Frank Cali responds to anti-Rick Dyer post about June 14 weekend. Here is the post in question from someone named Mata Hari:
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:
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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.
Frank Cali takes apart some of these charges here.
Quote “If Rick has a body, it’s definitely a fake behind some glass that no one is allowed to touch.”
FC: Sorry…not true. (Frank has seen the body, and he says that it’s not a body behind glass that you are not allowed to touch.)
Quote: “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!”
FC: Again, not true, $1000 package?????? (Apparently there was no $900-1000 charge for the trip. There was no out of pocket charge at all for the TT members.)
Quote “Airport: Rick bought all tickets out of people’s money. Guaranteed a super fat skim on this”
FC: Again, Not true. Rick made no money whatsoever. In fact he spent a lot of money out of his own pocket. A LOT. (Frank denies charges that Rick profited from this trip. In fact, from a business POV, it was a total loss.)
Quote “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.”
FC: Hoaxing???? WTF is he talking about? again not true. (We already went over the hoaxing charge before. It’s not true.)
Quote 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.
FC: Just whom is Lindsay taking too? Not me, that’s for sure. Again more bull. (I spoke to Frank Cali and another TT member who both told me that they saw the body that weekend.)
Quote “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.”
FC: BS, Chris didn’t pay any fee to Rick. No Team Tracker members paid any fees to Rick. (Chris Sands did not pay a fee to Rick Dyer for the trip.)
Quote “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”
FC: Wrong lol, I am NOT a senior citizen. I never made it up the mountain. There was no insane punishment. Dallas Gilbert and I went up approximately 40 to 50 feet if even that much and stopped. (Frank is middle aged. He only went 50 feet up the mountain before he had a heart attack.)
Quote 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”
FC: What!!! Mexico? Radio show about “if I die” All crap, not true. (Rick was apparently not packing bags for Mexico and there was no reference on the show to Frank dying or not. Frank does not blame Rick for the heart attack.)
I was asked to call in to Rick’s show the other nite to ask Rick any question I wanted to. I did call in to the show, and they were all bashing me, so I decided to bail on the show. I don’t do ambush interviews.
I have spoken to Frank Cali, and he told me that he saw Hank that weekend. He seems to be a credible person. So there are now four folks who claim to have seen this body, and all of them struck me as credible. None of them seem to be benefiting by lying for Rick, if that is what they are doing.
Frank Cali takes apart Mike Paterson’s Bigfoot videos. Frank spent 33 years in broadcasting, and he said that the Bigfoot vocals in the videos I posted earlier were created with a voice harmonizer. Here is the link to his take-down of those videos.
Rick Dyer’s website. I recently went through Rick’s website and it really rubbed me the wrong way. I do not think I would want to put a guest article by me on that site. It would be an embarrassment to me. It strikes me as amateurish, overemotional and too full of attacks on “haters” and Rick’s competition, which really is everyone else in Bigfootery. Everyone’s hoaxing except Rick. O-ooooo K. Simply not my cup of tea. While I think that Rick did kill a Bigfoot, it’s easy to see why he has so many enemies. Like Moe on the Three Stooges, he is not a very easy person to like and I can see why he rubs a lot of folks the wrong way. I could see how he has all these enemies based on his personality alone. Rick has been failing in the PR department for a long time now, and there’s been no change in that.
I also can’t stand Rick’s radio shows. They are just ridiculous. Not my cup of tea, sorry. My friends who are in deep with Rick keep telling me, “If only you had listened to Rick’s show the other night, he said this and that, and you would not have gotten it wrong in your article.” I can’t listen to Rick’s radio shows. They drive me crazy. They just rub me the wrong way in the worst way possible, sorry.
Extremely boring Rick Dyer radio show. On this radio show, Rick takes apart Mata Hari’s account of the June 14 Team Tracker weekend trip to Las Vegas.
Rick’s profiteering off of Hank the Bigfoot. Considering that it is not even proven that Dyer has a Bigfoot yet and this could all be a gigantic hoax, it is rather disgusting that Rick is already profiting off this affair by selling overpriced memberships to his little club. Obviously Rick is just shoveling loads of fuel on the fire here of people who say he is hoaxing. Obviously making money off a fake Bigfoot would be a great motivation for a hoax, and Rick is indeed raking it in over his purported Bigfoot. Whether he has one or not, his profiteering this early in the game looks very bad.
David Durrett and Cindy Pinkfoot left Team Tracker. It is true that Durrett, who wrote Rick’s book, left TT. Cindy also left. Cindy still believes that Rick has a Bigfoot, but David is not sure anymore. Both of them left after Rick whipped out his dick, pissed on a copy of one of Jeff Meldrum’s books, and then threw it on a fire to burn. They were so disgusted by that stunt that they both left in a huff.