Rick Dyer, the bigfoot hoaxer, has admitted he hoaxed Hank, the bigfoot he claims he shot and put on display.
And no one is surprised…
He posted this official statement on his Facebook page today:
From this moment own I will speak the truth! No more lies, tall tales or wild goose chases to mess with the haters! No more longing into my hater acct to heat the pot. All the so called info the haters received came from either me or a team members that I directed . True or not we just wanted people to talk eg.Prop maker, Addresses, People involved. It was crazy just for the attention!
The people on my tour knew everything from day one, They just didn’t expect me to ever come clean, They thought they could say anything they wanted and I couldn’t respond without giving my self up!..
[...] Coming clean about everything is necessary for a new start!
Musky never saw the body, We stayed at hotel all night playing slots. He only wanted to mess with the Bigfoot community and I took advantage of that.
Dyer didn’t make the money he expected and cancelled the rest of the tour.
The tour was successful only because it opened peoples mind to Bigfoot and when it comes down to money Andrew made 20% $11,668 Plus Plus and Lynk made over 10 %
$6235 Plus Plus.,,,,,,,,The kids and all my fans smiles would have been payment enough for me….
But yet, he continues the saga!
My Fans I truly love you and I did shot and kill one Bigfoot on 09/06/2012 with Morgan Mathews.
The Tent Video is 100% real and filmed with Morgan. FBFB has the Video complete with sound to prove that Morgan was with me!
He has fans? I doubt that. We’re going to buy this part, you lying liar?
He notes controversy sells and thanks the haters for that.
I have made lots of people mad but 1000X more smile!
I can’t and won’t give you a date of anything to do with the real body because I don’t know.[...] That is the 100% truth guys!
Thanks and God Bless
Honestly? More Bigpoofery? Can he be prosecuted for fraud?
The truth is, you’re a real scumbag, Dyer. No doubts about that.
UPDATE: San Antonio news has more about what prompted the tour to fall apart. The team’s spokesman Andrew Clacy left after what apparently was an argument with Dyer and the rest of his crew. The piece mentions lawsuit threats that led to Dyer’s announcement on Facebook. Clacy emailed a statement to the San Antonio Express-News on Monday, admitting that the body was a prop.
So, how did he NOT know it was a gaff and why would he trust Dyer anyways? The Change.org petition to charge Dyer with federal fraud only has 502 signatures. At least one location apologized to patrons for hosting Dyer’s tour.
Chris Russell of Twisted Toy Box in Washington, admitted Sunday in an interview with a Bigfoot blogging site that he manufactured the prop last year at Dyer’s request. “Hank,” as Dyer has dubbed the prop, is made of latex, foam and camel hair.
Dyer’s facebook page is now down. (Bigfootery is all done on Facebook these days. Classy.)
ABSOLUTELY NONE of this – the hoax, the claims, the arguments, the fraud – should have been a surprise to anyone with any former knowledge of Dyer. He’s the new Barnum, just a much bigger jerk.