ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man who claims he killed Bigfoot and said he’s got the proof, took his story on the road but didn’t exactly get a warm reception in Phoenix. So now, he’s trying his his luck in Albuquerque.
Tucked inside a glass case inside a trailer is where Rick Dyer is hauling what he claims to be the body of Bigfoot. It’s not the first place you would think to the real Sasquatch.
Some said it looks like it’s part of a circus act. However, Dyer, the self-proclaimed Bigfoot hunter, said it’s the real deal and he’s taking it on country-wide tour, even making a stop in Albuquerque.
Dyer said the creature stands 8 feet tall and weighed almost 800 pounds when he killed it. He said its feet measure about 13 inches long and his head is a lot bigger than the average man’s.
“His head, as you can see, is almost three times as big as mine,” Dyer said.
Dyer said he shot it in September 2012 outside of San Antonio after being in the woods only six days. He shot cellphone video of what he claims is proof Bigfoot was alive before he shot it.
“I was on a mission to find him because of what happened in 2008,” Dyer said.
If the name Rick Dyer sounds familiar, it should. In 2008, Dyer was busted trying to pass a rubber suit as the body of Bigfoot. It was a complete hoax.
However, Dyer said he did shoot one before that stunt, but the government took it. He said this is about restoring his reputation.
But not everyone is buying it, including those from Skeptics Society. Sharon Hill, owner of doubtfulnews.com, has been following Dyer’s story from the beginning.
“Other than that, we have the promise of a known hoaxer and he’s trying to make money off of this,” Hill said. “Even the Bigfoot community is doubtful.”
According to a Phoenix television station, venues there – including the International UFO Conference – said they didn’t want his exhibit. Albuquerque venues didn’t welcome him either before Dyer and his so-called real Bigfoot packed up and headed to Texas.
But get this, Dyer said that is where he will add a second Bigfoot to his exhibit. That’s right, he claims he shot two that same day in 2012. He said two venues, one in Amarillo and one in Austin, have booked his exhibit.