Right now, the online Bigfoot community is on fire with claims from a controversial man who is saying he shot and killed a Bigfoot in Northwest San Antonio last September.(from KSAT-12)
Rick Dyer is the man who claims he killed Bigfoot.
The first time he came here was in 2009, shortly after a homeless woman called 911 to report a Bigfoot sighting. [That event was mentioned previously on this blog. --Ed.]
The couple was living in a tent in the woods near Loop 1604 and Highway 151. One night in November 2009, the couple claimed to see a "very large, hairy animal" enter their campsite and take off with a deer carcass.
It took nearly three years for Dyer to return to the Alamo city to continue his search in September 2012.
This time, he had a documentary film crew in tow, and they all camped out in tents where several homeless people claimed to have seen the creature.
Mr. Dyer says he used pork ribs from Walmart to lure the creature into the camp, where he shot the thing and took off with the corpse to Las Vegas. So he says. He can't show us the body because this was all part of a documentary project. He says he cannot release video, pictures, or the body itself at this point. All he can do is shout his story to the media until the documentary is released, and then he can release the evidence.
I think I will hold off on believing Dyer's story. Why? you may ask. I don't know, maybe because he is a self-admitted hoaxer who's even alienated the people who should be his biggest supporters.
[Dyer] said he's "the most hated person in Bigfoot today."There you go. Even the Bigfoot community is loathe to believe his claims, and they want Bigfoot to be real. They really do. If you've lost them, you might as well hang out in homeless camps and feed the wildlife.
That hatred stems from his involvement in a 2008 Bigfoot hoax.
Dyer and others claimed they had a body back then and even held a huge news conference but it all turned out to be a big lie.
"When I hoaxed in 2008, I did not believe in Bigfoot," Dyer said. "I thought Bigfoot was the same thing as a tooth fairy or a unicorn."
|Mmmm ---- pork ribs.|