New clues about the photos of Hank (the Bigfoot Rick Dyer killed). Four photos of Hank recently surfaced, not two as I originally reported. One was a photo of Hank being loaded into a box truck by several men. Three were of a group of men standing around Hank’s body, which is lying on an embankment. The scene appears to be early in the morning, probably the morning of September 7, 2012, after Hank was shot at 10:30 PM the previous evening. Dyer can clearly be seen in two of the photos, and the film crew also seems to be present.
In one of the photos, curiously, there are two men wearing sports coats and slacks who are obviously not the local homeless population or part of the film crew. It is uncertain who they are, but they may be some sort of government officials.
Facebook Find Bigfoot appear to have seen Hank on their Las Vegas visit to talk to Rick Dyer. This is what I have gathered from conversations with my sources. They did not come right out and say it, as that would get them into trouble, but with a lot of hints and oblique statements, they very much implied to me without saying so explicitly that FB/FB did indeed view the body on that trip, and I believe that they did also. Their having viewed the body is probably one of the main reasons why they are so certain that the Dyer shooting dead Hank the Bigfoot is true.
First video of dead Hank revealed to the public? The movie trailer for Shooting Bigfoot has finally been released. The movie definitely seems to be everything that believers in the Rick Dyer story said it would be. However, the movie will solve nothing as those who think the movie is a hoax say that the shooting of the Bigfoot at the end of the movie is simply staged.
However, there is some fascinating video at the beginning of the trailer that shows a white pickup truck on a freeway with a green tarp in the back. The tarp is covering a large object. I think the object it is covering is Hank the Bigfoot, who possibly was first loaded into this pickup and then taken somewhere else where he could be stored more properly. The footage may be seen at :18 and again at :26-:33 in the trailer.
Shooting Bigfoot trailer is very interesting. The trailer shows Dyer with a gun, loading it and pointing it. A blond woman asks Rick, “I didn’t know the idea was to kill a Bigfoot?” A man (probably Dyer) nails ribs a tree. Another man (possibly Matthews) asks, “Is that to lure him in?” Later we see Rick at night in his underwear, holding a rifle. Then we hear a British accent saying, “Don’t shoot me!” Next we hear a gunshot. The clip ends with Dyer frantically demanding of the cameraman, “Let me see the tape! Let me see the tape!”
The Dyer naysayers say that all of this is part of an elaborate hoax, but as I reported earlier, a friend of mine is very close to Morgan Matthews, the director, and he said that Matthews would not be a party to any hoax on film in any way, shape or form. Therefore, the naysayers’ argument that this film shows Dyer hoaxing the killing of a Bigfoot appears to be incorrect.
New movie poster for Shooting Bigfoot. A very nice new poster of Shooting Bigfoot has been released by Minnow Films. Check it out below.
Who is Dyer’s other investor? I reported earlier than an Australian billionaire was one of Dyer’s investors. Now I have learned that another investor is a Las Vegas casino owner.
Why is the Bigfoot Dyer killed named Hank? He is named Hank after a famous country music singer, apparently Hank Williams Jr. I gather that Dyer is a big fan of this guy. I would opt for Hank’s father myself. Hank Williams Jr. is apparently the other major investor in Dyer’s Bigfoot along with the Vegas casino owner.
Hank’s body will not be released on April 30 at the screening of Shooting Bigfoot. I have just learned that what I reported in my last update is incorrect. In fact, the body will be released by Dyer much later, sometime in the summer, possibly in August.
Review of Shooting Bigfoot in the Toronto Standard. Here is the review which just came out today, April 25, 2013. This review proves what I have long said, that the movie shows the shooting of a Bigfoot, but leaves it up in the air as far as whether it is a real shooting or an elaborate prank. The reviewer himself is not clear whether he has just seen the shooting of an actual Bigfoot or an “elaborate and violent prank” as he puts it. As I have mentioned before, this movie will not clear up the debate at all, as the naysayers are already saying that the movie just shows a faked shooting of a Bigfoot.
For some Bigfoot is just a character from Harry And The Hendersons, for others the mythical creature is a lifelong obsession. British director Morgan Matthews decided to fly over to the US to film some particularly passionate Bigfoot hunters and ended up with far more than he bargained for. The sad folks at the center of Matthews’ film either make their living or escape their depressing lives by hunting the great beast and don’t take too kindly to an outsider with a camera coming to their community to suggest the creature might not be so real.
For the first hour, Shooting Bigfoot alternates between a sad and hilarious portrait of grown men determined to prove the existence of bigfoot to the filmmaker, the audience, and themselves. Then, in the final third, two particularly aggressive hunters promise to introduce the uppity director to Bigfoot himself and well…the result is in the title. Maybe it’s real, or more likely it’s an elaborate (and surprisingly violent) prank, but either way Shooting Bigfoot is not a movie to be missed and a rare documentary that demands a midnight screening.
Another review of Shooting Bigfoot, this time by Bob Turnbull (not sure who that is). Review:
Director Morgan Matthews states right up front that he used to be keenly interested in Bigfoot in his younger days. Years later, that interest has now flipped and turned into a deep curiosity of the people that continue to search, track and believe in the hairy Sasquatch. He follows along with three separate teams – the deluded but honest believers, the opportunist business man and the liar – while they go through their paces to gain any evidence of the long-elusive beast.
Early on it looks like the film might be just like any other let’s-go-talk-to-crazy-people doc (filled with energy, but not shedding any interesting light on anything), but shortly after all three expeditions are arranged and we’ve jumped between each team’s early preparations with Matthews, we cut to the director lying in a hospital bed. Suddenly we have a different movie on our hands…
The film becomes more and more engaging as we learn more about these people, their techniques, self-delusions and possible deceptions. It’s all the more intriguing since you know that Matthews is going to face an ordeal of some variety, but with which team?
None of them escape looking silly – Rick tripping in the woods while he wears cowboy boots, Tom’s admission after a particularly stressful moment that he’s had 7 stents in his heart, Dallas calling for Bigfoot using a “shaman language” – but there’s also a more serious tone that slides under the entire film as the teams come across numerous other people living in rather desperate and terribly sad ways.
Guns seem to be easily acquired, the economy hasn’t rebounded for any of these folks, and basic needs are a struggle to acquire. It’s a clever mix of myth debunking, suspense, silly fun and state-of-a-decaying-nation profile. So how does it end? Well, like Bigfoot itself, you’ll just have to see it to believe it.
As you can see, this review also says that the ending is quite a shock. He points out that the film cuts away to a shot of Matthews lying a hospital bed early on in the film. This goes along with what I reported, that Morgan was hurt when the Bigfoot charged him and when he got into a fistfight with Dyer after the shooting.
Comment by Jimmy Conway supposedly proving that Shooting Bigfoot is all about a hoax. Here is his comment:
Jimmy Conway: OK. Enough. Many of you will know that I have said the Dyer Bigfoot story was a hoax (as have many others here) from the moment I found out that a) it was him involved but, more importantly, b) that a British documentary maker i.e. Morgan Matthews and Minnow Films were involved. This latest review pretty much confirms that the doc is a social commentary piece on some of the characters in the Bigfoot community.
Any talk of it confirming there was a Bigfoot shot dead, there is a body and that Morgan Matthews ended up in hospital because of a “real” Sasquatch is an appalling example of why this community is a laughing stock: the lack of objectivity and just plain common sense makes this community a prime target for hoaxers. It’s nothing new. People are so desperate to believe the creature is real that when a story like this come through the door, objective thinking flies out of the window.
Many of you will have read my posts and seen that I have been very vocal about this story, and I have provided information – facts -about the companies involved and the people from the UK. The more astute of you will have realised that this wasn’t guess-work. You will have realised that I’m not a “hater” . I’m here for the truth. I believe Bigfoot is likely real. What it is – I don’t know. But something is out there.
So why am I so sure it’s a hoax? For the last 20 years I have worked in media in the UK. I have worked with pretty much every single major media outlet there is. In national press. Radio. TV. Film. Including the BFI. Including the BBC. On a regular basis. All it took was a couple of phone calls to establish what the documentary was actually about.
You have to understand that Bigfoot is alongside Father Christmas and The Loch Ness Monster in the UK. People interested in it are few and far between. There are not that many who shout from the rooftops that they think it’s real. I certainly don’t. You can imagine the reaction I got when I asked if the story of a Bigfoot body was real.
Morgan Matthews ended up in a hospital bed as a result of an altercation, but it wasn’t with a Sasquatch. That’s all I am prepared to say about the content of the film, aside from telling you previously the premise of the whole thing. I must be clear, I have NOT seen the film.
Rick Dyer is taking full advantage of this film and full advantage of the people in this community who are all too willing to believe. I don’t blame Rick. I don’t hate him at all. I think he is a funny guy but I don’t agree with some of the things he does but so what.
I’m not asking anyone to believe me. There are many people here who made their minds up months ago and they won’t even change it once the truth is revealed. They’ll say “The body was taken”, “It’s s cover-up” etc’. Fine. That happens.
I have absolutely no axe to grind with Rick Dyer or Musky Allen. It just so happens that, in what is a big coincidence, someone in the UK media industry has a genuine interest in Bigfoot and was able to ascertain with relative ease the truth to this whole thing.
If I am wrong on this, I won’t hide. I’ll be here to apologise to every single person and will be prepared to take the verbal beating of my life off anyone who wants a go. If I’m wrong, it will mean that a UK documentary maker and a hoaxer really are the people responsible for the greatest scientific discovery in our lifetime. I won’t be ashamed to come back here to face the music, because we’ve got validation of what we all want.
But when the truth is revealed, there will be casualties here. The biggest one being the Bigfoot community itself. However, there are those with so called reputations that will not recover either.
Conway’s detractors say that he is a long-term troll on Facebook Find Bigfoot, and he has “sources” for every video they make proving that it is actually a fake. He has plenty of sources but no information. The general consensus among his detractors is that Conway is simply lying and he has no “sources” at all. He has never presented any information that he has any good sources, and his information in general has not proven to be correct.
We can assume that in this case, he is lying once again and just making up the part about having sources in the UK media industry who are telling him what Shooting Bigfoot is all about. Just another troll.
A “commission” represents the body of Hank. They appear to have some sort of ownership or retention rights over this corpse. The commission includes those who own the body (whoever they are) along with the US government research facility which is housing it. If you want to see the body, you have to go through this commission and sign NDA’s with them. As this branch of the government is part of the commission, the papers you have to sign are quite complicated.
The US government did not build a separate facility just to house Hank. Instead, they built a makeshift area in an already existing facility. However, most of the workers at the facility do not have access to the makeshift area where Hank is being held. This government research facility is quite complex and it is possible that the scientists/technicians who work there do not even know of the existence of Hank or that he is being stored at the facility. However, there is a US government team that has been tasked with work with, study and guard/protect Hank.