This is the very first time I have ever heard of Rick talk about his family, especially his mom, so I did find that part of the book interesting. It's plainly obvious Dyer loves his wife and kids, even a hoaxer has a heart.
I had a few problems with the narrative however. Rick's use of God was over the top and had that T.V. evangelist air about it in his story telling.
“God, please help me…please let
Morgan see a Bigfoot…please let something
The transportation of the body left me somewhat perplexed. On past radio shows Rick mentioned on more than one occasion that "authorities" came directly to the "kill" site because the Brits were worried about getting in trouble. Rick also said samples were taken from the body on site.
This is excluded in the book and I don't know why. Apparently tissue and hair samples were obtained in Las Vegas. This is yet another example of the story changing.
I also have issue with Rick's claims about the refer truck and long term storage of the body.
"so we spent an anxious night watching a
Bigfoot thaw, hoping he would make it to
the next morning."
I am familiar with reefer trucks and I am not aware of any reefer truck that would freeze a 600 lb. + body, even if a bulkhead door was used. Trucks of this kind are designed to keep frozen goods from thawing,they are not designed to actually freeze goods.
The book talks about the experiences of Musky Allen, and there is a glaring discrepancy with the description of "Hank". Most of us have read Musky's account of what happened, and his description of the body. We have also seen at least four different artist's interpretations of the facial features.
Musky gave very detailed descriptions of the face but at no point in time, past or present, did Allen ever mention "slits" on each side of the nose. A prominent feature such as this would be very difficult to miss or omit when describing the face of a dead Bigfoot.
Dyer, in his own words said the beast had slits or extra nostrils on it's face. This can not be disputed or retracted because Rick has said it more than a few times. Once again, why is such an important facial feature left out by one person, and described in detail by another. Why did Rick omit this from the booklet?
The rest of the book talks about haters and how Rick is the best Bigfoot Tracker in the world. That's also a contradiction because by Dyer's own admission he does not track.
The narrative jumps around a bit but is presented in a timeline that's not difficult to follow.
If you're a fan of Rick Dyer, the book will not reveal anything you have already been told. If you think this is a hoax, the book is a fun read to find the contradictions. Is the booklet worth $4.99? I think you know my answer to that question.