|Rick Dyer's Bigfoot was no more than Camel Hair and Latex|
"According to a recent report from KSAT, he charged $10 for admission and made about $60,000 in total." --KSLTV
The most amazing part of this story is not Rick Dyer's confession, but the great journalism that has taken place. Finally!
In an article by KSL.com Rick Dyer is called out for his questionable past and sources are referenced really well. below is a short excerpt.
Rick Dyer, who made news earlier this year with claims of killing a Bigfoot, has admitted it was a hoax. The hairy, 8-foot body that he has been hauling around the country on a publicity tour is a dummy made from latex and camel hair.
"Coming clean about everything is necessary for a new start," Dyer posted to his official Facebook page. "From this moment on, I will speak the truth! No more lies, tall tales or wild goose chases to mess with the haters!"
This news shouldn’t come as a shock. After all, this is the man who announced back in 2008 that he had a real-life Bigfoot body. News conferences were held. Stories appeared on reputable websites like NationalGeographic.com. But when it came time to reveal the evidence, Dyer’s Bigfoot turned out to be nothing more than a rubber ape costume.
Dyer definitely took some heat for those lies, but it didn’t stop him from mounting a comeback. He told a Texas news station in January that he had shot Bigfoot in a wooded area outside of San Antonio. As reported by KSAT, the event allegedly occurred “in a wooded area on the northwest side near Loop 1604 and Highway 151.”
In the interview, Dyer also said that a lab in Washington had verified the body as authentic.
“Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans,” he insisted. “It is the real deal.”
Of course, these tests had never been performed because the body was a fake. Dyer was telling the truth, however, when he said that the body had spent time in the state of Washington. It turns out the phony Bigfoot body was made by a company in Washington that creates custom monster masks and costumes.
Dyer took his Bigfoot body on a public tour, starting in Texas and then moving across the country. According to a recent report from KSAT, he charged $10 for admission and made about $60,000 in total.
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