What is shown at the end of Shooting Bigfoot? Shooting Bigfoot is Morgan Matthews’ movie that is said to show Rick Dyer shooting and killing a Bigfoot named Hank in San Antonio, Texas last year. The last 3-5 minutes show either this shooting or as detractors say, an elaborately hoaxed shooting of a Bigfoot.
A source who has seen the film has told me what happens in it. The truth is that there are two Tent Videos. The famous one that you have already seen snippets of was shot on September 6, 2012 in the AM in daylight. This video was shot by Rick with his phone cam and by Morgan with HD video. There is a second Tent Video shot at night when the Bigfoot came back to eat more ribs, the end result being that he was shot and killed by Rick. This video is shot in the dark and you will also see this Tent Video in the movie. So the movie will show both of the Tent Videos.
You will see Rick come out of his tent dressed only in his underwear as he levels his gun at the Bigfoot in the dark (This part you can see in the trailer.) You will see the Bigfoot as it is running away and possibly as the first shot hits it in the back.
Then you will see the Bigfoot circling back around and running very fast towards the camera. At this point, you will see the Bigfoot very up close at it nears Matthews’ camera. Then the camera will go wild as the Bigfoot shoves Morgan aside and Morgan goes flying in the air. Later, Rick picked up Morgan and carried him back to the tent. This is where you see the part in the trailer where Rick is demanding, “Let me see the tape!”
You will not see the Bigfoot up close lying on the ground and you will not see any examination of the Bigfoot. All of that will come later in a movie to be produced by Dyer and his investors. However, that movie will solve nothing either as skeptics will just say that that movie by Dyer et al is hoaxed using props and whatnot.
Footage of large object under a green tarp in the back of a pickup truck in the Shooting Bigfoot trailer is not Hank. I reported earlier that I suspected that that object, which can be seen at two points in the trailer, is Hank’s body. Dyer cleared that up on his radio show by saying that that was not his truck, and he did not know whose truck that was as that was from a part of the movie that he did not take part in.
Here is the Shooting Bigfoot trailer again for reference to use in reading the two posts above:
I do not know the name of the casino that now owns Hank. One of my sources knows the name of it, but they won’t tell me, so keep guessing.
Dyer went to a university soon after Hank was killed. After Hank was loaded onto the truck that would transport him to Las Vegas, Dyer et al stopped by a university on their way to Las Vegas. Apparently the Bigfoot was examined at this university. I do not know the name or location of the university.
Composition of the team that is studying Hank. Hank is being housed at a US government research facility near Las Vegas, Nevada. Sources know the name of this facility and the name of the branch of the US government that is housing it, but they will not tell me either.
They told me, “If I told you the branch of the US government that is housing Hank in its facility, you could probably locate the facility quickly if you were smart.” A special team has been tasked to work with, study and protect Hank. This team is made up of professors from universities at various different locales in the US. That is all I know about the team.
Why so many Bigfooters hate Rick Dyer. Mostly it is over his hoax of 2008, however, I do feel that if Rick sincerely apologized for that hoax instead of gloating over it as he does, as lot of decent Bigfooters (especially us Christians) would forgive him and say give him another chance.
It is important to note that the 2008 hoax was actually two separate hoaxes: first that he had a Bigfoot, then that the Men In Black’s (MIB’s) stole it. The next year, there was another dual hoax, as he said he had another dead Bigfoot, but then the MIB’s stole that one too. In between, he was apparently hoaxing people on his expeditions in 2010 by taking $500/head from them and then having his friend run by in the woods with a Bigfoot suit on.
In early 2011, Rick was involved with another hoax in which he presented Bigfoot photos taken in Florida that were obviously Photoshopped. He also tried to defraud a man out of $17,000 when he promised to deliver two Corvettes to the man but never sent them, pocketing the cash instead.
In addition, Steve Kulls has recently found via some superb detective that Rick’s page is full of hoaxed and stolen photos. For instance, there is a page showing photos of Rick’s expeditions, the various folks on them, the scenery, etc. along with a pitch to fork over $500 to go on one of them. Steve has shown that all or most of all of those photos are not of Rick’s expeditions at all. Instead, they are photos stolen off the web of groups of people on camping trips.
Rick also has a video of him cooking the ribs to bait for the Bigfoot in September in San Antonio. However, that video is apparently a fraud, as Steve showed, through excellent sleuthing, that it was actually shot in April 2012 so it could not be a video from September.
So it’s not just one hoax or fraud that Rick has been involved in. He’s been an ongoing hoaxer, fraudster, con man and sometime criminal for at least five years now and possibly longer.
Nevertheless, I feel that if he would act halfway decent, he still might have more supporters. When 80-90% of the community hates your guts, you have to wonder what you might be doing wrong. If it were me, I might try to figure out what I was doing wrong and try to do better next time to try to win some folks back over to my side. Instead, Rick’s behavior seems to be to act as horrible as possible to make his enemies hate him even more and to create as many new enemies as possible.
So he goes on the air and spends most of his time ranting and raving against his many enemies, digging up dirt on them in the sleaziest way possible and threatening them in various ways, in addition to the portrayal of a character afflicted with severe kookery and ultimate douchebaggery so vividly displayed on his website and radio shows. Rick doesn’t exactly play by How to Win Friends and Influence People.
I suppose I just don’t get it. I would say when you’re in a hole, quit digging. Rick seems to collect enemies for fun the way some folks collect baseball cards. Go figure.
David John Jenkins on the role that Facebook Find Bigfoot has played in all of this. I thought he summed up the whole sordid episode very well, and I could not have written this up better myself. Italics mine.
The (Shooting Bigfoot) movie trailer is very consistent with what Dyer has been saying. The production values of the trailer itself and Morgan Matthew’s extensive filmography point to this being a serious undertaking to show what actually happened. Most of the criticism being leveled against FB/FB is malicious and prejudicial without any attempt to present facts and consists mostly of jeering.
The content of FB/FB site has been extensive and consistent with presenting evidence that supports the main thesis of their book You are Sasquatch. Even their interviews and interactions with Dyer remain true to their opinion of what Bigfoot is and what it represents to humankind.
The idea of this as being a hoax conspiracy is not supported by facts and is entirely political in nature based on an intense dislike of Dyer’s character. FB/FB on the contrary has approached all video evidence pertaining to the existence of Bigfoot with the same analytical eye regardless of who the author is. They are not aggressively aligned with any one side but they do stay committed to the conclusions they have made about the great many videos they have authenticated. The authentications are themselves ample proof of the integrity of this site.
The Bigfoot legend is not the creation of overly competitive, jealous rednecks. It began as Native American folklore which has its origins with tribes as far flung as Florida and the Pacific Northwest. That historical fact in itself gives tremendous weight to the idea that there is something mysterious in the woods.
The fossil evidence of ancient hominids proves that human hybrids or ancestors have existed, and stories of Ape men persist across several Continents. It is therefore quite reasonable for many people to embrace this subject with enthusiasm and commitment.
FB/FB has done just that.
Their misfortune has been to find themselves in the cross hairs of people who are intensely angry that their many years of being ridiculed as they wandered the woods will be upstaged by a shameless opportunist like Dyer.
FB/FB of course had no control over that, and if they had been a bit more politically savvy and less enthusiastic they may have avoided all this by downplaying the Tent Video. But that’s not their purpose. Their commitment to this unique American story which through the aid of advances in technology is on the cusp of revealing itself to the modern world.
This is a superbly written piece. Of course Dyer is a shameless opportunist, and that’s what his friends say! You don’t want to know what his enemies say about him. That as big of a jerk as Dyer should be the one who discovers is the most supreme insult to many Bigfooters who have been running around in the woods forever and will see all of those years wasted by the prize going to Mr. Douchebag of the Year.
DJJ is absolutely correct that the belief that Dyer is hoaxing is based for the most part on his character and not on the data. People are voting with their hearts and not their brains. In their hearts, they hate Dyer’s guts, so therefore he is hoaxing.
DJJ does a great job of finessing FB/FB’s role in all of this. The truth is that they are the ultimate Bigfooter professionals. No one knows what they think of Dyer’s dubious character or whether they even care about his personality. In the realm of FB/FB, Dyer’s personality foibles and whatnot are simply not important. All that is important is whether or not he shot a Bigfoot. Leave all the rest for psychologists and gossip columnists and the judgement of history.
It was through this severely, almost painfully objective eye that FB/FB decided that the Tent Video was the real deal and went with it, for which they have suffered terribly. Note that their enemies recently got FB/FB’s entire Youtube page taken down due to a vicious and politically motivated complaint to Youtube. This is a sorry episode as FB/FB’s videos are an excellent resource for our community, and our entire community will suffer from this loss. DJJ notes that had FB/FB been politically minded, they would have played down the Tent Video due to its poisonous association with Rick Dyer.
But FB/FB are scientific investigators first and foremost and politicians second if at all. In this way, they are similar to the finest of my profession, the investigative journalists who are jailed, injured or killed for trying to tell the truth when politics demand that they be quiet. A few of us are actually rather immune to the gusts of politics.
At the end of the day, those of us committed to ferreting out the truth of matters in which truth can be discerned, whether the dogged investigative reporters or the investigators who say the Hell with our careers, are the only folks that history will remember. The political deceivers and fogmiesters who blew smoke in your ears will burn with the fires of history, to be remembered only as the propagandists and liars that they always were.
New interview with me tomorrow. Tomorrow night, April 28, 2013, I will be interviewed on Chuck Prahl’s Bigfoot Tonite radio show out of Maryland. It will go on the air at 6 PM Pacific time.