Bigfoot News September 8, 2013

I will continue to write about Rick Dyer. This is really the only good Bigfoot story out there, hoax or not. I look around at the rest of the field, and I just cannot see very much going on at all. As long as this is the top story, I will keep on writing about it. Rick Dyer appears to confirm that the September 2012 video of Hank dead on the ground is real. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj67GdqnyBQ&feature=youtu.be] At first Frank Cali says there is no video, then Rick says, “Well maybe there is something to it…And it definitely looks like someone has been running his mouth to Mr. Lindsay.” I thought this video was real because the fellow who saw it has impeccable credentials, and I do not think he would lie even if you pointed a gun to his head. Video of Hank reappeared on Youtube in Spring 2013. The video briefly reappeared on Youtube 6 months after it first appeared. A man named Paul Guggenbuhl was supposed to see it, but when he got there, the link was already taken down. Paul is a very minor player on the Bigfoot scene as is the fellow I spoke with who saw the video. The video was taken down because Paul was not supposed to see it. To this day, Rick Dyer still thinks Guggenbuhl saw it and is mad at another person for showing it to Paul. However, I can confirm that Paul most certainly did not see that video. Why show the Hank video to the people who saw it? On 9-7-12, the video was showed with a password to only a few select persons, with a question asking for advice about what Rick should do now, now that he has apparently shot and killed a Bigfoot. Rick did not state he had killed a Bigfoot, but that could be implied if one watched the video. The people who he showed it to were extremely minor players in the Bigfoot scene. In fact, one had left the community some time prior. Why show it to them if you are hoaxing? Wouldn’t you want to show it to some of the biggest Bigfooters of them all if you were hoaxing? And why post asking for advice about what to do now if you are hoaxing? What an odd request if you are hoaxing. Existence of Hank video complicates the skeptic theory. The Dyer skeptics now have to come up with an explanation for this video which I now believe exists beyond a reasonable doubt. My source is not lying about the video, so forget that. So what else do we have? Did Rick fake a video of a Bigfoot lying dead on the ground using his stunt man, or is it one of his stunt men? That would seem to be the only explanation. Dyer has a video of one of the scientists who studied Hank the dead Bigfoot. Rick has apparently filmed an interview with one of the scientists who reputedly studied Hank at the government research center were he was supposedly held. Rick has stated that this man has a fairly well-known name in the scientific community in that he can be Googled and you will turn up material about who he is and what he has done. Assuming that is really him, skeptics will have a whole lot more explaining to do about how a named scientists was somehow convinced by Dyer to lie about a dead Bigfoot. However, Rick says he is not releasing the video because it would be too destructive to this man’s career at this point. It sure would be nice if this video, assuming it exists, could be released somehow. New skeptic theory about proof that Dyer is hoaxing. From here.

My cousin works for the BBC as an Editor and has told that the ‘Bigfoot’ shooting in the movie was staged … Dyer created a little video on his cell phone that showed a Bigfoot face near a tree … it was just the head and shoulders with prosthetics and make-up, but apparently it looked good enough to convince the Director to go back to America for a last chance effort to film the mythical creature … Dyer then staged an actual visit by the creature … a big homeless person he paid to get into some make-up etc … the fake Bigfoot guy did give the Director a pretty harsh bump, really flattened him … he was super pissed off … left the camp immediately … As for the film, lots of people think it ends really strangely. That’s because it’s not the real ending, which will be included in what airs on the BBC. I was told the film company left the hoax bit in for initial screenings at festivals and for preview showings but when it gets aired on the BBC it will also include the details about Dyer’s obsession and just how far some of the Sasquatch hunters will go … like I said, I thought everyone already knew all this stuff.

The first part about the cellphone appears to be a reference to the Tent Video. However, this cannot be true. Morgan Matthews was present during the shooting of the Tent Video. I know this because you can hear Morgan whispering to Rick during the video. Morgan saw the Bigfoot eating the ribs off the tree and was whispering to Rick in his tent next to him to try to wake Rick up because Rick was sleeping in in the late morning. “Rick! Rick!…” you can hear in the video. My original source at Minnow told me that you can hear Morgan whispering to wake up Rick in the actual video. Some time later, a new video came out with Morgan’s voice whispering for Rick to wake up just as my source has told me. So the part about the video enticing Morgan to go back to the states one more time cannot possibly be true. Why didn’t Morgan sue Rick was half-killing him with a stunt man? Also this contradicts my original source at Minnow who told me that Rick shot a Bigfoot. Also we had another story like this earlier from someone who had a source at Minnow who confirmed that this was a hoax. This story was traced back to a lie started by Don Boucher. Bigfoot radio host Philip Smith says he has proof that the Dyer story is a hoax. I just got off of Smith’s radio show. Smith informed me that he has multiple sources at Minnow Films and that these sources have all informed him that the Rick Dyer story is 10 The problem is that I had one source at Minnow who now no longer talks to me. And many other people, including my friends, tried to talk to people at Minnow, but no one would talk to them. Seeing as no one at Minnow would ever talk to anyone, how did Mr. Smith manage to get not one, but more than one source at Minnow Films in the UK? This is puzzling. I asked Smith about the Hank video, and Smith said that Rick must have hoaxed that video also. The problem is that Smith is not a particularly good source. He was co-hosting radio shows with Dyer as of December 2012, by a few months later, he was in with radical Dyer-haters in Team Tazer. In February 2013, Smith said he had a source at Minnow who told him that Hank was being stored at the University of Las Vegas. So Smith has somehow managed to find three different sources at the ever silent Minnow, one of which confirmed the dead Bigfoot and told where it was being held, and two more of which insisted that the whole thing is a hoax. I am starting to think that Mr. Smith is not a particularly viable witness. But there are now two different people claiming to have three different Minnow or BBC sources confirming that this is all a big hoax. If they are all telling the truth, then that is excellent evidence in favor of the hoax theory. Dyer flown back to London for interviews soon after September 6, 2013. After the events of 9-6-12, Morgan quit shooting and Rick was fired from the movie for some reason. However, Minnow did fly him back to London for a round of interviews at Minnow offices. This from my source at Minnow. Also, one of Rick’s friends confirmed that Rick went to London soon after 9-6 because he spoke to Rick on the phone around that time and Rick told him he was on a plane heading back to London. Now if Rick just killed a Bigfoot, a new round of interviews makes perfect sense. However, if he had just hoaxed Morgan and Morgan knew it, why fly him back to London for a round of interviews about…apparently…his latest hoax? Doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. If this is a hoax, why did Rick keep it secret for over three months? Hank was shot and killed on 9-6-12. Rick Dyer did not say a single word about shooting a Bigfoot until I broke the story in the media on 12-12-12, at which time Rick reluctantly confirmed it. If you are pulling off the greatest Bigfoot hoax of all time, why on Earth do you keep it a secret from the whole world for three whole months? Grant you there were some rumors flying around, but Rick was not confirming them. This part doesn’t add up. If you are hoaxing, you blare it to the whole world right away.

Bigfoot News September 6, 2013

Anniversary of the day Rick Dyer shot and killed a Bigfoot in San Antonio, Texas. This is the 1-year anniversary of the most famous deed in Bigfoot history. And yes, I do now believe that Rick killed a Bigfoot on that day. The following events are true beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • A Bigfoot was present with Rick and Morgan in San Antonio.
  • Rick shot the Tent Video of the Bigfoot earlier in the day. You can hear Morgan whispering in the background to wake him up.
  • The Bigfoot came back later than night to eat more ribs.
  • Rick saw and came out with his gun. Morgan came out of his tent with a camera. They both chased the Bigfoot.
  • Rick shot live bullets and the Bigfoot.
  • The Bigfoot ran into Morgan and knocked him over.
  • At some point, Rick shot and killed the Bigfoot. The details are unclear.
  • Video of the dead Bigfoot was later shot with Rick’s cell-camera that night or early the next morning. More on that later!

However, what happened after that? I am much less sure. Does Rick have the body? Does anyone have the body? Who knows? Maybe Rick took the body and set it on fire. Maybe he ground it up and sold it as horsemeat to a pet food factory. Maybe he stores it in his freezer and has carnal knowledge with it once in a while. Maybe the whole story about it being stored at a US government research lab is true. Anyway, I haven’t the faintest idea what happened to that body after it was shot. The story gets much murkier after that, and few if any things are proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Video of Hank the dead Bigfoot exists! On September 7, 2012, a strange video appeared on Youtube. It was private and needed a password to get in to see it. Only a few people close to Rick Dyer were invited to see it. Rick sent out invites with the words, “What do I do now? Give me some advice?” The video was very short and was shot on Rick’s cellphone either late at night or early the next morning. The video showed Hank, shot dead, lying on the ground. I know one person who saw this video and they have been 10 A strange message from Morgan Matthews to Loren Coleman of Cryptomundo (italics mine).

To all at the Cryptomundo team, We are contacting you from Minnow Films Limited, the production company responsible for the “Shooting Bigfoot” documentary. The reason we are contacting you is we have seen that photographs that were illegally obtained in the movie theater have been uploaded onto your website. I also understand that you may intend to upload clips of the film that were also obtained illegally. Whilst we appreciate your interest in the film and are very aware of the importance of this footage to the Bigfoot community, uploading this material nevertheless breaches our copyright. We will not take action with regard to the uploading of the photograph, but we would have to take action if any clips are uploaded. Could I therefore request, on an amicable basis, that you do not upload or otherwise publish any of our copyright material? Thank you very much for your co—-operation. Minnow Films

Ok, if this is nothing but than a 2-bit fraud or a joke, why would it have any importance whatsoever to the Bigfoot community? It wouldn’t. But if it was some of the Bigfoot footage ever shot (which it is) would it have any importance to the community? Well of course it would. Shooting Bigfoot still in production? This oddity was found on the Minnow Films website. As you can see, Shooting Bigfoot is listed as “still in production.” In addition, the title is only a working title and has not been decided on yet. Why is that? I thought the movie was done filming. Is it common for a movie, when it is done filming, to be listed as still in production? Why would it be? What director would make a movie, release it for awards and then go back and re-edit it or produce it again. Why would they do that unless it was, for example, a documentary that was going to change the course of history, which this movie may possibly do? Dr. Brian Sykes project due to be released in 6 weeks? This is what I have heard, that they are done with all their testing and are going to release their findings in about 6 weeks. No one knows what they have found yet. More here. Three videos from the movie Dead Bigfoot. The movie has apparently been finished. This is a documentary by Ro Sahebi. It stars Justin Smeja and Bart Cutino among others. Ro is a great filmmaker and it should be quite nice! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdFhtGcDmVk] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1kfN1bjBYU] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owKQ3wUegH0] I now own some Bigfoot hairs. I have my very own Bigfoot hairs, gathered in the Northern Peninsula of Michigan. I also have a magnified photograph of the hairs. They look like human hairs, but they are different in some interesting ways. They are kinky and curly, almost like pubic hairs, and similar to some of the other photos that have been floating around.

Bigfoot News August 29, 2013

Position on the Rick Dyer case. My position is that the Tent Video and the screenshot from the Shooting Bigfoot movie very definitely show real Bigfoots. Whether it is a single Bigfoot or two different Bigfoots is not known, but those are probably two different photos of the same one. I also think that Rick shot loaded bullets at a Bigfoot on September 6, 2012 and that soon afterwards, the Bigfoot crashed into Morgan Matthews, the movie director, badly injuring him. In my mind, all of these things are simply beyond dispute. Now we move into areas that are a lot harder to prove. Do we know that any of Rick’s bullets hit the Bigfoot that night? No. Do we know that the Bigfoot was killed that night? No. Further, there is not yet any good, hard evidence that the dead Bigfoot, if there is one, was then transported by Rick to Las Vegas, where it was held at a US government research lab for some time. There is certainly some evidence that the above is true, but we don’t have the same good hard evidence for these things as we do for the first paragraph. So it is still up in the air whether Rick shot a Bigfoot that night and whether, if he did, he killed the Bigfoot. It is also up in the air whether there is a dead Bigfoot at all, much less that either Rick Dyer, the US government or Rick’s investors are in possession of it. And we don’t know if it was stored at a US government research for a long time. Perhaps all of these things are true, but at the moment the evidence for them remains inconclusive. Dyer’s own words define him as a bloodthirsty narcissist with zero intellectual curiosity. Millions Against Sasquatch Slaughter posted this devastating video of Rick Dyer advocating the extermination of all Bigfoots. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2HDXrb-brj8] Dyer says Bigfoots are nearly extinct. This is another example or Rick’s extreme narcissism. Rick believes that after thousands of years of evolution, Bigfoots are now going extinct. He thinks there are only four or five left in the whole of North America, and they are all old and no longer reproducing. It just so happens that just before they blink out and vanish off the face of the Earth, Rick Dyer (The God of Taxonomists) comes along and kills one! Narcissism par excellance! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8YdUKIn8au8] Why Christopher Noel still (still!) believes Rick Dyer has a Sasquatch body. Here is an excellent statement from the great Christopher Noel about why he still believes the Rick Dyer story.

Though I will no longer be dealing with Rick Dyer–because he lied to me directly and extensively on the phone even though he did not need to in order to perpetrate his “baby prank” — I still fail to understand why, if the underlying claim of the Sasquatch body were not accurate, his team would continue to stick with him, including my long-time friend Chris Sands (who is obeying his Non-Disclosure Agreement and not breathing a word even to me, yet who remains a loyal team member and has not warned me privately about a hoax). The reason for this loyalty simply cannot be the mesmerizing strength of Rick’s personality. Three men (excluding Chris and of course Rick himself) have told me personally and in great detail about seeing the Sasquatch body. My best guess is simply that they are telling me the truth, that they saw this specimen, that others on Team Tracker have seen it too, and that this fact itself, above all else, is serving as the glue that keeps Rick’s team together; otherwise, these men’s own moral cores would have forced them long ago to jump off the death ship of a malignant hoax. Some suggest that the explanation for this loyalty must lie in money, but I can’t believe that all of these people would sell off their integrity and reputations so easily. And don’t forget, if money were the sole mechanism at work here, Rick would have to be regularly paying the dozens of people on Team Tracker in order to keep them in line. If even one felt underpaid, he or she would “squeal” and blow the lid off the whole thing. This has not happened, and I find that meaningful. Finally, ask yourself this: how would Rick even have this kind of $$ if in fact he is lying about the body and therefore is not backed by “investors” at all?

I asked Christopher the question that skeptics always throw out there – Wouldn’t anyone who really killed a Bigfoot or owned a dead Bigfoot take it immediately public in order to get rich and famous? Christopher stated that the investors were first working hard to scientifically document the specimen taxonomically in accordance with the norms of biological science. Only after this was completed would the body be released to public. He brought up the example of the olinguito. Christopher also brought up the skeptic argument that Rick could not possibly have any investors because if he did, he would not be so broke. His answers to both questions were excellent.

It took the scientists who discovered the olinguito — a species of mammal — ten years to complete their work and present it to the world. And yet, when it comes to the San Antonio specimen deniers, one of their favorite arguments is that “there is no way it would take this many months to present the Bigfoot body to the world!” Reality check: how much more thorough and diligent do researchers need to be in nailing down their analysis of a newly discovered species of human-like primate than they were in the case of the olinguito, a relative of the raccoon? It’s just plain stupid for people to declare that a Sasquatch body “would necessarily” be released in a timely fashion. “Timely” in their narrow, unscientific worldview. And how does Rick keep relocating if he’s so broke?

Pinkfoot Cindy Shafer is not Mata Hari. Pinkfoot has requested without informing anyone of who “Mata Hari” is, to tell everyone that Mata Hari is definitely not Pinkfoot! It does sound like Cindy knows who it is, though. I agree with her. I do not think Mata Hari is Cindy. Very odd video from Sasquatch Ontario. Another very weird video from Sasquatch Ontario showing possible Bigfoot vocalizations. Many people say this fellow is a hoaxer, but there is no evidence yet that that is true. The charge that he is making these audios via the use of some audio equipment remains unproven. These are very interesting videos, and those may well be Bigfoot vocalizations, I have no idea. I do not necessarily agree with the various glosses he is giving for this speech though. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWS2LR7jq6g]

Bigfoot News August 19, 2013

Rick Dyer recants all of his weird stories about Hank the Bigfoot. In a recent podcast, Rick said he made up a lot of stuff about Hank, including that it was pregnant, had double organs and had male and female genitalia. Then he laughed at everyone who was stupid enough to believe it. It is probable that the other things he said about Hank – that it has organs never seen by science, that it has a retractable pouch for its penis, that it has a slit on its nose are all lies too. So is the notion that it is chimeric, that seems to be another lie. Rick has now shown that he will lie like crazy in the course of this story. Actually, this is not the first lie he has told in the course of this story. The fact that he has lied and now hoaxed in his latest stunt where he invited people to Los Angeles to see a fake baby Bigfoot shows that during the course of this story, he has lied repeatedly and he has also hoaxed. So at this point, now that he has lied and hoaxed throughout this story, there is no reason for any sane person to believe anything he says about this story, whether it is true or not. Let’s all just forget about Rick Dyer for now, and maybe he will go away. Bigfoot World disappointed in Dyer’s latest stunt. When Rick invited his “haters” to come to Los Angeles to see a fake baby Bigfoot, a lot of the scene was on edge. Some thought that maybe there was a baby Bigfoot, but that seemed so dubious. When a few people showed up, they quickly learned that Rick had punked them by not even showing up. That’s actually fraud, and they have a case to take him to Small Claims Court over that. You can’t tell someone, fly to Los Angeles and I will show you something, and then not be there when they fly to LA. You owe them the cost of a plane ticket. Rick lost almost all of his former supporters over this little stunt and the rest of the community was absolutely disgusted him. He now only has a tiny group of diehards around him including Frank Cali and unfortunately Musky Allen. Frank was actually in on this hoax, which is disappointing. Musky laughed and cheered on the hoax when he heard that Steve Kulls had wasted airfare to fly to LA, which leaves me very disappointed in Musky. It was a very bad move by Rick Dyer. Christopher Noel said:

I am withdrawing my energies from the Dyer situation and won’t be publicly supporting his claims anymore until/unless I get to see the body myself. I am not jumping ship…just going quiet. Waiting to be granted 10

Christopher also noted that Rick had pulled Frank Cali into his stunt by telling Frank the lie that the Bigfoot had both male and female genitalia. Frank, not knowing better, repeated that lie on the radio show and was made to look like a total fool. And because he lied about Hank, Frank’s credibility is now completely screwed.

The way he hung Frank Cali out to dry by setting him up to host the show solo and (unwittingly) lie to the world about the double-gender findings made me sick to my stomach. Frank’s credibility is based on his good word, and that was publicly squandered when he was forced to take part in Rick’s false information and false promise.

Theory about why the release date was moved back to January 14, 2014. A source reported to me her theory on why the investors did this:

The body team wants to distance themselves from Rick because they think he’s finally gone off the deep end. Seeing him post a million “update” videos about a false promise on Thursday was the last straw for them in terms of trying to work with him and now they want to free themselves of having to keep him in the loop, even to the small extent they have been. So they tell him this outlandish new date and make it sound firm so that he will go away and not bug them for information, as he would if he still thought the date was anytime soon. It’s entirely possible that they were so totally disgusted with this latest prank that they were motivated to strike back against Rick by telling him a date that would hurt him deeply. If that’s true, then they can’t honestly be concerned about his and his family’s safety. Their safety is at greater risk the more Rick is seen as a treacherous amoral egomaniac. There have already been several attacks. Their dog was killed, for instance.

Frank Cali may be distancing himself from Rick Dyer. A source reported this theory to me about Frank.

I have this sneaking suspicion that Frank may be bowing out. He’s normally on FB all day and today not at all. Either that or the stress has sent him back to the hospital. And what better proof of Rick’s toxicity than that he is only too happy to drag Frank along on this maniacal ride?

However, I am not sure that that is true as Frank sent me a couple of emails recently as a representative of Rick’s organization. Rick Dyer sending out lawsuit threats. I have received two lawsuit threats from Rick Dyer’s group via the disgusting Frank Cali. They ordered me to take down Rick’s videos that I was hosting on my site because they said it was a violation of Rick’s copyright. All I was doing was linking to the videos and I had not copied them myself, so I don’t see how this is a violation. Anyway, it’s not lawsuit material. I think you are supposed to issue a DMCA takedown order rather than filing suit. A judge would probably throw it out of court. You stole some guy’s public Youtube video by hotlinking to it? LOL! One letter was from Rick’s “attorney.” I seriously doubt if this attorney even exists. I Googled the name and could not come up with much. He probably doesn’t even have an attorney. Theory that Musky Allen conspired with Rick Dyer to destroy Facebook Find Bigfoot. Before the Rick Dyer Tent Video appeared last September, Musky told a friend of his that he was going to destroy Facebook Find Bigfoot if that was the last thing he did. That was his mission in life. He hated them because they were promoting the “hoax that is Bigfoot.” Later he defended Rick Dyer because he said the community needed more Rick Dyers. By that, Musky meant that Rick was a hoaxer, and the community needed more great hoaxers hoaxing us all the time in order to show us what fools we were for believing the hoax that is Bigfoot. People take this comment supporting Rick to mean the start of Musky conspiring with Rick in Rick’s latest Bigfoot hoax. Later when Rick released his Tent Video, Musky completely slammed it as fake. This does not make sense if he was in with Rick on a hoax, but somehow, this was all part of the conspiracy. Then as Rick’s “hoax” unfolded, it turned out that the Dyer haters did in fact take down Facebook Find Bigfoot, destroying the group and removing all of its great videos from Youtube. I will never forgive the Dyer haters for doing that. Those were some of the finest Bigfoot videos of all time. Also the men behind FB/FB were unmasked, and they were harassed and humiliated in public. Most of Musky’s friends left him and Musky was harassed until the end of time. Rick was also harassed to Hell (not that he didn’t deserve it) but also his dog was killed by the haters. Seems a Hell of a price to pay for a hoax. Anyway since the whole Dyer affair resulted in the destruction of FB/FB (even though the haters did it and not Musky) supposedly Musky’s goal to see them taken down was realized. Some are even saying that Musky himself took down FB/FB with complaints, which seems dubious. This whole theory doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to me, but that is what the Dyer skeptics are pushing. Bigfoot World withdrawing interest in Rick Dyer. Although as you can see, I am continuing to report about him, I am trying to do a lot less of it. Following Noel, I think it best if we just go quiet and wait and see what he has, if anything. As one of my sources put it:

But look at this, we’re spending all this energy on him. Narcissists thrive on energy spent by others. Like any schoolyard bully, he is best fought via the withdrawal of energy. I feel like if everybody stopped paying attention to him, he’d go the way of the Wicked Witch: “I’m melting!”

Very interesting baby Bigfoot photo.

Interesting photo of a purported baby Bigfoot.
Interesting photo of a purported baby Bigfoot.
Although this photo is very blurry and it is hard to make out anything at all, there is something that I like very much about this picture that few if any hoaxers are able to pull off. I won’t even say what that is as there are way too many evil hoaxers as it is, and the more we tell them, the better they make their hoaxes. But I do like this photo. Night vision Sasquatch sighting Zigzag Oregon. No one knows quite what to make out of this, but in the comments on the Youtube posting, many commenters are saying it is a guy in a ghillie suit. That is what it may well be. I do not have the faintest idea. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao59YzoVIlo]

Bigfoot News August 8, 2013 Part 2

More leaks from the Dr. Brian Sykes study! Yesterday I reported that the Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills tested as “bear.” I did not realize that that had already been widely reported around the Bigfoot community. However, today I have a new leak that is actually a real leak. This regards the boots that Justin Smeja wore at the Sierra Kills. Sykes has tested the boots and reported that whatever was on there was too degraded to get any good samples off of them. That is because Justin wore the boots in salt water sometime after the Kills. However, my source would not give me any more information about the Sykes study because she said that Sykes wants to publish his results first in an unspecified journal, so he doesn’t want any leaks that would steal his thunder. More wildness from the Rick Dyer story. As I reported earlier, Rick has called out some haters to come and see his purported baby Bigfoot that he has in captivity somewhere near Los Angeles. Earlier, JR Dobbs and Steve Kulls committed to going. Today, two more people committed to going, Suzy Matiash and a man named “Bugs.” A commenter on my blog, Mr. Toomey, has also been given a tentative go-ahead by Frank Cali, but he is not yet confirmed. Randy Filipovic has not yet issued a statement about whether or not he will go. In his latest libel, he said I was arrested for child molestation in 1987. This is not true. I have never been arrested for child molestation or for anything remotely resembling that. Furthermore, I have a Clear Teaching Credential with the state of California. They not only look at arrests, but they also look at convictions when handing out these certificates. If you have anything on your record at all, it’s a pretty big deal, and you have to get approval to continue with the program. After you get the credential, it can easily be pulled for lots of infractions including arrests. An arrest for child molestation would have resulted in the pulling of my credential. Rick made a similar libel about Loren Coleman a while back. He accused Loren of being arrested in Mexico City for child molestation. Coleman threatened to sue him, and Rick was forced to retract his accusation, so this is a game with him that has been going on for a long time. Once you start saying things like that about me, I don’t even want to get in the same room with you. I don’t even want to get within 100 yards of you. My attitude towards my enemies is that I will assault them or worse on sight. I don’t necessarily do that, but that’s my gut feeling about them. If I am forced to be in the same room with Rick Dyer, I would probably try to throttle the guy. This would get me arrested, and Rick Dyer isn’t worth going to jail over. In addition, I am sort of the Thomas Pynchon of the Bigfoot community. The only person in the community who has ever met me was the late Richard Stubstad. Interview with Steve Kulls. I spoke to Steve Kulls today about his trip to Los Angeles to see the baby Bigfoot. RL: Why are you going to Los Angeles? SK: I am going there for one reason and one reason only, to bust a hoax. As far as I am concerned, that is all this is, and that is all it has ever been. I have been following this hoax from the very start and I have accumulated lots of information that proves that this is a hoax. RL: What do you think Rick will show you, if anything? SK: One thing is for sure, there won’t be any baby Bigfoot. Probably one of three things: either a movie of the baby Bigfoot, which will be impossible to confirm. Or a photo of the baby Bigfoot, which will also be impossible to confirm. Or finally, a man in a suit. The last one should be pretty easy to figure out. RL: If it’s a hoax, are you going to ask Rick for your money back for the plane ticket? SK: Absolutely not! This is what I do. I am an investigator. I am here to prove this thing is a hoax and end it once and for all. RL: You mean you make your living as an investigator or it’s a hobby? SK: I used to do this for money, but now it is just a hobby, right. RL: Would you take money to investigate any Bigfoot claims as a professional? SK: No, I would not take money for that. That would be unethical to me, and I am an honorable man. I would however accept money for anything peripheral that might come from my investigative work such as books, TV or movies. RL: Why are you doing this? Is it to boost your credentials as an investigator? SK: No, not at all, as I said before, this is what I do. There is no desire for fame or ego involved. RL: Are you afraid of what might happen to you if you go to Los Angeles. Some people are saying to be careful if you go there because Rick is crazy, unpredictable and possibly dangerous and also he hates your guts. Are you afraid of violence or worse? SK: Oh no, not at all. I know Rick Dyer. I have met him before back in 2008 when I busted his previous hoax. Anyway, I have martial arts skills, so if Rick tries anything, I should be able to deal with that easily. As an investigator, I had guns pulled on me and once someone tried to take my eye out with an awl so I am not really afraid of violence or even people threatening my life. It’s something I can handle. RL: Rick is ridiculing you, saying you are too broke to go to LA. Is that true? SK: Well it is true that I do not have a tremendous amount of money, but I am not dead broke either. And I can afford the plane ticket. RL: How much did the plane ticket cost? SK: Well, to be completely honest, I used frequent flyer miles, so it was free! RL: Can I call you when you are down there? SK: You can try, but I already promised another site first dibs on the story. You can publish after they do. If I answer the phone, I will tell you whatever I can tell you based on the circumstances. If I don’t want to answer, I will either turn off the phone or let it go to voice mail. RL: Any predictions? SK: Yes, but 10 AM Saturday, I will be heading back to New York and this hoax will be busted once and for all. Then we can all move on to better things!

Bigfoot News August 8, 2013

First leaks from Dr. Brian Sykes study. Via Reverend Jeff, we have learned that the piece of Bigfoot along with the boots from Justin Smeja’s Sierra Kills incident were submitted to Sykes. The piece was found after digging in the snow three weeks later, and the boots had blood on them from the baby Bigfoot that bled on them. Sykes reports that the Bigfoot piece is American Black Bear, the same result that Smeja and Bart Cutino got when they submitted to a couple of Canadian labs. People connected to Cutino and Smeja described the results to me:

RL: What were the results? Source: Bear, Black bear, the same as we got earlier. RL: What does that mean about Ketchum’s study? Source: She’s a fraud! This proves she is a fraud, as we have been saying all along! Melba Ketchum is a fraud!

Interesting news from the Sierra Study Project. This is a project being run by Bart Cutino, Justin Smeja and a few other people in which they are going to back to the Sierra Kills site to try to find the Bigfoots that presumably are still around there. Last summer, Bigfoots were filmed at the site with a FLIR camera late at night, but the video is not particularly impressive. However, the Sierra Kills site has now been abandoned and there are no more Bigfoots at the site. But after conversations with a local rancher who had knowledge what he suspected were Bigfoots, the team moved to another location a little ways from the Kills site. They found that there are Bigfoots in this area. A possible juvenile Bigfoot trackway was found. In addition, Bart and Justin had rocks thrown at them at night. Bart threw a few rocks and soon something threw a rock back at them. The rock almost hit them. Nothing in the forest throws rocks except for Bigfoots and humans. The Bigfoot threw the rock in an extremely remote part of the Sierras, very late at night with no other humans for miles around. Furthermore it was completely dark with no flashlights anywhere. Bart and Justin were also trailed by a Bigfoot as they were returning to camp one night. There was a bipedal creature trailing them as they walked back to camp. If a human threw the rock or trailed them, it would have had to have been a human wandering around in the Sierra wilderness where there are no people in the middle of the night with no flashlight. Exceedingly unlikely. Bart and Justin were also trailed by a Bigfoot as they were returning to camp one night. There was a bipedal creature trailing them as they walked back to camp. Bart also said that they got some good vocalizations, but I was not able to get him to elaborate on that. Bizarre claims surrounding the Melissa Hovey photo. Melissa Hovey and Phil Poling were locked in some sort of an odd lawsuit over copyright claims surrounding the Hovey photo that Melissa copyrighted under rather dubious pretenses. Apparently the result of the suit is that Melissa has been ordered to remove her copyright from the photo. Now Karl Kozak, director of a movie called Clawed, claims that the photo is his and his demanding that Hovey give it back to him. In my opinion, Kozak is a sleazy liar. He has been lying for some time now claiming that the Hovey photo is from the movie. A close comparison of the Hovey photos with photos of the Clawed costume being worn by actors shows that we are not dealing with the same thing. Furthermore, the special effects person who worked on Clawed, John Healey of Healey FX, says it is not one of the costumes that they made for the movie. These two bit B movie producers like Kozak often claim that Bigfoot photos are really suits from the movies. Sleazy special effects guys do the same thing, claiming that Bigfoot photos are really their costumes. Both types of sleazeballs are just lying to show how great their lousy B movie or their special effects skills are in order to get good publicity for themselves for making or using grade A costumes in their movies. They are doing this in hopes to get more business in the future by lying to pump up their public image. I continue to believe that the Hovey photo is a real live Bigfoot. It is obviously not a human in a costume. It is either a real Bigfoot or it is a statue of a Bigfoot, but it’s no costume, and there is no human in the picture. I have a hard time believing that any sculptor made such a great statue.

Click to enlarge. The Melissa Hovey Bigfoot photo, a probable real photo of a Bigfoot.
Click to enlarge. The Melissa Hovey Bigfoot photo, a probable real photo of a Bigfoot.
Rick Dyer saga gets a whole lot more interesting. Rick Dyer now claims that he has a baby Bigfoot, captured at the same time he shot Hank. This is most unlikely as none of the sources that were leaking information about the shooting said anything about a baby, including my source at Minnow, who simply mentioned that a Bigfoot had been shot in the course of the filming of the movie Shooting Bigfoot. Suddenly, Rick has a baby that was captured at the same time! That this baby would run up into Rick’s arms and allow itself to be captured at the same time that it’s father was shot, and that it would allow itself to be taken captive by its father’s murderer is exceedingly unlikely. How was the baby Bigfoot housed during the period after Hank was shot and before they left for Las Vegas? Did the baby go to Las Vegas too? When Rick went to the university to show off Hank, did he also show the government official the baby? So many questions that make no sense. We heard a lot about all of the preparations for housing Hank. What became of the baby during these preparations? When was the baby housed, and how did anyone find the time to house the baby while Hank was being dealt with? Where is the baby being housed? Rick says the LA area? How was it negotiated with the facility to house the baby Bigfoot? Baby Bigfoots are very strong. How are you going to keep it secure while you are arranging to house it? Who owns the baby Bigfoot, and how can anyone, any individual of course, but really any entity private or public, legally own a living hominid in the first place? The whole matter of the baby Bigfoot seems so unlikely as to seriously strain credulity. Hank’s “treehouse” found. Rick now says that he found Hank’s lair, but it is way up 20 feet in a tree in a treehouse of some sort. Not only 800 pound Hank lives there, but his whole family does too. Rick also says that deer bones and carcasses were scattered all around the treehouse. I have never in my life heard that Bigfoots live in trees. If this creature is as heavy as Rick says it is (800 pounds) how does it get up a tree in the first place without crashing the tree down under its weight. Sure, bears climb trees, but here in the California Sierras, bears only get to about 200 pounds or so generally. If Bigfoots have been living in trees along, why is this the first report of a Bigfoot treehouse? Makes no sense. Why are we just now hearing about this? Why didn’t someone leak this along the way and why didn’t Rick discuss this earlier? Why is he dropping this on us now? It seems ridiculous. Hank found with children’s toys. Rick says he used children’s toys to lure Hank in to his death at the camp. That is plausible as we have reports that they are fascinated by these things. Rick interprets this to mean that Bigfoots are monsters that kill and eat human children and steal their toys. As evidence that Hank is a child killer and child eater, Rick presents us with these toys. This is not plausible. The more likely assertion is simply that Hank has been taking children’s toys because they fascinate him, not because he kills kids to get them and then eats the kids. But it is certainly plausible to me that Hank has a children’s toy stash. Dyer throws down the gauntlet on the baby Bigfoot. Below is Rick’s latest insane video. In this case, incredibly enough, he offers three of his worst nemeses who have been insisting all along that he is hoaxing and this whole thing is a hoax out to Los Angeles to see the baby Bigfoot, but it needs to be on their dime. The three are Randy Filipovic, Steve Kulls and JR Dobbs. JR and Steve have reported accepted the offer. Steve is flying out and JR is driving out. JR will also be filming the drive. Filipovic also accepted, but he lives in Canada and it may be hard to get a passport that soon. The only stipulation is that Rick is allowed to film their reaction to the baby Bigfoot and that they not reveal where the baby is being housed. Those three are three of Rick’s very worst haters of all – in particular Kulls and Filipovic. The invitation is for this Friday, August 10. This is absolutely incredible news, and no one has any idea what to make of this breathtaking news. But none of this seems to make the slightest lick of sense. Perhaps you are wondering what the reference is at the very start of the video. Rick apparently offered to let the Facebook Find Bigfoot guys come and see the baby Bigfoot, but both of them totally blew up over the bizarre new disclosures and yelled at Frank Cali on the phone. This upset Dyer quite a bit, so he withdrew the invitation. Explanation for the some of the previous bizarre description of Hank. Here is the wild description according to Dyer:

  1. Rick describes describes the Bigfoot as 8 ft 8 inches tall and over 800 pounds.
  2. The nose has two slits on it on the bridge area.
  3. The pores all over the body under the hair are large and can be seen.
  4. The hair as super thick, matted and hard to pull.
  5. The Bigfoot has a double row of teeth.
  6. The male Bigfoot genitalia as having a pocket that the genitalia will retract into when not in use.
  7. Scientists and doctors did MRI’s, cat scans and x-rays.
  8. The Bigfoot has many double organs. One such double organ is that the creature has two stomachs.
  9. The Bigfoot also has new organs never seen before.
  10. The drug companies are very interested in the Bigfoot for possible medicine to help certain ailments we humans have.
  11. Scientists have named it.
  12. Scientists say they DNA is new.
  13. After they killed it, they found some things that could lead people to believe it is doing harm to humans and kids. Rick believes it is a monster.

The Bigfoot has grown since Rick first described it. At first it was 8 feet tall, 600 pounds. The actual figure for Hank’s weight, I believe, is 832 pounds. No Bigfoots have ever reported with slits in their noses, and we have people who say they have examined Bigfoot bodies. The part about the pocket into which the penis retracts is exceedingly unlikely. An Australian type of wolf, the Thylacine, had this, but Australian creatures are very bizarre and are the products of eons of evolution. No primates have retractile penis pouches. The part about “new DNA” seems very strange. Do they mean non-mammalian? This seems to echo some Dr. Melba Ketchum’s more bizarre claims. How does a mammal have non mammalian DNA? Forget it. The double rows of teeth seem very odd, but it is possible. We have many reports from 100-150 years of giant hominid skeletons found in the US with double rows of teeth. Did Patty has double molars? If so, couldn’t we see this is the movie. In the movie, Patty does not appear to have double molars, otherwise her cheek would pucker out. There has nothing that has been found that suggests it is harming humans and kids. I think Rick is referring to the kids’ toys here. The pores and the thick hair are possibilities, especially the thick hair. How did scientists do X-Rays, MRI’s and CAT scans on Hank in this facility? How did they fit him into the machines? This facility had all of these machines? I thought it was an agricultural research station? A possible insider from the scientific team studying Hank comes forward. Someone named “Marmoset” recently came to my site and left this in the comments section:

This species is chimeric. Scientists working on the body explained to dyer what Germline chimerism is and he, of course, doesn’t understand. He interprets chimerism as double sets of everything including organs when in reality, we are simply trying to explain chimerism. He is not educated and is demanding to work with. And the animal was not pregnant. The animal ate its own young – which it will do. The live cub now captured is the twin of the one eaten and found in the stomach of the creature. Disturbing…but true. Like marmosets and some other primates- this is chimerism.

Assuming this is actually someone from the scientific team – a big if right there – this certainly clears up many things. Rick claimed that Hank, obviously a male according to Musky Allen, was also pregnant! This claim is completely insane, but if the creature had a fetus in its stomach, this is possible. If a fetus is born dead, certain animals, including lions, will consume it. They may also eat a baby that dies naturally. This is not unknown in the animal kingdom. How they figured out that there were the remains of a Bigfoot fetus in Hank’s stomach is not known. Clearly a whole fetus was not in his stomach. How did he swallow it? And stomach acids would have gone to work on the fetus immediately. Nevertheless, the consumption of a Bigfoot fetus is more likely than the male Hank being pregnant. Rick said that Hank has male and female sex organs and that the baby does too. In other words, Bigfoots are all hermaphrodites! We have had no reports that Bigfoots are hermaphrodites or that they are sexually abnormal. All reports state that males and females both have functioning, normal and human like genitalia. They have sexual intercourse in the same way we do. The females get pregnant and the males don’t. The pregnant females give birth the same way human females do. Hermaphroditism in humans is quite rare and is a genetic abnormality. If it is so rare, why are Hank and his son both hermaphrodites? Makes no sense. Furthermore, I understand the hermaphroditic genitals are often very small and do not necessarily work well. The penis is often tiny, looks more like a clitoris and does not necessarily work right. The vagina is often small, misshapen and doesn’t even look much like a vagina. The organs may not function correctly and hermaphrodites may not be able to bear children. A very few humans are born with penises and uteruses, believe it or not, but in those cases, neither organ functions properly. The penis cannot impregnate anyway and the uterus is not capable of bearing children. Nevertheless, if Bigfoots are chimeric, this explains a lot, as chemeric individuals and species are often somewhat ambiguous sexually. So while Hank has a very large and functioning penis, he may also have something ambiguous but not highly remarkable that implies he has somewhat ambiguous genitalia (for instance a suggestion of some partially developed female genitalia. So that explains that. On the issue of the double organs, Rick is just confused. The creature does not have double organs. Instead it is simply chimeric and Rick is confused about what this means. This makes a lot more sense than thinking the Bigfoots have double stomachs, double hearts, double livers or whatever, which is incredibly unlikely. I have extreme doubts that Hank, a mammal, has organs that have never been seen before, not in any primate, not in any mammal and not even in any animal species. Forget it. That is just insane. No one knows if Marmoset is really a member of the scientific team studying Hank or is connected to the team studying him. He left a nonworking email, so I can’t follow up with him. Possibly he is yet another liar or hoaxer muddying the waters here. However, it seems odd that a hoaxer would have this much scientific knowledge and would come up with the bizarre bit about germline chimerism to explain Rick’s anomalies. Actually it almost makes no sense!

Bigfoot News August 3, 2013

Dyer skeptics are welcome on this board. Although I am a Dyer believer, I will publish any skeptic argument that seems sensible. I will also publish the Dyer believer side in order to tell both sides of the story. So Dyer skeptics are welcome here as long as they are civil. This is a great story, hoax or not, and until we know for sure one way or the other, it’s best to hear both sides of the story and let people make up their own minds. An amazing physical description of Hank (Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot body) from Rick’s show yesterday, August 2. From the comments:

  1. Rick describes describes the Bigfoot as 8 ft 8 inches tall and over 800 pounds.
  2. The nose has two slits on it on the bridge area.
  3. The pores all over the body under the hair are large and can be seen.
  4. The hair as super thick, matted and hard to pull.
  5. The Bigfoot has a double row of teeth.
  6. The male Bigfoot genitalia as having a pocket that the genitalia will retract into when not in use.
  7. Scientists and doctors did MRI’s, cat scans and x-rays.
  8. The Bigfoot has many double organs. One such double organ is that the creature has two stomachs.
  9. The Bigfoot also has new organs never seen before.
  10. The drug companies are very interested in the Bigfoot for possible medicine to help certain ailments we humans have.
  11. Scientists have named it.
  12. Scientists say they DNA is new.
  13. After they killed it, they found some things that could lead people to believe it is doing harm to humans and kids. Rick believes it is a monster.

I have a hard time with some of the physical description here. It seems almost too weird to be true. Double organs? No way. Organs never seen before? What? A retractable penis? No. Arguments that Dyer’s physical description of Hank is not possible.

The first description is from a Dyer believer: I am sorry but that report by Rick Dyer is simply bunk. There are enough DNA samples extant from other encounters to call BS on what Dyer said. Sasquatch are just animals, like you and me or lions, tigers and bears. The DNA comes back as nearly human or unknown primate. They will not have an organ that is unidentifiable; well maybe Rick didn’t know what it was. They won’t have doubled organs unless you are talking about kidneys, eyes & ears. Two stomachs is possible, cows have four of them and would simply indicate largely herbaceous diet. But they won’t have two hearts, livers or brains. Nature does not work that way. As for the teeth, go to the 3rd world and look at people that do not grow up with a dentist. You see lots of humans that look to have double rows of teeth, but it is just that their teeth are crowded in their mouth. At my previous job my personal assistant was a Chinese lady who at the age of 17 had to have all her real teeth pulled because they were so crooked. She had worn full dentures since she was 17. “Hank” probably had impacted wisdom teeth. There are many, many reports of people who have had very close encounters with Sasquatch and Rick Dyer is the only one I have seen who claims to have seen this. Look at the PG film, at Patty’s face; if there were two rows of teeth, the cheek would bulge, otherwise the mouth would be too small to eat. Seriously, look at your mouth in a mirror try and imagine how small the interior of your mouth would be if you had two complete sets of teeth. I think he shot “Hank.” I think he has a really vicious NDA and knows if he says anything before a certain date he doesn’t get paid. Making up wild stories is a way to protect his payday. I also think he like the attention, even if the attention comes from people that hate him. If the skeptics were a house cat, Rick Dyer would be twisting their tail. The harder he twists, the louder they “Yowl” and more Rick Dyer likes it. I believe from what I have seen of him, he has a fairly well developed mean streak. The skeptics didn’t believe him when he told the truth, so he is having fun with them. He may also be trying to get the “UFO/Space Aliens ate my poodle’s dog food” types to spend money and join his group. Those people will believe anything and will let Rick take them out in the woods nude except for his special tin-foil hats to protect them from alien abduction. The hats cost extra however! From a Rick Dyer skeptic: Mammals don’t have multiple hearts, any more than they have six limbs. From another Dyer skeptic: Part of the reason that science isn’t generally willing to entertain the possibility of a large unknown North American primate species – which Bigfoot would be, even if it’s some sort of human, as many here believe (although not me)- is that there is a small but vocal element of the BF community that spouts all this, “They have multiple organs” or “They’re interdimensional” or “They’re aliens” stuff. If they are mammals, they have to obey the same biological rules that other mammals obey. I suppose it is possible that a large, mostly herbivorous primate might have evolved a ruminating system to help digest large quantities of plant matter. But not multiple hearts, livers, etc. Sorry. I agree with Fai Mao that witnesses might see really large or crooked teeth and misidentify that as multiple rows of teeth, but it’s really unlikely that it actually has them, based on mammalian biology. Dyer saying that Hank has them, to me, is further evidence that he’s either making it all up or saying what he thinks people want to hear. From yet another Dyer skeptic: Ketchum’s conclusion was that BF is a hybrid of a human being having mated with a hominid, likely some type of ape. If you believe that to be true, then you could not possibly believe Dyer’s description of “Hank” which includes multiple double organs, new organs that have never been seen, a retractable penis pocket?, and so on. These two theories are in direct contradiction with one another. If you believe one, you cannot believe the other. So, which is it?

However, it is true that there are many descriptions of “giants” found in the Americas that were very tall, had strange shaped skulls, and often had double rows of teeth. There are many newspaper reports of these from the 1800’s into the early part of the 20th Century. Here is one such report from the comments:

2 rows of teeth is very common in descriptions of giants found in past.

Strange Skulls

“First reported in the 4 May 1912 issue of the New York Times, the 18 skeletons found by the Peterson brothers on Lake Lawn Farm in southwest Wisconsin exhibited several strange and freakish features. Their heights ranged between 7.6 and 10 feet, and their skulls “presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America today.” They tend to have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers, 6 toes and like humans come in different races. The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Heads usually are elongated believed due to longer than normal life span.”

Nevertheless, there is a report of a Bigfoot with two rows of teeth. Go to Bigfoot Encounters. It’s the Anderson County, Texas sighting. However, a skeptic (but Dyer believer) feels that that story is fictional. Here are his reasons why:

I have read that “encounter” it just reeks of a tall tale. There is so much in that report that is just wrong. The juvenile Sasquatch in the middle of the road and refusing to leave. The female “mother” Sasquatch reaching through the truckers window and stroking his beard. The events described in that encounter are so far beyond what even the most dedicated people doing habituation have been able to do. That report describes behavior that makes sense if you are talking about a spoiled human child in a supermarket parking lot. Sasquatch do not behave like normal humans because they are not normal humans, assuming they are human at all. What is described in that report is not typical Sasquatch behavior, and that raises a red flag for me. If you want to understand Sasquatch behavior read the book Animals in Translation by Temple Grandlin and apply what she says about autism to Sasquatch behavior. A juvenile Sasquatch would not have been in the middle of the road and refuse to leave when approached by a tractor-trailer. It is not what an animal or autistic person would do. Think about it. If Sasquatch were as approachable as described in that “report,” there would be no doubt about their existence. If I remember right it is a fairly recent report – posted within a year though it is claimed to have happened several years ago – I would not be surprised if it was not a RD plant.

More skeptic arguments against the Rick Dyer story.

A lot of the confusion about the movie came from changes happening so late in its production. A movie that apparently had been wrapped was re-opened, which to many of us looks very suspicious. The other arguments are just not moving. If Dyer used real ammunition he could easily have shot it into the air. Also, Dyer now claims that there was no crew at the kill site, just him and Matthews. The Tent Video creature doesn’t move all that much and it’s a straw man to say you can’t find the mask–it just looks like a man in some kind of headpiece and facial makeup, as frankly does the movie still. People such as the wrap guy, Frank Cali, and Craig Phillips may seem credible to you but are far from it to a lot of us who have watched their “testimony” and know Dyer’s ways of getting people to lie for him. The Facebook guys, if they’re not in on it, are very eager to believe and appear to be easily manipulated by Musky. And no one knows what is going on behind the scenes with law enforcement. When nobody is willing to step forward with either real evidence or a confession that they lied, these things drag on and on. If you care that people believe you have a real Bigfoot, why would you just keep using eyewitness testimony to try and prove it? If you don’t care, then leave it alone until the reveal. If you do, then stop just throwing people in front of cameras and making them look foolish. That’s the clearest example of how casually Dyer uses people.

How did Rick Dyer, dumb redneck, get all these people to lie for him? From the comments:

What I don’t understand first you people say Rick is some dumb redneck hick. Yet he is able to get so many people to lie for him. That is to me where you all lose your critical thinking that you sit and say he is stupid uneducated yet he can mastermind this whole things. get Morgan Matthews to lie, get Musky to lie, get the FB/FB people to lie, get the car wrap guy to lie, get Alexes to lie, get Frank and Craig to lie, get Dallas and Wayne to lie. It amazes me is he a dumb hick or is he actually brilliant to do all this. I personally think If Rick was able to get all the above to lie…This is a far more interesting story than a Dead Bigfoot. How this one man was able to do all this. Its a made for TV movie.

Argument that Rick got people to lie for him.

So far, there are really only three people (if you only count the current players) who Dyer would have had to get to lie for him about knowing there is a body…the wrap guy, Frank, and Craig. The wrap guy probably thought he was in on some joke, and the other two have profiles and testimony that are similar to past Dyer manipulation. The others you mention are just believers. As for Matthews, I think he’s given too much credit…he’s a man with a movie to sell, and just as he may not have explicitly stated there’s no Bigfoot in his movie, he also hasn’t said that there is. If Craig and Frank can say there is a body, you’d think he could too. That he hasn’t doesn’t mean there is a real Bigfoot, just that he’s chosen to play along for a while.

This is actually not true. The following people have seen the body: 1. Musky Allen 2. Frank Cali 3. Car Wrap guy 4. Craig Phillips 5. Unknown TT member 6. Chris Sands We do not know who 5 is, but a good friend of mine talked to them at length and was very impressed. And from everything I have heard, Sands saw the body too, but he doesn’t seem to be talking about it. Is Cathiee McMillan really a man? The Dyer skeptics have been saying for a long time that this Dyer believer is really a man. I have seen a photo of her, and she is not a man. Further, she talks like a woman in online conversations. A good female friend of mine agrees that that she talks like a woman in online chats. All in all, the argument seems silly.

Bigfoot News August 1, 2013

Why do I believe Rick Dyer? This is a bit of a problem. Believing Rick Dyer is frankly ruining my life due to all of the problems it is causing. Almost no one else believes him except for a few of us. However, I am happy that Christopher Noel still believes Rick. Truth is I can’t stand Rick, and the feeling is mutual. He has libeled me pretty seriously on his website. Of course I get no money from Rick. I would not take any money or gifts from Rick even if offered because that would taint me. I also get no money from writing about the Rick Dyer story, not that it matters. It is said that I am writing this up just to get hits from my blog. Problem with that is that I am too much of a moral person to do something that sleazy. I am so morally finicky that I think that is part of the reason I have little money. I simply refuse to sleaze out for money. I also in general don’t tell any lies about anything substantial on this with regard to Bigfoot. I do sometimes muddy the waters about sources, mostly to protect them. Sometimes if I get material 2rd hand from a source who got it from someone else, I will say that instead I spoke directly to the source instead of getting it hearsay. I am not in a court of law, so none of this matters. I could never knowingly participate in any hoax, much less a Bigfoot hoax. On the other hand though, this is a great story whether it it true or not. Even if it’s a hoax, it’s one of the greatest Bigfoot hoaxes of all time, and that’s a great story and a great reason to follow it right  there. There are now whole blogs, forums and Facebook groups dedicated to the notion that this is a hoax, and they are often updated every day. They are milking the hoax angle the same way some of us are milking the believer angle. I really do not see what the difference is. At any rate, hits hardly do me any good here since WordPress does not normally allow us to put our own ads up. They have their own ad program for selected blogs, but I have not yet applied for it. So I make almost nothing off of this website – maybe $10/month. Labor of love. So there you have it folks! My reasoning for milking this story. Morgan Matthews’ telling comments after the Edinburgh showing of Shooting Bigfoot. After the UK premiere of the movie, Morgan took questions, which he answered very gingerly. However, one answer was very interesting. Morgan said that Rick had a real gun with real live bullets loaded in it. Rick fired the live bullets at the Bigfoot, and possibly, if the story is correct, nearly at Morgan too. It’s very hard to believe that Rick was firing live bullets at his stunt man or would shoot live rounds right in the vicinity of his stunt man and Matthews. If Dyer isn’t that reckless. More theories on where the body is stored. In addition to two different agricultural research labs, one named in Maricopa, Arizona and another unnamed 90 miles from Las Vegas, we now have two more locations. From Chuck at Bigfoot Buzz we hear that Chuck heard that the Bigfoot was being stored in an icehouse somewhere outside of Las Vegas. Via a Team Tracker member, I hear that the Bigfoot was not stored at a US Department of Agriculture research station, but was instead stored at a building owned by a private contractor that does a lot of business for the US government. Even the guards and security would make sense in that case as US government contractors can have a lot of security around their buildings too. For some reason, this almost makes more sense as it seems so hard to believe that the US government would store this body for months. However, this person said he had not talked to anyone would had seen the body. On whether this story is a hoax or not. In favor of the believers, it is true that this story has gone on for 10 months now and it has never been proven to be a hoax yet. On the other hand though, neither has it been proven to be true. So neither side is winning on that score. Musky Allen putting out a lot of lies about the location of the Bigfoot body. It is true that Musky and other Team Tracker members have been deliberately putting out false information about the body location in order to throw people off the trail. However, this causes problems because Musky and the TT members are now proven to have lied in the course of this story. Rick Dyer is of course a congenital liar. If you want to be believed as a good source for a story, the first thing you should do is stop lying. Both sides of the story. I do run both sides of the Rick Dyer story on this site, both the hoax theory and the believer theory. I give equal time to both sides. New rendition of the Bigfoot shooting in San Antonio. I originally heard that Rick shot the Bigfoot in the back, the Bigfoot circled back around and knocked over Morgan, and then Rick shot the Bigfoot in the head to drop it. But now there is a new story. Rick shot the Bigfoot in the back at a distance from Morgan, then the Bigfoot circled around and attacked Morgan, and then it ran on. A few minutes later, Rick found it on the ground 20 or 30 feet from where it had attacked Morgan, and he then either did or did not finish it off with a bullet to the base of the skull, depending on whom you listen to. The Bigfoot did have a shot to the head, verified by Musky Allen. The head shot was either delivered as a coup de grace while it was lying on the ground or it after the Bigfoot dropped Morgan and was running along. Once again, we deal with the problem of changing and conflicting narratives. Melba Ketchum speaks up on the Matilda photo from the Erickson Project. From Bigfoot Evidence, we get a statement from Ketchum on the Matilda video.

Matilda the sleeping Bigfoot.
Matilda the sleeping Bigfoot.

OK, the Matilda questions. Her mitochondrial DNA was tested by Disotell with human results like all of our samples. He said it had to be human contamination and threw the sample away according to Adrian Erickson. Fortunately, he kept back some of the sample. He then sent some of it to Paleo Labs where they also got human mitochondrial DNA. When we got the remainder of the sample, we got the same results. But, we then tested the nuclear DNA where the differences are in the Sasquatch. First, the DNA was female and we had very few females in the study. Some of the individual genes we sequenced on this sample were human while others failed even with universal mammalian primers. This sample behaved just like the rest of the samples. To add credibility and link the sample to the videos, we tested the MC1R gene for red hair color. She sequenced human for this gene and had the mutation for red hair. We ran the 2.5 million human SNP array on her sample. Even a degraded human sample will have greater than ninety five percent of the SNPs run successfully and our degraded human control sample ran 9

The video below has been bashed to Kingdom Come by skeptics. However, a friend of mine saw the whole 6 minute video and was impressed by it. Another person who saw the video said that Matilda wakes up at the end of the video. The Bigfoot in the video breathes at 6 breaths per minute, which is quite unusual. The people who say this thing is faked have never shown how the Erickson people faked this video. I can assure you that Erickson is not a hoaxer, however, this video did come from one of the owners of the property and was not shot by the Erickson people themselves. I believe that this video really shows a sleeping adolescent female Bigfoot in a forest in Tennessee. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYZwZzv1fxs] Story about the death of Fox the Bigfoot. Interesting video from Reverend Jeff about the death of Fox and the Bigfoot at the Janice Carter farm. Jeff references my site a couple of times in the telling of this story. However, I no longer believe this version of the story. Sally Raines said that they did hear that Fox was dying, and she and Janice went out to the forest to try to find him, but they were unsuccessful in locating him. However, they did hear some wood knocks when they were out there. Jeff also includes a fanciful tale about the death of Fox lifted from the comments section of a Bigfoot blog. It was written by someone with quite an imagination. Jeff’s Bigfoot stories are very well done, and Jeff is a great guy and a friend. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3eu11Ia61k#at=156]

Bigfoot News July 27, 2013

Possible location of US government building where Dyer’s Bigfoot was housed revealed. This is actually a good source, and it checked out very well. The file is from someone on the Dyer team who leaked it back in March. The place is called the U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center in  Maricopa, Arizona. The problem is that someone who had been to the facility described it as a “US Agricultural Research Station 90 miles outside of Las Vegas.” Then we get this photo of the Maricopa station which is 277 miles outside of Las Vegas. Doesn’t add up. Further, Musky said he was blindfolded and driven for hour hours out of Vegas to the place where the Bigfoot was held. It would seem that four hours driving out of Vegas would not be enough to get someone to the Maricopa station.

Here is a photo of the US U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, Arizona. It is 277 miles south of Las Vegas.
Here is a photo of the US U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, Arizona. It is 277 miles south of Las Vegas.
Skeptic argument that the Bigfoot in Shooting Bigfoot was someone on the Dyer team. The argument is that the Hispanic fellow on the far right is the guy who wore the suit for the Bigfoot that attacked Morgan Matthews in Shooting Bigfoot. There is some resemblance, but I do not believe this theory. In my opinion, the creature in Shooting Bigfoot is not a human being. It is either the best costume ever made or it is a real Bigfoot.
The Hispanic fellow on the far right is said to resemble the image of the Bigfoot from Shooting Bigfoot. Not sure if I believe that though.
The Hispanic fellow on the far right is said to resemble the image of the Bigfoot from Shooting Bigfoot. Not sure if I believe that though.
Dyer afraid of going to jail for manslaughter for killing the Bigfoot (Hank). People are saying that Dyer is afraid that he might be prosecuted for manslaughter for killing Hank since Hank is close to a human being. There has been no confirmation of this yet and it came from a Dyer skeptic, who as a group are not very reliable. Controversy about the $19,000 check offered to Dr. Jeff Meldrum by Facebook/Find Bigfoot. It is said that this check was offered to Jeff by FB/FB as a condition of seeing the Bigfoot, and Meldrum turned it down, asking for $15,000 instead. However, Jeff offers another version of that story that seems to make a lot more sense. A post on Dr. Meldrum’s Facebook page states:

The truth is while trying to persuade me to come to LV, saying that Dyer was like a little kid seeking approval from me, Jack Barnes offered to send me a cashiers check of some unspecified amount to hold onto and keep if it turned out to be hoax. He was so certain (short of seeing the body) that Dyer was telling the truth that he was absolutely confident that I would be returning it. I asked for several conditions: Naturally I was going sight unseen so 1) pictures posted on secure webpage and give me the password Since they already alleged to have experts experts involved. 2) provide names and affiliations and contacts for said experts and assurance that I could independently confirm their identities and testimony And since I was likely going to have to sign an NDA, 3) Dyer would sign an agreement that if it was indeed a hoax he would not use my name or likeness in any way and he explicitly acknowledged financial liability for libel and defamation. All reasonable requests if he was on the up and up. None of my conditions was acceptable, but Barnes offered me the cashiers check with the understanding that I returned it if the body was real, in the amount of $10K. OFFERED — didn’t send me anything. When I didn’t take that OFFER, he upped the OFFER to $15K, plus a plane ticket to LV. Still not interested.”

This version of the story actually sounds a lot more sensible than that first version about Jeff demanding $15,000 instead of $10,000. Bottom line on Rick Dyer and Hank. Soon Hank will be revealed to the world as the first Bigfoot body the world has ever seen. The main question after that is, whither Rick Dyer? The truth is Rick Dyer was just the instrument, the rifle, and after his trophy corpse is released, all of the world’s attention will focus on the body itself and the scientists who have been exploring its secrets. Rick Dyer is nothing in himself, because someone was bound to gun down a Bigfoot eventually, and it doesn’t matter who ended up pulling the trigger. This man and his inflated sense of self-importance will instantly vanish from the conversation, and to the extent that he continues trying to insert himself into the spotlight, he will only succeed in further reducing and caricaturing himself.

Rick Dyer: Portrait of a Caricature as a Young Man.
Rick Dyer: Portrait of a Caricature as a Young Man.
He loves to call himself “the greatest Bigfoot tracker in the world,” yet he himself has admitted that on his first 88 expeditions, he had no luck whatsoever, and then the documentary Shooting Bigfoot clearly reveals his impressive “tracking methods”: Sitting by the campfire with his rifle and waiting, and waiting….and waiting. If the San Antonio specimen had not been careless enough to wander into camp that night for a free meal, Dyer would still be batting 0.0 Musky Allen thrown off Facebook and thrown out of Bigfoot Warz by Rick Dyer haters. The lunatic Rick Dyer haters, who are about as nutty as Rick himself, reported Musky Allen to Facebook for having an underage profile. That means that Musky is under 13 years old, clearly not the case. They also reported Cathiee, a Dyer believer, for having an underage profile. She is clearly an adult. Bigfoot Warz taken over by Dyer haters. This used to be one of the best Bigfoot groups on Facebook. Not sure how it happened, apparently a coup de etat. Musky was the administrator of the group, and after the haters threw him off Facebook, they invaded this group and took it over. The group is now ruined, taken over by haters and full of nothing but anti-Musky and anti-Dyer posts. Sad story. Skeptic line that Facebook Find Bigfoot said the movie Shooting Bigfoot was a fiasco. This is not true. It is true that the first review said the movie was a disappointment, but later when they got home and looked over the 65 stills they shot from the movie, they were convinced that the movie shows a real Bigfoot. Not only that, but they said that the Shooting Bigfoot footage was better than the Patterson Gimlin footage. In other words, it is the greatest Bigfoot footage of all time. They showed HD video of the Shooting Bigfoot footage to Musky Allen, and Musky confirmed that the Bigfoot in Shooting Bigfoot is the same dead Bigfoot that he saw near Las Vegas. Skeptic argument that Hank would have decomposed by now or by the time that Musky saw it. The truth is that the Bigfoot was frozen by the time Musky saw it and it had been cut into pieces and then put back together, possibly as part of an autopsy. He was not allowed to disclose that information at the time because people might be able to figure out the location of a facility that could freeze such a large object. Many questions about Morgan Matthews and Shooting Bigfoot finally clarified. The mysterious, paradoxical and quizzical behavior of Morgan Matthews, his evasive answers and his curious editing of his film have caused many to shake their heads in wonderment. They simply can’t figure Morgan Matthews or his movie out. Why not? Because neither Morgan Matthews nor his movie “make sense” to an ordinary mind. The final shots were definitely caught on film even though Morgan was knocked down by the Bigfoot. Morgan followed Rick as he gave chase to the Bigfoot, but then they lost the creature. They were heading back to the tent when they realized that the Bigfoot had circled back around and was coming back in their direction for some unfathomable reason. This was because the Bigfoot had somehow run in a full circle and was now behind them. Was Morgan aware that Rick intended to shoot the Bigfoot? Both Rick and the crew had seen the Bigfoot that morning, and Rick said that if the Bigfoot came back to the camp for the crew to stay behind him because he was going to shoot at it. Why does Rick carry a gun? Due to his investors. Rick’s investors want a Bigfoot body. The best way you get a Bigfoot body is to shoot one with a gun. Gun = body. Why the silence from Minnow about Shooting Bigfoot in the months before the release of the film? The truth is that Minnow Films was under strict orders not to say anything about what happened in the movie as far as shooting the Bigfoot. Dyer would have been very happy if Minnow could have clarified what happened in the movie, but they were not allowed to do so. Who made Minnow be quiet? There are lawyers who are fighting each other on behalf of their clients over the ownership of the body. They issued Minnow Films a gag order not to say anything about what really happened in the movie due to possible confiscation of the film. Minnow actually had to fight hard to even be able to release the film in the first place. There was no actual risk that the movie could be confiscated if Minnow played by the rules. Minnow had a right to release the movie as long as there was no statement given about the shooting of the Bigfoot. If they talked about the killing of the Bigfoot, the movie may have been subject to confiscation. Who owns the movie? Who owns the body? Minnow films has 10 Frank and Dallas see a Bigfoot on one of Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot expeditions. On the recent trip to Las Vegas that included the hike up Mt. Charleston where Frank Cali had a heart attack, something strange occurred. 100 yards up the trail, Frank had a heart attack. Dallas helped him back to the camp, and Frank sat down on a tree stump covered in ants. Dallas said he was going to get help, but first he stopped and gave one of his trademark Bigfoot whoops that you can hear in the Shooting Bigfoot movie to great comedic effect. Right at that point, Frank had his eyes closed and he said suddenly he saw a vision of a Bigfoot in his mind’s eye. Just then, Dallas asked, “Did you see it?” Frank asked, “Did I see what?” “The Bigfoot,” Dallas replied. “Yes I did,” Frank said. His eyes were still closed. What he meant was he saw a Bigfoot in his mind, not with his eyes. “Open your eyes,” Dallas said. Frank said he opened his eyes and looked up at a nearby ridge, part of the Mt. Charleston system. On top of the ridge, he saw what could only be a Bigfoot, swaying back and forth for 12-15 seconds before it quickly moved behind a tree. What have Team Tracker Gold memberships received for their membership so far for their $99? Basically nothing at all.

  1. The August 15 “release date” for the body, which was made public knowledge a week later and which is no longer valid;
  2. A jpeg of the frame from either Jack or Jeff’s cell-phone bootleg taken at the Toronto premier of Shooting Bigfoot, which was also available to everyone on the Internet a week later;
  3. A self-shot iPhone video of Rick in a restroom which he claimed to be just outside the room in which Hank’s body was kept and which he promised was “just the first” of more to come (there have been no others).

In other words, Gold members have been completely shafted by Rick. Additionally, about 2 months ago Rick announced that Platinum Memberships would be available for $75.00 for a short time and that existing Gold Members could upgrade to Platinum for an additional $39.00. When someone commented in chat during that week’s Blogtalk show that it was hardly fair for someone to pay 25 dollars less and get more than someone who paid $99.00, especially not when the existing Gold member would wind up having to pay almost twice the amount to get the same thing, Rick made an asinine analogy about how Costco could change the prices for their memberships anytime they wanted. The commenter made words to the effect that, with a Costco membership, you can start buying stuff right away, you don’t have to wait outside for the doors to open for an indefinite period only to have other people show up late and get a spot in line in front of you for less than what you paid months ago. Rick got testy and said words to the effect, “It’s my site, and I can do whatever I want. If you don’t like it, you can fuck off, and I can cancel your membership for you.” A TT member who I am friends with told me that TT is turning into a huge joke. He described it as:

a redneck’s-only club, like a really boring cross between Honey Boo-Boo and The Howard Stern Show.

Bigfoot News July 25, 2013

New clue to the location where Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot was kept. I have just learned that the US department or agency which housed Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot was the Department of Agriculture. It may be this branch of the DOA. This specific subbranch may be the best one of all. On the other hand, the Forest Service is also part of the DOA, and the FS also runs research stations. As I know that it was a research station that housed the Bigfoot, it must have been at one of the Department of Agriculture’s research stations. There are 100 such stations in the US. Just look for one near Las Vegas, and that’s the building. I realize that it is possible that this information could be part of the false info that Musky Allen and others are putting out about the body location, but I do not think this is part of that distraction. Instead, I think this is the truth. Get cracking, sleuths! Rick Dyer is going on a camping trip! These expeditions that Rick is always touting are getting ridiculous. Really now, let’s get real. These are nothing more than “camping trips with Rick.” There will be a special 3 hour episode on Rick’s radio show talking all about Rick’s latest camping trip! Make sure you don’t miss it! Skeptic argument that Rick used two different costumes during the shooting of the Shooting Bigfoot movie, from the comments:

About the two different costumes: apparently Matthews states in the movie that he was not aware of the Tent Video that Dyer kept it from him. So there is no proof that the Tent Video was shot during the same trip. (Also, apparently the “Rick, Rick” that Matthews supposedly says during the audio can be heard in another context during the film.) There is an excellent enlargement and enhancement of the tent creature online that Adam Bird, who was once a believer in Dyer’s story, posted on Dyer’s fan page. The face has perfectly human proportions and appears to feature a modern version of the old-school Lon Chaney-style collodion build-up. This would be a much better way to go than a mask in building a real-looking face, and would be a good method for amateurs. The still image that was taken during the documentary bears a strong resemblance to one of Dyer’s earlier Tracker members or filming crew, if you allow for make-up built up the same way. They have similar bone structure, facial creases, and wide area under the nose. I would like to find a better picture of this individual, but this is enough for a hunch: The movie face: Look at the guy on the right: The point is not that it IS him, but it certainly COULD be, more likely than being a real Bigfoot. (And he wasn’t available when the Tent Video was shot, so Dyer just found someone else.) Remember Occam’s Razor when looking at these “Bigfoot” photos…there’s a simple explanation to these photos, whether it’s this particular answer or not.

I do not believe that there are costumes in either the Tent Video or the movie. If those are costumes, those are the two greatest costumes ever made. Theory on why Morgan Matthews is being so quiet, from the comments. This is a pro-Dyer theory.

As to the whole Morgan Matthews angle. How about this for a theory? Rick’s investor(s) are the ones who in actuality own this body. They have to be rich to be investing in something like a possible Bigfoot capture to begin with, and if one was indeed captured, they would have a lot of power. They went to Morgan after the filming and said he could still release his movie with the SA Dyer footage but had to remain ambiguous about whether the creature filmed was indeed real. This way the body reveal would still hold all the clout, but in hindsight the movie will still go down in history as documenting the event. This is the only explanation (if this is indeed real at all) that I can come up with for Morgan’s strange editing decisions and evasive answers. Just a thought. Keep up the reporting Robert. Some of us appreciate it greatly.

Another person agrees with the above commenter, adding:

This has been my theory too. Rick Dyer lost complete control of the Bigfoot when he made the call to the investors. They came in and took over. Rick said Morgan Matthews stopped filming after that night. (I believe the Bigfoot being real now would ruin his concept of the movie). So Rick and his Investors got a film crew of their own to film the transportation to Nevada. Rick’s investors approached Morgan and had him sign a NDA with them about any video proof of the killing and after stuff. They understand Rick’s past and need to make sure they have all the ducks in a row when releasing this so people will look at the Bigfoot, not Rick. Rick I believe understands this and has been milking what he can get now. I think the people who don’t believe this take so much of what Rick says. Even though they say they don’t believe what he says, they take it as fact. Rick doesn’t control the body or the presentation of it. I think once you see this, you can understand much of what has been going on. Rick leaks enough info out to make you understand this. I read on Racer X’s blog that people are trying to start a letter/e-mail campaign to Morgan Matthews to try to get him to admit it was a hoax. I have to also wonder why all these people who seem to believe they KNOW for fact Rick didn’t shoot the Bigfoot and it is a hoax spend so much time making blogs about it. If they really truly believe he didn’t do it, they would just let the whole issue drop, and Rick would fade away if it is true. Not a single person has been able to prove the Tent Video or the movie creature were hoaxed. They make up more stories up than Rick does now. WHY? Robert I may be a Team Tracker supporter at times. But I believe your insight is very good, and I like your reporting – please keep up the work.

Bigfoot News July 23, 2013

Craig Phillips witnesses Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot: the interview. Rick Dyer’s head of security, Craig Philips, has been staying with Rick recently. Rick got a call saying that the body was going to be moved, and he asked Craig to come with him to see the body as it was moved. The video lasts 11 minutes, is very interesting and can be seen on Youtube. Christopher Noel has described it as “very credible testimony.” Locale where the body is stored: He said once you find out where the body was kept, you would never believe it. It’s amazing that it would be kept in such a place. He thought it would be kept in some secret military place, but that’s not the case. Heavy security around the building:Looking at the building, you would wonder why there is so much heavy security around the building, but apparently the owners of the body are not taking any chances. Enlarged doors at the facility:Some of the doors in the facility appear to be too large for the building itself. It was as if they were constructed separately in order to house this body. Small crane used to move the body: An interesting detail is that a small crane of the sort that is used to move extremely obese people was used to move the body. I thought that was an interesting detail. Large truck apparently specially outfitted to house the body: He said that the truck appeared to be specially designed to house the body. There are hooks or rings in the sides of the truck to hold the gurney in place so it won’t slip around. Apparently whoever owns the truck went to great lengths to specially outfit it to house this body. Presence of US government officials at the scene: US government officials were at the scene. Rick said that he and Craig wanted to observe the body being moved, and these officials nodded their heads to give the go-ahead. Presence of emotion in Craig: Craig appears to show genuine emotion as he describes the body. At one point, he seems to tear up. Craig says he could not sleep the next day. Body language: Craig does not look at the camera much during the interview. Instead he looks down much of the time. Make of it what you will. The interview lasts 11 minutes. There is a large and extremely stupid COPYRIGHT RICK DYER watermark running across the video which seems completely unnecessary. The watermark is huge and runs right across Craig’s face for most of the interview. It pretty nearly wrecks the video. One thing that is interesting are the curious details that Craig revealed above. Craig doesn’t seem like a rocket scientist, so I have a hard time believing that he thought up those obscure little details on his own. Is it possible that Rick thought up those fancy little details and fed them to Craig to say? That makes a lot more sense, but I wonder about even that. Rick made up a story about enlarged doors, a small crane and a specially outfitted truck down to the last detail? I don’t know. Dyer skeptics may wish to watch this video too for whatever reason, as it’s part of the story. The skeptics are already saying that Craig is lying and just saying whatever Rick told him to say because Rick gave him a job and a place to stay. Argument that Craig may be lying in the video. From the comments, an argument that suggests that Craig is lying for Rick:

Well, anyone can see the video now. Observations:

  1. Phillips never looks into the camera.
  2. There are many cuts, as though Dyer has prompted him with talking points like “in this part mention the haters getting their due.”
  3. It’s in a facility we apparently would recognize (“you won’t believe it”) but wouldn’t have expected, meaning it’s not a traditional military or government facility. (This is a familiar Dyer talking point meant to keep you from looking too hard.) However, there are a LOT of security people around, and they “may” have been there for the move or maybe they’re always there…what kind of place that would “surprise” you has a lot of security around normally?
  4. There were high-ranking officials who gave Dyer special permission to stay through the move after gesturing to him that it was time to leave. Why would that have been an issue? It just reinforces that Dyer has special pull.
  5. They used a crane to move the body like they use to move obese people, and rolled the gurney along under it? Why wouldn’t they just roll it out on the gurney?
  6. Lots of “special” stuff…special lift, special doors, special truck.
  7. He never ONCE describes the body. He just says he saw it and he was affected by it. How about some details to show you actually were impressed by it? Of course, you’re no Musky Allen.

Remember too that Phillips just got to Vegas, so he was suddenly a great person to make a corroborating video. Also, Dyer was supposed to be on a trip but got gout…very lucky he wasn’t on that costly trip when the body got moved, huh? And he apparently is getting around fine on those basketball feet. Beware of Dyer sucking people into a false close relationship and getting them to lie for him. He has done this for years.

Flood of fake information coming out about Dyer. Most of this stuff seems to be coming from the Dyer haters, who are flooding us with hoaxes, fake info and lies about Rick. At this point, Dyer’s haters are hoaxing more than Rick ever will in his entire life. Their reasons for doing this are uncertain. Are they trying to make Rick look bad? Are they trying to make me look bad? Are they trying to destroy my credibility as a “guy who will publish anything?”Are they just doing this for shits and giggles? I don’t get it. Journalists hate scumbags who deliberately feed them false information. We want to see all their throats slit. They’re the scourge of the profession. The profession can’t even function when you have idiots flooding journalists with hoaxes, lies and fake information. It just destroys everything. No journalist can ever hoax, knowingly participate in a hoax or deliberately spread lies (obviously this happens all the time in the political realm, so we will leave that part out for now). Once you do that, you are gone. No one will ever listen to you anymore. Accusation that I don’t fact check my posts. This is an interesting accusation. This site just prints whatever rumors are flying around Bigfootery at the moment. We often don’t try to figure out if they are true or not. We just throw them out there and let you decide. With a lot of this stuff, there is no way to check it out anyway. How am I supposed to check out a photo of the body storage site? I can only check it out with someone who has been there, and I don’t know anyone who has been there. How can I check out the fake photos of Rick’s body? I don’t know anyone who has seen the body, and those that have seen it, won’t talk. Furthermore, in this field, once you go to fact-check something, a lot of people are going to lie to you. So there isn’t even a good way to follow up a lot of these rumors, photos and whatnot. It’s a hall of mirrors and a miasma of fog. No evidence that Dyer is moving to Santa Rosa. Although Dyer told Rhett Mullis in March that he was moving to Santa Rosa, the word now is that we have no way of knowing whether he actually intends to do that or not. Dyer is notoriously unstable and he changes his mind constantly. Body has apparently been moved out of state and quite a ways away. The video above shows Craig Phillips witnessing the moving of the body. But we never knew where it was going. It turns out now that the body is going out of the state and quite a ways away. The decision appears to have been out of Rick’s hands and was possibly made by investors. Story about the fake body location photo. I got this from Melissa Graeme, who is said to be a Dyer hater. We were really worried about her as most stuff from haters turns out to be hoaxes and lies, so we checked her out a lot. I worked with one of my colleagues on this.We talked about whether or not to run it and decided it was harmless to run the photo. She told me she got it from someone who said they saw the body. It turns out that she got it from Greg Cannon, who she describes as close to Dyer. She is not sure why they gave it to her. She thinks maybe to see if she would pass it on. She now thinks the whole story is a crock because she says Dyer’s people are putting out fake information. Perhaps Dyer’s people are putting out false info about the body location in order to throw people off the trail so to speak. Perhaps Melissa herself cooked this up to make everyone look bad, but that is less doubtful. This whole thing is a mess of smoke and mirrors and no one knows what to believe. It is true that Musky has been putting out a lot of false information about the body location lately, apparently in order to throw people off the trail. Who is Greg Cannon? Greg is the artist who did the first full length drawing of Dyer, so he is in deep with him. Why is Greg deliberately spreading fake photos of the body location? Skeptic argument about why this is a hoax – the Dyer team is now lying as part of a “strategy against the haters.” Basically the argument is that now that Rick has decided its ok for him and his hanger’s-on to lie as much as they want to as part “the campaign against the haters,” this muddles up the story considerably. Once we know that Dyer and his followers are lying at least part of the time as part of a strategy, this tends to taint everything they say, and we wonder if this is a lie too. I agree that it is most unfortunate the Dyer has convinced people that lying is a great idea as a way to attack the haters. This was a very bad move on his part and tends to taint a lot of testimony coming out of their camp. Similarly, profiting off this story was also a very bad move as it automatically throws up red flags of possible hoaxing with monetary gain as a motive. From my comments thread:

The problem with this whole story is that – like you say – everyone in the Dyer camp says its OK to put out false info to cover the real info. Unfortunately that is a tactic of convenience for hoaxers, and now Dyer has all his team that’s left willingly telling lies because he’s convinced them its part of the game against the haters. This characteristic of Dyer’s – being an extreme pathological liar and being able to get others to lie for him – is something you hear from people who predate this hoax and why so many people immediately wrote him off this time and have been so loud in opposing him. He has been known to get people close to him to lie if he thinks they are weak enough or worshiping enough to carry it out. I feel bad for Craig Phillips, who is Dyer’s latest discovery and is certain to find he has been used for Dyer’s own benefit. Robert, I think if you reached out to some earlier Team Tracker members, from the old group, you might find that this whole story is following familiar patterns but with a new group of gullible followers who aren’t aware of Dyer’s extreme pathologies. That includes the Facebook guys, who I have come to believe are victims. Musky, on the other hand, has been too involved in viciously defending Dyer and spreading disinformation (despite an “NDA”) to be let off so easily. Some of their radio banter is so rehearsed its laughable (“Hey Rick I just got photos Hank being loaded onto the truck!”), and he appears to have been assigned to Jack Barnes (and you, I dare say) as the “smart one” to keep everyone in line while Dyer goes insane.

My source at Minnow Films, UK. I broke this story on December 12, 2013 when I reported that a source working at Minnow Films UK told me that Rick Dyer had shot a Bigfoot during the filming of a new movie by Morgan Matthews. There had been some rumors going around for some time before, but nothing had been confirmed. I have been asked how I know this source is real. I will tell you that is a woman, but I can’t tell you more than that as she fears for her job. She won’t talk to me anymore as she thinks I have leaked too much information anyway and I might get her fired. I don’t know she is real, and I never talked to her on the phone. All communications were by email. Skeptics are saying that she may not even exist and instead it may just be Dyer playing a trick and pretending to be her. I think that is dubious. I have confirmed that a woman by that name works for Minnow. Furthermore, all her emails came from a minnow.uk email address, which I have confirmed is the email address that they use. I also traced the IP back to London, UK. I find it hard to believe that Dyer somehow spoofed a minnow.uk email address. She originally leaked the story because she thought it was so important that she was upset that it was being delayed so long and she wanted to bump up the showing schedule. The movie was intended to be shown in November, and she thought that was way too long for such a killer story. As it turned out, the publicity engendered by my leak bumped the story up from November to spring. Could she have been lying to get me to promote the film? I suppose, but that seems dubious. Could she have been misinformed about what really happened in the film. Maybe, but why would someone at Minnow believe that a Bigfoot was shot in the movie when that never even happened? Doesn’t make sense. Argument that the Bigfoot in the Tent Video does not look like the leaked still out of Shooting Bigfoot. This is an interesting argument is used to say that the whole thing is a hoax. But that means that Rick had two different stunt men wearing two different costumes over a period of a couple of days. Two of the best costumes designed by mankind, too. Hard to believe. On the other hand, I have no answer to the question about why the Tent Video looks different from Hank in the movie, and neither do my colleagues who are also believers. It’s a good argument for the skeptic side. Argument about “3 minutes of HD video shot by BBC of a Bigfoot.” Rick said that the movie would include 3 minutes of the Bigfoot in the Tent Video eating the ribs at the tree. That never materialized in the film, and people are now using this to say that this is proof that Rick is hoaxing. However, when my Minnow source contacted me in December, she told me that there was 3 minutes of HD video shot at the time of the Tent Video, shot by the BBC (Morgan) in the next tent. So she told me the same story as Rick told. Why would she believe that footage exists if it doesn’t? Doesn’t make sense. That both she and Rick independently agree that the footage exists implies to me that it does exist, but for some strange reason, it never showed up in the film. Why it never showed up, I have no idea, and it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Photos of a dead moose and Bigfoot tracks from South Fork River, Utah in the Wasatch Range. Very interesting photos here. The first photo showed a moose with its neck broken lying on the ground. Bigfoot tracks were found nearby. Investigators went out and looked into the case and were excited about what they found. Almost the entire area is on private property.

This is the photo of the dead moose. Moose is lying on its head.
This is the photo of the dead moose. Moose is lying on its head, and its neck is broken.
The photo below shows the Bigfoot tracks found near the dead moose.
Bigfoot track found near the dead moose.
Bigfoot track found near the dead moose.
A video of the case follows below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPVmSp0TmXA]

Bigfoot News July 22, 2013

Fake photo of the location where Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot (Hank) was stored released. A fake photo of the US government research station near Las Vegas, Nevada where Rick Dyer was supposedly storing his Bigfoot. The Bigfoot has just been moved. Apparently more of the Rick Dyer haters spreading their endless tedious hoaxes. The image came from Jennifer Graeme via Greg Cannon.

Possible photo of the location where Hank was stored until very recently.
Fake photo of the location where Hank was stored until very recently. Where do you hide a Bigfoot in a place like that?
Another person comes forward to say that they saw Hank. Rick’s head of security, Craig Phillips, has been staying with Rick, and on Saturday, Rick got a call saying that the body was going to be moved, and Rick asked Craig to come accompany him to see Hank being loaded onto the truck. The video that was just released but can only be viewed by Platinum Team Tracker members describes what Craig saw when he went over there. A friend of mine watched the video and said it is very credible. I will put the video up here anyway even though hardly any of you can watch it. Fake pictures of Hank continue to surface. These pics come to us by way of Harry Allen Pearce, who claimed that he and another man, Elisha Wells, were invited to see the Bigfoot. They took these pics as proof. The pics surfaced briefly on Facebook but then mysteriously disappeared. This happened around March 17. It is a pic from an article about humanzees, apparently a Photoshop of a baby chimp mixed with a human. Pearce is another one of many anti-Dyer types who are trying to hoax Dyer of those who believe him.
Fake photo of Dyer's Bigfoot stolen from a Photoshopped Humanzee graphic.
Fake photo of Dyer’s Bigfoot stolen from a Photoshopped Humanzee graphic.
Another very weird apparent fake that came out at the same time, apparently also released by Pearse.
Another very weird apparent fake that came out at the same time, apparently also released by Pearse.
A Bigfoot hair with scaling. The scaling on Bigfoot hairs supposedly does not look like whatever is on a human hair.
Bigfoot hair with scaling from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Bigfoot hair with scaling from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Long road back again. Again and again, every time this endless saga becomes impossibly tedious, over ten long months, it has suddenly sprung forth into fresh and compelling drama. Just as “Hank” was killed and yet continues to live on in the imagination of the Sasquatch research community, the Rick Dyer story itself seems to suffer a final demise, only to be subsequently reborn with more vigor than before. Monday’s video release was the latest episode in this pattern…

Bigfoot News July 21, 2013

Rick Dyer’s failed Vermont expedition. This sad story reveals the depths of Rick’s egotism. The Vermont Expedition has been represented as going forward smoothly and as planned. The blog is calling it “Rick Dyer’s Expedition #91.” And yet, Rick himself never made the expedition because, due to an acute attack of gout, he was forced to stay home in Vegas. Apparently he is allergic to transparency before his followers, so he would rather pretend to have traveled to Vermont than fess up to this very natural malady. That is the level of ego involved in the Rick Dyer Show. Chris Sands already lives in Vermont and another TT member showed up in the state. Chris and the TT member decided to do some white water rafting. They took a lot of very nice pictures that Frank Cali has been posting on Rick’s website as part of the cover story to say that the Rick was there for the expedition and it went smoothly. Dyer moving to Santa Rosa and moving the Bigfoot body out of state. I reported both of these things last week, and said that Rick said so on his radio show. In fact, Rick did not mention these things on his radio show. According to Rhettman Mullis, Rick is indeed moving to Santa Rosa. Dyer told Rhett this in March. Rick did say a while back that he was moving the body out of state, but he hasn’t said anything about this recently. Rick Dyer’s NDA’s. Apparently Rick’s NDA’s with the Team Tracker members are complete junk, not professionally written and not enforceable. Most of the TT members didn’t even sign them, and most regarded them as a joke. Another Bigfoot researcher has seen Rick’s body. Apparently another researcher has seen Rick’s body, and they are willing to go on video and discuss it just like Musky Allen. I do not know who this person is, whether they are a nobody or if they are a major researcher. I am hoping it was Derek Randles, but I do not know that for sure. Obviously, I haven’t been able to find out the name of the person who saw the body. Hopefully the interview will be very interesting to listen to.

Bigfoot News July 19, 2013

Rick Dyer selling everything but the kitchen sink. I pointed out the other day that Rick is selling his Mercedes Team Trackermobile supposedly because it has the face of someone he hates on there. Listing is here. He has also selling many other things. Stretch limousine for $5,000. Two dirt bikes, no price listed. A videorecorder for $800. A listing on Craigslist, since removed. Here is the text: Jul 8, 2013 – 702-659-2452. Location: LVB/Chey; it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests. Posting ID: 3922244134. Not sure what he was selling there. He also had a garage sale this past week selling everything from a playpen to clothes and shoes. Dyer’s NDA’s. According to Dyer’s NDA’s, you can be sued for $250,000 if you violate them. Apparently enforceable too. Why would anyone sign one of these things then? If it’s real and it’s going to be revealed anyway, save yourself the trouble and see it when it comes out. Why take the risk of signing the NDA? Bigfoot video out British Colombia. This video has been proven to be a fake. It was made by a cellphone company for some reason. However, I thought it was a well-done fake. A group of Asian tourists on tour, possibly of a national park, film a Bigfoot in the nearby deep woods, possibly grubbing for grubs in a log. The crowd gathers round, and they are all taking pictures of the Bigfoot, which is pretty much out of sight but nevertheless appears to be grubbing a log. We know this because at one point, a very long arm swings back as it grubs the log. At some point, a man asks in an Asian accent, “What?” Someone, perhaps a tour leader, replies in an Asian accent, “Sasquatch.” Then we hear several more Asian accented voices saying, “Sasquatch.” This video makes no sense at all. A Bigfoot in full view of a score of tourists with camera? No way! The Sasquatch is visible off and on for about 45 seconds, but at no time do we get a good view of it. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0M2S11T_Nbk]

Bigfoot News July 18, 2013

Rick Dyer selling his Team Trackermobile. Not sure what this means, but here is the ad on Ebay. He is only asking $5,800 for it too. A lot of people say that Rick is getting low on money, and this means that the dead Bigfoot story is a hoax, but I am not so sure about that. Did authorities show up after the shooting of Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot or did they not show up? There are two stories. In one story, authorities showed up, said no law had been broken, and sent him on his way. In the second story, printed in Rick Dyer’s book, no authorities ever showed up, instead only investors and their hangers-on showed up. Instead of authorities verifying the body, a woman, presumably from the US government, did so at a university, possibly in Texas. She was said to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt and she curiously congratulated him on shooting the Bigfoot. Rick’s skeptics say he changed the story from authorities at the scene validating the Bigfoot to no authorities and validation taking place at a university. That he changed the story is said to be evidence of a hoax. I have no opinion on the matter and I am looking into it. A hoax is certainly possible with this case, but I think it is not likely. Larry Surface’s excellent Bigfoot video out of Ohio. This was prevented from being released for a long time due to Larry’s involvement in the Melba Ketchum study. I think this video shows a definite Bigfoot. The thing has hair all over its face and it is completely naked in wintertime at 12 midnight in Ohio. I do not think that Larry is a hoaxer. The outcry of clowns screaming, “Hoaxer!” was so loud that Larry had to take his site down. In addition, he suffered medical problems from all the stress. He is an older guy, and the stress was hard on his heart. Sasquatch Ontario eyeball photos. A very odd video out of SO showing the eyeballs of a Bigfoot in Ontario. They left the camera out at night and the Bigfoot came by to look at it, staring right into the camera. Most of the photos are just odd and do not seem to amount to anything, but the last photo at 5:16 looks very strange and interesting. A lot of people insist that this guy is hoaxing, but some people who know him say he is not. Nothing has been proven one way or the other yet. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiAY9-_8-KU] Sorry for the short report, but there has not been very much going on in Bigfootery…

Bigfoot News July 14, 2013

Chris Sands sees Dyer’s Bigfoot body. From everything I can gather, Chris Sands was able to view Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot body on his trip to Las Vegas on the weekend of June 21. However, he doesn’t seem to be talking much about it, probably due to his NDA. However, others that have seen the body are talking despite their NDA’s, but I will not name those people. Frank Cali talks about me on Dyer’s Bigfoot blog. It’s a stupid waste of a post, and I am not even going to bother linking to it. I don’t even know why he bothered to write it. Frank is in very deep with Rick now, and he is nothing but Rick’s echo chamber. In my post, I said if Frank is writing all of Rick’s posts now, he sure is a lousy writer. Embarrassingly oblivious to his own seventh-grade writing level, Frank Cali has made my point for me. Just a few examples out of many, Cali’s words beside the correct words: *”self claimed”/”self-proclaimed” *”Lindsay don’t want to know the facts for he so called blog”/”Lindsay doesn’t want to know the facts for his so-called blog” *”While I may not be the best writer in the world.”/end of sentence? this is not even a sentence *”They will never got within a mile of the body and you and they never will.”/huh? Some see making such criticisms as being a grammar Nazi, but broadly speaking, there are two categories of writing skills: adult writing and child writing. David Durrett used to practice adult writing in the service of Rick’s blog. Not so with poor Frank Cali. The more Rick alienates the competent members of his circle, the more he finds he must rely on those with no backbone or talent. This comment appeared on Rick’s blog but was quickly taken down. I print it here because it sums up my feelings about Frank.

I have to say, I am very disappointed in Frank Cali. From listening to him a few times hosting Rick’s radio show, I got the impression that he was an adult and cared about the welfare of Bigfoot. But during Rick’s bloodthirsty rant last Sunday, Frank chuckled along in agreement with his call to murder all Sasquatch on the face of the earth and with his slander of Christopher Noel. It’s now clear that Frank has no moral core either, and the blog posts that he’s written since then demonstrate the very same childishness that Rick has come to stand for. When David Durrett was still on board, his excellent writing skills (which Frank utterly lacks) and more refined mental and ethical functioning helped to lift the whole operation to a more professional plane. But David quit out of moral objection to Rick’s burning of Meldrum’s book and taking out his penis (on camera) to urinate on the fire. It seems that Frank Cali has zero moral fiber of his own and will enthusiastically follow Rick’s lead, in whatever juvenile and sadistic direction, like a loyal panting pet.

Todd Standing raids a known Bigfoot habituation site in Canada. This is a very sensitive issue and I am not sure what I can write about this. An individual has been cultivating a Bigfoot site somewhere in Canada (I won’t tell you where). There are seven Bigfoots known to inhabit the site, which is extremely remote. The researcher worked with a man who worked the area for a long time and kept the site a secret. It was known that the BFRO wanted very much to find out about the site so they could raid it like the always do. The problem is that when idiots like the BFRO and Standing raid sites, they tend to ruin the site and whatever Bigfoots are there take off and are not seen again. Plus the BFRO and Standing get nothing out of their own raid other than scaring off the Bigfoots, ruining a good site and making a researcher mad. Todd finagled his way into this site through some very morally dubious means, but after all, moral sleaziness is Todd’s middle name. I may be able to tell you more about this site in the future as it is very interesting. Dyer bashing site revealed. Bigfoot Tacker News is a site designed solely for trashing Rick Dyer. They insist that Dyer did not shoot a Bigfoot recently and he has no body, so we don’t agree on that. In the comments section, Mata Hari said that in the comments on this website, one theory is that Morgan Matthews and Minnow Films made the suit for the Bigfoot in the movie Shooting Bigfoot. No way is that true, sorry. Rick Dyer urination video. You can find very nice videos of Rick Dyer setting Jeff Meldrum’s book on fire and then urinating on the fire to put it out. Rick whips out his penis in front of a group of people and you can see it clear as air. Amazing stuff. Questions about authorities appearing after Dyer shot his Bigfoot. A frequent criticism of Dyer’s story is why have we not heard from any Texas authorities, especially law enforcement of Fish and Game folks, after the Bigfoot was shot. The reason is because none of them ever showed up! The Bigfoot was shot at night, and Rick’s investors and associated folks appeared very quickly the next morning as Rick and some others worked very hard to load the Bigfoot onto a truck with a tarp. At no time did any Texas authorities, law enforcement or otherwise, appear at the scene, and apparently they were not notified either. A visit to a university. Rick’s first stop after he got the Bigfoot in the truck was a visit to a university. We do not know the name of this university or why it was chosen. A woman met them there dressed in a t-shirt and jeans. She apparently represented a government branch, possibly a US government branch. She examined the Bigfoot and apparently wanted to make sure that it was a Bigfoot and not a human being. Apparently she was well aware of the existence of these things, which implies that the US government or at least one or more branches of it, knows of these creatures. She congratulated Rick on shooting the Bigfoot and shook his hand as he left. Apparently she was congratulating him that Bigfoots could finally be proven and would no longer be a mystery or secret. Why do I write about Rick Dyer so much? First of all, I believe that he shot a Bigfoot and has the body of a Bigfoot. Second of all, there seems to be little if anything else worthwhile to report these days in Bigfootery. If any of you readers are aware of any good stories or videos out there, please let me know. Rick Dyer’s book. I am currently reading Rick Dyer’s ebook. Don’t ask me how I got it. Haha! It is not a bad book, and it is very short and to the point.

Bigfoot News July 10, 2013

The Rick Dyer story gets nuttier and nuttier. I have been reporting Rick’s ongoing on-air mental breakdown for some time now. Rick continues to unravel. He is now taking on everyone who ever talked against him, but he’s always done this. This is how narcissists operate. They simply can’t abide criticism at all. You’re either with them or against them. I continue to believe that Rick shot and killed a Bigfoot and that it is being stored somewhere near Las Vegas. If you figure out the government agency that is holding the Bigfoot at its research station, you can figure out where it is being stored because you look on a map for research stations for that US department. A couple of folks already pinpointed the storage location that way. That’s why no one is being told what branch of the government is holding the Bigfoot. As I mentioned earlier, this story is more or less dead for the moment, but it is still interesting to speculate on since we do have a dead Bigfoot in storage. The main problem is that the man in charge of that Bigfoot (Rick Dyer) is completely insane. Therefore who knows if it will ever see the light of day? Nevertheless it is still an interesting story because someone is holding a dead Bigfoot. Dyer says he is going to require NDA’s for all Team Tracker members. This is the latest raving from Rick, but TT members have not yet received any of these NDA’s. If and when they are forthcoming, they will probably come from the investors, who are the ones really running the show. Dyer’s investors. There really are only 3-4 investors, and Rick has only been in direct contact with one of them. The investor he has met was backing his expeditions. Rick was introduced to the man by his mother, who knows him. Rick’s Mom used to work in the aircraft industry, and the investor is some rich guy who owns a company. The 2-3 other investors were secured by this man, and they do not want their identities known and hence have never revealed them to Rick. The Bigfoot is 10 Rick keeps trying to imply that he is in more control of the body than he really is. Dyer probably messed up with his investors by selling TT memberships and promising them exclusive photos of the Bigfoot. Selling the memberships is problematic because it may well be the subject of a class action lawsuit for fraud (Rick was an idiot to ever try to profit off this Bigfoot before it was proven to exist), and the investors don’t with to be associated with someone who may be at the end of a lawsuit. Promising the photos is problematic for the investors because they do not want their property released without their permission. Rick is probably in deep trouble with his investors. He probably screwed up their plans with his big mouth and bragging and now they want to move as far away from him as possible without completely violating their legal agreement with him. In other words, in addition to the millions of other folks Rick has alienated, he has also alienated his own investors! Frank Cali apparently writing all of Rick’s blog posts lately. This is pitiful if it is true because apparently Frank can’t even write much better than Rick, and that’s sorry. Furthermore, Frank is penning all manner of scurrilous to libelous screeds, which reflects very poorly on him. Looks like Frank is Rick’s bitch. Chis Sands apparently saw Hank, Dyer’s Bigfoot, on June 21. I can’t prove this, but I definitely believe it is true due to my contacts. Chris was apparently very impressed with the Bigfoot. So now we have five people who have seen the body: Rick’s truck detail guy Musky Allen Frank Cali Unknown Team Tracker member Chris Sands Of these, I hold Musky and Chris in very high regard. Musky Allen’s criminal record. Much has been made of the long criminal record of Musky Allen. You can go look it over at Steve Kulls’ website, but really it is scarier than it looks. Musky is in his early 40’s and has ~8 arrests already and maybe 4-5 convictions. He also has an awfully long string of traffic violations. The arrests/convictions seem to be:

  1. Beating up a girlfriend/domestic violence
  2. Telephone harassment (maybe of an enemy, but more probably of this same woman who he was fighting with)
  3. Drunk driving/resisting arrest
  4. Driving on a suspended license
  5. Drug possession of an unknown substance
  6. Violation of restraining order (possibly an order taken out by the same woman above or maybe another woman).

This stuff is pretty typical for a working class, non college educated White guy in our modern era. He drinks too much and then drives his car. Then he drives on a suspended license, which is a typical crime after a DUI. He likes to get high on some sort of drugs or other. He fights, probably with girlfriends, and then gets into stalkerish situations with them afterwards where he harasses them, they take out restraining orders against him and he violates those orders. In other words, he is a drinking, doping hothead who gets into it with the women in his life. He hasn’t killed or seriously hurt anyone yet as far as I can see. More or less a typical scenario for a lot of younger men, and not the history of a master criminal or even a very bad person by any means. Not much else to report on the Bigfoot scene unfortunately. If you can think of any good news, let me know.

Bigfoot News July 8, 2013

Rick Dyer implodes. So much has been going on lately in the nutty Rick Dyer saga that I don’t even know where to start. First of all, Rick declared that the unveiling of the body would be postponed until further notice, which means maybe never. His investors are in full agreement with this decision. Facebook Find Bigfoot and Christopher Noel were scheduled to be on Rick’s show the next night, and they both issued a statement saying that they were canceling due to Rick’s very bad decision to postpone the unveiling of the Bigfoot on August 15. They said this was very bad decision. I certainly agree. Statement is here:

Statement by Jack Barnes and Christopher Noël Due to Rick Dyer’s highly problematic announcement earlier today, we are unable to take part in tonight’s scheduled round table discussion. We find that the announcement was written in such a manner as to create much more confusion and ill will than existed when we agreed to appear. The new atmosphere is certainly not conducive to a fruitful discussion. The announcement is sloppily articulated and full of opaque statements, which will only add fuel to the ongoing heated and toxic debate within the Sasquatch research community. We will be delighted to participate in the round table discussion at a future date, when Mr. Dyer finds himself able to clarify his statements, for the benefit of all, and thus to improve the general conversational atmosphere.

Bottom line is we may never know whether this story is true or not because the body may never turn up. So at this point, with the unveiling of the body postponed until further notice, it really doesn’t matter whether Rick shot a Bigfoot or has one or not. The whole story is now completely meaningless from this point on forward because without proof, we can’t be sure how much of it, if any, is true. So this story really needs to go off the radar for a while, or maybe even a long time. Rick reacted to Noel and FB/FB’s announcement with the usual nuttiness. He made a video burning the Bigfoot Tracker of the Year award he got from FB/FB. Then he made another video tearing Noel to shreds and saying that all Bigfoots in the US should be hunted down and shot as dangerous animals. This was done to stick it to Noel because Noel thinks they need to be protected. It’s clear from all of this that Rick is completely off his rocker. I have been saying this forever now, and even offered some tentative psychiatric diagnoses of him, for which I was endlessly trashed. But you see I am right once again. Rick really is nuts. Not just now, but he has probably been nutty for a very long time, maybe his whole adult life. I don’t want to get into diagnoses because it’s really not important, but the guy is obviously unhinged. Pinkfoot Cindy Schafer has many questions for Christopher Noel, FB/FB and Musky Allen. From her Facebook page, here they are: For FB/FB: Jack Barnes:

  1. You say you are in possession of smuggled footage and stills from the documentary, and are not able to publish them for fear of copyright infringement. But you say you showed them to Musky. Have you at least shown them privately to anyone else in the Bigfoot community you trust besides Musky?
  2. If not, why would you not show some of the stills to BF community bloggers like Robert Lindsay so that they could judge them and describe them without publishing them?
  3. Why would these people not be able to comment on the footage without showing it, just as Musky has?
  4. You seem concerned about people believing you, even if Dyer doesn’t. Why not show them to someone trustworthy like Derek Randles and start a conversation about this footage, which you say compares to the Patterson film?
  5. Has Christopher Noel seen any of these photos or footage?
  6. How did you come by them after you wrote your scathing review of the film?
  7. Do you regret that your review cast a negative spin on the film that couldn’t be undone by your later announcement of the high quality of the smuggled footage?
  8. How did the person who shot the footage in the theater come by it, and why did the person not show it to you at once after the film?
  9. Have you purchased Rick Dyer’s gun that he says was used to shoot the Bigfoot?
  10. If so, did you spend more than $5,000?
  11. More than $100,000?
  12. Have you worked out a deal in principle with Rick whereby you lease the body from him for part of the year he says it will be in his possession?
  13. Have you seen the body?
  14. If not, do you know where it is now or where it was when Musky saw it?
  15. If you haven’t seen the body, have you seen anything else besides the tent video and documentary footage that constitutes proof of its existence?
  16. Have you made any investment in Minnow Films or any of their projects?
  17. Dyer continually stresses that the tent video can have no CGI elements because you can’t put an image behind a mesh screen. However, it would be easy to remove the original screen altogether and put another over the CGI work to get the same result. Are you concerned that the tent video may contain CGI effects, as others have suggested?
  18. How do you reconcile the lack of facial hair on the documentary creature with the full mustache on the tent video one?
  19. As the only well-known researchers or analysts in the community who believe Dyer’s story, do you wonder why you and Christopher Noel are being brought closer to the story now?

Good questions! For Musky Allen:

  1. The multiple and conflicting stories you told various people regarding the body’s location have become well-known over the past weeks. Were you hired by the investors after viewing the body to help them deflect attention from the actual facility?
  2. If not, was your purpose to confuse people who were looking at your story too closely?
  3. Do you now know the location of the facility where you saw the body?
  4. Do you think the doctor and VIP who verified the body while you were at the facility may have been present to intimidate you from looking too closely at it and to help you more confidently proclaim it as real?
  5. Why would Jack go out of his way to show you the film footage? Did he doubt that it was the same creature you said you saw, that maybe it didn’t fit your description?
  6. You previously stated that once you saw the body, your role in this story was complete. Now you are closely involved again. Why?
  7. Have you shown any of the smuggled footage to Robert Lindsay, who has identified you as a friend and source?
  8. What was the purpose of the meeting with Jack at or near an airport within the past six weeks?
  9. What do you know about the convergence of Team Tracker members that purportedly took place the weekend prior to the expedition weekend?
  10. Do you believe Frank Cali has seen the body?
  11. How do you reconcile that the vendor who does vinyl wrapping on Dyer’s trucks was able to see the body on the spur of the moment, while you had to preplan your viewing and sign a lengthy NDA that was negotiated with your attorney?
  12. Dyer has rescinded his invitation to Derek Randles to view the body, stating that he has been restricted from showing the body further. Yet he was able to get access for the wrap provider without notice, and also was able to negotiate a planned viewing for Frank Cali. Why would he not include Derek Randles in one of these recent viewings, knowing that if Randles verified the body it would add much credibility to the story, whereas the two actual viewings have actually cost him more credibility?

Musky knows where the body is. It is said that if you know the US agency that has the body, you can figure out where the body is very quickly by looking up locations for that US agency around Las Vegas. A couple of people have apparently already guessed the locale of the body based on this information. Musky has not given me the stills from the FB/FB analysis and I am not sure if he would do that anyway. For Christopher Noel: Christopher Noel:

  1. Have you seen the photos or footage that were exported from the movie premiere?
  2. Were you aware of the export before you left Toronto?
  3. If you haven’t seen any of it, have you asked to see it?
  4. If not, why not?
  5. How did you come to know Jack Barnes?
  6. Do you have any proof of the body’s existence apart from the statements from Jack Barnes, Rick Dyer, Musky Allen, and or any conclusive reasoning you’ve developed?
  7. Are you now working on any projects with Dyer or Allen?
  8. Why are you appearing on two consecutive Rick Dyer radio shows?
  9. Who asked you to be on each of the two shows?
  10. As the only well-known researchers or analysts in the community who believes Rick Dyer’s story, why do you feel like you and Jack Barnes are being brought closer to the story now?

Ontario Bigfoot organizations. There are multiple groups, Sasquatch Ontario, Ontario Sasquatch and Ontario Wildlife Field Research (OWFR). OS and OWFR are big name groups with many members and websites. Sasquatch Ontario is one guy, Mike Paterson, who works alone and has nothing to do with the other groups. He does not have a good personality and he does not get along with the other groups. OS and OWFR have a low opinion of his work and feel that there is a strong possibility that he may be hoaxing. Is Rick Dyer hoaxing? I find this very hard to believe, as it almost impossible. A few things have to be true in that case. Musky is lying. I do not believe that Musky is lying. Frank Cali is lying. Based on what I know about the man, I do not think he is capable of doing something like that. My source at Minnow is lying. Very hard to believe. Morgan Matthews is party to a hoax. Almost impossible to believe. Morgan got beat up by a stunt man hired by Rick and didn’t even press charges against Rick. So hard to believe. Morgan knows it’s a hoax, but he is still answering questions very evasively. Tent video is a hoax. If so, it’s one of the finest Bigfoot hoaxes ever done by man. FB/FB got the Shooting Bigfoot footage all wrong. FB/FB decided that footage was better than the Patterson footage. They messed this up. So hard to believe. FB/FB is lying and is in on a huge hoax with Rick. So hard to believe. Nevertheless, I suppose the possibility exists that this is one of the greatest hoaxes ever pulled off. Assuming that that might be true for a moment, Rick and anyone associated with him who took money for the hoax would be either civilly or criminally liable. Rick may have made $100,000 on Team Tracker memberships. No one associated with this matter, including Musky, Frank or others, should accept any money for this Hank story until it is proven once and for all that Rick has a real body. If any of them took money, and it turns out to be a hoax, they might be held criminally liable, but first the authorities would have to prove that they knew it was a hoax in the first place.

Bigfoot News July 6, 2013

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: ========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.

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.

Bigfoot News Fourth of July 2013

Sasquatch Ontario Bigfoot videos. Some excellent videos from  Sasquatch Ontario. I believe I know this guy. At first I confused him with Ontario WFR (not sure what the WFR stands for). OWFR has a set of famous photos (Temagami photos) and a famous video (Go Pro video). I believe that both document a real Bigfoot. I have a lot of respect for them. Another individual, Sasquatch Ontario, has released a new set of videos which are very important. I have talked to this fellow via email for a long time now. His name is Mike Paterson, and to be honest, he has a lot of enemies. However, these videos show Bigfoot handprints, footprints, gifting and speech. The gifts include intricately weaved objects made of reeds. The speech is about as good as the Sierra Sounds. The video below shows some excellent Bigfoot speech, truly superb. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1ntcXRfRY] This video documents footprints and handprints, speech and gifting of some pretty amazing objects. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WFOTyUHko] Here is another one with some great vocals. People say they sound like Yoda from Star Wars when they talk, and I think that is about right. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1Qa-qpkYo] There are a few more videos in this series, and they are all said to be great. I haven’t been following the Bigfoot videos much lately as not much seems to be going on, but these videos from Sasquatch Ontario seem to be excellent. I do not believe this guy is hoaxing. However, to be fair, Matthew Johnson’s group has accused him of being a hoaxer. But to be honest, Matthew Johnson is basically a flake and a kook in my opinion. I realize he is a psychologist, but he acts awful crazy in his public persona as the leader of a Bigfoot group. I don’t mean to say that he acts mentally ill. He simply acts like the typical belligerent, screaming, yelling, carrying-on, egotistical, out of control narcissist that tends to head up a Bigfoot group. He also seems to have few filters on what he hollers and bellows about. Some of my friends have seen the videos above, and they were quite impressed by them. And Matthew Johnson is simply a hair-trigger kook who bellows out with great emotion whatever thoughts happen to be passing through his brain at whatever moment. He’s always accusing people of being hoaxers, usually at the top of his lungs. He’s not really worth listening to. Alex Munoz doesn’t like Sasquatch Ontario either and neither does Don Boucher. Don is going to try to prove that the Bigfoot vocals in the videos are faked. Not sure how he can do that. Nice Bigfoot tracks and hair video from South Fork, Utah. I just watched this video tonight, and I have a high opinion of it. I do not believe these guys are hoaxing, but you never know to be honest. Has this video been making the roads of the Bigfoot sites? What has their opinion of it been? [youtube=http://youtu.be/oPVmSp0TmXA] Controversy about the version of Team Tracker’s expedition to Las Vegas on June 14. I will repost Mata Hari’s comments from my site here:

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.

There are some problems with Mata Hari’s rendition of the weekend’s events. It is not true that no one on TT got to see Rick’s Bigfoot that week. Apparently Frank Cali got to see the Bigfoot. Tragically, Frank also suffered a heart attack which is being blamed on Rick Dyer. However, it is dubious to try to blame this heart attack on Dyer, as Frank himself says he was ready to have a heart attack anytime anyway. Although the trail was very steep and not appropriate for Frank’s condition, Frank had only hiked about 50 feet up the trail before he had his heart attack. Apparently at some point during the weekend, Rick took Frank to go see the Bigfoot. Frank has now been talking about it nonstop on Rick’s blog. Every day he posts that he saw the Bigfoot that weekend. So it looks like he did. Since Frank had a heart attack on Rick’s trip, Frank ought to be mad at Rick and has little motivation to lie for him. Frank is not getting anything out of his admission, so he gains nothing from it. Sadly, many people have been mad at Frank for saying he saw the Bigfoot, and they have been telling him to not admit to seeing it or lie and said he didn’t see it since he had a heart attack on Rick’s trip. That’s too bad. Frank is showing the strength of his character and his dignity by telling the truth about seeing the Bigfoot. In addition, the story about Rick hoaxing his own TT is not true. Rick and the rest of the team were attempting to recreate Stacy Brown’s Bigfoot footage in Florida to show how easy it would be to fake. Rick supposedly proved quite well how easy it would be to fake that footage, but I do not believe he proved that. I think the Stacy Brown footage is real. So that’s why Rick was running around naked in the woods in Las Vegas. Also it is not true that Rick charged TT members $900 apiece for the trip to Vegas. It’s just not true. Frank confessing to seeing the dead Bigfoot (Hank) is great news. There are now three or possibly four people who have seen it and have talked: Musky Allen Frank Rick’s driver* Possibly another TT member who I spoke to *This is the guy who drove Rick’s truck with Hank in the back from Texas to Las Vegas. Musky has not motivation to lie. Musky has lost many if not all of this friends over this. He has gained absolutely nothing from his story of seeing Hank, zero. He hasn’t made a single dime off of it. One could argue instead that it has ruined his life. So he got his life wrecked with nothing to gain for telling a lie to benefit Rick? Why would Musky do that? There doesn’t seem to be any motivation, unless the guy is a masochist. Rick’s driver made an odd comment that the Bigfoot smelled bad when he saw it. That is about all he has said about seeing the Bigfoot. Assuming he is lying and making up a story about seeing the Bigfoot, why would his only comment be a strange comment about the foul smell of the Bigfoot?

Bigfoot News July 2, 2013

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.

Bigfoot News June 25, 2013

Morgan Matthews Shooting Bigfoot premiers in the UK. The movie premiered in the UK only just very recently, in the past few days. A UK researcher who is somehow associated with the Finding Bigfoot guys, went to see it with a friend of his. There was a post about it in Bigfoot Research UK, but he has taken down the post. However, it is still available at the link above. It is not known how he felt about Rick Dyer’s reported shooting of a Bigfoot before this took place, but after seeing the movie, he now feels that the shooting of the Bigfoot was faked by Dyer. In the movie, we see Morgan in his tent. Suddenly something large rustles his tent in a very aggressive way. Morgan comes out of his tent just in time to see Rick emerging from his tent with a rifle. Next we see a very large creature, hunched over and with extremely wide shoulders, running away very fast. Rick fires a few shots at the creature, and Morgan starts yelling at him to stop shooting. A big scene ensues. In the glimpse we see of the Bigfoot running away, it looks more like a part-ape, part-man. The apey component is quite prominent, however, it has a human nose. Next, at some point, the Bigfoot has circled back around. Next thing we see is the Bigfoot crashing into Morgan and Morgan falling to the ground. We hear more shots ring out. Then we see Morgan and Rick arguing inside of a tent. Rick is belligerently demanding that Morgan hand over his film, but Morgan does not want to hand it over. A big argument ensues. Later we see Morgan very badly bruised up on a plane heading back to the UK. The scene with the Bigfoot running into Morgan is replayed. It appears that this new cut may have more footage in it than the previous cut that was shown in Toronto. Afterwards, there was a question and answer session with Morgan. Morgan was asked whether he thought a Bigfoot was shot in the movie, and he said, “My first thought when I got knocked down was that a human had knocked me down.” He also said that the force with which he was knocked down was about what he would expect from a human. But that was all he said. Once again, he basically refused to answer the question. In addition, the UK researcher said that looking at the figure in the film, it seemed to be about as tall as a person (6 feet or so). Therefore, he concluded that Dyer had hoaxed the shooting of a Bigfoot in the movie, and he said he felt there was no Bigfoot in Las Vegas. He also said that when Dyer started selling Team Tracker memberships for $100/head, he  felt that there was now a profiteering motive that one might expect with a hoax. A number of Team Tracker members were flown out to Las Vegas on June 14 to view Rick Dyer’s Bigfoot boy. I know for a fact that at least two of those people were flown out to Vegas by Rick. I spoke to one TT member who saw the body. I asked him if he was impressed, and he said, “Very, very impressed.” I asked him if he had seen the body and what he had to say about it, and he said, “Yes I saw the body. I believe that what I saw was the same body that Musky Allen saw.” He also said that other TT members were there when he was viewing the body in addition to “other people” who he could not identify. One of the people who was flown out to see the body was Chris Sands, who is a very good friend of Christopher Noel. I asked Christopher if he trusted Chris, and he said he trusted him completely, 10

A photo of Chris Sands with Rick Dyer in Las Vegas on June 21 of this year. I believe that Chris was definitely with Rick in Las Vegas on that date, and that is when and where this photo was taken.
A photo of Chris Sands with Rick Dyer in Las Vegas on June 21 of this year. I believe that Chris was definitely with Rick in Las Vegas on that date, and that is when and where this photo was taken.
In addition, also on June 14, two reporters (identities unknown but possibly national reporters) also saw the body. They were carefully selected and will get the first story out when the press embargo on the Bigfoot body story will be listed. On June 21, even more people saw the body. All who saw the body are under NDA’s to not reveal what they saw until the press embargo is lifted, which according to Christopher, will be soon. I have a hard time seeing why all of these TT members would be lying for Rick. What are they getting out of it? Is he paying them? There is no evidence that any TT member is getting any money for being in on any hoax. So why lie for Rick? What is the motivation? Also many TT members have been suffering a serious loss of confidence lately due to Dyer’s constant antics and crazy, obnoxious behavior and just a general doubting of the story. So even TT members are not hardcore Dyer followers anymore, and quite a few of them have left the team in disgust either due to doubting Rick’s story or due to disgust over Rick’s behavior. Dyer freaks out over Dr. Jeff Meldrum book. In his website recently, Rick wrote that he first urinated all over one of Meldrum’s books, and then he set it on fire. This is some pretty whacky behavior on Rick’s part, but it all sort of adds up. Revelations about Musky Allen’s criminal record. The Dyer skeptics have been trying to dig up any dirt they can on Musky because they think he is in on a hoax with Rick Dyer. However, I do not believe that Musky is in on any kind of a hoax. It had previously been revealed that Musky had a drunk driving conviction on his record. There is a new story out that Musky has a “conviction for beating women.” This probably means a domestic violence charge where Musky got into it with a wife or girlfriend. Unfortunately, this sort of thing is quite common even in modern US society, and many men who do this are not necessarily criminal types. And I fail to see how these charges prove that Musky is lying about the body. Ad hominem fallacy: Musky has a minor criminal record, therefore, he can’t be trusted when he says he saw Rick Dyer’s dead Bigfoot. A guy with a criminal record is obviously a liar. Fails the Logic 100 test, sorry.

Bigfoot News September 14, 2012

Olympic Project successful submissions to Dr. Melba Ketchum DNA project revealed. A source has informed me that the Olympic Project submitted ~103 hair samples to Ketchum’s project, and ~85 of them tested presumptive to Bigfoot by DNA. Another ~18 Olympic Project hair samples were apparently from either humans or known animals. Those 85 successful submissions represent anywhere from 5-13 separate creatures. Apparently all of the hair was gathered in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. This makes the Olympic Project the largest submitter to the project. Updated list of successful samples to Ketchum Project. Here it is: Rundown of samples in the Ketchum study. This will be updated every time it changes. Bigfoot samples submitted: Over 200 Presumptive for Bigfoot: Almost 100 # of Bigfoot individuals represented: 20-28 Details of successful Bigfoot samples: 5 hair samples from Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Columbia representing 3 separate creatures – a male, a female and a juvenile from a family unit who were observed together prior to collecting the samples – gathered in 2010 by Randy Brisson of the Erickson Project. 1 toenail from Larry Jenkins in the Grand Canyon area of Arizona. 1 blood sample from JC Johnson in the Four Corners area of New Mexico (skunk in a drainpipe sample). 1 blood and tissue sample of a female Bigfoot representing either “Matilda” or her mother from Crittenden, Kentucky, gathered by the Dennis Pfohl and Leila Hadj-Chikh of the Erickson Project. Sample was obtained by gluing glass shards on a feeding plate. 1 hair sample from David Paulides’ NABS known as the Ulibarri sample from Hoopa Valley, California. 1 hair sample from Larry Surface in Southern Ohio. Surface shot the controversial nighttime Bigfoot video that was pulled from the web a while back. 1 hair sample (possible Dogman) from Joe Black in the Great Smoky Mountains, Eastern Tennessee. 1 tissue (flesh including muscle and fat) sample in the form of a slice of Bigfoot flesh from Mount Haskell, California from the adult male Bigfoot shot dead on October 10, 2010 by Justin Smeja in the Sierra Kills incident. 1 large sample of saliva from the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, collected by the Olympic Project obtained via a Bigfoot licking a trail camera. 1 hair sample from SE Oklahoma collected by TEXLA Cryptozoological Research. 1 blood, tissue and hair sample from a nailboard trap at Snelgrove Lake, Ontario, Canada (presumably successful). ~85 hair samples from the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, collected by the Olympic Project representing 5-13 separate individuals. That is apparently all or nearly all of the nearly 100 successful Bigfoot samples. The other 100 samples are all apparently from either humans or known animals. Best Bigfoot samples: Smeja’s Bigfoot steak and JC Johnson’s skunk in a drainpipe Bigfoot blood sample. Who bailed out Adrian Erickson? Last fall, Erickson was in deep doodoo financially. He was working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day trying to keep his real estate business above water. He was being sued by several parties, including the buyers of his homes. He was under a lot of physical and psychological toll – basically a stress case. His numerous investors were getting upset. Erickson built a large real estate development in British Columbia called Ruby Ridge. He sold a number of lots but then became underwater with the US recession caused by radical neoliberal capitalism’s unregulated banking sector and massive bankster fraud. This neoliberalism-generated recession affected the whole world, including Canada. Erickson was having a hard time selling homes due to the downturn in the housing market. He had promised buyers are variety of amenities for their lots including phone and cell coverage, water, sewage lines and roads. With no more money coming in, he was unable to provide these amenities. Through no fault of Erickson’s, his lot buyers were left holding the bag. He also spent $3 million on his Bigfoot project, the Erickson Project, with no results to show for it yet. Things looked grim. The prospect of bankruptcy for the business and foreclosure on Erickson’s very nice home loomed. I’m not divulging too much personal information here as most of this has already been reported in the British Columbia press. Here it is, 9 months later, and everything has changed. Early in the year, Erickson apparently took his Bigfoot documentary to Hollywood where it was worked on with post-production editing. In the interim, Erickson’s financial problems seem to have evaporated or at least gotten much better. The word we have is that financially, things are going quite well. This does not make sense. The housing market in BC has not returned since last fall, so he’s not selling anymore homes than he was then. How did he get the money to send the doc to Hollywood to have it worked on? It makes no sense, because at the time it was down there, Erickson was flat broke. How did he get the huge amount of money needed to bail him out of the financial hole? He could not have made it selling lots. Someone must have bailed him out in some way. Erickson is now happy and calm and is no longer working all the time. He is back guiding hunts and again, and he’s going to Africa soon to hunt. He seems relaxed about the subject of Bigfoot and acts like it is out of his hands and his life. Whereas previously for a long time, he got angry anytime anyone brought up the subject. On numerous occasions, Erickson said he didn’t want to hear the word Bigfoot ever again. Furthermore, Erickson and Ketchum, who never got along, have now mysteriously become BFF’s. Logically, none of this makes any sense. The only way this could have happened is that an unknown person or persons with a lot of money stepped in and got Erickson out of his hole by sending a lot of money his way, either via gift or investment. I suspected that Wally Hersom gave Erickson the cash to get him out of the hole he was in and to send the documentary down to Hollywood. However, when I asked around, a source close to Hersom emphatically told me that he strongly doubted that Hersom had either bailed Erickson out or even given him the money to take his doc to Hollywood to have it worked on. There is suspicion that Ketchum is now the owner of Erickson’s footage, but it has been impossible to confirm. However, it does remain a hunch of mine for reasons I cannot divulge. The events surrounding Erickson and his movie in the last 9 months remain shrouded in mystery. Photos and video of Bigfoots exist that are better than the Patterson footage. Photos and video have been shot in the past 20 years that are said to be better than the Patterson footage. They are better than the Patterson footage in that it is clearer. At least a couple of them were shot in the Pacific Northwest. A source who has seen the footage says that there is no way it could have been hoaxed. In both cases, the persons who own the footage refuse to release it because of the Hellish notoriety of publicity that cascades down on anyone who releases purported Bigfoot footage. The crucifixion of Melissa Hovey over her photo is a good recent example.

Bigfoot News September 12, 2012

Dr. Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA project may have DNA from Matilda the Bigfoot. A source has informed me that the successful DNA sample presumptive for Bigfoot gathered at the Crittenden, Kentucky site by the Erickson Project was female. This means that it was either the DNA from Matilda, the teen hottie female Bigfoot at the site, or Matilda’s MILF mother, presumably about 35 years old in human terms. Matilda and her Mom were the only two female Bigfoots present at the site. Matlida later became pregnant and eventually had a baby Bigfoot. Apparently the Bigfoots left the site after Erickson bought it and actually moved 3 miles away to the homeowner’s new site in order to not miss out on his wife’s great pancake recipe. Dennis Pfohl and Dr. Leila Hadj-Chikh set up a camera trap in a tree blind over at the new site and managed to get video of a mother Bigfoot and her child. This is apparently a reference to Matilda and her kid. It’s not known which male knocked up Matilda, but it probably was not her father, as Bigfoots probably have an incest taboo as most higher mammals do. It may have been some roving Bigfoot mack daddy who homed in on the hairy nubile teen. It’s also unknown who the juvenile Bigfoot in the Pancake video is. Possibly it is Matilda when she was a young girl Bigfoot. New drawings available of Bigfoot shot by Justin Smeja. There are new roughs out there of one of the Bigfoots shot in the Sierra Kills. This one is a full body shot of the juvenile Bigfoot. The rough was seen by Shaun of Bigfoot Evidence, who reported the details to me. While the head shot looks like a chimp, the full body shot looks more like a human kid. Justin has previously said that it looked like “a little Black kid.” The head is very large, outside of proportion to the rest of the body. However, the head in the drawing is still too small. Justin said it needs to be even bigger than that, so it is going back for a redraw. Justin says that if and when the head is drawn properly, it will be as large and out of proportion to its body as the figure in the Pancake video is. In addition, the young Bigfoot’s teeth are very odd. Justin says that if you see a photo of a gorilla’s teeth, the young Bigfoot’s teeth look exactly like that. He also said that it had prominent incisors. Another way to describe large incisors is to call them fangs. Matilda is said to have fangs too. We are getting a lot of reports in of Bigfoots having fangs, so it looks like they might have them. At least the young ones, possibly some of the young ones, might. I have not yet seen the new drawing. Ketchum may do a Dogman study after her first Bigfoot study is published. I reported earlier that sources indicate that Ketchum has proven that Dogmen exist as a separate but related entity to the Bigfoots. The genetic relation between the Dogmen and the Bigfoots is there, but it’s not particularly close, instead it’s rather distant. Ketchum either is planning to or would like to write a paper on the Dogmen after the initial paper is published. Published leak from Ketchum’s secret Bigfoot group.

Screenshot from Ketchum’s secret Bigfoot group that I supposedly have no access to. Click to enlarge.
It’s been said that everything I reported about Ketchum’s secret Bigfoot group is wrong. One of the things that I reported was that Sally said she would tell the journal not to submit the paper to Newswise in order to prevent pre-publication leaks. As you can see, I was correct when I reported that. That screenshot was obtained by one of my spies on the group. Ketchum’s secret Bigfoot group goes on spy hunt, throws out numerous members. Apparently because of suspected leaks to me, the administrators of Ketchum’s secret Bigfoot group went on a hunt for spies and threw out some folks who were suspected of leaking information to me. They also threw out a number of people for inactivity. I have been ridiculed for calling it a secret group, but that’s what it is. I don’t believe you can find in regular Facebook searches, even if you look for the name. Even if you can find it, you can’t read anything. A source told me it is very hard to get in. You have to have a long history in the Bigfoot community, they do background checks on you, and they check your email to figure out who you are. You can’t use aliases. I found this out when I asked how easy it would be for me to infiltrate the group. My source also said the group is extremely paranoid. So the description of a secret or secretive group seems accurate. Nonconventional views of someone high up in the Ketchum project. Here are some of the rather unconventional views of someone who is high up in the Ketchum Project, whose name you will recognize, but I will not name them so as not to be an ass. This person affirms that Bigfoots were killed in the Mt. St. Helens eruption; in fact, they say that “many” were killed. They were carried out via helicopters with huge nets, and their arms and legs were hanging out of the nets. I have heard reports that 1 or 2 were killed and others that said up to 20 were killed. This report makes the higher number seem more likely. They know someone who witnessed the evacuation of the dead Bigfoots. They also believe in the Bluff Creek Massacre or some version of it. When asked specifically, they said that “we will never know” if Gimlin and Patterson killed Bigfoot(s) at the site. They said that Gimlin knows about the killings, but he was sworn to secrecy with a huge monetary payoff – he was paid to shut up. In a new twist on the story, they said that many men – hired guns – were there. They were hired by the logging company because the Bigfoots were turning over their logging equipment which was costing them a lot of money. At least the part about the Bigfoots turning over the equipment seems to be true. They said that a whole tribe was killed in the area over a number of years. There are supposedly signed affidavits, film and photos documenting all of this, but no one has the guts to take it public yet. Bigfoot speech: They reported that Bigfoots speak 5 But the Bigfoots can speak slower if they want to. Once their group was  interacting with a female Bigfoot, and they asked her if she wanted them to leave. The Bigfoot reportedly shouted back, “Yes!” They also said that there are two university studies going on regarding Bigfoot speech, and that is in addition to Scott Nelson’s work. They said that Bigfoots speak Native American languages, English, Spanish, etc. It varies depending on the locale. The Bigfoots apparently study the humans who are around and try to pick up something of our language in order to avoid us better. Bigfoots and fire: They said that Bigfoots know fire but do not use it much since they are trying to hide all the time. The Bigfoots use only small ones. Thom Powell also told me something similar. Bigfoot medicine: They said that the Bigfoots practice their own medicine by using a lot of medicinal teas. How the Bigfoots concoct these teas is not known. I think the Mt. St. Helens story is true, but how many Bigfoots were killed there is not known. I don’t believe in the Bluff Creek Massacre stuff, but who knows? I definitely do not believe that Patterson and Gimlin killed Bigfoots on that day. There are many reports of Bigfoots speaking Indian languages, and some say that they know some English or even Spanish words. The reports are interesting. I think they do say English words now and then. They may indeed have fire but only use it sporadically. Powell said they only use it underground. The Indian woman, Serafina Long, kidnapped by Bigfoots in Ferry, British Colombia in the Harrison River area stayed with them in a cave. She said that they had fire in the cave. This happened in either 1871 or the 1890’s. She reportedly bore a child by the Bigfoot whose descendant was “Patrick” the 1/4 Bigfoot man. I do not believe that they use medicinal teas but who knows?

New Drawing of Me Up on the Web

By Rictor Riolo, an artist in the Bigfoot community. This is called the Last Bigfoot, a take off on The Last Supper. I am the sixth from left, next to Justin Smeja. Fame is starting to look fun!
From here.

You have from left to right: Sally Ramey, COT the Chicken of Truth, Matt Moneymaker, Shawn Evidence, Arla Williams, Robert Lindsay with Justin Smeja, Dave Paulides and his book, Melba Ketchum, Steven Streufert, Melissa Hovey, Sharon Lee, Tom Yamarone, myself drawing this circus, Michael Merchant, and Bob Gimlin with a dead Bigfoot on the floor hemorrhaging to death. The items to look for on the table are a Bigfoot cast, Tammy Murray’s glass Squat-ch necklace, Shawn’s laptop (he’s blogging about this), a 6 pack of beer, bullets, Paulides book, a steak on a plate, microscope, Hovey’s infamous bigfoot picture, Sharon’s wine bottle, and this drawing being made.

Bigfoot News September 3, 2012

Dr. Melba Ketchum is working with National Geographic Corporation on a Bigfoot media project. This is great news, and I am 10 This was originally reported me that “National Geographic” was the name of the journal she had submitted to, and that National Geographic was part of the Nature Group. However, National Geographic is not part of the Nature Group, and National Geographic at any rate is not a peer-reviewed journal; instead it is more of a popular magazine. I was also told to look for a journal associated with National Geographic, but there are none. In addition, I was told to fish around with sources associated with National Geographic try to flesh out more about this. I don’t know anyone associated with National Geographic, so I can’t do that. But I will just throw this out to the Bigfoot community. If you can dredge up any sources associated with National Geographic, you may be able to elaborate on this scoop, which I am 10 What is the nature of Ketchum’s work with National Geographic? I am not sure. She is either working with the magazine or with National Geographic TV show or possibly with both. There has long been a rumor that Ketchum had a deal with National Geographic TV show lined up, and now that appears to be proven at last. How did I find out this information? Well, I can’t tell you that! But the source is a young woman with a postgrad degree with deep ties to the Ketchum study. The question is why National Geographic would work with her on this absent a peer reviewed study published in a reputable journal. The answer is that they must know somehow the results of this study. I assume they are awaiting publication until they run the story in either the magazine or on TV. As a reader of the magazine, I can tell you that National Geographic Magazine will not run any cutting edge science story that has not been run through first level science publications first. National Geographic is not an academic journal! What journal is Ketchum’s study at? I still do not know that, but the one thing I keep hearing over and over is “Nature,” and “the Nature group.” Whether that adds up to anything more than a hill of beans is anyone’s guess. Adrian Erickson sold out of the Bigfoot business? I haven’t been hearing much about Erickson’s financial troubles, extensively documented both here and eventually in the popular press, lately. Instead, the meager information coming out seems to be that he is not in deep and dire financial straights at the moment. Now how he got out of hot water, I don’t have the faintest idea, but I do have a guess. My guess is that Erickson has simply sold out of the Bigfoot biz. It was worrying him sick anyway for the longest time, and now his mind seems quite clear and calm about the subject. At the same time, his financial deluges seem to have subsided. Put it all together, and I figure Erickson sold out of Bigfootery for a pricey sum. And who paid him? Probably none other than Melba Ketchum. By way of whom? Probably by way of Wally Hersom. In other words, Ketchum got Wally to buy out Erickson in order to get her hands on Erickson’s video, which will add so much weight to her project. Why did Erickson deny that his movie was being extensively edited in Hollywood earlier this year? Probably because it was not his movie anymore! It was Melba’s movie. Now whether he sold out altogether or just sold out rights, I am not sure. But if Wally’s money is involved, the movie will not be buried and will see the light of day at some point. I also do not believe Melba would buy the movie just to bury it. She’s too committed to Bigfoot to do that. So the movie is in good hands. Even if it is with Melba, Melba will probably not release it before her study is done. Why not? Because one is hardly very good without the other, that’s why. This also explains other things. Ketchum and Erickson have simply never gotten along, pretty much from Day One. That’s been documented extensively here for a long time. They were even threatening to sue each other back and forth for a long time, which often degenerated into questions of jurisdiction: “You can’t sue me. You’re in Canada and I’m in Texas…” and vice versa. At any rate, all of this animosity is history now, and Ketchum and Erickson are getting along swimmingly for the first time, like old best friends from high school, and that makes no sense to me. However, if Erickson simply sold out to her, all basis for animosity is gone, and they can both be BFF’s. As far as Erickson’s finances, I do not know, honestly. But I do know he is back guiding hunts again, which is what he loves to do. When he was underwater with financial woes, he didn’t have time to do anything but work and worry. Now a load is off his chest, and he’s back getting paid handsomely to have a hobby. He is also going hunting again in Africa soon. This implies he has a lot of time on his hands. As in the past he was working nearly 6 days a week, 12 hours a day to keep his head above water, it would seem that with all this free time, his financial problems have lessened a lot. Anyway, it’s good news for Erickson any way you cut it. Affirmation that Ketchum’s Bigfoot is a relict hominid that is known from the scientific record. I told you this earlier, then I had to backtrack on it a bit as I clarified things further, but now I can go back to the original story. It seems that there is a known relict hominid, well known to science and studied for some time, that has some sort of a relationship to the Bigfoots. The way it was said to be was that the Ketchum team was looking at this known relict hominid as “something to compare the Bigfoots to.” This means that the Bigfoots either are this known hominid, or they are related to it somehow. Now which hominid this is, and how the Ketchum team has related it to the Bigfoots, I have no idea. It could be through bones, if they have any, or it could be via genetics. If it is genetics, then we only have genes from Denisova and Neandertal. But we have bones from many others. But what Bigfoot bones, if any, does Ketchum have? Ketchum team Dogman discovery confirmed. Talking with a woman in her 30’s who works for the Ketchum team, I have determined that I was correct in an earlier posting about the Dogmen. This source told me she agreed that “The DNA shows that the Dogmen are a separate species from Bigfoots, related but not very close.” The only way this source could have known this was if the Ketchum team found this out somehow via DNA. The source also expressed incredulity at this DNA finding, and stated that she simply did not believe it as the idea of a Dogman is just too crazy. I also confirmed, via another source, this time a young man who works closely with Ketchum, that the Dogmen are not even very closely related to Bigfoots. They are a separate species, related but not closely. RL: A separate species? Closely related? Source: Well…no! Not very closely related at all, actually! But they are related, yes. RL: How are they different? Source: Well, the Dogmen are just Bigfoots with some variations. They have more of a snout for a nose, that is the main thing. They also spend a lot more time on all fours than the Bigfoots do. They are not as tall, only about 6 feet tall. They have fangs. And they are said to be a lot meaner. If Ketchum has Dogman DNA that is a different but related species, where did she get it? Possibly from Scott Carpenter. Scott is a researcher in Tennessee, much derided because his videos and photos don’t show much of anything, though he insists it’s a photo or video of a Dogman or Bigfoot. He often describes the creatures he is researching in the Smokies as “Dogmen.” Despite all of the derision, Carpenter is said to have a successful sample into the study – a hair sample. It’s possible that this may be a Dogman hair sample. It tested presumptive for Bigfoot, but possibly it was so different that Ketchum concluded that Dogmen were a separate entity. It’s being reported that I said that the Ketchum paper will report on Dogmen. I am told that there will be nothing about Dogmen in the forthcoming paper, but there may be something in a later paper, as there are a series of papers planned later on. When will Ketchum study come out? I really need to stop making these predictions, as it is making me look very bad. However, don’t blame me. Most if not all of these predictions came to me from 3rd parties, but the source was always said to be Ketchum herself. So I was wrong, she was wrong. If you want to yell at me, yell at her instead, or yell at both of us if you will. I know that the Ketchum team was working very frantically on a lot of materials for the media and public to prepare them for a release. You could call it public relations materials. The workers were often under heavy deadline, and the pace of the work was described as frantic and frenzied. Then, about two weeks ago, suddenly all of the work stopped for no apparent reason, and everything went quiet. My source thought this was very strange. Furthermore, on July 10, Ketchum’s paper passed peer review. I learned this from four separate sources. Ketchum stated publication would occur 6-8 weeks after. So here we are, 7 weeks later, and nothing is going on. At this point, I have been burned so many times that I am giving up. I’m not sure if she will ever publish anything, but my sources are quite certain she will. Everyone is sick and tired of this waiting game. We all know these Bigfoot things are real, and we know we have evidence, but we can’t put it out there, so all we have are rumors and talk. In the meantime, the skeptics and scofftics pound away at us and make us look like fools. A lot of us feel like a heist just occurred, and here we are, standing there holding the bag, waiting for the cops to come grab us and ruin our innocent lives. We have an alibi, but it may never see the light of day. The frustration level among Bigfooters is extreme. Sykes study. There is a parallel study being done out of Oxford by an excellent geneticist named Brian Sykes. He already has a journal lined up to work with him, and he promises publication by the end of the year. At the rate is he is going, he may well publish before Ketchum. He is trying to test the hypothesis that Bigfoots and Yetis exist as a separate entity, possibly a relict hominid related to man. One wonders where he got this idea. One theory is that he caught wind of the results from the Ketchum study, and that is what set him to work on this. Rhettman Mullis and a woman named Dr. Anna Nekaris are said to have prodded Sykes to work on this. Later over lunch with Dr. Jeff Meldrum, he is said to have decided to do the study. Mullis recently stated on the radio that he knew the results of the Ketchum study, and that they were very interesting. Sources have told me that Meldrum also knows the results of the study, but he is awaiting publication to see about revising his Ape Hypothesis in favor of a Relict Hominid hypothesis. In recent months, Meldrum already seems to be changing over to the Relict Hominid hypothesis. So either Mullis, Nekaris or Meldrum or some combination thereof, could have told him about the results of the Ketchum study, which spurred him to try to replicate it. Bigfoot hoaxer shot at! A man doing a Bigfoot hoax was recently shot at by someone who witnessed the hoax. A few shots were fired, all of them missed, but one came close. The hoaxer’s friends witnessed the shooting too as they were in on the hoax. The hoaxer was so terrified they could barely get him out the woods. There is much more to this story, but unfortunately, I am not allowed to go into it at this point. Hopefully I will be able to elaborate soon. So people who say no one has ever shot at a hoaxer, well, it’s not true. I have another report of a hoaxer who was confronted by an older man who came out of his house at night and pointed a rifle at the hoaxer. So far, there is no evidence that any hoaxer has yet been shot, either fatally or non-fatally, by anyone, but I figure it’s just a matter of time. And I am happy that both hoaxers above were not hit by bullets. I am calming down from my anti-hoaxer rage earlier. There is no end to hoaxing, and it even appears to be happening at record levels, possibly due to shows like Finding Bigfoot. The dead hoaxer in the road recently isn’t going to slow down any of this. A hoaxer’s going to get shot, fatally or otherwise, probably sooner rather than later. There is no other possible outcome. More Bigfoot shootings. The Justin Smeja story is not the only shooting story I am working on. I also have three other Bigfoot shooting stories, some dating back a ways. I am trying to get more details on them, but at the moment I am not allowed to report on them. I also have two stories of Bigfoot graves in the north of the continent. One of them people are still trying to locate as it is from the 1930’s. The other is much more recent, and many people know where the Bigfoot is buried, but no one is willing to tell where. It’s a widely held secret in an extremely closed and almost paranoid traditional community. People are working hard to try to find out where this Bigfoot is buried. One of my sources told me, “People shoot at these things all the time, and people shoot them all the time. The Bigfoots usually get hit and run away.” The source also said she knew a number of people who were actively hunting Bigfoots in the hopes of killing one. She implied that the number of active Bigfoot hunters running around the woods dead set on killing a Bigfoot was larger than you might think. How to kill a Bigfoot? Not so easy. Most Bigfoot hunters have no plan. Idiot hunters, rednecks, out to “Bag me a Bigfoot, durrr.” Truth is you need a plan. Come on. You need a team, and it needs to be ready like a doctor on house calls, ready to go 24-7, 365. You somehow shot a Bigfoot, and now it’s down on the ground. Now what? You need a team to figure out how in the Hell you are going to get the Bigfoot out of the woods. Worse, there are now some other angry Bigfoots around who just witnessed you killing one of their family. While you are standing over the dead Bigfoot, the others may charge and try to kill you. All in all, it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it. The problems are greater than the rewards. Surely the federal government could figure out a way to kill a Bigfoot and get it out, possibly with a helicopter, but as of now anyway, I see the private sector as falling down on the job on this one. Bigfoots appear to have large eye sockets deeply sunk into their heads. This is quite apparent in some recent Bigfoot photos and videos. I haven’t seen a hoaxer yet get this right. The appearance is such that it makes the Bigfoots seem to have large eyes deeply sunk into their heads. Whether their eyes are really that large or sunk into their heads is not known. At any rate, this may be some sort of an illusion due to the brow ridge. A heavy brow ridge might give one the impression of having large eyes sunk deeply into the head. Sierra Kills site may be a Bigfoot wintering area. Based on evidence that I can’t reveal, one of my sources felt that the Sierra Kills site may be a Bigfoot wintering area. I asked her why they would winter up so high, and she said that they often winter in the deepest, thickest, most inaccessible stuff you could possibly imagine. She also said she thought they wintered at very high elevations like wolverines. In the West, some think they winter at very high elevations that are deep with heavy snow. Almost no one goes into high elevations in the West in winter other than skiers of various types. I also have a report of snowmobilers who saw a 10 foot Bigfoot at a very high elevation in the deep of winter in the north of the continent. Who are the best Bigfoot witnesses? I believe the best witnesses are those who “do not want to see a Bigfoot.” The less reliable witnesses are those who “want to see a Bigfoot.” This is because among the people who go out looking for Bigfoots, you do have quite a few nutter types. If you find a story that doesn’t pan out, it’s often from someone who wanted to see one. Whereas, among those who do not want to see one, especially hunters and fishermen, their reports are among the best as they are devoid of distorting expectations. I was also told that hunting and fishing forums are the best for great unvarnished reports from those with no expectations who know the woods and its creatures well. Boy nearly killed by a Bigfoot. I have a report from the northern part of the continent from a while back from a man who had an intense encounter with a Bigfoot as a boy. He was walking along a river, armed with a pistol, when he saw a Bigfoot. For some reason, the Bigfoot came at him (attacked him). The man said it’s intent was nothing other than to kill, as he saw it. The boy drew his weapon and fired at the creature three times. This was enough to turn the creature. The man felt that if he did not have a gun with him, he would have been dead, with no trace to be found. Missing 411. The book by David Paulides may be onto something. A number of folks have disappeared without a trace in areas where many Bigfoots are thought to reside. People in the know often say that when a Bigfoot gets you, it will kill you, and you will disappear without a trace – not a trace of you will be left. Why a Bigfoot killing a person would leave no trace is uncertain. First of all, the Bigfoot would kill you simply by tearing you to bits very quickly. But what about afterwards? People have told me that the Bigfoots will probably simply bury you in the ground after they rip you to shreds. Most Bigfoots are passive and nonthreatening as long as you do nothing to them, but a few of them are not (more or less like humans in that regard). A few of them are described as simply “evil, pure evil.” Why they vary like this is unknown, but they may have different personalities. Bigfoot tree structures. No one quite know what these things are, but it’s possible that they may simply be markers of some sort or another. Some think that they mark “gathering places” or wintering zones. What significance they have to the Bigfoots is not known. They are known to make geometrical designs out of these things, and in quite a few cases, the designs include crosses, but a Christian religious significance is dubious (many fundamentalist Christian Bigfooters insist that Bigfoots are Christians!). I really doubt if they are, but I think Jesus would have loved them all the same. Bigfoots take large trees weighing up to 200 pounds, grab them at the 8 foot level or so, and impale them either into the ground or into other trees. When they are thrust into the ground, they are put upside down with the force of about 1000 pounds pressure. No human could possibly do that, and such an event would probably not be natural either. I am also told by people with intimate knowledge of tree structures that these things do not appear natural either.

Excellent News! Bigfoot Hoaxer Killed!

Here. Good! Thank God! I am generally not happy to see people die, but I have so much hatred in me for these scum that I practically won’t be happy until we are knocking off about one hoaxer a day. I’m surprised one of them hasn’t been shot yet, and I fully expect one of these clowns to get shot sooner rather than later. When that happens, I definitely hope the hoaxer dies and the hunter gets off scot free. Sometimes deaths are the only thing that puts a stop to dangerous nonsense. This is both God and Darwin here, working in tandem. Oh, the glorious ways of the Universal Spirit! Moar dead hoaxers! Moar! Moar! Moar!

Bigfoot News August 23, 2012

Possible hint to the journal where Dr. Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study will be published. One of my sources is a young woman with deep links to the Ketchum study. I had the following conversation with her recently. RL: Do you know the name of the journal? Source: (excitedly) Yes! I do! (Laughs). RL: What!? What the?! Can you tell me the name of it? Source: (slyly) No, I can’t. I’m sorry. I can’t do that. RL: Hmmmm. Is it at Nature Magazine? Source: (insinuating) Well…you’re close…Let’s just put it this way…Hmmm. Let’s see now. Does Nature have other journals associated with it? Say a group of affiliated journals? RL: Yes, they do, as a matter of fact. There is a whole group associated with them, the Nature group… Source: (Hinting tone) Well, then, I would suggest that you might want to look there… RL: An affiliated Nature group journal? Source: Yes… Well, there you have it, folks. Put on your thinking caps and get cracking on the mystery. Ketchum paper may not be released via Newswise list of embargoed journals. Not many folks know this, but there is a secret group on Facebook that has been set up for the Ketchum DNA project. Ketchum and Sally Ramey, her publicist, pretty much hold down the fort there. The group has about 300 members and is impossible to infiltrate (I know because I tried). The only way to get in is by invite, and you have to have a long track record of interest in Bigfoot with a known identity. All email addresses are checked to try to ferret out imposters. They are unbelievably paranoid, and the group goes completely dark periodically for mysterious and unknown reasons. Numerous members of the group are now apparently “suspected leakers or spies” and have been shut out of news and updates. Bottom line is it’s basically impossible to infiltrate or get any spies in there. I won’t tell you the name of the group, but it’s something along the lines of The Sasquatch Protection Group. Don’t bother trying to join because you won’t get in. Yesterday, my August 21 post was the topic of much of the discussion in the group for much of the day. At some point, a person posted the Newswise list of embargoed journals and wondered if the Ketchum paper would be on that list. Sally Ramey basically flipped out and said she was going to try to prevent the journal from posting to that service in order to keep leakers and embargo breakers out. She also threatened any group members with serious consequences if they were caught with media passwords trying to break into embargoed journal article sites to break the embargo. Here is the direct quote from Sally:

Because of the interest level in this story, I fully expect the journal not to post it to this service. I will certainly recommend against it when we discuss it with the journal’s PR office. The LAST thing we need is the news to get out before things are in place.

So bottom line is those who are looking in the Newswise list for the embargoed piece may just be out of luck. Ramey’s statement is important for additional reasons. Skeptics have often stated that the Ketchum team has never stated that the paper is at any journal, much less that it has passed peer review or that it is in line to be published. However, with this latest statement we can clear some of that up. Is the paper at a journal? Sally Ramey (Ketchum project) says YES. Has the paper passed peer review? Sally Ramey implies YES (see above). Is the paper in line to published, possibly soon? Sally Ramey implies YES (see above). So that ought to clear things up for some of the skeptics. Elaboration for evidence that Ketchum team may believe that Dogman is a separate entity related to Bigfoot. Yesterday’s piece about the Ketchum team believing that Dogmen exist in the US and are a separate species from Bigfoots caused a lot of derision around the Net. One suggestion was that the Ketchum team had thrown this out there as nonsense to try to ferret out a spy in their ranks. However, that cannot be the case, as I will explain below. The following is a conversation I had with a young man who is deep with the Ketchum Project. Source: You know, Dogmen exist! RL: What the…??? Dogmen?! (Laughs) No way. Source: Yes! They do! Sally Ramey said so. Sally says they are like Bigfoots, but they are a separate species… RL: What!? OK, separate species or separate subspecies? Source: I’m not sure! One or the other. Species? Subspecies? RL: So it’s like the difference between a Kit Fox and a Swift Fox, then? Source: Yes! Dogmen are like Bigfoots, but they are somewhat different, a different entity. A different critter. RL: How do they know this? DNA? Is there genetic evidence for a separate genetic entity? Source: I don’t know! I know there is a team, associated with the Ketchum people, who are trying to gather Dogman DNA right now… RL: OK, well, Sally believes this. Maybe Sally believes lots of things. But does Ketchum believe this too, that Dogmen are real, a separate creature related to but separate from a Bigfoot? Source: She must! She has to! If Sally said, it had to come from Melba! It couldn’t come from anyone else! RL: Wow…What the heck is a Dogman, anyway? Isn’t it more ape-like? Source:Well, not really…it has a different nose…a sort of a snout for a nose. And it has longer hair, sort of a mane… RL: You mean like the Beast of Seven Chutes? Is that a Dogman? Source: Yes! Exactly! That’s one. That’s exactly what they look like… OK folks, so there you have it. I have taken a lot of hits for writing this Dogman stuff, but I want to tell you that I have never believed there was anything other than a Bigfoot of one species or subspecies in North America. I thought the existence of other entities was ridiculous if not insane. I still think the existence of a Dogman is ridiculous, and I hardly believe it because it’s so incredible. On the other hand, anything is possible in this wild world. If Bigfoots exist at all (which in and of itself is completely insane if you ask me) then, what the heck? Why not different types, subspecies or species or whatever, scattered about our benighted land? Dogman information will not be included in Ketchum paper. Some false ideas are floating around that I am saying that the Ketchum paper will include discussion of the Dogman phenomenon. This is not the case. While the available evidence suggests that for some reason Ketchum believes in the existence of Dogmen as a separate but related entity to Bigfoots, there will be nothing about Dogmen in the coming paper. Ketchum will write about Dogmen, if at all, possibly in an upcoming paper. More than one Bigfoot type may exist in the US and the world. There have long been theories that there is more than one Bigfoot type in North America. Some hold that there are up to 20 different distinct types here, either subspecies or species. That sounds insane to me, but who knows? It does appear that the Himalayan Yeti may exist as a separate but related entity to Bigfoots. There are stories that lack good evidence of other types from the Altai, the Caucasus, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, the Pamirs, Siberia, Russia, Poland and the Basque Country. There is weak evidence for their existence in Central and South America and in Africa. Of all of these, the Orang Pendek in Sumatra does seem to exist, but it may be on the verge of extinction. It seems to be completely different from a Bigfoot type, instead related possibly to Homo Floresiensis that went extinct on Flores Island not long ago. One good theory is that Dogmen, Skunk Apes, Goatmen, Grassmen and whatnot are all either misidentified Bigfoots or are some genetic geographical variations of Bigfoots as in separate species or subspecies. This has the advantage over other theories of at least passing the plausibility test and avoiding the falling down laughing barrier. Ray Crowe on Dogmen. The great Ray Crowe is not dead as I had feared. Instead he is still with us, quite alive and kicking and working like crazy! My heart goes out to him, and I hope he sticks around this planet as long as possible. He’s truly one of the greats. Ray stopped by my site and wrote about Dogmen. Here is his extensive remark:

A recent Lindsay release addresses the issue of a dog-faced creature and some speculation concerning possible DNA differentiation from the typical Bigfoot “species” a la Dr. Melba Ketchum. Readers might be interested in some speculation along those lines by Ray Crowe, to be released in the upcoming Volume 2 of Bigfoot Behavior to be released possibly this fall.

Dog-Headed Creatures

Bord lists in the Bigfoot Casebook where in 1972 a witness saw a Bigfoot with a wolf-like head. The head had an elongated nose and fangs. Three teenaged boys were driving near a wildlife area and saw what they thought was a dead dog alongside of the road. It was torn open at the stomach with the intestines exposed. The boys stopped to examine; poking a stick at the carcass. Immediately a huge “Werewolf” looking creature screamed at them and charged towards them (not the dog). The boys piled into the car and raced off to avoid the creature. But it chased after them running up to 35 mph before they outdistanced it. One boy said that the upright hairy creature had ears visible on the side of its head. He said that the face was like that of an ape. But it had strange ears, “like large lynx-type in appearance.” Near Grand Rivers, Kentucky, July 1978, 13 year old “Joe” on his dirt bike screamed as the creature grabbed his leg, leaving scratch marks across his right thigh where it had torn through the denim of his Levi’s. The hairy wolf thing was following him on the path through the woods and grabbed him near the road. It ran on two legs and was taller than a man. “Linda” said the Farmington creature was the size of a large deer but had a massive wolf-like head and pointy ears. It lumbered on across the road into the woods, uncaring of her car’s presence. In November 2006 near Holly Town, “Steve,” a Department of Natural Resources employee, hired to pick up road-kill in Wisconsin, had just picked up an 80 pound doe deer carcass and put it in the back of his truck. The truck shook violently, and he looked back in his rear-view mirror and saw a creature lift the deer and a steel ramp that the carcass was tangled in and run off into the heavily wooded area carrying the deer in its arms. The creature had a distinct muzzle and prominent ears, the head of a wolf. It was said that other sightings of some sort of creature resembling an ape with the head of a wolf had been seen in the past. Outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, a creature was reported in the 1980’s called the Beast of Bray Road. Reporter Linda Godfrey of the Walworth County Week interviewed the witnesses who talked of a Werewolf. The creature was said to be seven feet tall, weighed 400-700 pounds and had a face like a German Shepherd with pointed ears. The creature had been seen running on all four legs and sitting in the road eating dead road kill. In vehicle headlights, the eyes glow yellow and the odor of decaying meat is noticed. Not to be left out, Michigan had a popular song, The Legend of the Michigan Dogman, in 1987. The Dogman was first reported in 1887 in Wexford County, when two lumberjacks said they had seen a creature with a man’s body and a dog’s head. Later, in Paris, Michigan in 1938, “Robert” was said to have been attacked by five wild dogs, one of which walked upright. Joedy Cook said in 1996, the Norwood, Ohio, police followed up on a report of a creature described as “a dog running on two legs.” Ronnie Roseman said he interviewed a Lummi Reservation cop who said that 15-20 years ago as the police cruiser was driving along the road and out of the woods, a creature with a snout like a wolf dashed out and deliberately slammed into the car and dented it after bouncing off, then dashed back into the woods. The big hairy creature was really quick, he said. There was a violent occurrence in Kentucky involving something called The Beast of LBL (Land Between the Lakes). The tale was related by Jan Thompson in the book Jan’s Tales, in a chapter called Creature of LBL. The spooky area had a long history of hauntings, Indian curses, and mysterious lights over gravestones, hag witches, and tales of a wolf-like upright creature that would attack livestock. The seven foot Wolfman left barefoot paw-type tracks, and had long hair and a stench of open graves. The huge wolf head had a long snout, sharp incisors and red eyes with huge hands and long spindly-type fingers. At night there were strange howls of painful agony. Families told of livestock slaughtered, ripped into pieces. Cattle and horses had their legs pulled from the sockets. A farmer found the creature in one of his horse stalls once; he “wet his overalls.” Thompson goes on to say where two police officers fresh from a crime scene were shaken and pale, one vomiting. They had gotten a call to help with investigating a crime scene at the popular LBL campground where some early season arrivals had been attacked by something. There were county coroners and ambulances besides other official cars on site. The victims were all dead at the ghastly scene, yellow ribbons of “CRIME SCENE” tape everywhere. The campfire was almost out, and the doors of the motor home were torn loose. Inside were bloody handprints sliding down the metal walls. Outside there was ripped clothing, bodies and body parts with limbs torn off, a pile of bowels and pieces of loose flesh and muscle tissues scattered everywhere. All of which belonged to three bodies. The remains of what had been hours earlier…a happy vacationing family. The father, mother and young son, the coroner said, were pierced by claws and incisors. The father had on his corpse four long claw marks, with a smaller digit like a thumb, that was wider than a man’s hand. The marks looked like the man was trying to flee. An officer stepped out of the motor home holding a garment; a small dress like a five year old would wear, but no small child was found. Fifty yards away in the woods, an officer had blood on his face, hat, and shirt. It had been dripping from a small hand seen in the tree, along with a leg with a white sock still on the foot that was dangling down. The missing child had been found. She had apparently been taken into the tree and leisurely eaten on as she lay across a large tree branch. The LBL is a popular campground bringing a lot of extra money into the area; so, of course, like in the movie Jaws, they tried to keep it quiet so as not to scare any tourists away.

Summary

So, what are these wolf-like creatures? There are enough reports that it would appear to be part of the animal menagerie of our forests. The most I can do is make a really wild guess; tongue-in-cheek. It’ll have to do for me until something better comes along. Could it be a possible hybrid between a Bigfoot and a baboon? Not necessarily today, but in the geological past (baboon fossils go back eight million years)? All baboons live in troops of up to 150; have long dog-like muzzles, powerful jaws with long heavy canine teeth, close-set eyes, and thick fur except around the muzzle. They also have short tails and bare butts. The males are considerably larger than the female, up to 90 pounds. The Hamadryads Baboon has a large white mane. The female initiates mating by presenting her rump to the male and gives birth to a single infant after six months. The baboons have 9 Many today argue that they should be classified with the apes. There are five species, and they are generally considered to be Old World monkeys. There is debate over the evolution processes of the baboon; the fact that they are so closely related to humans often scares people. However in 1977, researcher Michael Bedford discovered that human sperm could not penetrate the eggs of non-hominid primates like the baboon. The chimpanzee group split from a common ancestor around six to eight million years ago. It is commonly believed that following the split, the two distinct lineages had sex with viable hybrids for 1.2 million years, when another split occurred. I assume the same was true between baboons and the common ancestral stock that gave rise to both Bigfoot and humanity. Could wolf-like Bigfeet have been hanging around since then? Like in Medieval Europe? And would a Bigfoot be involved with bestiality? Mary Green writes of a possible cow that was molested! The poor cow had its privates treated very roughly, torn up pretty bad. The farmer had no idea what could have caused the massive physical damage; it was something that could have been caused by being bred by a bull. As an aside, the Russian Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov experimented unsuccessfully with creating human/chimp crosses called Chumans or Manpanzees by artificial insemination. The chimps share with us 9 And again, Birute Goldakas writes: “Chimpanzees are blood relatives who share almost 99 percent of our genetic material. Once blood groups are matched, humans could receive a transfusion from a chimp but not a gorilla or an orangutan. Some scientists believe that assigning humans and chimpanzees to different families is artificial. UCLA physiologist Jared Diamond argues that humans are the third chimpanzee species.” So, perhaps the reader can speculate and come up with a better explanation for the dog-headed creatures? While in the Wayne National Forest in Adams County, Ohio, Joedy Cook found the skull of a baboon. Joedy was hiking on a ridge called Buzzard’s Roost at the time. He speculated that it might have been somebody’s exotic pet that escaped and died or that it was from a nearby Primate Research Center. As the skull was damaged, he assumed a predator of some kind had brought it there. Originally he thought it was of a dog or coyote, but an expert that he took it to identified it as a baboon. Division of Wildlife said exotic pets, including primates, are legal in Ohio, so there is a brisk trade in exotic creatures of all kinds.

Beast of Seven Chutes before and after and long distance photos. From the site Have You Seen This Creature? the official Beast of Seven Chutes site. The following is the original photo in a series that were shot by the man on that day. He took many photos and four videos that day. Later he was looking back over them was shocked to find the creature in Photo 32.

Original photo from a distance. Creature is seen in the lower right.
This photo will point out for you exactly where the creature is in the photo.
Same photo with a graphic.
On a return trip about a month later, the man and his girlfriend went down to where the Dogman was and took some comparison photos. This photo shows the man standing in the location where the Dogman was.
The man who took the photo is in this shot a few weeks later, standing in the same spot as the Dogman for comparison purposes.
Other photos show the girlfriend. No photo exists that shows simply the site with no Dogman or humans in it. Some growth occurred in the month interim period, so the scene is not exactly the same, but it is similar. Obviously the Dogman is not some existing feature like a rock pile or tree stump. It is either a real creature, the best mask ever made by mankind, or a good Photoshop job. The area where the Dogman was is very steep and overgrown and hardly anyone goes down there. It’s also extremely tangled and full of poison oak. There is also reportedly a fence around the area, but that can obviously be traversed, as the man and his girlfriend were able to make it down there. It has a small animal in its arms, which is either a white poodle (probable) or a rabbit. The creature may be dead, and the Dogman may be feeding on it. Some think that the Dogman has a blood spot on its forehead, possibly from feeding on the white animal. The area around the falls is rural, but it is not uninhabited by any stretch, so the Dogman could easily have killed a small poodle in the area. Another theory is that the white animal is a baby Dogman, but that seems unlikely. There are many claims that the photo has been debunked, but that does not appear to be the case. The photo remains a very bizarre mystery to this day, seven years after the 2005 shooting.

Bigfoot News August 22, 2012

Shocking news! “Dogman” is apparently real! Dr. Melba Ketchum team says Dogman is a separate entity from Bigfoot, apparently another species or subspecies. This is incredible news. A source inside the Ketchum camp have informed me that the Ketchum camp believes that Dogman is a separate entity from Bigfoot, either another species or subspecies. How they came to this conclusion, I have no idea.

The Beast of Seven Chutes, taken in Quebec. The original photo is much larger, a panorama of a waterfall. The Dogman is very had to see in the photo and was only discovered much later as the shooter was looking closely at the photo. The object in his arms is apparently a small dog that he has killed and is going to eat. The photo is not though to be hoaxed.

Dogman looks somewhat different from Bigfoot and has longer hair and more of a snout-like nose as opposed to Patty’s more human nose. Some say that they are shorter, only about six feet tall.

Dogman apparently resides in the Central, Midwestern and Eastern US from the Southwest on up to Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Quebec and over to the Appalachians in Tennessee. In other words, the Bigfoots like Patty of the Northwest are one species or subspecies, and the ones in the Midwest like Dogman are another altogether.

A darkened photo of the Beast of Seven Chutes. The killed poodle shows up much better in this photo.

I asked the source whether Ketchum herself believe that the Dogman was real (I know that members of her team do) and he said, “She must. If [name removed] said it, then it has to come from Melba.”

Zoomed and enhanced photo of the Beast of Seven Chutes.

The question is how the Ketchum team determined that Dogman is actually a separate entity, a separate species or subspecies. The source did not know, but the obvious guess would be via DNA. On the other hand, he told me that there is a team working on gathering Dogman DNA for analysis.

An illustration of the Beast of Seven Chutes, taken from the photo. Very nice illustration by one of the finest new Bigfoot researchers out there, David Claerr, dramatically shows this odd Bigfoot like creature. It would be amazing if this thing actually exists and if there are multiple different Bigfoot-type species or subspecies in the US and the world. Copyright David Claerr.

The source also affirmed that the “Beast of Seven Chutes” is a good example of a Dogman. He also stated that information about the Dogman will not be in the upcoming Ketchum paper but may be in a later paper.

Scott Carpenter says that Dogmen are real in his research area in Tennessee. People blast him a lot for his unconvincing videos, but he does have a successful hair sample in with Ketchum’s study that tested presumptive for Bigfoot. Carpenter’s blog entry about Dogmen in Tennessee is here.

An example of how hoaxers are using the latest Bigfoot movies and photos to improve their hoaxes. Look at the photo below. It’s from a video by a special effects group that was released as a “real Bigfoot video.” It was so good that many were fooled. The huge back effect may have been created by stuffing some sort of bedding or pillowing in the back of the suit.

Click to enlarge. A screengrab from a recent Bigfoot hoax video by a special effects studio that had many people fooled.

Now take a look at the Hovey photo.

Click to enlarge. The Melissa Hovey Bigfoot photo, a probable real photo of a Bigfoot.

To me it is clear that the makers of the Pacific Northwest hoax above based their hoax on a careful study of the Hovey photo which they attempted to recreate with their suit. This is what I meant in my previous post about hoaxers getting better. When you have special effects folks competing to see who can make the best Bigfoot hoax, things are getting serious. It must be some sort of a game with these guys.

Back story for Ontario GoPro and Temagami Bigfoot video and photos is terrible. According to a source, the people behind the GoPro video, someone named “Nikk” has told lie after lie upon being investigated and has proved himself to be one slippery fish.

Alarmingly, it was Nikk to told investigators about the Temagami photos. The elderly couple are named the Heiberts and they supposedly reside in Timmons, Ontario. However, extensive searches by investigators have failed to find anyone named Jeanne Heiberts in Timmons, Ontario or anywhere else for that matter. Investigators feel that the “Heiberts” probably do not even exist.

Other things about the story do not add up. There was snow on the ground at the time the Temagami photos were said to have been taken, but there is no snow in the photos. There is the bit about the helicopters circling the lake, apparently lifted from the narrative of the Ben Matine hoax. Although the photos have been Photoshopped, the creature has apparently not been shopped in. That means that it’s either a real Bigfoot or it’s a hoax.

Tim Ervick investigated the story but did not meet the couple in person. Instead, there was 6 weeks of extensive emailing back and forth. Investigators are worried that Ervick may have been taken for a ride on both the Temagami and GoPro photos and video.

So we are left with at best a case like the Harley Hoffman video of what looks like a real Bigfoot video but the back story is insane, or at worst an elaborate hoax. Very disappointing.

Bigfoot News August 21, 2012

Dr. Melba Ketchum Report may publish in the next two weeks! A source close to the Ketchum Project recently told me that he thought my guess of an August 21-September 4 release date for the Ketchum Project was probably correct. The source thought the report would be coming out in the next 2-3 weeks, probably in the next 2 weeks as I originally suggested. He told me that the Ketchum team had been working frenetically for many weeks now (doing what he did not say) but around August 19 suddenly everything went completely quiet. Not a peep anywhere. The source has no inside knowledge of when the paper is coming out. What he conveyed to me was only his guess. Commenter suggests that Ketchum paper may be delayed as long as nine months. An anonymous commenter on the Bigfoot Evidence blog stated that the Ketchum team had sent someone to the warehouse at UCLA where the bones were stored to hunt down the Minarets skull. The skull was found, and somehow the Ketchum team reportedly is now in possession of the Minarets skull! They are also in possession of several other unusual bones, including a ulnar bone from British Colombia that appears human except that it is about twice as large as a human ulnar bone. The anonymous commenter also said they felt that the paper would be delayed by up to nine months due to the latest requests for changes. As I have no way of knowing whether or not this commenter is accurate, I have nothing to say about these comments. I doubt if the 9-month delay for the Ketchum Report is true. However, the news about the Ketchum team having possession of the Minarets Skull, if true, is exciting indeed. Minarets skull footage and other bones footage may be included in Adrian Erickson Bigfoot film. The anonymous commenter above reported that the Erickson film underwent a lot of editing in order to include a lot of the data about the Minarets skull and the other bones that were found. But as we don’t know how reliable his reports are, at the moment, this is at best a rumor. Erickson video will be released at the same time as the Ketchum Report. Assuming that the Ketchum Report comes out in the next two weeks, the Erickson film should be released at about the same time. Erickson and Ketchum Projects now getting along swimmingly. I reported earlier on a lot of bad feelings between the Ketchum and Erickson Projects and between Ketchum and Erickson themselves as individuals. However, all of that is apparently patched up now, and both the Ketchum and Erickson teams have put all of their differences, including legal squabbles, behind them and they are now 10 Ontario go-cam video may be a Bigfoot. I discussed earlier a video taken by a man who put a go-cam on the rear bumper of his truck when he went camping in Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada. Upon looking at the 1 1/2 hour video, he noticed a few seconds of footage and what appeared to be a Bigfoot by the side of the road. Others including Crypto Crew think it’s a man, possibly a hunter waiting for his ride.

Click to enlarge. Huge trapezius, coned head, hunter? Forget that.
However, there are certain things about this footage that make me think it’s a Bigfoot. My museum source told me she’s never seen a human with a trapezius musculature as big as the figure in the video. In addition, the figure has a coned head. What hunter has a coned head? There is something else that makes me think it’s a Bigfoot and not a hunter, but I won’t reveal that because I don’t want to give hoaxers any info to make their hoaxes better. Suffice to say that humans don’t have this feature, and I’ve yet to see a Bigfoot hoax that includes this all-important feature, which I myself only became aware of recently.
Click to enlarge. Ontario go-cam Bigfoot. I believe this is a real Bigfoot.
Exciting new Bigfoot photos out of Ontario, Canada. These three photos were reportedly taken at Temagami Lake in the wilds of Ontario a few years back by an elderly couple who rented a cabin in the area. The man opened up his door in the afternoon and saw the Bigfoot standing outside his door, frozen. After deleting a few files in his overloaded camera, he took the three shots below.
Click to enlarge. The frozen Bigfoot from a distance.
Tim Ervick is great researcher with fine investigative skills. He spent a lot of time researching this case and interviewed the couple at length. The figure in the photo is real in the sense that it has not been Photoshopped in. That means it’s either a costume or a real Bigfoot.
Click to enlarge. Note the wild, wooly hair on the hair and the way the hair goes in all sorts of different directions. Note also the similarity to the Hovey creature in that regard.
There are certain things about these photos that lead me to believe that this is a real Bigfoot and not a costume. First of all, I have a hard time believing that an elderly couple would be in on an elaborate hoax. Second of all, there are certain things about this Bigfoot that I have never seen a single hoaxer get right. I am not going to discuss what those things are because I do not want to give these hoaxer scum any more ammo to make their hoaxes even better than they are already making them. See the next entry for more on that.
Click to enlarge. Incredible closeup of the Temagami creature. The original photo was completely dark for some reason, but after brightening, the figure you see shows up. I also feel that this figure bears a good resemblance to the sketches of the Sierra Kills Bigfoots, but I am not going to say how it looks like them because I don’t want to help out hoaxers.
Hoaxers are making their hoaxes better and better, and we are helping them by telling them how we tell real videos from hoaxes. In case you have not noticed, hoaxers are now competing with each other to see who can make the best Bigfoot costumes. The best of these hoaxes are associated with little known filmmakers and special effects guys. These cinematographers and special effects geeks are competing with each other to see who can make the best Bigfoot hoax costume. They always release their videos as “Real Bigfoot footage,” and then the community has to waste a bunch of time taking apart these idiots work to figure out it’s a hoax. Any Bigfoot video that is released by a filmmaker or a special effects guy is automatically a hoax, guaranteed. I recently saw a very well done hoax in which it was glaringly obvious that the costume was modeled on the Hovey Bigfoot photo. It was clear that the special effects guy had spent a great deal of time studying the Hovey photo and had specifically modeled his very good costume on that. This is what I mean. With each new valid photo and video released, the best hoaxers will hone their skills even finer than ever. And this is a problem with the Crypto Crew and Facebook Find Bigfoot approach of checking out what a real Bigfoot looks like as opposed to a hoax. Every time we do this, the best hoaxers will sit down with their notebooks and check off how we tell a real Bigfoot from a hoaxed one and then proceed to make their next hoax that much better. It’s really nightmarish.

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