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Bigfoot Body to Go on Tour?

Dead Bigfoot? - Photo by Rick Dyer/
Dead Bigfoot – Photo by Rick Dyer/

From the Huffington Post’s Weird News to’s Wild Nature sections, the media is abuzz with Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer’s claim that he has bagged the mother of all trophies: a bona fide real life Bigfoot.

Apparently he shot it in September of 2012. However until recently he could not provide any evidence beyond a grainy video clip. (Which was also included in “Shooting Bigfoot,” a documentary about him shooting Bigfoot.)


No matter how fiercely Dyer contends his DNA tests and 3D optical scans are irrefutable proof –oh, and the body he has and has shown to over 130 people (not sure why he thinks showing it to random people is impressive, but he’s quick to mention it)– Dyer can’t be trusted.

In 2008 he claimed he had irrefutable proof too. DNA samples as well as a body in a freezer. Which turned out to be a rubber ape suit. It’s now known as the Georgia Bigfoot Hoax.

Hmmm…sounds pretty much like his newest claim, doesn’t it? DNA samples, a body on ice…Perhaps he’s just got a better ape suit this go around?

Dyer is a classic case of a paranormal poser. He proclaims himself to be a professional Bigfoot hunter…even though Bigfoot’s existence has yet to be proven. A more apt title would be wannabe.


Then there’s the issue of money that inevitably comes up when Dyer’s involved. According to the article, supposedly he had “a dispute with his investors” after shooting Bigfoot in September 2012.

I wonder if the investors were like Tom Biscardi of Searching For Bigfoot, Inc., and Steve Kulls, executive director of the Web site and host of Squatchdetective Radio, who claimed Matthew Whiiton and Rick Dyer defrauded them out of the money in regards to the Georgia Bigfoot debacle?

So far no one’s come forth claiming to be defrauded monetarily, but I think I can speak for many when I say Dyer’s trying to not just insult my intelligence, but defraud it, if he thinks I’m going to believe that he really managed to bait and bag a Bigfoot with little more than some pork ribs he got from the WalMart down yonder and nailed to the side of a tree?

“I nailed … pork ribs from the WalMart down the street to the side of the tree, and low [sic] and behold, he came and started eating the pork ribs off the tree,” Dyer said.

Brother, please!  Bigfoot hunters have used similar unsophisticated approaches with no luck before, and some have used far more sophisticated ones, but his is the one that somehow worked? Doubtful.


Dyer’s intention to take his Bigfoot body on tour and let people view it –for a small fee of course– is perhaps  the most telling indicator of his insincerity. This man has no interest in really catching a Bigfoot and advancing science. He’s just interested in making a name for himself –and some money while he’s at it.



Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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