Not looking good for Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot. Mata Hari posted this in the comments section:
Robert Lindsay- How is it that you can lend any validity to the Dyer story whatsoever? David Durrett, Rick’s closest confidant and the guy who wrote his book, is quitting and I will say this – he DOES NOT believe Rick has a Bigfoot. This is shown because when David quit he announced that he would be handing over all book rights to Rick as he has no need for them anymore. Now think about it – if Rick actually had a body, David would want to hang onto those book rights for dear life because they would be worth a small fortune if Rick had a real body. As for people being flown out on Rick’s dime to Las Vegas – I suggest you check your sources a little better because this Is not true. Also, Rick did not show a body to anyone the last weekend. Rick SAID he showed the body to two people and would not tell anyone in TT Vegas or anywhere who those two people were and made them all sign NDA’s so they couldn’t talk about it. Rick is very smart to do this – this way his team thinks two members saw a body, but because of NDA’s, they cant ask around to see who it was that saw it. The story that Rick had national reporters there is also totally bogus. Whoever your source is is just repeating what Dyer told them and not seeing things firsthand, I can guarantee that. If Rick has a body, it’s definitely a fake behind some glass that no one is allowed to touch. Morgan Mathews is calling it a hoax now saying Rick is running a profiteering con and if Mathews doesn’t believe it, then Rick’s entire story doesn’t even work. This is because Mathews was there when Rick’s baloney Bigfoot was shot. According to Rick’s version of events, Mathews saw the dead Bigfoot and was there until the body shipped off to Rick’s top secret Bigfoot lab in Vegas. So you see with Mathews not on board with Rick’s hoax, it basically negates Rick’s entire story. With Durrett not on board, freely handing over his book rights of his own accord, it puts another massive hole in Rick’s story. What are we left with? A con man with a story about a Bigfoot he shot almost a year ago and a story that doesn’t make any sense at all.
Durrett does not say that there is no body. Durrett says that he is uncertain if there is a body or not. That is his latest statement. We have some other supposed statements from both Pinkfoot and Durrett, but those come from Don Boucher, and everything from Don is tainted unfortunately due to his constant hoaxing and extreme bias. Pink and Durrett left Team Tracker after Rick pissed on Meldrum’s book and set it on fire. I believe a number of others left after that incident too. Morgan Matthews is not calling it a hoax, and he does not say that Rick is running a profiteering con job. He simply refuses to answer any questions about the Bigfoot. So neither of those things are true. Also Musky Allen was apparently allowed to touch the Bigfoot, and he said it was not behind glass.
Thanks for your response Robert, The reason that Chris Sands was in Vegas on the 14th is the same reason that all of the TT people were in Vegas that weekend. Rick offered up a ‘free’ for TT members expedition to Mount Charleston in Las Vegas to hunt Bigfoots. Basically the expedition was free, but each TT member including Chris Sands was to pay one ‘all inclusive’ fee of around $900 (to Rick) that included accommodations, food – to include executive chef on the expedition, transport to and from the airport AND airplane tickets. So while Rick DID provide the airplane tickets to the 12 TT members that attended, each member had to pay the all-inclusive fee to Rick, who I am sure made a good fat profit off of as part of his scam. Here is a good description I will cut and paste for you: ========START OF PASTE========= Just thought I would take a minute to write a summary of Team Tracker Las Vegas’ awesome (lol) weekend: What was promised: THE ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE: The Hike is FREE to all members, but the rest will be an all-inclusive package for $1000. An incredible weekend of Bigfoot hunting led by pro tracker Rick Dyer! For this price, you get a professional camera crew, high tech tracker equipment, plane tickets, accommodations in one of Rick Dyer’s 5 bedroom Vegas homes! Eat like kings when our executive chef will cook for the team during the hike! You also get to see HANK! Airport: Rick bought all tickets out of people’s money. Guaranteed a super fat skim on this. Friday what was promised: That the TT Vegas crew get to see Hank! Friday what they got: Rick apologizes for not being able to show Hank to the team because something came up, but I need you to all sign these bogus NDA’s so I can show him to you on Sunday instead. Friday afternoon: Was supposed to be at top secret Bigfoot facility. Instead: Rick took the flock of sheep downtown in his wrapped vehicle on the Las Vegas main strip with the windows down and country music blaring! Man that guy in the TT car must be soo cool, look at all his supporters!! Friday night what was planned: a party after everyone got to see Hank. What they got: an early night in Rick’s shithole $50,000 home in the ‘little Mexico’ part of Las Vegas slums. This IS a dangerous neighborhood. As for the awesome sleeping arrangements: Rick had literally NOTHING planned. 12 guys sleeping on the floor with no pillows, no blankets, no TV…NOTHING. They used t-shirts and shoes for pillows, and Rock gave them pink garbage bags to use as blankets (as seen in the photograph Rick put on his website). Saturday promised: Was to be a hike 6 miles into the desert forest foothills of Mount Charleston to the first camp site. Saturday what happened: This is a total HELL HIKE uphill up a mountain in the desert sun. The group of 12, which for some reason did not include the chef as Rick says he is going to meet us up there, (haha ya OK Rick!) The hike could have clearly been made by professionals, as it is hardcore hiking uphill, not designed for 5 people over the age of 70 and a mix of out of shape, overweight individuals. Dallas was smart enough to stay with his Oxygen tank and camp at the car. A few miles into the grueling hike, one of the men decided he could no longer go on and walked back down, quitting the entire thing. An hour later, one of the women did the same. A little later on, Frank, who is a senior citizen, started getting dizzy due to this insane punishment and passes out with a heart attack. He is taken down and out along with Rick and 3 others. The remaining 4 or so continued on alone for the rest of the hike without the MIA chef or their illustrious leader Rick. TOTAL Disaster! Master Tracker my ass, any good hike leader would look at his group and plan the difficulty of the hike around the people involved – Rick basically destroyed them all with this punishing hike from hell! Saturday night promised: full course meal served by their camp executive chef with ribs and ‘surf and turf’ before an intense night of stalking Bigfoot around the desert foothills of Las Vegas. Saturday night what they got: Half the team in the hospital with Frank while Rick is off packing his bags for Mexico as he was expecting Frank to possibly die. In truth I don’t know if he was packing bags, I just know on the radio show Rick was planning for Frank to possibly die, whatever that meant. The executive chef was nowhere to be seen, and no one ever saw this guy. Rick said he was going to meet them up the mountain…ya sure. The team on the mountain were so exhausted dead from sunstroke that after canned beans and hotdogs, they crashed for the night early. Sunday what was promised: Day 2 spending the day hiking to campsite #2 about the same distance as yesterday, even further up the mountain to the next site. Sunday what they got: Air was so thin at this altitude that breathing is hard, it’s hotter than hell and the remaining hikers are sore as hell from the day before. They hiked not very far… Sunday evening promised: An amazing spread of food with fresh frozen fish and filet Mignon before going into another night where Rick will have a conversation with a Bigfoot using his master tracker abilities Sunday night what really happened: Frank is OK, so they leave Frank in good hands, and Rick and the guys with him head back up the mountain. The chef is still nowhere to be seen. Funny how Rick says the chef tried to climb the trail, but it was too hard for him, but wouldn’t those who were camping in the parking lot have seen him at least if he tried? NOPE. Rick and friends make it to the other group in time for a glorious spread of hotdogs…again. After dinner, they go out and try to hunt Bigfoot in the dark. Using the thermal imager, they spot someone far off in the bush running from tree to tree hiding. At first it was thought this was a Bigfoot, but it was quickly determined to be Rick running around NAKED trying to hoax the group. Once he was caught, he said he was trying to imitate some hoax or other that is a line of shit. You got busted Rick!! This DID happen, as per radio show and what I have heard from our contact. The night investigation being a total bust did not stay out very long and still tired and beat yet another fairly early night. Last day promised: Remember Rick promised that he would take them to see Hank this day? Well after they get back to Ricks ghetto home Rick surprises them all by saying, I was only able to take SOME of you to see Hank this weekend, but those of you who saw him are not able to tell anyone else because of the NDA you signed. This trick worked on some, but not others. Bottom line NO ONE saw Hank. Frank turns out to be OK after all. The weekend is a POORLY planned disaster. Evening: Like in the 2008 hoax, Rick does the same book burning again, except this time he whips out his junk in front of everyone to piss on the fire. His wife leaves in disgust; the faces on TT members are of pure horror. Now Rick states that ANY comments on his website that have sexual content will be removed. That’s fine Rick, but it’s then OK for you to post a picture of your cock in a video on the internet? You didn’t even blur it out one bit for heaven’s sakes. REALLY CLASSY Conclusion: Now you may think that because we all saw that video where Everyone is happy saying how much fun they had right? Well they are at Rick’s home, and Rick is pressing them to talk about how great a weekend it was even though it was a complete disaster and the reason they flew down was to see Hank. What are they going to say in front of everyone – that they had a shit time? Nope, these people follow and won’t speak up about it. Since then I hear there is MASSIVE dissension in the ranks at TT. Also this huge video crew that Rick said was a big part of their all inclusive cost, well it was really a joke. This video they are also going to have to fork out another $30-$50 just to get a copy. Wow what a hoax. ==============================END OF PASTE============= So in a nutshell, this was the next level in Rick’s scam, and it was a disaster. Most of Rick’s ‘marks’ are retired folks with money to spend, so he picked them well. Rick is making lots of cash off his scam still from stuff like this. Hope this helps, I know a lot of information like this doesn’t get out to the public. That post is from bigfoottrackernews.blogspot.ca under the current news section In the comments. The entire website is comprised of people upset with Rick. There are a lot of ex-TT members there that are angry over paying memberships and getting nothing. There is more info in the current articles comments. I believe there are over 400 comments on the recent news posting.
These comments unfortunately look much, much worse. It looks like this whole expedition out to Las Vegas was a total disaster. In addition, Rick was caught hoaxing once again. Rick is definitely a hoaxer, and has done some hoaxing things even after he supposedly shot this Bigfoot. It seems that hoaxing is in Rick’s blood. Plus it looks like this whole trip to Vegas was nothing but one gigantic hoax. On the other hand, just because Rick hoaxes doesn’t mean he didn’t shoot a Bigfoot, but it sure doesn’t look good for his reputation. Rick Dyer’s very worst enemy is himself. As a PR man, he is a complete disaster. Chris Sands did not go to see the body on June 14. He went the next weekend. We still have no word yet on how that went. I do trust Chris Sands. No one knows whether reporters saw the body on the June 14 weekend or not. Rick said they did, but that is all we have to go on. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t. However, I did talk to one TT member who told me that he saw the Bigfoot on or around that weekend. He said he was “very, very impressed,” that “it was the same thing that Musky Allen saw,” and that he was not the only one there, as there were also others present, including TT members and other people who he could not identify. In addition, the guy who drove Rick’s truck with the Bigfoot to Vegas has now come forward and said that he saw the body in the storage facility. He remarked that it smelled bad. People were commenting on why it might have smelled bad. So we now have 3 people who say they saw the body at the storage facility and have all come forward: Musky Allen The driver of Rick’s truck The unknown TT member We also have some other problems with the hoax theory. My original contact at Minnow Films was a woman who I have verified as working there. She told me that Rick Dyer shot and killed a Bigfoot in San Antonio, Texas, and it was filmed by a BBC crew. I know that this woman told me this. Now if this is a hoax, why did this Minnow employee lie to me? What’s the motivation? Musky Allen. All of the attacks on Musky’s character have not amounted to a hill of beans. Musky is a friend of mine, and I believe him when he says he saw the Bigfoot. Musky’s description on video seemed very real and was quite detailed. Musky is confirmed as being a skeptic up until the point when he saw the Bigfoot. Musky has lost almost all of his friends because of his position on the Bigfoot, and he seems to have gotten absolutely nothing out of it. What was his motivation to lie and ruin his life? He hasn’t made one red cent off this thing, if indeed it is a hoax. There does not seem to be any motivation for Musky to lie and ruin his life like this. It makes no sense. Facebook Find Bigfoot has 65 stills from the movie Shooting Bigfoot. They have been reviewing them for a long time now and a friend of theirs told me that FB/FB is convinced that Matthews’ footage is the best Bigfoot footage that has ever been taken. Sure, they might have been fooled, but how could they have been fooled that badly. Did Rick Dyer really create the greatest Bigfoot costume in the history of the world just to show it in this film? How did he manage to do that? Morgan Matthews continues to refuse to answer questions about whether or not a Bigfoot was shot during Shooting Bigfoot. Why is he being so coy? It makes no sense. If no Bigfoot was shot, why doesn’t he come out and say so? Morgan Matthews as party to a hoax? Would Morgan Matthews really hoax his viewers by faking the shooting of a Bigfoot? One would think that being a party to a hoax would ruin Matthews’ reputation. Matthews’ beat up face. We see that Morgan was beat up very badly during the shooting of this movie. If he was beat up this bad by Rick’s Bigfoot stunt man, wouldn’t Rick have been sued by now? On the other hand, there continue to be lots of red flags being thrown up by Rick et al. If he has a Bigfoot body, he isn’t doing a very good job of convincing people of that. Dyer press conference to be announced. Rick Dyer has said that a press conference will be announced soon, presumably about the Bigfoot that he shot. Via this very interesting new blog here. Anyone know who runs it? Bad news for Melba Ketchum’s study. A team attempted to replicate the study, and came up with the result that her findings were “opossum plus other known animals.” Supposedly this is the death knell for the study. The author is correct that no one has presented any evidence that this is a hoax or it is real. There’s no good, hard evidence one way or the other yet. That’s really the best assessment of the Rick Dyer story right now. For the skeptics, it is correct that Dyer had a press conference during his last hoax also. However, Ketchum responded thus:
In response to the latest round of criticism. 1. We did give these folks access to the genomes. 2. They only pulled random sequences and did not look at the whole genomes. The person from UT that did our analysis told me that he never got all of the raw data uploaded to the second lab due to computer problems on the receiving lab’s end. 3. I offered raw DNA to this lab so they could extract and sequence themselves. They would not even give the courtesy of a reply. 4. They refused to even speak with me on the phone. The entire thing was completely and totally unprofessional. 5. They never tried to check the analysis done at the University of Texas even though the bioinformatics person put himself at their disposal. What findings they gave were impossible since both of our labs would have had to extract feces to obtain these results. If it had been feces, we would not have been able to obtain the preliminary results that we got prior to the genomes. After all, they were the same extractions. You can’t get feces from tissue, blood and saliva. If we did extract feces, the quality scores would not have been this high. That is in the literature. This leads to a couple of possibilities. One, there is a conspiracy to suppress our findings. Two, they just didn’t care and didn’t believe that there is even the possibility that Sasquatch exists and therefore just wanted to be done with it because they had other projects. Three, they themselves suppressed it for fear that their careers would be damaged. The things that I know for sure are that it was not an adequate analysis, they did not even try to double check or recreate our findings. If they really had an interest, they would have jumped at the chance to re-sequence the raw samples. Funny thing, I offered the samples to three other places also and nobody was willing to test. Something is just not right. I also offered several people an opportunity to visit a habituation site including this reporter and his lab people so they could have a sighting. Of course they didn’t want that either. Bottom line, nobody except a few of you here even care about the truth. Most would rather perpetuate that BF is a myth or an ape.
They did not test raw samples as the article says. She offered them raw samples, but they refused to take them. They only pulled out random samples of the genomes and did not test the entire genomes. In fact, the entire genomes could not be tested because they were not even uploaded to the tester’s computer. They never even returned her phone calls. They never talked to the man at University of Texas who did Ketchum’s work for her study. The results are only possible if they were testing scat. There was no scat in Ketchum’s analysis. Ketchum has offered samples to 3 other testers, but they all refused her offer. She has also offered to take various people, including news reporters, to a habituation site, and they all refused. Seems the skeptics have not been doing a very good job of refuting Ketchum’s study. This refutation, which is making headlines around the Web, does not add up to much and is really not much of a story at all.