Just did an interview with KFNS Radio of St. Louis. I think it was called Conspiracy Central. Subject was Bigfoot. They didn’t know much about it, so we had to go over some basics. One fellow didn’t believe in it at all, but the other fellow was more open-minded. Unfortunately, it only lasted about 10 minutes.
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One possible reason for Morgan Matthews not coming forward with the facts about Shooting Bigfoot. In an interview after the movie, Matthews did nothing but muddy the waters further. He essentially neither confirmed nor denied that a Bigfoot had been shot and killed during the movie or that a Bigfoot had attacked him or that a real Bigfoot had been engaged by the team in San Antonio at all.
One possible reason for this is that Matthews may be saving up the juicy bits for a Director’s Cut of the movie. Hence the smokescreen about what really happened in the movie to save up for the expanded Director’s Cut. Dyer did say six weeks ago that Morgan had just finished editing a Director’s Cut of the movie.
Morgan Matthews’ strange behavior after the shooting of Hank, before the release of the movie and in an interview after the release of the movie. Many people have noted that many things about Matthews’ behavior do not seem to make sense, including not shooting video of Hank after he was hot. Dyer announced on his radio show the other day that he just received an email from Matthews explaining what others see as his odd behavior in toto. Dyer said that he will release the information in two waves to his paid membership.
Liam Gray is suing Dyer for character defamation. I am not sure who Liam Gray is, but he is suing Dyer for defamation of character. Rick released a doctored news story to the web that showed that Gray had been arrested for necrophilia and bestiality. The truth is that some other man had been arrested on those charges. In his version of the news piece, Dyer erased the real suspect’s name and wrote in Gray’s name. Gray has apparently never been arrested for such crimes, and he certainly was not arrested for those crimes at the time and date listed in Dyer’s article.
So Rick does appear to have libeled Gray. He released false and defamatory information about Gray that Rick knew to be false, and he released it with malice aforethought intending to do harm to Gray’s reputation.
One way that Gray may not be able to collect is that he may not be able to show that he was harmed by these charges. If Rick just published them on his website and hardly anyone read them, then it’s hard to argue that you got hurt by the lies. There has to be some noticeable damage.
I have a BA in Journalism, and we had to pass a law school type course in Mass Communications law in order to graduate. Libel law figured heavily in the course, so I know it well. Rick really screwed up.
Rick has also libeled me a few times, but I am not bothering to sue him. He said that I have served 2 years in state prison (not true – I have not served one day in state prison) and he said that I go once a week to a mandatory class for convicted sex offenders (Not true – I am not a convicted sex offender, and I don’t have to go to any such class and have never gone to one.).
Rick apparently knows full well that these charges are not true, but he went ahead and made them anyway. He has definitely libeled me according to the law, and I could easily sue him for that, but I am not bothering to. So Rick has been libeling people for some time now, and it’s about time the chickens have come home to roost. You can’t just run around the Internet libeling all of your enemies.
Latest theory on Justin Smeja Bigfoot piece testing “Black bear.” Smeja’s piece of Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills tested as Bigfoot via Ketchum’s lab, but then when it was submitted to alternative labs, it tested as “Black bear.” This called into question her entire study.
However, the latest theory about this strange state of affairs is that Ketchum herself was behind the steak testing as Black bear. A source told me that the latest thinking is that Ketchum convinced Justin somehow to submit a piece of bear to the alternative study. Justin has plenty of bear steaks hanging around his freezers, and it would be easy enough for him to come up with a piece of bear.
The reason for this is apparently that Ketchum despises Tyler Huggins and sees him as a huge threat to her study because he kept threatening to do his own study on the Bigfoot steak. These findings could have trumped her study and stolen her thunder, and we know full well that Melba will do anything, ethics be damned, to destroy the competition.
How do I know that Melba hates and fears Huggins as competition? Because a couple of sources very close to Huggins said so, including Adrian Erickson. By having the steak test bear via Huggins’ studies, Huggins’ studies are all but dead and Huggins loses all interest in the Bigfoot steak, while Melba sticks by her story that it’s a real piece of Bigfoot. It’s a wild and crafty tale, but Melba is nothing if not Machiavellian. In fact, that is her middle name.
Justin of course swears that he submitted a piece of the Bigfoot steak and not a piece of bear, but some people very close to Justin have told one of my sources that they think he is lying.
When everybody is lying all the time, what the name of the game? Bigfootery!
Ketchum lying about not being a part of an upcoming documentary on National Geographic TV. I know for a fact that she at least was working with them on this documentary recently, and that she had permission to use some of Erickson’s photos and footage in the film.
However, a TV producer friend of mine made calls to Melba and her land shark attorney named Hank. Both of them denied that she is working with Nat Geo and both said Lindsay is a liar. But the truth is that Melba lies like a rug, and she has for a long time now. How do I know this about her? First, Richard Stubstad told me, and second, my own personal experience.
The veterinarian and the show promoter. For a long time now, Melba Ketchum has been trashing the name of Tom Biscardi and everything to do with him, blaming him for this or that, saying that certain samples were no good because they came from Biscardi, on and on. However, Biscardi worked very closely with Ketchum in the early part of the study. In fact, it is due to Biscardi that the study even got off the ground in the first place. One would think listening to Melba that she has always hated Biscardi’s guts.
This leads us to the story of the veterinarian and the Vegas show promoter. One time the engineer was visiting the veterinarian. This was in the early days of the vet’s Bigfoot study. The engineer was baffled by the vet’s odd behavior. Every time he turned around, she was on the phone, giggling like a schoolgirl. On the other end of the line was the Vegas show promoter. Every hour or so she was on the phone to him again. She seemed a woman smitten.
Later on the engineer got a look at the vet’s computer screen. Staring back at him as a massive screensaver on the vet’s screen was the Vegas show promoter himself in all of his shady glory. The vet looked at her computer screen and swooned.
Later the Vegas show promoter forgot to send her anything on Valentine’s Day, so the vet sent the barker packing. But for a time there, it seemed that love was in the air in a small corner of Bigfootery.
Who believes that a body or bodies were recovered at the Sierra Kills? Though these bodies, if they exist, will probably never turn up anyway, it is interesting to speculate about this. The following people have stated that bodies were recovered:
- Adrian Erickson
- Richard Stubstad
- Ken Walker
- Bobo Fay
- Mike Greene
Possibly more to come later…
Why is the release of Hank being delayed? Hank is the Bigfoot that Rick Dyer killed. Skeptics wonder why Dyer doesn’t just release the body and get it all over with. According to a good source, the reason is that Dyer’s investors want to make sure that all of the legal and scientific i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before releasing the body.
The source told me that unfortunately for Dr. Melba Ketchum, Dyer’s team is likely to have a fully mapped genome well as the honor of having given the creature its proper, acknowledged and internationally registered taxonomic ID. These are two things that Melba tried very hard to do but seems to have failed to do so far.
An argument about Facebook Find Bigfoot and Musky Allen. According to the argument, if Musky and FB/FB saw the body beforehand (Musky has acknowledged that he saw the body, and I believe that FB/FB also saw it) why then were they waiting for the movie Shooting Bigfoot to confirm that they did indeed have a body?
The answer is that they already knew that Rick had shot a Bigfoot, but they were hoping that the movie would provide proof of this to the rest of the world.
Why did Morgan Matthews not shoot photos of Hank after he was killed? This is an excellent question that has been put forward by skeptics. The answer is that we just do not know. No one knows. Some theories have been put forward, but none of them are conclusive.
Turmoil in Team Tracker. Team Tracker is Rick Dyer’s club that he set up made up of his hardcore supporters. It is true that some TT members have left the group. They have a couple of reasons for doing this. One reason is that they are frightened of the charges that the Dyer deniers are trying to put on Rick. They are afraid of being caught up in some sort of a fraud prosecution or lawsuit revolving around the issue of the memberships.
Another reason is that Rick is always trying to enlist TT members in campaigns against “the haters.” Some TT members do not want to be enlisted in these campaigns, so they are leaving.
In addition, a number of TT members are demanding access to videos or photos of Hank that they know Rick has. Rick has this photographic evidence, but he told TT members that he can’t give it to them because he knows that some of them are going to leak it onto the Net, and that will cause a lot of problems for Rick. TT members are mad that Rick won’t give them this photographic evidence, so they are leaving. Rick is being very smart to not give out video evidence to TT members.
I have not been able to figure out why these people were tossed except that maybe Rick is losing it.
Steve Kulls moving forward with a lawsuit against Rick Dyer. Kulls and some others have purchased TT memberships and are now suing Rick for fraud demanding that the body be released soon, otherwise Rick is guilty of fraud. They are also trying to interest law enforcement in prosecuting Rick for fraud, however, no charges have yet moved forward. The outcome of this case is very much uncertain.
Update on the Rick Dyer story. The word out among the deniers of the Rick Dyer story of killing a Bigfoot is that the story has been exposed as a hoax, and it’s all over. No one believes it anymore, Team Tracker folks are leaving and being thrown out, and Dyer has left the Bigfoot community.
It is true that some folks who were on the fence has moved over to the hoax camp. A tiny number who thought the story was true have also moved into the hoax camp. Team Tracker folks are not leaving. I am not sure if a few have been thrown out or not. Dyer has left the community, but he continues to update his blog.
Bottom line is the story has not been proven to be a hoax at all. Shooting Bigfoot, the movie, was a disappointment, but only because we thought it would show excellent proof that Rick shot a Bigfoot. It did not do that, but it also did not prove that it was a hoax. Instead it left it up in the air. The last three minutes of the movie is shocking footage, and it in no way shows what has been proven to be a mask or a man in a suit. In fact, it does not look like either.
People still in the Dyer Camp. Facebook/Find Bigfoot, Christopher Noel and I are still in the Dyer camp. FB/FB say they still stand by the story 100% (but they contradict this somewhat in holding out a tiny % of a chance that Rick has pulled off the most unbelievable and impossible hoax in history), and I believe Noel does too, though it was hard to get him to put a % on it. I now believe in the story 90%, down from 100% before. But I still think there is some meat here.
Christopher Noel’s six points in favor of the Rick Dyer story. Noel is apparently still a 100% believer in the Dyer story. He recently listed six points in favor of the argument that Dyer shot a Bigfoot:
1) Back in September, Rick told FB/FB the whole story but swore them to secrecy. To their credit, they kept the information in the vault. Three months later, Robert Lindsay leaked the story of the killing, and only then did Rick speak of it publicly. This is not at all the profile of someone pushing a hoax, and a very different MO from back in 2008. Rick had made an agreement with Minnow Films not to reveal what happened that night in San Antonio, and he was sticking to it, but once the information was out, he confirmed it.
2) Morgan Matthews and Minnow Films have now had five months to come forward and deny Rick’s version of events, which they have consistently failed to do, even now, in the wake of the documentary premiere. If Rick’s story were a hoax, Matthews and Minnow would be making themselves complicit with their recent and current behavior, a choice that would have a devastating impact upon their professional credibility and their standing in the film industry going forward.
I do not side with those who believe that participating in some grand hoax merely in order to shame and ridicule the Bigfoot research community would be a profitable approach.
As they well know, the truth will inevitably emerge (and probably quite soon), and if Matthews and Minnow were to turn out to have been complicit in such a hoax, their product would instantly become irrelevant and widely dismissed because it would have failed to use this trick in any meaningful way within the film itself and would be rightly seen as just manipulating and belittling its audience in addition to mocking its documentary subjects.
3) At the end of Shooting Bigfoot, the director sits on a plane, headed back home to England, face still black and blue from his recent violent encounter in the woods. We hear his voice explaining that “a viewer could reasonably conclude that I was attacked by someone in a suit.” This is all that he is willing to say, leaving us to mull it over and anticipate the sequel. (If there were to be no sequel, why end the current release with such a coy and blatant dot dot dot?)
Between the end of filming in San Antonio and the Toronto premiere, Matthews had nearly eight months to carefully craft his project in the editing room; as an experienced filmmaker, he can be assumed to have made highly conscious choices, based on proven storytelling techniques.
Why choose the precise language he did–“a viewer could reasonably conclude…”–unless he plans to execute a worthy twist along the lines of: “But that viewer would be wrong!”? Even the most die-hard Dyer detractors cannot honestly propose that the sequel (or an expanded director’s cut) will pick up the dramatic thread like this: “And that viewer would be…CORRECT…ha ha! No surprise here at all, folks!”
4) In his post-premiere interview, the director goes out of his way to answer a question that nobody is asking. “People want to know whether I transported a Bigfoot body. No, I did not.” Why set up a straw man to knock down instead of engaging directly with the question everyone is asking? That question would be: “Did you, Morgan Matthews, witness Rick Dyer killing and then transporting a Bigfoot body?” Matthews’ peculiar sidestepping and blatant refusal to weigh in on this matter further bolsters point #3.
5) In February, on his show Rick was asked whether the Sasquatch body has ten fingers and toes. He responded, “Yes. Well…it’s missing a pinky.” This portion of the show lasted about fifteen seconds, lost amid hours of meandering conversation and the typical bashing of “haters.” Fast forward two months, when Rick was asked to tell his audience something they didn’t already know, and he said, “Do you remember when I said he was missing a pinky?” Neither Daz nor Pink remembered that at all. But I did.
I don’t believe that Rick Dyer is a clever enough storyteller (if he’s telling a mere “story”) to hold such random facts stable in his head over months and hardly ever make use of them. I am sure folks will violently disagree, but to me this is the kind of narrative coherence that seems persuasive and beyond the skills of this man as “fiction writer.”
6) Dyer has maintained since the beginning of this whole saga that his main investor is someone everyone has heard of. I have now confirmed (through three independent sources) that this person is Hank Williams, Jr. This is why Dyer is calling the dead Sasquatch “Hank,” to honor his sponsor. I find this fact to be yet another indication of the overall coherence of the story, the way that details consistently presented since the beginning keep eventually proving accurate. Hoaxes and scams tend to fall apart over time. This story just keeps getting stronger.
Christopher’s six points are excellent and are good evidence that this is not a hoax.
Expert analysis of the Hank (the Bigfoot Rick shot) photo in Shooting Bigfoot. One photo of Hank from Shooting Bigfoot has been released. Minnow Films quickly told me and others to take it down and we did. I showed the still to a friend of mine who works in a museum with replicas. He is one of the world’s top experts in these model replicas.
He said that the Hank still is not a man in a costume, and it is not a mask. He said it is either a Bigfoot or it is CGI. However, if you look in the credits for Shooting Bigfoot, there are no CGI or special effects credits listed. Therefore, my friend assumes it is a real Bigfoot.
“Facebook Find Bigfoot has shut down their page.” This is the latest lie going around from the Dyer deniers. Since FB/FB shut down their page, this proves the Dyer story was a hoax, and the hoax is now proven and busted. FB/FB had pinned all their hopes on the Shooting Bigfoot movie as having concrete evidence of Hank being killed. If the movie did not have such evidence, they said, they would shut down their page. The movie did not have that evidence, but it did not prove the story was a hoax either, so it was pretty much a wash.
The deniers and haters are who shut the page down, not FB/FB. The trolling and hostility had become so bad that FB/FB said they were suspending their page until further notice due to all the trolling by the haters. At some point in the future, they might open the page back up again. They don’t want to ban all the haters because they are not into censorship. So FB/FB did not shut down their page at all; they suspended it. And they suspended it due to hater trolling, not for any other reason.
Stills from Shooting Bigfoot being analyzed. The FB/FB guys are going over 65 stills from the movie and analyzing them. They also have video taken from the movie. Their conclusion is that this footage is of a real Bigfoot, and it is at least as good as the Patterson footage and possibly better. Musky Allen has also seen all of these stills and he told me that cumulatively, they are better than the Patterson footage. I think that their analysis is correct, but I have not seen all of the footage yet.
FB/FB Breakdown of Shooting Bigfoot footage will not be released. This is because of take-down threats by Min now. Any footage released will be subject to a Minnow takedown threat, so it will not be forthcoming.
I will receive all footage from Shooting Bigfoot soon. I am due to receive all 65 stills from the movie along with video footage from the flick. I can’t tell you who I will get it from, but it won’t be from FB/FB or Musky Allen; it will be from someone else instead. This stuff is starting to float around the web now.
“Morgan Matthews proved that Rick’s story is a lie.” This is the latest denier story going around. Supposedly Morgan proved that Rick’s story is a lie when he said he did not help load a Bigfoot onto a truck and he did not help transport a Bigfoot across a country.
Rick has cleared all of this up for us. Rick says that for some reason, Morgan never took any footage of Hank after he was killed. Morgan simply said they were done shooting for the night and were leaving in the morning. Rick said that Morgan watched the Bigfoot being loaded into the truck but he did not help load it. In addition, only Rick and his investors transported the body across the country. Morgan and his team left that morning.
You cannot buy a copy of Shooting Bigfoot from Minnow Films. Early inquiries to Minnow had them telling us that you might be able to buy a copy of the movie from them. However, the most recent word we heard from them was this:
“I’m afraid we aren’t selling copies of the film yet as we don’t have the distribution rights to sell the copies of the film as of yet.”
It looks like only BBC may have distribution rights to the film at the moment, unfortunately.
Hank’s body will be released on August 15. Lily Dyer has said that Hank will be released to the public on August 15. This is the famous date of the Rick Dyer 2008 Bigfoot hoax. This is not a coincidence and either means that Rick is going to screw us again on that date as an anniversary present or he is going to redeem himself on that date by showing us a real Bigfoot.
Christopher Noel and FB/FB feel that Dyer is on a mission to be redeemed, and I agree with that view, as odd as it seems. The need for redemption for his sin or crime for whatever reason shows an interesting side to Rick that shows us that he has good qualities to his personality and he is not all bad. After all, only the good seek redemption for their sins. Whether the redemption is motivated by narcissism or by some higher mortal feeling is not particularly important.
Why doesn’t Rick release the body now? It’s not his to release. Apparently it is owned by either his investors or a Las Vegas casino right now, so it is not up to Rick to decide when or if to release the body. I am sorry it had to go this way – Hank landing in the hands of the capitalists. Would be a lot better to make a public display of donating it to the Smithsonian, perhaps, after first being proven real by say Jeff Meldrum or someone of that stature. The great scientific discoveries of our time are not exactly best served being owned by the profiteers.
Why did Matthews make such cryptic statements about Shooting Bigfoot? No one knows why Matthews made such cryptic comments. I have been asking around, but I have not gotten any answers yet. Here is the interview post-screening with Matthews.
The Bigfoot that attacked Morgan was only 6 feet tall. Supposedly Matthews said that the Bigfoot that attacked him was only 6 feet tall, and Hank is 8 feet tall. However, I am not sure that Morgan really made that statement and I am looking into it.
Dyer deniers still planting fake stories with me. I am still receiving fake stories from the Dyer deniers, probably the group around Don Boucher. The latest one was a photo of Hank supposedly from a relative of Rick’s wife Lily. This photo is obviously a Bigfoot mask. At this point, the Dyer haters are hoaxing us a lot more than Rick is.
FB/FB #2 Camper Video plus full sound. If you have not yet seen this excellent breakdown video, you really need to watch it. I liked it a lot.
Homo Heidelbergensis drawings. Here are some H. Heidelbergensis drawings that I found on the web. Heidelbergensis is thought to be what Bigfoots actually are. See how similar they look to the drawings of Bigfoots by people who have seen them.
The photo above, like the others, looks a bit too much like Sapiens.
Once again, too much of a Sapiens bias in the drawing above.
The smashed in nose is similar to many reports of Bigfoots, as is the very stocky build.
A friend of mine is a famous taxidermist. This is an orangutan that he made. Not exactly sure how he made it. Did he use a dead baby orangutan?
Warning: Long, 33 pages.
More on the Hank photos. There are some new photos of Hank out from the movie Shooting Bigfoot. These are all the same photo, but it has been manipulated in various ways, rendered into drawn art by artists, overlaid with other photos and compared with other photos.
In the photo below, it is true that the Tent Video Bigfoot does not resemble well the Bigfoots on either side of it. However, I think the Hank still from the movie compares well with the drawing of Hank on the far right.
Check out the chiseled drawing below based on the Hank photo from Shooting Bigfoot.
Look at how closely the photo of Hank from the movie lines up with the drawing based on Musky’s observation, with the movie still used for the lower part of the face the drawing for the upper part of the face. The comparison is excellent and the two fit together quite well.
Below is the Hank movie still fleshed out into a whole face using software. Look how much that looks like a Neandertal!
Via Facebook Find Bigfoot, a photo of a possible Bigfoot sticking its face into a game cam in Minnesota from 2007. The comments below the photo mostly say it is some sort of a wild animal. Only a couple said it was a man.
That is not a wild animal. It is either a man, a Homo sapiens sapiens, or it is a Bigfoot. For some reason, I think this might be a Bigfoot. Look how much it resembles a Neandertal, the Musky Allen sketch, the video still of Hank and even the other game cam shot of a Bigfoot licking the game cam from the Olympic Project. One comment said this photos resembles Homo Heidelbergensis. That is a possibility.
Double rows of teeth observable in Hank movie still? In the Hank still from Shooting Bigfoot, the jaw has an odd appearance, almost as if the Bigfoot is chewing tobacco. A commenter suggests that what we may be seeing here is the double rows of molars that Dyer says Hank has. It is certainly possible.
I Chew Tobacco, Levi Garrett, and the first thing I noticed about the Hank Photo was that He Looked Like He had a Side Chew on Both Sides……THEN IT HIT ME!! The Double Rows of Teeth That Dyer mentioned from the Canines to the back of the mouth……
Why the funny appearance of the Shooting Bigfoot Hank still? From the comments:
Here’s a thought:
Why is it so grainy? Answer: It’s night vision, so it’s grainy no matter the pixel count.
Why is it so blurry even at 4-6ft? Answer: Subject is moving in faster than auto-focus can handle.
The paradox: if it was “clear” footage in night vision, then the people that know the answer to the above questions would claim CGI because it’s supposed to be grainy.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t.
Face it. Everything that has been stated so far is coming to fruition as truth. Everything leading up to now, except the length of footage, has been discovered as truth.
Reiterating again: if the Tent Video would have never been leaked, then know one would know of “Hank.” Everyone would be surprised in August by a news release with science and a body with Rick standing over it saying, “Everyone who doubted me can suck it” (which would end up being “bleeped” out because he would actually say that on national news).
People should be thanking Rick for delivery of product.
Moneyfaker takes your money and shows you whooping and hollering without delivery of product.
So, who’s the real hoaxer here? Moneyfaker takes money from millions of viewers through TV and delivers no product, or Rick who doesn’t demand money from anyone and still delivers product? He delivered product to you even surrounded by hate. Alas, you still try to poop on him. I just don’t get it. So engulfed with disbelief that it’s Rick that you are looking right past it…Delivery of Product…
A very nice technical explanation for why the Shooting Bigfoot still looks the way it does.
Do the Tent Video and Shooting Bigfoot stills portray two different Bigfoots? Commenters are suggesting that there the discrepancy between the appearance of the Tent Video Bigfoot and the Shooting Bigfoot Still Bigfoot may be resolved if we posit that they are two separate creatures altogether. This makes sense because according to JR Dobbs’ interviews with the homeless in the area, there is apparently another Bigfoot that is still in the area, even after the purported killing of Hank.
This also helps explain why Hank would be so stupid as to come back and grab more ribs that night after a man with a gun had nearly killed him that morning. We can resolve this by saying that Bigfoot A was scared off by Rick’s gun in the morning and Bigfoot B, who knew nothing about Rick’s threatening behavior with the gun vis a vis Bigfoot A, came around in the night not knowing any better and was killed for his ignorance. From the comments:
I also agree that although this picture looks like the same basic facial structure of the BF on the Tent Video, it seems to be a different creature. This lends credibility to Dyer’s story because not only would he have to have one mask; instead he would have to have two separate masks altogether. The homeless people have indicated that there is still a Bigfoot out there, and that could be the one on the Tent Video or another one altogether. I had never heard that someone from the BBC said it was all factual,so that’s a plus too.
Some good arguments why Shooting Bigfoot could not be a hoax. From the comments section:
I tend to maintain the idea that this is not a hoax. There are five main compelling arguments to support my opinion and the reasoning for my beliefs.
- Morgan Matthews changed the title from Of Monsters and Men to Shooting Bigfoot while the film was still in production. One can only assume that this was not by coincidence.
- Rick Dyer has continued to describe the same EXACT story for months now and has not diverged from the original story once.
- The ending of the film does not line up with the order that Rick describes the events to have happened. This may be due to clever editing by Morgan to stick to his original theme of the documentary, which was essentially to mock those who look for Bigfoot.
- Minnow Films may be using the Shooting Bigfoot documentary as a set-up for an additional film that will reveal any information or footage that may have been withheld. This is the best way to maximize the production dollar to profit ratio.
- Morgan Matthew would not put his reputation of an unblemished 20-year career on the line by being involved in a hoax. Although it is possible that Rick hoaxed the Minnow Films crew, Morgan Matthews would not include it in film, as it is possible he could be accused of being involved in the hoax.
Three explanations for Morgan Matthews’ baffling behavior.
From the comments section:
Either Morgan Matthews is part of a Hoax, has filmed the best hoax of all time or he has signed the queen mother of all NDA’s.
This is an excellent point. It may all be down to the NDA’s that Matthews had to sign with Rick and his investors. What if those NDA’s say that Morgan may not under any circumstances say that there was a real Bigfoot in the film?
The Man Who Cried Bigfoot video. Via JR Dobbs, we have the 9th in a sequence of videos from the homeless people who live around the area where Dyer purportedly shot Hank. This 9th video is devastating to Rick’s case. The homeless man, Jeff, pretty much says that Rick hoaxed the whole thing.
Jeff said that he was paid to stand on a hill above the shooting scene at night and was given a radio to keep in contact with the crew below. His job was to keep people away from the site while shooting was going on. Jeff says there were many shots fired and what seemed to be repeated takes of the shooting scene. He also said that some live shots were fired, but many blanks were also fired, all by Rick.
Jeff now says that there may well be a Bigfoot in the area: “There is definitely something out here.” He also says that Rick Dyer slit his dog’s throat. Jeff took the dog to the vet’s, and the vet said that the dog’s throat had been cut by a knife or some sort of a blade.
Jeff says he took a photo with Dyer the morning after the shooting of Hank, and he never saw any Bigfoot body. He says he saw Morgan Matthews walk away from the site the morning after the shooting, and Morgan appeared to be hale and hearty, carting an 80 pound camera like it was nothing. Jeff says the whole crew, including Rick, left that morning and has never been seen again.
Jeff appears somewhat spacy and he may be a heavy or regular drug user. It is said that most of the homeless people in that area are meth users, and that many of them steal to survive or to get money to buy dope. They leave the area at night to go steal to get dope money and come back in the daytime with dope and get high.
Unfortunately, Jeff has completely changed his story compared to the initial story he gave to JR Dobbs, and hence, he is not very credible.
Rick Dyer’s response to JR Dobbs 9th video above. If you can stand to listen to Rick Dyer talk on video for a few minutes, then you will be able to listen to Dyer’s rejoinders to all of the charges made by the man in the video above.
Jeff says there were many shots, including blanks. In his initial video, Jeff said there were only two shots. Now there are many.
Blanks were fired. Jeff produces a 30.06 shell, but produces no blanks.
Jeff says he was given a radio and put on a hill while multiple rehearsals of the shooting scene were shot. Rick said that instead, efforts were made to keep Jeff away from the scene in the period after Hank was killed.
Dyer slit my dog’s throat. Dyer says that the dog was killed by pulling too hard on too tight of a leash. Instead of killing the dog, Dyer says he tended to its wounds. Dyer says he would never hurt any animal, but this is not true, as he has already killed one Bigfoot.
Shot taken with Jeff and Dyer the next morning. Not true, Dyer says the photo of Jeff and Dyer was taken the night before. Jeff is not usually around in the daytime.
Jeff says there may well be a Bigfoot in the area. In his first video, Jeff said there was no Bigfoot in the area.
Jeff says he is the only homeless person living in that area. Rick says that there are actually a number of homeless folks living in that area, and Rick gave some of them jobs so they could leave, move into shelter, and live more normal lives, leaving the homeless life behind.
Bottom line is Jeff does not appear to be very credible. He is a marginal homeless fellow who seems a bit shady and dangerous. Who knows what kind of life he lives? He may well be a heavy or regular drug user, possibly of methamphetamine. He has changed his story in quite a few ways, and Rick has contradicted most of his testimony. At the end of the day, JR Dobbs’ 9th video is not particularly credible.
Did Rick Dyer make a $200,000 surrogate human? Via Tim Fasano’s site, Tim runs through the possibilities surrounding Musky Allen’s testimony.
Tim says there are three possibilities:
- Musky saw a Bigfoot.
- Musky is lying.
- Musky got fooled by an excellent Bigfoot replica.
Fasano dismisses (2) as not credible and I agree with him. I do not think that Fasano is lying. And I do agree that Musky saw either an excellent replica or a real Bigfoot. One wonders why Rick would have gone through the trouble to pay $200,000 for a fancy fake human with no guarantee of any returns on the investment.
It also seems dubious that the US government facility housing Hank would allow their place to be used to house a fake Bigfoot. And it seems dubious that the medical model company would have the expertise to construct a fake Bigfoot, even on order. They make fake Homo sapiens sapiens, not fake Bigfoots. Bigfoots are not H.s.s.; they are something else entirely.
From the comments section, an excellent rejoinder to the medical company body theory:
I read the post on the blog about Rick Dyer having a fake body made from some company that makes medical dummies and I have to ask “Why?”
There are only two reasons to pull a hoax
- A practical joke
- A con that nets you money
The first makes no sense. Neither does the second to anyone that can think a little. Think about it.
To provide a manufactured product, Rick Dyer has to pay $200,0000 have the Bigfoot-medical dummy that would fool a vet doing an autopsy for only about 10 minutes. He then has to gain access to a facility, either a real one or a very elaborate hoaxed site that has apparently dozens of people pretending to work there so that Musky Allen thinks it is a real place. He has to pay those people, and he has to pay rent on the location.
All this is possible, but tell me, How does he make money at this? Where is the pay off? It would take a lot of $29.99 monthly subscriptions to cover that cost, much less make a profit. If Rick Dyer is smart enough to design and set up a hoax like that, then he is smart enough to know this wouldn’t work. This is not taking people into the woods and having your redneck brother-in-law dress up in a ghillie suit and run past the groups yelling “I’m a Bigfoot, Look out I’m gonna eat you!”
I don’t know what is going on, but the “manufactured body” theory is just the stuff of idiot who have watched to many Matrix movies.
Theory on how Morgan Matthews may be cutting the footage into two separate films to maximize returns. From the comments:
Here is what happened (maybe):
Mr. Mathews produced a film about Bigfoot hunters in the vein of Trekkies – a group character study about a selection of the odd and obsessed. This was all the film was ever supposed to be. And then San Antonio happened – my guess is it was pretty deep into the production calendar – and the fun film he had about some kooks became something altogether different – and the footage, the first ever A#1, landmark, groundbreaking footage of a Bigfoot, now he has that. And that, friends, is found gold.
So, do you put rarest of rare footage into the tail-end of the semi-serious character study, with the modest budget and modest marketing plan? No, that would be a terrible idea. Why? Because you have another, much more serious, and cash-worthy film on your hands. And there is NO WAY, let me repeat, NO WAY you put the money footage in the first film.
Because, let’s be honest, Mr. Mathews is a professional, and that means he wants and deserves to be paid for his work. If anyone thinks that the pics and footage are going to be released without some form of payment, they are delusional. The second film (Bigfoot shot?), which is already in the works and has been, no doubt, pre-sold to a major distributor, will have what you desire – just make sure you have your credit card ready.
The opportunity to turn two films, one with better backing based on groundbreaking footage, and one that was already in the can and of a completely different tone, is absolutely the road to take if you want to maximize your production dollar to profit ratio. The payoff is still there, just delayed. Plus, two films.
I’m not saying that’s what happened. As usual, there isn’t enough evidence to make any conclusive judgement. I’m saying it is the route to take if you had that footage (both sets) and were a filmmaker. The film ends with a cliffhanger, yes?
It is improbable, but possible: a theory based on film strategy.
Frankly, I hope it is not the case, and the beast remains unproven.
New information purportedly from Minnow Films sources lends support to hoax theory. I recently contacted a new source who tells me that they have film industry connections via family. A family member of theirs knows two people at Minnow who worked on the film and they asked the Minnow workers about the film. What the Minnow employees reported, if true, is devastating to Rick Dyer’s story and implies that he is hoaxing the killing of a Bigfoot. Here is the testimony:
I have some info for you. I spoke to my Uncle X last night for about 45 minutes regarding the Minnow Films and the rumors about the Sasquatch. He was able to speak with two different people that were heavily involved with the film over the past few years.
It’s interesting to note that they had an enormous amount of footage, as Morgan Matthews (director of Shooting Bigfoot) likes to leave his options open when “assembling” a documentary. X gave me some names but asked me to not use his name or theirs. However, it would not take very long for you to figure out who they are based on what I have told you (specific possibly identifying information deleted).
So, here is the info that we covered, and take it for what it’s worth. Considering X has never mentioned Bigfoot before, and this was the first time he’s even heard I was interested, I think it’s safe to assume that his info was unbiased.
X told me:
- There was an enormous amount of footage.
- Morgan did not see a dead Bigfoot nor was he party to anything regarding a Bigfoot body.
- There was a man at the camp site that Rick was familiar with and had met before on a prior expedition to San Antonio. This man was homeless and lived in the area. Morgan thought it strange that this man had been expecting their arrival and knew so much about what they were doing there. Over the course of the first couple of days, Rick spent a lot of time with this man privately and on several occasions, Rick and this man left the campsite together and were gone for long periods of time.
- Morgan DID NOT film any footage of what’s being called the Camper or Tent Video. Nobody on Morgan’s team saw any Bigfoot during day time hours.
- Rick was very familiar with the area they were in and mentioned that he had been there before.
- Morgan and his team did not enjoy Rick’s company, and Rick made them very nervous. One of the “logistics” people that acted as the go-between to help with travel and planning commented that Rick was “often manic and always appeared to be either very sad or jubilant.”
- Morgan was injured one night by what Rick claimed to be a Bigfoot. However, the “Bigfoot” was not very big, and the reason it was shown in black & white is because the color version made it look “hokey.”
-The Bigfoot was not shot or harmed by Rick. He did fire some shots in a different direction from the Bigfoot, and that’s what scared Morgan the most. Morgan thought Rick had gone insane and was killing random homeless people.
- The Bigfoot that knocked Morgan down was about 6 feet tall, maybe a tiny bit taller. Morgan was not expecting this to happen, and the only reason it did was because he was holding the camera. If it was a real Bigfoot, then he said, “There’s nothing to be scared of…LOL,” and that’s a direct quote.
That’s about all of the info I received, and although the source did not come out and say it was not a genuine Bigfoot, the description given was done with some humor and a few giggles. What was confirmed 100% was that there is no dead Bigfoot, no clear color footage and nobody came close to killing one either.
One more detail, Morgan HATED Dyer during the shooting and thought he was self- centered, insecure and a know-it-all. They did not get along at all, and Morgan also mentioned that Rick treated everybody in a rude and abrupt manner as if he had no social skills whatsoever. Even when the producers would contact Rick to get info on something, he acted as if he were doing them a favor and always felt the need to make ugly comments or offer unwanted critiques of Minnow, Morgan and the other parties that were in the film.
Anyhow, that’s all I have and X and his wife Aunt are going to some kind of industry reunion in a couple of weeks so he expects to hear more about this film, when he’s there.
Well, there you have it. If this information is true, it is devastating to us believers, and it is a shot in the arm for the deniers. The problem is that testimony conflicts with certain things, including my excellent source at Minnow who insisted to me that Rick’s story was true.
The part about Dyer’s a-holish personality and arrogant and clueless, narcissistic abuse of Matthews and the film crew certainly seems highly credible.
If this story is true, it means that Rick faked the several photos of the dead Bigfoot the next morning and the photo of the Bigfoot being loaded into the truck after it was shot. Either that or Musky is lying about the existence of the photos, and I doubt if he is. I also doubt that Rick is lying about the existence of these photos. Further, the creature in the movie does not appear to be man in a suit or a mask in any way, shape or form.
Rick Dyer’s personality. I hate to beat a dead horse here, but it is a topic of general interest. The one reviewer described Dallas and Wayne as “borderline retards” and Rick Dyer as an “a-hole.” That’s a pretty good summation. I rather like Dallas and Wayne, especially Wayne, but they don’t exactly come across like the sharpest tools in the shed. The description of Dyer as an “a-hole” is absolutely spot on, and sums him up better than most psychological diagnoses. This is simply how he comes across. When I watch his videos, he screams “a-hole” all the way through the video, from :01 all the way to the end.
A Canadian friend of mine said, “well, up here in Canada, we would call somebody like Dyer an idiot!” I asked him what he meant by that, and he said that in Canadian English, “idiot,” means something a bit different than it does here. He told me, “Well here in Canada, an ‘idiot’ means someone who causes so much trouble, so many problems and is such a pain in the a-, that you just need to stay away from them.” That’s an interesting description and seems to describe Dyer well. Here in California English, we would call someone like that something like a “total f-tard.”
Dyer also reminds me of some of the wild Christian fundamentalist preachers we used to have on early cable TV in Southern California about 30 years ago. One middle aged clown, Dr. Gene Scott, was a rather nice looking guy who often wore a cowboy hat. He changed outfits a lot and sometimes appeared drunk, stoned, medicated or tired. He rambled on narcissistically about everything under the sun.
He was a One-Man Show that never shut down. It was a One Man Ultimate Egotist Jerk-off Fest. We would watch the show, laugh at him and wonder why anyone would ever watch him. We often described him as “crazy,” and we wondered if maybe he had a mood disorder like manic-depression.
Another thing that I think when I watch Dyer is that this is a guy who is “totally unhinged.” He seems like someone who thinks with his mouth open and has no inhibitions whatsoever. Furthermore, he is always “on.” No matter what time of day it is or what day of the week it is, it’s always, “The Rick, Rick Show.”
Others have pointed out that unlike a pure sociopath, Rick does display a fairly wide range of emotions, and he does seem to have some decent and sensitive emotions. He has a positive side to his personality, and he has good traits that no pure sociopath would ever have.
He’s a complicated fellow!
First image from Shooting Bigfoot! Jeff and Jack from Facebook Find Bigfoot stopped by Musky Allen’s place on the way back from the Toronto premiere of Shooting Bigfoot. They had managed to shoot a number of shots of the movie from a poorly placed handheld cellphone that was held down very low due to tight security. The problem is that the poor placement of the videocamera meant that the top half of the screen was completely cut off.
The FB/FB guys did however get a number of really great shots of Hank attacking Morgan Matthews. Musky was shown a variety of footage – regular speed, slowed down, and still shots. This is the first ever image of Hank from the movie Shooting Bigfoot! This shot shows a closeup of the face and one of the shoulders of the Bigfoot. It is extremely impressive and looks like no mask or costume that I have ever seen. Musky’s reaction was, “Wow! Freaking wow!
The image has been removed upon receiving a takedown order from Minnow Films.
More reviews coming in from Shooting Bigfoot premiere. The reviews are continuing to pour in from the premiere of the movie last night.
A largely negative review who felt that Morgan was tackled by a man in a suit, possibly one of the nearby homeless men:
As someone who saw the film at last night’s screening, here’s what I remember from the final sequence. Dyer fired some shots, and you briefly see the back of a creature cross through the beam of a flashlight. This happens quickly and in poor lighting, so it could be anything from a person wrapped in a wool blanket to a costume to an animal. I can’t remember if there are additional shots after this. The face of a creature quickly crosses the camera lens, and the filmmaker is knocked over.
Having no knowledge of this subject and related controversies beforehand, my assumption was that the creature ran off into the woods and was not shot (or at least not seriously injured). Dyer immediately picks up the filmmaker and carries him back to their tents where he requests that they re-watch the footage. If a Bigfoot was shot and killed, it certainly seems not to have happened during this sequence, and this could explain why the filmmaker wouldn’t have any footage of a dead creature.
From Facebook Find Bigfoot, a largely positive review to supplement their earlier review:
The footage we all saw last night was not what we expected to see. Here is what is seen. Filming at night by the light of Rick’s gun and Morgan’s camera. Flash of arm, then a flash of the back (the crowd gasps), three shots are fired, and there are 10 frames of the face of a Sasquatch at four feet or less, two are very, very clear, (crowd freaks out).
Flat-wide human-shaped nose, downward facing nostrils, huge cheek bones, wide jaw, long upper lip (much longer than a modern human), scars all over face, thick hair around neck, huge dark eyes that are squinting, lips are wide. There is a single growl, and a grunt is heard. All admins agree it is the face of #2 Camper/Tent, and agrees with Musky’s description.
Wow, that review was very impressive!
Another largely positive review, this one from Angie Reeves:
Throughout Rick’s part in the film, Morgan Matthews (MM) was trying to portray Rick as a joker.
One incident…the ribs were hanging, Rick and MM leave the camp to investigate a noise, and return to find MM’s tent open, with the ribs inside. Morgan was pissed, accusing Rick of “fucking with him” (Rick denied it).
Another incident, at night, when Rick/Morgan are investigating a sound, Rick gets freaked out and tells MM that when he pointed his gun/light towards the brush, he saw a little girl of 5 or 6, standing there in her nightgown. Then she was gone.
Morgan retires to his tent and does a monologue saying that he never knows when Rick is being straight with him, and he knows there’s no little girl (and couldn’t Rick have picked a more unoriginal image to frighten him?). Then says he’s going to leave the camera on, but is sure he won’t sleep…
Then enter Hank scene as described last night. YES you see something big and bipedal moving quickly through the trees. YES you hear MM say “don’t shoot it”! YES you hear shots! YES something big knocks Morgan to the ground with the camera! The flash of the face doesn’t look like a mask to me. It was all very fast!
That’s another reason to think Morgan has edited the Hank footage to suit his agenda for the film.
That is very odd. How did the ribs get off the tree and into the tent? Why did Dyer hallucinate the ghost of a little 5 year old girl in the brush? What the heck is going on?
Here is another mixed review:
Well last night was interesting, I will start off by saying the movie in and of itself was amazing. It was funny, and entertaining. It followed 3 groups of people: Rick Dyer, Dallas and Wayne, and Biscardi. It made Biscardi look like a complete fool, Dallas and Wayne look like borderline retards and and Dyer look like an asshole. All true I am sure lol.
But let’s get to the good parts, or at least confusing parts now. The scene of the famous Tent Video went like this: the camera went on, and it was positioned on the floor of Morgan’s tent, and you hear him in a loud whisper saying, “Rick, Rick!” and calling to him. It was the same call in Rick’s version of the Tent Video you hear too. You don’t see the Bigfoot; instead you just hear Morgan, then the tent’s rattled, and its Rick. Morgan opens it up, and they walk out.
It cuts now – they are at the tree and where Rick draped the rips on it, the ribs was gone. It’s stated that the Bigfoot took the ribs, but they acted like there was still no proof of it. At this point so I found that odd because I am sure they both filmed this thing. I know Rick did at least, and I heard Morgan had 3 minutes of HD footage. Anyway it was or seemed to be played off like nothing happened other then the ribs vanished, and it was implied that Bigfoot did it.
Cut to the night in question – the camera turns on, and Rick helps Morgan out of the tent at night just like Rick said. Rick is walking with purpose and Morgan right behind him saying, “Put the gun away! Don’t shoot anybody!” then as they are walking, the light shines on something – a Bigfoot supposedly. It was on camera for about 2 seconds walking away – it was a back shot, so you see the back of the head and the entire back.
It was quick so I may be wrong, but it had a lot of resemblance to the Melissa Hovey photo, but then again, it was so quick that it was hard to tell. Very broad back though – looked like you were looking at a hairy Brock Lesner lol.
Anyway Rick raises his rifle, and Morgan says, “Don’t shoot!” and yells at Rick – I think he swore but I am not sure – and tries to grab the gun. Rick pushes him away just like he says, and the camera moves away from target. Rick chases it into the bush and darkness and then you hear shots – one at first – then Morgan is returning to camp telling Rick he is going back. He seems scared and agitated like he doesn’t want to get shot.
Then you hear two more shots somewhere near where Morgan is…the camera is jerky because he’s walking in a hurry back to camp. Then you hear rustling in the bush, so he raises the camera, and there is about a half a second to a one second shot of the creature breaking through the darkness, running at Morgan and knocking him down. It was really hard to see cause it was so fast, and you couldn’t make out details of what it looked like, but from what I saw, it wasn’t like the Tent Video; instead it looked different, but then again, it was so fast.
Morgan is on the ground, and no other shots were fired, which I thought was weird because Rick said he shot it after it hit Morgan, so don’t know what happened there. Then a few seconds later, Rick comes to Morgan and says, “Get up,” helps him get up, drags him towards the tent and drops him down.
Rick asks him to see the video and yells at Morgan to see it. Then it rewinds to where the creature charged and pauses on its face for another second (not enough time) and then it cuts to the morning where Morgan and Rick are fighting about the footage or rights to it or something along those lines. Then the movie ends with the Tent Video footage.
Response from the audience to Shooting Bigfoot. Although the ending was very dramatic, and there were gasps in the audience when the face of the Bigfoot was shown, people in attendance said that most of the audience walked out of the movie confused, and their general attitude was that Dyer had hoaxed the scene of the shooting of the Bigfoot at the end of the movie. This is disappointing to us believers, but it is not conclusive of anything other than that popular opinion believes in all sorts of things, true and untrue.
Why is the last three minutes of Shooting Bigfoot so unimpressive, and why was the best footage apparently cut out of the film? From the comments section:
I think the key to what’s in the film and what was shot lies in the NDA Dyer signed. RD has talked on an almost daily basis about the events surrounding the film, and as a result, Matthews may be preparing to take legal action against Dyer. This could put the ownership of the followup footage up in the air, as well as who will ultimately release the followup Hank movie.
The clear footage of Hank eating ribs only distracts from the ending of the film and probably would work better as a DVD bonus feature. I attended the world premier of Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot film Willow Creek on Monday, and in the Q & A afterwards, he said that in all the (fictional) Bigfoot movies he’s seen – once you get to see the creature, the film is over (i.e. goes down hill, loses it’s impact, etc.).
Some excellent pro-believer views about Shooting Bigfoot. From the comments section:
Seems people are not telling you people that a person from the BBC said at the beginning of the film everything you will see is factual.
1.) Ribs were shown in the film.
2.) Dyer did shoot his gun off.
3.) A hairy biped “Bigfoot” like creature was seen running fast in the film.
4.) As Rick said, the “Bigfoot” knocked over Morgan Matthews. (IS shown in the film)
5.) A Bigfoot is shown in the film.
The take-home point here would be the stunning statement made by the BBC official that everything you are about to see is true. In other words, he is saying that there is no hoaxing or special effects BS in the movie. For the life of me, I cannot see why a BBC official would lie and say there was no hoaxing in a hoaxed movie. I don’t believe it!
Morgan Matthews, director of Shooting Bigfoot, to do a Q and A session after the May 1, 2013 screening of Shooting Bigfoot. Tonite Matthews will supposedly have a Q and A session after the movie. Let us see what he reveals! Yet another rumor says that he will give a statement after the three showings in Toronto on May 5-6.
A view of Morgan Matthews’ possible motivation for why the film ended up edited so oddly as it was. From the comments section:
My feeling is that Matthews was dismayed that “his” project, his “fun-filled romp” with a bunch of “crazy White trash” was in danger of becoming “Rick’s proof” instead, what with all the hype surrounding it. As an artist, he was butt-hurt that nobody was coming to see HIS movie, really, they were just coming to see proof of Bigfoot, so he spun the edit to keep it on the track of his “artistic vision”.
I have little doubt all the excitement about the shooting footage which utterly drowned out any meager enthusiasm for what would otherwise have been a rather unremarkable documentary with marginal interest tweaked the bastard’s ego more than he could stand and he basically refused to allow his work to be co-opted into the circus surrounding the body. I understand how that must feel, but as far as I’m concerned, that limp-dicked teabag twat can now go fuck himself with a saguaro cactus. F-k Morgan Matthews and his douchebaggery.
Unfortunately, a lot of expectations were generated by a lot of us, myself included. It was a very obstinate move on his part, I feel; selfish, even. He clearly doesn’t owe any of us anything, in fact I’m quite sure he feels more than a bit of contempt towards us, but a more empathetic person would have realized how important this is to so many (and to science) and would have delivered the goods. I cannot help but consider him to be a rather stingy and narcissistic man for what he’s done.
I hope Matthews mans-up and at least says, “Yes, that was real animal, I will swear to that.”
When will Shooting Bigfoot be available on film for the rest of us to view? From the comments:
Since this is its world premiere, usually films spend a little time doing the festival circuit and then a theatrical release (though rarer for docs) then Video on Demand – if the film is licensed by Netflix, I think it would at least a year, if not longer, before it would be available.
A source of mine in the UK told me that they called Minnow Films UK and were told that they could purchase a copy of the film if they wished to buy one, so apparently you can buy a copy directly from Minnow if you want to.
NDA’s regarding the events surrounding the shooting of Hank and subsequent events. From the comments section:
People who have had to sign NDA’s also need to come out and tells us at least when the time limit on these things are up,I don’t see how that could violate anything.
All of these NDA’s have to expire at some point, and it would be nice to learn when they are going to expire at the very least.
Update on the arrangements under which Rick Dyer’s dead Bigfoot, Hank, is being stored near Las Vegas. From my comments section:
An arrangement was made by which the government has access to study the body in exchange for allowing it to be housed at the facility. A customized temp building was installed and is being used by Dyer’s investor group for which they have their own private security as well as the facility’s security. The investors group is in control of the building and access to the body.
The group has the privilege to allow in people who must sign numerous agreements and submit to screening, which is what Musky and any others, Jack and Jeff of Facebook Find Bigfoot, I’m sure as well, had to go through. Apparently, those working in the other parts of the facility aren’t privy to what is being housed in the temp building.
Where is Hank being stored? As noted above, Hank is being stored at a US government research facility near Las Vegas. I asked someone very much in the know about the facility if they could tell me what branch of the government is housing the body, and they told me that if they told me the branch of the government, if I was smart, I might be able to figure out very quickly the location and name of the facility.
As they did not want me to know these facts about the place, I was not told the name of the US government branch. There are already a couple of folks who have managed to figure out the name and location of the facility, but they are not talking.
First reviews of Shooting Bigfoot are in. Via Musky Allen, we have some of the first reviews of the documentary that premiered in Toronto tonight.
OK Folks. I’ve talked with Jack Barnes on the phone. He said the film was disappointing. The film showed a Sasquatch running from where the ribs where hung from the tree after Morgan got Rick from the tent…Rich gives chase and shoots into the dark presumably at the dark figure which is believed to be the Bigfoot. Morgan wrestles with Rick for the gun.
As Rick runs off into the dark, the Bigfoot which is seen from 2 feet away slams into Morgan, knocking him onto the ground. After a few seconds, Morgan regains his camera, and stands up with the Bigfoot staring into the lens showing its whole face…after a short skirmish, the film ends…
No daylight footage….If Morgan has the additional footage like what Rick has seen, then perhaps he’ll release it with a statement…I don’t know!…Jack wasn’t too happy how Morgan made the Bigfoot World look foolish in how he presents the image of these people!
Well, that is not so bad. It looks like as I predicted earlier, this film will solve absolutely nothing at all. Already many of the reviewers are insisting that the film shows a Rick Dyer hoax, in this case, Rick has a friend of his dress up in a Bigfoot suit and attack the filmmaker.
I continue to believe that Rick Dyer shot and killed a Bigfoot in the filming of this movie. My reasons are:
1. A source at Minnow Films UK who insisted to me that this is indeed what happened. This source has checked out well and does not appear to be a false story plant. I do not believe that she is lying to me, sorry.
2. A good friend of mine, who is good friends with Morgan Matthews, the director, told me that Morgan would not be a party to a filmed hoax in any way, shape or form. So based on that, I do not believe that the final sequence of this film shows Rick Dyer hoaxing the shooting of a Bigfoot. If that happened in the shooting of the movie, that part of the film would simply be cut out of the film, and in fact, the entire Rick Dyer sequence would have been cut out altogether.
3. Musky Allen’s testimony that he has seen the body. I do not believe that Musky is lying about seeing Rick’s body. Rick could have had a great Hollywood prop to show Musky, but that seems dubious. Further, the body is being held at a US government research facility that Musky had to sign 9 pages of forms just to get in to. There is no way on Earth that this government research facility would be party to a hoax in any way, shape or form. It’s possible that Musky is lying for some crazy reason, but I just do not get that impression from him, and I do know Musky pretty well.
4. The Facebook Find Bigfoot guys appear to have also seen Rick Dyer’s body. Via an excellent source, this is what was suggested to me, not outright at all, but in so many words so that I could figure out the implication of what was being said without it being stated explicitly. I came away from that conversation convinced that the FB/FB guys had indeed seen the body. Once again, Rick could have faked them out with a great Hollywood prop, but that seems dubious, and once again, we run into the problem that the place it is being stored at would not be a party to any possible hoax.
Official Facebook Find Bigfoot review of Shooting Bigfoot.
A Scathing Review of Shooting Bigfoot A film by Morgan Matthews.
The opening credits have high production value; a great deal of money was spent to capture the crazy misadventures of the three crews as they search for the mythical beast. From there the film plunges faster than Niagara Falls. It feels as if Morgan Matthews is manipulating his audience from the very start. The film is heavily edited over what appears to be many years.
Anyone who has followed the saga of Rick Dyer and the Camper Video knows that it is a compelling piece of film with Morgan’s voice calling “Rick Rick RICK!” His voice causes the Sasquatch to turn and look at the film (Dyer). The problem with Shooting Bigfoot is the “Rick, Rick RICK,” is at night and seems highly edited. The ribs are shown but never nailed to the tree, there is no eating ribs, and instead the ribs just disappear. We are made to think that Matthews is a solo embedded journalist, even though we know Morgan brought a crew along with him.
The film ends with Morgan being bowled over by what appears to be a very strong, very large and angry man-shaped creature. His face is shown for one second, and it is very shocking. The viewer is left to wonder if it is a real Sasquatch or not.
Clearly Morgan did not head to the airport in the middle of the night (the final scene is him in an airplane). Surely if someone had been attacked like that, you would endeavor to understand what happened. Morgan’s face is beat up badly as he is shown in both hospital and on a plane. So it is definite that something dramatic happened as he is hurled to the ground by the Sasquatch. Dyer asks if he can see the film footage, the film is rewound and the viewer gets to see the attacker again for maybe two seconds. Again, there is no conclusive ending.
Security was heavy at the venue, and the crowd was being watched for cameras, so it is not possible to look again at the footage. If it is real, then it is by far the closest footage ever seen of a Sasquatch. If it is fake, it is like no mask we have ever seen, and we add that the sight of the creature is dramatic. True to many of the reviews, this ending will not leave Bigfoot believers or skeptics satisfied, in fact it will leave both completely and totally unsatisfied.
An excellent review that shows what I expected, that the movie will prove nothing at all. It also looks like it underwent a very heavy edit for unknown reasons. FB/FB’s reaction to the footage of the Bigfoot is one of total shock. If it is real, they say, it is the best Bigfoot footage ever shot. If it is fake, it is like no Bigfoot mask they have ever seen.
This movie still leaves those of us who believe that Rick Dyer killed a Bigfoot will excellent reasons to continue to believe that.
Unfortunately, the up in the air ending also gives believers in the Hoax Theory a huge shot in the arm, and at this moment, they are in the end zone spiking the ball and dancing a jig, demanding that FB/FB resign and insisting that the movie shows a Rick Dyer hoax involving a man in a suit tackling a director.
That’s not proven at all based on a viewing of the movie; on the other hand, neither is it proven that an actual Bigfoot was shot in the filming of this extremely odd flick. The movie simply leaves us hanging like a bird on a string, with no possible resolution unless and until a body is forthcoming. If a body is revealed at some time in the near future, we will hopefully have a resolution to this mystery. However, if no body is ever forthcoming, the Hoaxer argument will probably win over no matter what the truth of the matter is.
It would be very nice if Morgan Matthews could make a statement in the coming days to clear up some of the uncertainties about the movie. It would also be nice if Rick Dyer could somehow release some of the footage or photos that he has, as it might help to resolve the mystery. Rick says that Morgan shot a lot of film for this movie that was left on the cutting room floor, including closeup footage of the dead Bigfoot. Why on Earth this killer footage was cut from the film is a gigantic mystery that defies logical explanation. Circumstances surrounding this movie just keep getting weirder and weirder, to paraphrase Hunter Thompson.
Update on the Rick Dyer federal warrant for interstate and wire fraud. We have checked into this story further and have determined that there is no federal warrant out for the arrest of Rick Dyer for interstate and wire fraud. However, the explanation is not as cut and dried as it seems, and it is understandable how this fake story got going.
First of all, A group of Dyer haters probably associated with the notorious Don Boucher and a group of people around him impersonated a prominent member of Rick Dyer’s Team Tracker and pretending to be this person as a source to me, planted a fake story with me saying that the FBI raided Dyer’s house on April 25 and took three of his computers. They also said that Rick and Lily Dyer are lawyering up to fight the charges, and Musky Allen and Cindy Pinkfoot are also under investigation for the same charges and are worried about going to jail. The story said that the FBI said that there is no Bigfoot body and that everyone who bought a Team Tracker membership was defrauded.
None of this is true.
It’s all made up by Don Boucher, etc. in an effort to smear Dyer and probably also to make me look bad as an unreliable source and as a “guy who will print anything.” The Team Tracker member was contacted and affirmed to me that they had not been emailing me. A fake account with Hushmail had been set up in this person’s name, and that is how I thought it was them. This TT member was angry about being impersonated and wondered if there was any way that they could retaliate.
We had sources look into these charges to see if there was anything to it. Originally a source who is a bail bondsman reported back to us that there was indeed a warrant out for Rick’s arrest on these charges. I had Steve Kulls try to reaffirm that via additional information and Steve found that there is actually no federal warrant out for Rick’s arrest on those charges. Instead, there seems to be an old federal warrant out for Rick’s arrest on interstate commerce and wire fraud charges stemming from an Ebay fraud case in which Rick was arrested in Texas recently. The charges in that case would indeed have been interstate commerce and wire fraud. So this may in part explain the confusion.
In addition, the Dyer haters centering around Don Boucher have been trying to get the authorities to file charges against Dyer for interstate commerce and wire fraud in connection with Rick’s claim that all Team Tracker memberships were going to help the homeless. Instead, Rick apparently is not going to give one dime to the homeless and instead he is going to pocket all of the money himself, as he puts it, “to buy myself a new Corvette.” The people around Dyer who are pressing this complaint say that authorities have opened an investigation into these charges, but there is no way to confirm that, and law enforcement doesn’t usually comment on ongoing investigations anyway.
Apologies for anyone who got confused, but I got played here. This is actually the first time that I have proven that a false story was planted with me, despite many claims that this has been going on forever. I only have a few sources, and I trust them very well and have an excellent relationship with them. New sources are not common at all. It looks like now that people are planting fake stories with me, I am going to have to vet out future sources a lot more carefully. Needless to say, planting false stories with journalists is unbelievably unethical. It doesn’t happen a whole lot thank God, and if it were happening all the time, the whole media would probably have to shut down.
Society only functions when there is a basic glue of trust and honestly at some level. Without that, everything falls apart, and you end up with 3rd World Hellholes, failed states, etc. Think about most of the human relationships you value in life. Could these relationships continue to function if you or the others in your life were lying half the time and telling the truth the other half the time, with no good way to sort out the lies from the straight up? Face facts, if that was going on, most if not all of the relationships in your life would be ripped to shreds.
Lily Dyer reports that Hank’s (the Bigfoot Rick Dyer shot) body will be released in the summer. A date of August 15 has been issued by Lily for the revelation of the body. We will have to wait until then, I suppose.
False charges against Steve Kulls. Steve is of course Rick Dyer’s arch nemesis and has been leading the charge saying that Dyer is hoaxing us over the Shooting Bigfoot movie. A group of Dyer supporters centering around Team Tracker have been part of a huge campaign to trash Kulls. One of the charges is that Kulls has lied when he said that he had a Private Investigator’s license with the state of New York. The TT folks said that Kulls never had a PI license at any time. I have since learned through an excellent source that Kulls did indeed have a PI license with New York state at one time. Now whether or not it is still active is another matter altogether. But at any rate, TT’s charges against Kulls are not true.
Update on the Rick Dyer fraud investigation. This story is unfolding and changing rapidly and will probably change even more in the near future. The sad part of it is that I got played by some Dyer haters who impersonated a Dyer Team Tracker member and fed me the story about Dyer being investigated by the FBI. They created an email account under the name of a TT member and then impersonated the guy. I suspect Don Boucher and those around him for that skullduggery.
However, at least part of the story seems to be checking out. A source who is a bail bondsman looked up the federal warrants. He has access to some sort of law enforcement (LE) system where you can look up warrants that most folks do not have access to. There is indeed a federal warrant out for Rick Dyer’s arrest for wire and interstate fraud, and the warrant is dated 2013.
There is an Internet page (that might be difficult to access) that shows the federal warrant out for Dyer’s arrest, but I haven’t been able to get a screenshot of it yet, and an Internet address may not be available as it may be a service only for LE, or it may be a pay service. Although the bail bondsman is an excellent source, we are trying to check it out with other sources to verify it.
Whether the warrant has been served or not (in that case, Dyer no doubt would have been arrested) is not known. Dyer may have already been arrested on this charge and may have simply posted bail and gotten out. And it is not known whether or not the FBI is involved, although it is a federal warrant.
What we do not know for sure is why the warrant is out, that is, exactly what is the nature of the fraud Dyer is accused of. The haters fed me a story saying it was about Dyer not having a Bigfoot body, but we don’t know that. If I were guessing, I would say that it revolves around Dyer collecting money for memberships and promising it all goes to charity when in fact it is apparently going to buy him a new Corvette at the very least.
There is also no confirmation that the FBI called up those who bought memberships, and this seems dubious as the FBI does not operate this way. It is also dubious that TT members or those who bought memberships are worried about going to jail. I also cannot confirm that Lily Dyer, Cindy Pinkfoot or Musky Allen are under investigation or worried about going to jail.
I would suspect that they are not under investigation and are probably not worried about going to jail. There is also no confirmation that Rick’s home was raided on Thursday and three computers were seized, although it is possible if there is a warrant out for him. As all of this information came from the impersonator, it must be regarded as suspect.
A good theory on why the feds are going after Rick Dyer for fraud. I think it is dubious that the fraud is related to Dyer not having a Bigfoot body. In fact, we don’t even know that it is related to selling Team Tracker memberships. The problem with that theory is that Team Tracker memberships are still being offered for sale. It may instead be related to something else altogether, such as Rick’s exceedingly sleazy Ebay used car sales business. Here is the theory from the comments.
Notice interstate fraud could be in regard to Mr Dyer’s duplicitous dealings on E-Bay. If the Bigfoot website is still up, and it was a few minutes ago when I checked, the warrant is not for the Bigfoot stuff.
Rick Dyer seems to try to be some type of rare or collectible automobile dealer. I would bet that the two Corvettes he didn’t deliver for example would be worth enough to get the FBI involved, especially if one of the cars turned out to have been stolen, and Rick obtained a false title. Together those would account for more money than all his subscriptions combined.
Conversation between Tom Biscardi and Morgan Matthews. Matthews of course is the director of the Shooting Bigfoot which will air tomorrow nite, April 30, 2013, in Toronto, Canada for the very first time. Matthews called Tom up a couple of weeks ago. Here is how the conversation went:
Matthews: Hey, Tom! Guess what? We are releasing your Bigfoot footage along with a few other Bigfooters in a new movie called Shooting Bigfoot that will premiere in Toronto, Canada in a couple of weeks!
Biscardi: Yes, I have heard about this…Can you tell me…Did you shoot a Bigfoot? Do you have possession of a Bigfoot?
Matthews: No, Tom, I definitely did not shoot a Bigfoot, and I for sure am not in possession of a Bigfoot.
Biscardi: Well then,in regard to anyone else associated with this movie, did they shoot a Bigfoot or are they in possession of a Bigfoot? For instance, Rick Dyer?
Matthews: Hey, I am sorry, Tom! But I just can’t comment on that! You’re going to just have to see the movie, ok?
Biscardi maintains that Dyer is hoaxing this whole thing about shooting a Bigfoot. Furthermore, Biscardi is not on good terms at all with Dyer. It is safe to say that Biscardi is pretty high up there on the Dyer Haters List, though the competition is ferocious.
Biscardi is also not happy at all with being included in this movie and accuses Morgan of lying to him about the purposes of the movie. Tom thought he was going to be in his own movie, but instead he was thrown in with Dyer, Dallas and Gilbert, all three of whom Tom has nothing but utter contempt for, regarding Dallas and Gilbert as idiots and Dyer as a crook. The way Tom sees it, his name and brand is damaged via association with those three.
I told Tom that he was about to become a lot more famous than he already was, but that hardly mollified him, and he continued bellowing into the phone until I eventually let him go. At this point, Tom is one unhappy Bigfoot camper.
Interesting post from the comments about Hank’s behavior.
I think his group have a body.
In large part I think that because of the description of Hank after the first shot was fired. The behaviors described are not those you’d expect from an animal running away but have happened before with Bigfoot.
From what I know about gunshot wounds, if a bullet passes through all soft tissue, the target may not even have been aware it was injured because there is no pain for up to several minutes. I assume a running animal would not look down to see the blood. Even if it did it would keep running because it didn’t know better. That is important in and of itself but more so given Hank’s actions after the first shot. So Hank was functioning on adrenaline and at that point may not have realized he was wounded.
The unusual behavior is that he circled back. Animals don’t normally so this. Neither do guys in suits. When animals run away, they make a straight line away from danger – they don’t go just out of sight and then loop back to get where you aren’t looking. This is a behavior by Bigfoots that has been reported before. But since most encounters don’t include people shooting at Bigfoots, it isn’t seen all the time.
There is a place for people to, as the pompous-haired Matt Moneymaker says, “Spend time in the field,” but there is also a place for people to look at reports and see what those reports tell us of behavior. I’ve read 100′s, maybe 1000′s, of reports of Bigfoot sightings.
In several encounters where a Bigfoot was frightened away by one person in a group, instead of running directly away, it doubled back and either tackled or ran through someone else in the group. I don’t think the Bigfoot realized there was more than one person in the group oftentimes and was simply moving fast and not looking where it was going. I wish I had links to some of these reports, but I don’t and I’m sorry.
But the description of Hank running away and then doubling back – where they wouldn’t be looking for him – just rings true as it were with some of the reports I’ve read but is not something I’ve seen commented on. Tell me, would a guy in a suit who Dyer was shooting blanks at come back and tackle a cameraman? That must have been some suit to have fooled the Minnow cameraman that close up. If that happened, could Dyer shoot his suited accomplice to not reveal the hoax and get away with that? Once again that is a real good suit.
Also Minnow may not have said, “Yes, he shot the thing,” but if it was a fraud or hoax Dyer was pulling, they would sure said that. It would have sold the film either way. But if this is a hoax then Minnow films was knowingly involved in the whole thing, and you have to ask, “What’s in it for them?” The answer is nothing. That Minnow Films has not come out and categorically said, “This was a Dyer hoax he was tricking us,” means they did not perceive a hoax.
A few last observations.
Nailing ribs to the tree was good move and one the three idiots and Cliff Barackman should try on their TV show. It puts the food where small animals like racoons, dogs or even birds would have a hard time getting to but where a tall creature with hands could. That Bigfoot sometimes raid pigpens makes pork an obvious choice I would think.
I don’t know about San Antonio but where my parents live farther West has been in a three year drought. The area where Dyer claims to have shot Hank is newly developed. It is possible that with the development and the lack of water, Hank’s normal routes to exit the area were blocked. He may have started coming into the camps simply because he was starving. That would also explain why he came back after being frightened off the first time.
I especially like the part about the very odd behavior of doubling back and running into Morgan. That Bigfoots have been reported as doing this before is very interesting, and certainly other wild animals don’t engage in this behavior. And it would be the last thing a man in a suit would think of doing too.
I am not completely sure why the Bigfoot was hanging around in this fairly inhabited area, but it would not be the first time. There is a recent report from a Seattle suburb of a Bigfoot dumpster diving at a trash bin outside a hospital at midnight. It tripped on a curb while leaving the area. What is needed is a densely wooded area close to the inhabited region, and in this case, there was a deeply wooded ravine that the Bigfoot used to access the dumpster.
As suburbs continue to expand out into wild areas, humans are coming into contact with more and more wild mammals, including mountain lions, bobcats and especially coyotes.
Where I lived in the Sierra foothills was a fairly inhabited region that was also frequented by raccoons, spotted and striped skunks, opossums, porcupines, woodrats, field mice, voles, flying squirrels, shrews, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, ringtails, black bears, deer and a variety of other mammals. There were many nesting birds, and birds of prey were commonly sighted, including Goshawks and all sorts of owls. A wide variety of reptiles, snakes and amphibians were also sighted in the region. All of these wild critters living side by side with humans in a town of 15,000 people!
FBI says Rick Dyer does not have a Bigfoot body! I just received this breathtaking news that the FBI states that Rick Dyer does not have a Bigfoot body. They are calling up people who bought memberships in Rick’s Team Tracker. The conversation goes something like this:
FBI: Do you realize that Rick Dyer does not have a Bigfoot body?
TT member: Um, no, I think he does have one.
FBI: Did you buy a gold membership?
TT member: Yes, I did.
FBI: Well, you were lied to. You were defrauded. And we may have to call you to testify against Dyer.
People who bought memberships are upset and worried about going to jail. In addition, Musky Allen has been going around aggressively questioning everyone who he suspects of being the mole or leaker, trying to ferret him out. My source was very worried that they would be discovered, and is also worried about going to jail. In addition, other Team Tracker members may also be under investigation, but this has not been confirmed.
This of course is very bad news for those of us who believe that Rick Dyer did indeed kill a Bigfoot recently. In fact, I still believe that he did kill one. But his news is a huge shot in the arm for the deniers who insist that Rick has been hoaxing the whole time.
However, I am an honest reporter and an honorable man, and if it turns out that Dyer has been hoaxing us the whole time, I will be the first person to report it. That this will make me look bad is of little concern to me as an honorable journalist is not concerned about a changing story.
I confess I cannot reconcile the FBI’s statements, if true, with my belief that Dyer killed a Bigfoot. Part of the reason is that I have a source at Minnow Films who told me that the Dyer story is true. In addition, I have been told that Morgan Matthews would not be a party to any hoax on film. This still leads me to believe that there is a dead Bigfoot somewhere.
Don Boucher reported similar accusations against Rick Dyer. At 2:30 AM on Friday, April 26, 2013, Don reported that Las Vegas and federal authorities were both investigating Dyer for wire fraud and racketeering. He tweeted this after the FBI raided Rick’s home in Las Vegas only the previous afternoon. Don Boucher is a very scurrilous person and has hoaxed himself numerous times in his zeal to go after Rick Dyer, but this time he looks like he is correct.
Rumors of investigations against Dyer a couple of months ago. I and one of my sources heard rumors of a local (Las Vegas or Nevada) investigation against Rick Dyer on fraud charges. It looks like those rumors may have been valid.
Investigations underway to validate FBI rumors. One of my sources is conducting an investigation into the FBI rumors to try to validate them. The investigation will last 2-3 days. At the moment, all I have is one source from deep inside the Dyer camp who told me this story in addition to Boucher, who honestly is not a very good source due to repeated lies.
Dyer’s latest accusations against Shawn Evidence and me. The video is here. I suppose I should clear up a few things. Dyer data-mined that “pervert” statement somewhere from this site. It is true that I have lived my life as a polymorphously perverse individual and a libertine. In that sense, sure, I am a pervert. But I guarantee that I draw the line at kids of course, and I don’t do anything illegal anyway in sexual terms and haven’t since I was a very young adult. Not that that is important to anyone who reads these reports, but I may as well respond to charges.
Rick Dyer arrested in Oklahoma/Arkansas. Dyer was arrested on the border of these two states and charged with auto theft. The charges are murky, and no one knows what really happened. Dyer claims it was all a misunderstanding involving expired registration or something to that affect. Dyer was towing a vehicle from Oklahoma to Arkansas at the time.
Every time Dyer gets arrested, he moves to another state. He got arrested in Florida, and he left Florida. He got arrested in Oklahoma, and he left Oklahoma. He got arrested in Texas, and he left Texas. This is the pattern of a grifter or con artist. It is also the pattern of a lot of other criminal types, but that need not concern us here.
Dyer involved in bid chasing on Ebay. Before he was arrested for Ebay fraud for failing to deliver two Corvettes to a buyer, Rick was engaging in what is known as bid chasing on Ebay. This is unethical and possibly illegal. At any rate, it is a violation of Ebay’s Terms of Service.
Rick would bid on his own items, artificially driving up the price, and would get into fake bidding wars with real bidders to once again bid up the price. You think you are bidding against a real competing bidder, but really you are bidding against the seller himself, Rick Dyer! It’s pretty much fraud, but I am not sure if it is actually illegal or not. But it sure is sleazy!
Excellent analysis of the Shooting Bigfoot trailer by Facebook Find Bigfoot.
Shooting Bigfoot Trailer + 19 reasons it will be real.
Two Days left…. Here are nineteen elements in the “Shooting Bigfoot” Trailer corroborating #2 Tent/Camper and Dyer’s subsequent story. (Thanks to all who helped compile this list)
1. Dyer and Matthews are both in the film. Why would Morgan Matthews perpetrate a HOAX after an unblemished 20-year career, moreover validate a second Dyer hoax. Do you think Dyer has the persuasiveness to win over Morgan and then keep him quiet for 7 months?
2. Morgan yelling out, “Don’t shoot it!” at the very end of the trailer.
3. There is a shot at the end, indicating a gun is fired on the expedition. The poster also has smoking barrels.
4. Two thumps can be heard after the shot.
5. Dog with throat cut/opened matches JR Bob Dobbs’ 2013 investigation, as well as his report that a British film crew was present.
6. Ribs in a tree are shown- just as Rick said to FBFB in September but not disclosed til November.
7. The shot of the tent and the tent window – hey! That’s the same tent as the Tent Video. It is the same Remington Model 710 and mag light that FBFB examined, also same gun seen in the #2 Tent Video.
8. The movie has a new name. “Shooting Bigfoot”, the name, is not just imagery = it clearly states what will happen.
9. The frequently mentioned animosity between Morgan and Dyer is clear in the “asshole filmmaker” quote.
10. It is very clear how hectic it was the night of the 6th when “all Hell broke loose” after it was shot.
11. Rick Dyer is begging and wants to know if the kill shot is on film – this supposedly happened after the Bigfoot was shot.
12. Interviewing homeless who made 911 call in 2010 – this pinpoints the location, consistent with on-site investigations.
13. Dyer’s intent on killing a Bigfoot or anything looking like a Bigfoot is clear.
14. Rick Dyer is filmed with rifle in his underwear.
15. The production value of the trailer shows professionalism, not that of a cheap hoax.
16. Confirms Morgan Matthews’ voice from the Tent/Camper w/audio saying “Rick, Rick, Rick…”
17. There was a debate during the day of September 6th after the Tent and Camper Videos are taken at 8am; there must have been a question if it could have been a guy in a costume. Rick answers, “If it is a guy in a costume, I will shoot him.”
18. Rick is using the flashlight with pointing gun – just as Rick has said the shooting was at night and filmed at night.
19. Rick is completely into the event – in his underwear, manic, focused. He is not a man preparing a costume for friend or prepping for a hoax on Matthews. He is serious and focused.
Everything they say is 100% spot on, and they make an excellent case that an actual Bigfoot was killed in the filming of this movie. I continue to believe that Shooting Bigfoot documents the actual killing of a Bigfoot.