Deja vu all over again: Dyer stages Bigfoot press conference (UPDATE: Set for Feb 9)

Originally published Jan 2, 2014. See update below.

Rick Dyer, perpetual hoaxer who loves to hear himself talk on YouTube, is back in the news because it’s been a few months since he said “I’m done” or “I have the body” or whatever hoo-haw he trumpeted before. So, I’m not going to say a whole lot about this but give you fair warning. He’s doing a press conference to announce he has the body of a Bigfoot, named Hank, that he shot in Texas in early September 2012. If you’ve been following this story at all, you will know how head-splittingly ridiculous that is.

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Nearly a year ago a self-described professional Bigfoot hunter claimed to have shot and killed one of the creatures in San Antonio.

On Thursday Rick Dyer finally released pictures of the alleged beast’s body (see below).

Did he give the body to science? Did he call in experts? No, he will release “test results” and show the body in news conference (like Georgia 2008 which was ALSO Rick Dyer). Then, he will make like Barnum and will take the body on tour across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Not for free, of course. How ethical.

What Rick Dyer claims is a bigfoot face from a body he has.

What Rick Dyer claims is a bigfoot face from a body he has.

The Bigfoot bandwagon – Dyer’s tall tale that he has the body.

Dyer film shows Sas-squat.

Dyer is right up there with Melba Ketchum and Matt Moneymaker for those that make Bigfootery a complete joke. He has zero credibility and, at this point, he has behaved in a way that makes him appear mentally unstable, a sociopath. He claimed that the Georgia Bigfoot hoax was a government conspiracy, they confiscated the body. He STILL claims he’s the “Best Bigfoot tracker in the world”. The movie “Shooting Bigfoot” appears to make it clear that this whole Hank thing was staged and fake.

So, ignore anything else you hear related to Rick Dyer. He’s an attention hound and he’s not worth your time.

UPDATE (11-Jan-2014): This went ALL OVER THE media. Rick was petitioning the people from Spike TV to count Hank as proof and give him the $10 million bounty. Let us remind you that Dyer was arrested for fraud for failing to deliver cars he sold on eBay in 2011. He was never convicted since the charges were dropped. (We don’t know why but we suspect money was returned. Still icky.) Remember when he quit last October after the body thing didn’t work out then? I remember with fondness. But it didn’t last long. Attention hounds will do anything to keep you talking about them. What are the options? He’s tough to ignore, always in your face with nonsense.

His name is now synonymous with “HOAXER”. Let’s use his name whenever there is is a fakey Bigfoot scheme hyped – it’s a “Dyer”.

The press conference is said to be scheduled for February 9 in Washington state, plenty of time to set up a gaff and hype the circus. Dyer reminds me of a modern day Barnum, just not nearly as smart or talented. He’s promising more photos to be released

According to Dyer, the body has been at a university in Washington getting tested. He did not want to disclose exactly what university that was at the moment, but he did mention the university would be at a press conference in February to stand behind him.

Will he be saddled with “Liar Dyer” for the rest of his days? The problem here is not that the Bigfoot community and skeptics are damn sick of his antics, it’s that the public DOES NOT KNOW his history and the media did a terrible job of covering the background. Therefore, the 10 year old kid or the person just browsing the daily news may think there is really something to this. They won’t dig any deeper and they just remember, “Oh yeah, I heard Bigfoot was found.”

A clear statement must be made that will overshadow the ridiculous claims. But like others weaving their ever-more-fantatic squatchery tales – Justin “I killed baby Bigfoot” Smeja and Melba “Save the Forest People” Ketchum – they can all milk this for quite a while.

  21 comments for “Deja vu all over again: Dyer stages Bigfoot press conference (UPDATE: Set for Feb 9)

  1. January 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    A bigfoot named Hank. Was the bigfoot carrying a photo ID?

    BTW, it looks as though the one in the photo has hair growing out its mouth – how authentic!

  2. Kathy Moyd
    January 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    He invited 130 people to see it. I wonder why you weren’t one of them.:–)

  3. January 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Odin in repose.

  4. January 2, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    That pic looks like one of those little troll figurines that were popular a while back.

  5. January 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    There are still many foolish people who believe and support this obvious hoaxer. I don’t know whether to feel sorry for them, or mock them. Perhaps a little of both is not out of order.

  6. January 3, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Let’s see sort of red nose, white hair and beard… uh-oh! Christmas may be a little late next year.

  7. Woody
    January 3, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    So, a government conspiracy confiscated the body of the Georgia bigfoot? It’s always the way with many types of woo, isn’t it!
    I bet Dyer has a similar story planned to explain the disappearance of this ‘real’ evidence.
    Bigfoot, UFOs, a number of religions, mermaids and a host of others string us along, the day will come, the truth will be revealed, a revelation will be made. And for all of them there is a tragic lack of good evidence, and why, because of the diabolical workings of the conspiracy!

  8. Chris Howard
    January 3, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Just added to the best band names, ever!

  9. BobM
    January 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Yes…well it IS legal to hunt them in Texas :-).

  10. January 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Did the Bigfoot tell Dyer his name was Hank? If so this means Bigfoot can talk and reason. Doesn’t this make Dyer a murderer?

  11. January 6, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    To quote Prof Rhettman A Mullis Jr from his facebook
    “There’s one easy way to settle this and that is to provide Bigfootology with a hair sample. We tried several attempts, even talking to Rick Dyer directly, to obtain a sample that we (Dr. Sykes and myself) could analyse and form an arguable conclusion because DNA does not lie. He refused our multiple attempts.”

  12. January 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Forgot the link to the facebook post, although you would find it at

  13. Jay
    January 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Do I think Bigfoot roam the earth, no not these days but I think it was possible years ago. Let’s face facts. Even a rat leaves physical proof, just sayin.

  14. January 7, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    This is all so ridiculous and such a waste of time. Rick Dyer has everyone involved with this and everyone talking and commenting about this eating out of his hand. He is getting his name on Google and his videos on CNN. This is the entire point. Let’s see Bigfoot. If he has shot Bigfoot, he will be an instant millionaire. But he doesn’t have him – This is why he is milking this for all he is worth. Enough with the documentaries and talk! If he has Bigfoot, let doctors and anthropologists examine him, PERIOD.

  15. January 11, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    I want to propose an alternate explanation of Dyer’s success in getting media coverage. It isn’t that the media isn’t doing due diligence on *this* bigfoot story, but rather that they don’t do *any* diligence on *any* bigfoot story. A video of a sock puppet is given the same level of critical analysis as a pile of bloody hair. Which is, zero. The more outrageous and brazen the claim, the easier time they have running the story… grainy youtube videos aren’t ignored by the media because they’re not *good* enough, but because they aren’t *sensational* enough. Time, CNN, Fox – these outlets do not give a squatch whether the claim is serious or not as long as the people saying it will come on with a straight face and say it. I think it’s a shame – but it is as unsurprising as finding a reality star’s alleged drunken behavior, or two movie stars arguing over a role or a lover. They see it all as bullshit and drama. Call it clickbait, call it bad journalism, call it what you like – but Bigfoot stories are the EXACT equivalent of dogs driving cars and creepy ghost stories in October. And nothing else.

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot for the past two weeks, and I don’t see any other plausible explanation.

  16. January 11, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I think you are right. Except… there still may be an underlying hint that Bigfoot might STILL be found so it retains a tiny kernel of “we may not want to miss this just in case”. I am not at all surprised they did no due diligence. These stories get hits, just like any sensational story. They seem to have no need to retain integrity anymore. They just post everything and shrug off any blame.

  17. January 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    It’s a story people will click on. “Bigfoot found”, even skeptics will click…at least until they see the name. I have always contended that IF Bigfoot is ever found, it will be the lead story on CNN and breaking news….as in every TV station and radio show and internet site will proclaim it…as they would if life is found on Mars. You are never ever going to learn about Bigfoot via a hoaxer news conference or a reality TV show. As long as it’s NOT the lead story, EVERYWHERE, it’s not going to be a proven Bigfoot…instead it will be a “everyone will click on this” story.

  18. Graham
    January 12, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    I’ve seen the same phenomenon in consipacy magazines in the lead up to the American invasion of Iraq. The ones I kept an eye on had articles from people claiming to know which companies/countries had supplied Iraq with the means to create WMD, ran adverts for books written by people who claimed to have helped make the WMD and so on.

    As soon as it was clear that there were no WMD the publishers of these magazines issued quickie apologies for falling for ‘CIA disinfo’ and consigned the authors of the books and articles claiming that there were WMD to the memory hole.

    The same thing seems to have happened with Coast-to-Coast AM and people who made specific claims about what would happen on that day, several individuals who were regular guests prior to 21/12/12 have not been on for over a year.

  19. Chris
    January 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    But not in Washington. We have enough problems with folks running through the woods with guns. Especially when some mistake hikers for bears.

    By the way, a recent Monster Talk is an interesting conversation with the more scientific hosts of The Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.

  20. df
    January 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    He modeled it after those little multi colored trolls that were popular in the 60’S or 70’s they had the long hair that would stand straight could get the small ones and put them on the eraser end of a pencil.. This guy needs to be arrested. ..

  21. YetAnoutherBrian
    January 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    I plan on watching at least the first episode after hearing the Monster Talk Interview. It was another great pod cast.

    In fact every episode since they came back from Hiatus has been really good, better then the old format in my opinion.

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