2014 should be the year of the Sasquatch. This is looking to be quite possibly the biggest year ever in the history of the Bigfoot story. Everyone is talking about Rick Dyer, but it may not even matter whether the Dyer story is real or a hoax. I know they keep saying that every year, but I have a feeling that this year could be for real.
Rick Dyer releases photos of Hank.
This photo appeared on the webpage of a TV station in San Antonio, Texas. They then aired a short news segment on the story. So the KSAT Channel in San Antonio is the first media outlet to break the Hank story.
Here is a newly released photo of the full body of Hank. It looks massive.
Here is another view of the body under the glass.
Here is a screen capture of Hank’s body.
The general view in the Bigfoot community is that this is an obvious fake. A few folks are very excited. And another small group is taking a wait and see approach. One argument that new Hank photo does not look like the Hank in the Tent Video, the Hank in the Shooting Bigfoot still or the Hank in Musky Allen’s composite sketch. Well, this is an interesting argument, but I think there is a resemblance between this photo and the Allen composite.
My opinion is that I have no idea what is in those photos. I do not know if they look like fakes or not. However, this Hank photo does in some ways resemble the Musky Allen composite pretty well. So my take is either that is a photo of Hank the dead Bigfoot or it is a very well-done fake. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hoax anyway because if it is, it is the greatest Bigfoot hoax of all time, and that is a great story right there.
Dyer photos were first released on a San Antonio TV station. Here is a link to the video segment discussing Dyer’s photos. And here is a link to the original story in print at the station’s news site.
Smithsonian Museum worker gives opinion on new Hank photo. I have a source who works in the Smithsonian designing the models that are used in the displays there. He examined the new Dyer photo and promptly dismissed it as a fake. I admire his expertise, but he may well be wrong in this case. I really have no idea.
Tent Video Sasquatch and Shooting Bigfoot Sasquatch may have been two different creatures. According to sources close to Dyer, the Bigfoot in the Tent Video may be a different creature than the one that was shot dead in the Shooting Bigfoot movie. How they arrived at this conclusion is not known. However, the idea that Hank was a lone Bigfoot seems to be a bit odd, as we know that Bigfoots generally live in small family groups. If there was a small family group in the area, then the two videos may well have shown two different Bigfoots.
Rick Dyer will hold an international press conference on January 15 at which much more evidence will be released. The evidence includes CAT and MRI scans of Hank’s body, DNA sequencing of Hank’s DNA and 3-D modeling of Hank’s body.
Arguments about preservation of the body. Many are saying that the trailer has no cooling system so the body could not be preserved. However, Hank has been taxidermied and mounted by a taxidermist. Rick drove up to Washington state to retrieve the body from the taxidermist who had been working it. So there is no need to preserve it of course.
First photos of Hank have been sold to the media. The video released by Dyer the other day of the tourists looking at Hank included an audio segment of an MD who came to look at the body. This MD is a writer for a magazine in New York City. He took some photos of Hank, and these photos were sold to this magazine.
More Hank photos floating around. There are other photos of Hank available floating around the Internet as I write this. A friend of mine has a very detailed whole body photo of Hank, but I cannot see it.
Hank showed to 130 onlookers. When he was transporting Hank down to Las Vegas, Rick showed Hank to 130 onlookers. So now quite a few people have seen the photo. So the old Dyer skeptic argument about almost no one having seen the body is wrong.
Todd Standing documentary will be released in the Spring. Todd Standing’s documentary which was at least in part shot at a great habituation site in Alberta, Canada will be released on TV in the Spring. I have a feeling that think this documentary will be very good. Todd has sold the rights to a TV station, and I would say that that is the smartest thing that Todd has ever done. Standing may be a Machiavellian Dark Triad type, but he is a very, very smart man.
Alberta habituation site has tree structures. One of the things that drew John Bindernagel to that site is stories that there were tree structures there. John had seen a tree structure on Vancouver Island and he wanted to compare these tree structures in Alberta with the one on Vancouver. Although the story on the Net is that John wanted to check out a single tree structure, in my opinion, there are quite a few tree structures at this site.
Les Stroud was also at the Alberta habituation site with Todd Standing recently, probably this fall. One or two episodes of Survivorman were shot out there, and they should air in the Spring. I have a feeling that those episodes are going to be very good.
Alberta habituation site not accessible now. There is 4-5 feet of snow in the ground there, and you will not be able to get back in there until May. However, I believe that the fur trapper who runs traplines on that land lives there year round.
The Bigfoot awards. As you know, some TV stations are throwing around talk about $10 million rewards, $1 million rewards, etc. However the truth is that no one is going to get those huge awards in my opinion unless they have a great agent. Anyone else will get scammed. That is, those stations are just not going to pay out those huge awards unless you fight for it.
Bigfoot TV awards currently being given out. It is little known but some of these Hollywood outfits that are offering these huge awards have already been giving out some awards.
Though they are not in the $1-10 million range, I have a feeling that they have forked out one or more awards to one or more celebrities in our community. Instead of the seven figure range, I would say it was probably in the 6-figure range. That is, one of our well-known Bigfoot celebrities may well have won a large award from one of these Hollywood outlets, probably in the 6-figure range. The prize may well have been given to these person(s) for good evidence towards proving Bigfoot. However, I am not aware of exactly what evidence may have been used to win this prize.
Bigfoot is big money. I would say that Bigfootery is starting to become very profitable to some of our celebrity Bigfooters. Above I mentioned the possibility of an award in the 6-figure range for interesting evidence towards proving Bigfoot. However, I also believe that it is possible that a celebrity Bigfooter may have recently profited in the 7-figure range from Bigfootery. That’s money in them thar hills, folks!
Interesting story about a Bigfoot shot and killed on a US military base. This story appeared a while back on Bigfoot Forums. It was widely debated, but people who had military experience felt that the story rang very true. The story was told by someone who was at the base at the time. I am not sure where the base was, but it may have been in the Rust Belt region, possibly Ohio.
The soldiers were practicing at a target range, firing away with their guns. At one point, a Bigfoot appeared in the area, and the soldiers all flipped out and stopped firing.
Command was somehow notified. Command may have been aware of these creatures. An order was issued to the soldiers at the range to hunt down and kill the creature. The troops had a new target to shoot out. They fanned out into the area to try to kill the Bigfoot. At one point, the Bigfoot was lying flat on the ground (They do do this, by the way). And suddenly it jumped up (They also do that, lie flat and then jump up, dive down again and lie flat, etc.) As soon as the Bigfoot jumped out, the soldiers opened up on him. It was quickly killed.
A number of government authorities were notified, including in particular the US Fish and Wildlife service among other biologists. The USFWS officer knew full well what these creatures were. He said something along the lines of, “Ah, so you shot another one of these things, eh?” Then he said regarding their population dynamics, “Well, they are not as common as they used to be, but there are a lot more of them around than you might think.”
It is very interesting that he said that because that means that the USFWS has some knowledge of the Bigfoots’ population dynamics. This probably means that these things are being killed fairly regularly. The USFWS officer referred to the Bigfoot as an “illusory hominid.” What an odd choice of words.
Interestingly, one of my sources went to look for this thread on Bigfoot Forums, and the entire thread had been deleted by Bigfoot Forums staff.
Some Bigfooters may be under government surveillance. I have a feeling that some members of our community may be under government surveillance due to what we know about these creatures. This is because the governments in North America know full well what these things are and they want to monitor those of us few citizens who are aware these things exist and are trying to prove it. However, I have no evidence that I am under surveillance. Other major Bigfooters have told me that they think they might be being monitored. Surveillance methods may include wiretapping of phones, etc.