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.