Bigfoot's Corpse? Hunter Says He's Got It
Rick Dyer claims to have body of legendary creature
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Updated Jan 6, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Rick Dyer's photo of the alleged creature.   (

(Newser) – This time hunter Rick Dyer has really captured Bigfoot—like really for real. And he's released an image of a creature that he says will ensure his place in history, the Huffington Post reports. "Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy—Bigfoot is real," he told KSAT. "The most important thing to me is being vindicated, letting people know that I am the best Bigfoot tracker in the world and it's not just me saying it." A self-proclaimed professional Bigfoot hunter, Dyer says he killed the beast in 2012 near San Antonio, Texas, after luring it with pork ribs he bought at Walmart. Dyer says he's shown the corpse to 130 people and recorded some of their reactions on video. "We definitely made them believers," he said.

The Houston Chronicle offers one healthy dose of skepticism, noting that some in the "Bigfoot research community" think Dyer's Bigfoot looks suspiciously like a Lord of the Rings character. Still, Dyer also claims that "every test that you can possibly imagine" has been done on the body, including DNA tests and "3D optical scans." He previously released a grainy video that he claims shows his encounter with Bigfoot, and wrote an account of it that HuffPo calls "haphazardly written." He now promises to hold a news conference where he will show the Bigfoot corpse and his various test results. (With any luck he'll fare better than two other Bigfoot enthusiasts, one of whom was shot by a friend and another who was run over and killed while dressed as Bigfoot.)

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Johnie Lopez
Jan 10, 2014 6:55 AM CST
I want to believe that Bigfoot is real, I love the allure and finding out that one is real would be extraordinary. So many hoaxes now that I don't know what to believe. I look at the photo of Bigfoot's face above and it doesn't look like real flesh. Also, the Bigfoot grainy video that he claims was taken of the Bigfoot before he shot it, the nose looks completely different than the dead Bigfoot face shot. If this turns out to be real, then way to go, but it seems like another fake just to make money doing something that nobody has the time, money or energy to do. Good luck proving this is for real and if it is fake, then good luck trying to find anyone that will believe anything you say in the future. Make me eat my works Rick Dyer, I doubt it you can prove it!
Jan 9, 2014 11:23 AM CST
If he is such a great hunter why did he have to buy his bait (Pork) at Walmart? Last I heard there is no shortage of wild pig in Texas could have just as easily shot a wild pig.
Jan 9, 2014 11:00 AM CST
Well I am up in Colorado and while working in my 'Herb' garden and testing my 'Herb' and munching on pork chops I had this strange creature come up so I shared a pork chop & some other munchies with him! :)