will become the most prized thing to hunt for. It will need legal protection as quickly as possible which I believe is already underway.

apatriot4usa
apatriot4usa

Rick Dyer is a selfpromoting sociopathic liar.He's never seen bigfoot let alone shot one..He has no credibility what so ever..There is evidence that he is a convicted felon though I havent verified that as fact though if he is why does he have a gun? This is a lame attempt to make money,though he has not fooled anyone with this scam. Also san antonio detective from homicide told me unofficially that there was no shooting nor was there an investigation because it is a hoax. Also if you look at his posted picture of him standing next to his dead bigfoot hanging from the tree you may want to wonder why is the picture of him in color and the bigfoot ,the tree and the rest of the photo in black and white. Rick Dyer is the worst example of tabloid skum,a low life human being of the worst kind a evil criminal of society a true pig..

DiscoStu
DiscoStu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcJvK0kYkQ

Youtube video of a homeless guy who was at the camp when Dyer shot the bigfoot.  The guy says that he was tasked with being a lookout for the film crew to make sure there were no people in the area before shots were fired and that he was told over radio exactly when the shots would be fired.  That doesn't match up with Dyer's official story at all.  Dyer's story has more holes in it than the stuffed bigfoot costume he's passing off as a real bigfoot.

mesterke
mesterke

As you know: Only dead Indians are good Indians

Doubtom
Doubtom

It's now official,all the numbskulls and liars are in Texas and the biggest ones get to be governor.  What a bunch of crap!

BrettCarpenter
BrettCarpenter

this is fake as hell. I mean If you really bagged bigfoot. I think you could find someone to take a pic of it with a camera that has better resolution then what was out in the 1930's. Also. The video shows bigfoot outside of a tent which is about 4-5 feet tall. and the camera looks level with the ground making the bigfoot between 4-6 foot tall not 8 foot. Also, the hair is dark brow in the video with noticable jaw and mouth features. where as the face photo all you see is 2 eyes and lips. This is a terrible FAKE.

PamHansenRussell
PamHansenRussell

Dear TIME editors:   This story and many others that have been included in your honored magazine describe why I cancelled my subscription, effective January 13, 2014.  I read the story only because I couldn't believe what I was seeing in the headline - the fact that it is in TIME, not the subject of the story itself.  I know you must be frantic to attract more subscribers, but going the way of The Enquirer is definitely the road to the demise of this publication, in my opinion.


I truly miss the excellent journalism that used to make up this magazine.  Please let it die with dignity, not this nonsense.

ruarkm
ruarkm

It's a legal kill.  Not on endangered list.  Not a game animal, so it can be taken at any time (like a boar or a loose exotic).  I wonder how much I could charge for the taxidermy fees on that?  I couldn't do it though, because my son would be pissed if he saw me working up Chewbacca. 

SharronBailey
SharronBailey

I don't know whether this is a hoax or not.  But I do not understand the mentality of someone who would shoot and kill some creature to prove that it is real.  Perhaps I will never understand why killing something or somebody should be a cause for celebration and enjoyment.  If this turns out to be true I think he should be prosecuted.  What a jerk.

Writerscramp
Writerscramp

Great ... if true, we finally come face to face with proving the existence of another possibly intelligent species on this planet and what does this guy do ? He kills it

wheussmann
wheussmann

So basically this guy is proud he committed a murder? and he is proud of it?

he admits to
1. shooting something one that isn't a licensed game animal? (so that's a Felony)
2. shooting at a human like form... (could be a big hairy mountain man that's a Felony)
3. if it is actually a Bigfoot.... then he shot and endangered species.. (that's a Felony)
4. Tampering with evidence (that's a felony)
5. leaving the scene of a crime.. ( that's only a misdemeanor)

so I think this man should be brought up on charges for shooting what ever it is he actually shot

if Bigfoot exists leave it alone last thing Id want to see was a zoo with a live Bigfoot exhibit..

robinawalter53
robinawalter53

Sorry folks.  The DNA test from 5 labs over the past year have PROVEN the existance of Bigfoot.  This dead creature is just one of three that are in existance in private collections in the US.  The Finding Bigfoot shows are frauds, as they already know that he exists and there are less than 500 of them in the wild.  Because of the DNA and other evidence, six states currently have laws against killing Bigfoot type creatures because they are protected and because they are our closest living relative in the great tree of life.  In two iof those states it is considered murder, not poaching, and some of us hope that the one he shot was in one of those states.  From the pictures it looked like someone's grandpa.

DonaldLehner
DonaldLehner

He needs to be charged with Murder, His own admision that the Corpes is more related to Man then Ape makes it Murder,, what if it had been your Child He shot?  Do we need to call Law and Order, or just wait for the ephisode next season?

pseudosun
pseudosun

In an interview this morning, he said that he shot it 3x with a 30-06, including a head shot. I don't see evidence of a headshot. He said it was 8 feet tall, 4 feet wide and about 800 pounds. Something that big wondering around San Antonio? If you're interested in 18 minute interview, i saved it > http://dkidder.tumblr.com/post/72667184665 < Apologize for quality; tumblr only allows 10mb uploads

juanchintexas
juanchintexas

This guy has a history of hoaxes regarding Big Foot. Did TIME forgot to research or was that information omitted to make the story more interesting? How convenient he plans to charge a "small fee" to view what is sure to be another hoax. For the record, in the past this guy was reported to be a Georgia resident, not from San Antonio!

jarrienwoods
jarrienwoods

what a whack job! Big foot is worth more alive than dead obvious fake incident.

CarlosMuecke
CarlosMuecke

This Big Foot looks like a hairy humanoid...should this Jerk be tried for murder?

trusake
trusake

it took him a year to photoshop a picture?

RobertoDurante
RobertoDurante

@RickDyer You are the biggest JERK ever living on this planet... why did have this big foot to die?

James_Smith
James_Smith

As P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute."  People are so gullible and would rather believe a pleasing lei that a hard truth because truth doesn't support delusions and also requires you to think.


I predict this man will be proven a liar and a huckster, too.

ChrisChamberlain
ChrisChamberlain

@MitziSpain if it is real he would be charged for murder because the US government stated not to shoot a living breathing bigfoot/sasquatch.

LindsnCal1
LindsnCal1

@ruarkm Legal kill? Whatever it might be, it looks pretty human however, I'm sure none of it is real.

America seems to be proud of all the 'legal kills' it makes ...animals, people, etc and it's disgusting.

JackBender
JackBender

@SharronBailey 

I agree with you.  He needs to be prosecuted and I don't understand why that has not happened.  HUMAN DNA OK, let the prosecutors use his own proof to prosecute him for killing "BIG FOOT".

pseudosun
pseudosun

@SharronBailey - I'm wondering if he should be arrested for creating a hoax. Should it be a crime?

CroiDhubh
CroiDhubh

@wheussmann It isn't murder anymore than harvesting a cow is murder.  Crawl back under your bridge, you ninny.

DiscoStu
DiscoStu

@robinawalter53  BTW, DNA tests in this instance mean nothing.  For enough money you can have custom DNA strands created: see http://www.bloomberg.com/video/dna-consumer-products-not-as-far-out-as-you-think-owsOOG9HQ5uLRzCsi9B8kQ.html to understand the concept.


Create you own DNA strands, submit them to a DNA lab and get them to certify that the DNA doesn't belong to any known creature and suddenly you can go around making people believe in your 100% BS hoax.  


Having DNA tests from 5 labs proves absolutely NOTHING!

DaveCookfair
DaveCookfair

@robinawalter53They are only here for awhile. The Green men will be back shortly to get them.. They are going to have a special on them on H2 channel

DiscoStu
DiscoStu

@robinawalter53 -  you are absolutely correct.  I have seen the other two in the private collections.  They are kept right next to the real unicorns, leprechauns, tooth fairies, and North Pole elves.  They're pretty gruesome collections.  Not for the faint of heart.  Trust me, they are best kept a secret from the public.

sessie
sessie

@CroiDhubh did you miss the whole "shooting something that isn't a licensed game animal" part? Clearly you have a little problem with reading and understanding what you've read. It's a real law and even if you couldn't push those other valid charges forward, shooting an unlicensed game animal is a serious offense and Texas Parks and Wildlife enforce it. I suggest you educate yourself before you make ignorant comments.