Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Lots of Dyer News Today And A Surprise Or Two
The last couple of days have been crazy but today has to be the day with the most variety of news floating around. These stories will be presented in the order in which I received them. Each story has it's own importance and relevance in what has to be the world's longest and saddest hoax.
Put on your reading glasses, and grab a cold drink....hell, make a pitcher full. This will be a long blog post.
Rick Dyer has always taunted "haters", daring them to come visit his traveling circus sideshow. One such person was finally able to track down Rick but it was a bit difficult due to Dyer's lack of visibility. The following account comes from Larry Perkins.
"I'll get right to our little adventure today - we FINALLY found Ricky Dyer and his 'exhibit' today. As it turns out we've actually passed by him a time or two but didn't see him: he's situated 50-75 feet off the street - parallel to the street, tucked in behind several other large vendors set up vertically to the street. If you're not directly in front of his location or happen to wander into that little 'cove', it's difficult to spot him.
It was apparent right off the bat that business was 'dire for Dyer'. Taped over the placard at his table is a handwritten sign that reads, 'Admission $5.00'. You could tell that the original $20.00 admission had been marked down to $10.00, then both were covered over by the new handwritten $5.00 sign. Another handwritten sign was taped at the end of the box in the trailer that has whatever he's toting around in it that read, 'Admission $5.00'.
We wondered around the area a bit, mainly because I wanted to see how many, if anyone, paid to see the 'exhibit', and take some time to figure out how to use the video function on my new phone. For 10-15 minutes no one was in or around their table but Dyer and some other fellow I don't know. The Friend I was with asked several of the neighboring vendors if they'd seen the 'dead bigfoot' back there. Most said things like, 'no way - it's just a scam' or, 'it's just a carnival exhibit.' One young lady who was demonstrating a newfangled heating pad gadget said, 'eww no, those guys are gross - they give me the willys'. A knife vendor from Arizona said, 'well, he's been trying to get all of us to come see it but nobody would go. He finally told me he would show it to me for free, so I went. The thing in his box looks like it's made out of rubber or plastic or something. It's not real in my opinion, but it's sortof fun I guess.'
By that time I'd made my way to within 10 feet of Dyer's table. He walked over to where I was standing and asked me if 'Banjo' is a Cocker Spaniel, and I told him that he was right. I asked him how business is, and he said, 'aw man, it's been terrible down here - I bet we haven't done $500.00 the whole time we've been down here, but man we did GREAT down in Texas! We showed to over 70,000 people in two days down there.'
I said, 'so where did you get that thing in the box?' Dyer said, 'I killed it.' I said, 'are you trying to tell me that YOU killed 'bigfoot'? He said, 'yes sir, I killed him. I asked him where and when he 'killed bigfoot', and he said, "I killed him down in San Antonio, Texas with a 30-06 - shot him right in the head back in 2012.' I looked him straight in the eye and said, 'no, you didn't do no such a thing.' He looked shocked, and stammered, 'what do you mean?' Again looking him right in the face I said, "I meant exactly what I said - you didn't kill 'bigfoot', not in Texas, not anywhere. You've never even seen 'bigfoot', and you know it as good as I do.' He acted like he was completely disoriented and started to walk away back towards his table, saying, 'well man I don't know what to tell you.' I said, 'I KNOW you don't know what to tell me - you know that I know you're lying. This is just another one of your silly little hoaxes. Hoaxing don't pay as good as you want people to think it does, does it? You can't even GIVE admissions away...'
He went back behind his table and picked up what looked like an 'iPad' and walked back towards the rear of the trailer with the box in it. It seemed as though he was trying to figure out who I am with the gadget, because he looked up at me, then back down at the screen several times - but that may not be what he was doing. Then he walked over behind a car that was on display there and started tying something. About that time a young couple walked up after getting a drink from a neighboring vendor and studied Dyer's signs for a bit. The young lady finally said, 'I want to see this thing.' The young fellow she was with said, 'aw honey, you know this aint nothing but a joke.' But she persisted, and he finally gave her a $5.00 bill. As she walked in she asked the guy working with Dyer if she could take some pictures of the thing, and he said, 'sure - for $5.00 you can spend as much time as you want in there and take as many pictures as you want.'
While she was in the trailer a middle-aged bearded fellow with a 'Bigfoot is Real' 'T' shirt on walked up and asked me if I had seen 'the bigfoot'. I asked, 'what bigfoot'? and he said, 'the bigfoot that's laying in that box right there, man - you REALLY need to see that thing! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a REAL 'bigfoot'! I said, 'Friend - surely you don't think there's a real dead 'bigfoot' in that box, do you?' He said, 'yes sir, I sure do. I believe in mermaids too - I saw 'em on TV. I've been the biggest skeptic in the world of these things, but I walked in there and saw the thing with my own eyes. It's real! That man right over there shot it.' He was pointing at the guy who was working with Dyer. He asked, 'Have you seen it?' I said, 'no sir - I wouldn't dignify this bunch with my admission to this scam if they were giving tours away. Let me tell you something' and I pointed at the guy behind the table, 'that man right there has never seen a 'bigfoot', dead or alive, and he KNOWS IT', and I directly addressed the guy and said, 'Aint that right? You've never seen a 'bigfoot' dead OR alive, have you?' The guy just kind of smirked and shrugged his shoulders and said, 'I'm just here', and pointed over in Dyer's direction. Then I pointed in Dyer's direction and said, 'and neither has that guy either. If either one of these guys ever found themselves in the presence of 'bigfoot' they'd shit their britches while they were fainting. This is a HOAX my man - just the latest of MANY for this bunch. Do you remember his little 'bigfoot hoax' from back in 2008?' The man said, 'no - I've never heard of these guys before or any hoax.' I said, 'well just get on the internet and do a search on 'Rick Dyer bigfoot hoax 2008' - I'll tell you what you'll find: You'll find that this SAME guy claimed to have a dead 'bigfoot' back then too, but what he REALLY had was a rubber gorilla outfit stuffed with opossum and coon's guts - about the same thing he's trying to pass off on good folks like you now for a 'dead bigfoot'.
About that time a Lady who had been standing nearby listening to all this stepped in and said, 'yeah, and I'll tell you what else - he BEAT his pregnant wife up too right here in Daytona Beach a couple of years ago. That's the kind of person you're patronizing here.' Dyer overheard what she said and walked back over to where we were standing and said, 'Are you the gal whose telling people I beat my wife up?' She said, 'yeah, I sure am - what about it?' He said, 'well let me ask you something: they claim that Obama wasn't born in the United States, right?' She said, 'yeah, what about it?' Dyer said, 'Just because they say that about him don't make it true, does it? You can't believe everything you read on the internet, darlin'.' She said, 'Let's get one thing straight right now - I'm NOT your darlin'. Yeah, you're right - you can't believe EVERYTHING you read on the internet. I don't know OR care where Obama was born. The point is, you're a low-life scammer who beats on pregnant women, and rips people off on eBay. Want me to pull your arrest picture and record up and show to these people?'
Dyer turned to walk away, and I said, "Ricky Dyer - if you think business is bad NOW, you aint seen bad business yet. You can't do crap like this and get by. $5.00 and free admissions in Daytona is just the beginning of the end for you.. Maybe some of the Police Officers around here will be interested to know that you're claiming you've got a corpse in a box over here and charging folks to see it" loud enough for him to hear me as he walked back towards the rear of his trailer...
We did tell a couple of officers about the exhibit of a supposed corpse in it, and they seemed very interested in it - maybe they'll pay Ricky a visit.
We got a good bit of the above described encounter on video. As soon as I figure out how to get it from my phone to the computer we'll post some of it here for anyone who wants to see it."
Wow! A whole $5 to see a REAL Bigfoot! Times must be so good for Rick, he had to lower his prices.
Larry saw this and was undaunted. I wish I knew this man in person, he has spirit and a refreshing honesty.
"I AM getting old, Al, but it's the miles and a few bumps along the way that's aged me a lot more than the years have, and yes sir - I am disabled, (just had some pretty major surgery about a month ago) - but I sure as heck wasn't going to let that keep me from confronting him if I ever got 1/2 a chance. I stood and looked him straight in the face and told him he's a liar about EVERYTHING to do with that dummy that's in his box. I'm old and disabled - but HE'S the one who turned tail and ran off to hide. Now I'm more convinced than ever: If he's that scared of an old disabled dude like me - he'd DEFINITELY wet and crap his britches while he was fainting and hitting the ground if he ever encountered one of the 'Forest Folks'. They're a HECK of a lot scarier looking than I am with a cane and walker hobbling around - to evil minded folks like he is anyway...."
Jason Judd Issues A Statement
Over the past couple of weeks, Jason and I have had private conversations. Up until recently these conversations were mostly arguing points on Rick's stuffed Yak but the conversation did take a turn.
I won't get too much in to what we talked about because those are private.
Jason Judd, retraction from Team Tracker
The Digital Scan
In short, I am basing my conclusion of the scan from my theory of what bigfoot is. I wish bigfoot was never associated with a mythological creature and named as such; but, instead I wish it would have been associated with that of extant pre-historic people continuing their campaign, known as Homo erectus. I’ve now seen a few extant people. Based off what I have studied, the scanned image does not conform to what I have seen and have drawn comparisons of. So far, the scan is the only evidence that has been released that may or may not have conclusions tested, retested, evaluated, and falsification attempts to verify possibility.
I’ll try to relate a friendship comparison that perhaps many can perceive. Imagine that you have a friend that sells GMC trucks. Imagine that you are a Ford person that knows the hubs are larger, the axle is stronger, the rear-end has greater strength, and you enjoy knowing that the cab has corner gussets and is made of four sheets of steel as opposed to two. You also enjoy the amount of torque available at a lower RPM. But your truck is getting old and you’re ascertaining the idea of buying a new one. Along comes your friend, who sells GMC trucks. He knows of your opinion of the Ford but tells you that GMC has 0% interest on a lease program. So you decide to try the GMC. After a year, you realize, that you were wanting a new truck that meets or exceeds the capability that you were accustomed to. So you re-evaluate your decision and realize that you weren’t buying an interest rate, you were buying a truck. So you decide to turn in your lease and purchase a Ford. Are you going to be upset with your friend and discontinue your relationship with him? Probably not. Are you going to ask your friend to return your initial investment on the GMC? Probably not. Do you understand that he has a job and that job is to provide monetary gain for him and his family? Am I going to retract my friendship that I have enjoyed over the last year with RD? No, but because of my public retraction it will be left up to him. I have seen the love he has for his family and his family for him. An evil man wouldn’t have that. Perhaps this is designed to have monetary gain and future monetary gain via television. If so, I cannot mock a man for investing in himself at the loss of his name within such a small community.
My questions answers that led to my retraction:
Does the face in the scan have anatomical possibilities?
(1.) The skull structure beneath the scanned image does not have the anatomical necessities required to accurately justify the purpose.
a. The mandible is huge. In order for that jaw to actually work, the zygomatic arch would have to be large enough to allow the massive temporalis muscle to pass through it. The face on the scan does not meet this criteria. In my studies of Pleistocene people, the philtrum on this face is too long and the parietal lobes are too large—conical head. However, the mental tubercle protrusion and cervical posture (or lack thereof) is spot on.
b. Is it possible that parietal lobes can enlarge without the frontal lobe managing the necessity? Yes. However, no animal, throughout history, has accomplished this. This would mean having great agility without the ability to know you have it. Thus in evolutionary terms, developing something without the natural selection necessitating it. (Comparatively, you have gills, but never trying it out because you don’t know that you have gills.)
How does the face in the scan compare to my theory of erectus?
(2.) As mentioned above (1.), the morphological comparisons are too diverse to conform the same species categorically to Homo erectus or any type discovered in the record.
Can I be inaccurate with my theory?
(3.) Yes. However, based on witness, observations, comparisons, evaluations, and falsification attempts, I do not believe so.
a. If I am wrong, then I would need to reevaluate my retraction from TT. This would also mean to reevaluate the possibility of this being a fabrication, or factual scan of “something.”
b. I have been inaccurate before.
c. If I am correct, then that places this scan easily into verified falsification and if the scan is, thus far, the only scientific data released for evaluation, then fabrication of image is apparent.
Is this scan even possible? (An imager that can totally remove hair)
(4.) I have never seen nor heard of this type of technology. My wife is in the digital medical field and has not either.
a. I called RD to ask him about the technology, and he did not know what it was. It was simply provided to him.
Is this merely a precession initiating a possible income/future income?
(5.) During the (4.a.) call, I also will mention that I told him that I had a problem with the scan and its subject. He couldn’t answer other than, “Jason, I don’t know what to tell you. Believe what you want. If it is a hoax then I win, If it isn’t a hoax, then I win. Either way, I’m making money from it.”
a. This may or may not be a complete answer. It is subjective. Easy to speculate from though.
b. I did ask him if he were going to be on TV, consider me as humor relief. WE both laughed.
Am I a hoax buster? No. Can I provide a speculation with data to support the scanned image is inadequate? Yes. Does this mean I am correct? No. Does this change my mind of whether or not this is a hoax? Yes, I believe that it is a hoax simply based on my studies. Does this change my mind of whether I like or dislike RD? No. He is simply a man providing income and future income in the promising world of bigfoot, and like my “Ford vs. GMC truck” analogy, I won’t mock a man that is simply providing for his family, nor will I try to handicap him from his attempts. This is my opinion and nothing more. I will still invite my GMC friend over for dinner discussing the How, Why, When, Where, and To what extent, that a Ford is better. Perhaps I’ll get him/her to reconsider. Nonetheless, my friends that know I have had the incredible witness of “extant Pleistocene people,” still have courage to remain friends with such an insane person that has a good story. In a world where bigfoot can have attributes consisting of: disappearing acts, inter-dimensional jumping, backwards bending feet, illuminating eyes, and camera blurring abilities, money will always be made. There are many towns making money from illegitimate stories. In a world of “am I wrong or am I right,” you could think that it is simply to mitigate a willingness of social acceptance with the status quo. So, as a message to the bigfoot community, please mitigate the magical attributes that are unbelievable and rename the “bigfoot” to something more believable. Magic is considered entertainment in this world. As long as the magic stays, so will bigfoot remain mythological and crypto-logical to the rest of the world. Change the name, and now you become believable and hoaxes will diminish. Imagine a world where you could go up to your friend and say, “I saw my first EPP yesterday;” and your friend simply equates it to the rarity of a cougar sighting—rare, yes, and believable without monetary gain or absence of sanity. Magicians make money based on hoaxes every night in this world. When it is proven science on how a flame can appear from water, then it becomes boring, unprofitable, and yet believable.
Why did I believe RD in the first place and join Team Tracker?
First, as a person that studies anatomy and anthropological avenues, I have been waiting for some sort of evidence, anything science related, to validate the extant Pleistocene people that I have witnessed in my life. During this journey, in my opinion, I have found that all pre-human discoveries thus far have led to congruencies linking sasquatch to them. All footprints found, that are genuine (not all of them can be fake) align with prehistoric models and the scientific journals that support them. I have taken many available images of sasquatch and compared my research to many others. My research includes these anatomical attributes (my eyewitness and others comparatively): limb disproportionates, philtrum length, supra orbitals, mental tubercle, zygomatic arch breadth, footprints, receding frontal lobe, hooded nostrils, hair (not fur), and neck posture.
Introduce Rick and his claims. I have been evaluating all morphologies of the evidence given thus far.
1. Tent video.
a. The creature in this video is a compelling visual stimulate.
b. The specifications of the head meet attributes that I have been studying
i. Philtrum length
ii. Supra orbital
iii. Mental tubercle
iv. Receding frontal lobe
v. Zygomatic arch breadth
vi. Neck posture
vii. Hooded nostrils (based on my witness and testimony from others).
c. RD supportive? Yes
d. Non-RD supportive? No
2. Location: San Antonio Texas
a. Non-RD supporters said improbable and too hot for hominids
b. My observations indicate probable
i. Climate: average without extremes.
ii. All hominids prefer this climate
iii. All land mammals within this climate have body hair
iv. Prehistoric hominids lived in more extreme climate
c. RD supportive? Yes
d. Non-RD supportive? No
3. Claim of “no metatarsal joint.”
a. Fossil record proves, thus far, that no bipedal hominid has ever had such feature
b. All foot fossils and discovered bipedal footprints do not have this feature
c. All footprint comparisons to sasquatch footprints are identical with size variation as the limiting factor
d. Eye witness of increased running speed observed (myself and others)
i. Only creatures with a firm calcaneocuboid can achieve
e. RD supportive? Yes
f. Non-RD supportive? No
4. Claim of BBC involvement and documentary
a. Non-RD supporters said improbable
b. Claim unfalsified; definite
i. Shooting Bigfoot
ii. MM was indeed there and filming this documentary
iii. Hominid creature at the end as RD claimed
c. RD supportive? Yes
d. Non-RD supportive? No
e. Bigfoot mockery? Subjective--moot
f. Bigfoot shot? Inconclusive/hearsay--moot
5. Non-RD supporters claim to discover “mask” of tent video
a. Not a match
i. See 1.b. above
b. RD supportive? Yes
c. Non-RD supportive? No
6. Non-RD supporters claim to discover “mask” of Shooting Bigfoot.
a. Not a match
i. See 1.b. above
b. RD supportive? Yes
c. Non-RD supportive? No
Author note: As you can see, so far the winning decisions supported RD and my presumed relation to support Team Tracker. I made a few videos with my analogies supporting my belief as well. However, I was waiting for anything science related from RD as he had promised to his supporters. I as a consumer was eagerly waiting, albeit, too eager.
At this point, RD issues a “baby bigfoot” and that bigfoot have chimera. I sent RD a message indicating that if this were true, I’d quietly drop out of TT, for I didn’t believe this at all. His response was that it was a lie and he was just going to mess with the “haters” just to prove a point. At this time, levels of attack on both sides were crossing-the-line. He asked for assistance with this. I giggled and agreed—later to realize that this was a mistake. I issued a public apology to those that I hurt and my apology was accepted by them.
Skip forward a few more months of the continuing claims from non-RD supporters that the hoax was resolved and many more of these stories that were being proven false. Nothing was indicating a hoax other than attempts to prove the kind of person that RD is. I had never seen anything but kindness from RD to his supporters and his family. The love his family has for him is evident as is the love he has for them. I have seen this, and I agree that RD is a good guy. Some of his decisions are not well thought, but human we are. I have made poor public decisions regarding this debacle as well (e.g. the drinking game on google-hangouts). So, with my decision to remain part of this, if it were true and visually seeing the love he had for his family, I disregarded the hearsay from the non-RD supporters and their claim of evil. So, I remained as supporting. I had kept my eye on both sides—both stories waiting for the information that was promised.
Subsequently, RD issued a promise of a DVD that documented everything that happened in San Antonio. Finally, I thought, I will get to something beyond words. Up to this point, I was relying on his word, which was still indicating that he had a sasquatch, more so, an extant Pleistocene male. All the hearsay battles that continued was entertaining, but never the less, fair is fair regarding this community and its history. I ignored most of it unless it was an obvious untruth—on both sides.
I get kicked out of TT because of a “hater vs. supporter” battle that I didn’t agree with. I said, “that sucks” and waived bye to everyone.
Bigfoot Drinking Game. This gets out of hand. I made an ass of myself and basically had gotten my feelings hurt from the people that I had considered friends. A few weeks pass…….
RD calls me and asks for a private hangout. I agree. He shown me a few images for a few seconds and asked if I’d come back and support him. I said, no at first, and that I had a few things to consider. I also wanted those to apologize to me for calling me a liar. In short, they all did. I went back in, just not as a representative but as a key supporter. I felt that my presence of support was needed. He was going to pick up the body. So, my friend and I, as you can say, shook hands and “made up.”
Release of the body:
Too inconclusive to prove or disprove without scientific data or viewing it for myself.
Release of the hands:
Too inconclusive to prove or disprove without scientific data. Some mentioned 2 phalanges while other pictures shown 3. Bones were removed from the body so only wrinkles remained.
Release of the “scan.”
Subsequently, give my friend a “good job” slap on the butt, and enjoy the “black-flag” I have brought upon myself from both sides.
Robert has updated his blog with a new post that is getting a lot of attention. Here's a snippet from his blog.
Smashing news on the Rick Dyer story – the biggest news so far!
"The object that Rick Dyer is currently hauling around the country dubbed Hank has been proven to be 100% fake!
Very recently, two men who had been harboring suspicions that the object in the box on tour was fake pulled the lid off the box and examined the fake Hank with their own hands. Their suspicions had been building for some time, and finally they both just said, “Screw this, we’re taking the cover off!” They removed the cover and promptly busted the case. They immediately realized that it was fake. The hair is some sort of camel hair, as the haters have been saying all along. And the body is totally synthetic, except that hair may be real hair from a camel. Apparently just bending the feet is enough to tell the thing is fake. They are pliable…”like foam rubber,” in the words of one of the men who examined the fake Hank."
You can read the rest at Beyond Highbrow
Freezer Boy promptly jumped on this at the end of his "official" statement that was rewritten.
Until these two mysterious people step forward, show themselves and issue a statement, I'm disinclined to follow up on this.
We believe Dyer is likely setting the hook to say he was given a fake Hank and some other fake entity has the real fake. What a load of horse shit. Freezer Boy has worn out this story. Focus dumbass, focus.
Now that Dyer has made a few pieces of silver, he's thumbing his nose at everyone who gave a fiver.
I wish someone would take away Rick's crayon. Folks, he's setting you up. He's lying...again.
I noticed that Rick's hoax hauler depreciated considerably. In a past radio interview Rick said the trailer was worth $70,000. This idiot can't remember a single lie he has told. To save you some time, his entire Bigfoot story is a lie.
Just remember, FB/FB sent TWO medical doctors. Dyer said THAT body had been verified and verified again. Musky Allen said THAT body is a real Bigfoot. Andrew Clacy and Lynk Paul both said THAT body is real. They spent hours with the body, don't forget that. Ricky Traylor Chuck Dyer said THAT body is a real Bigfoot. Hank didn't load himself in to that re-purposed chicken coop, someone had to stuff him in there.
I received some news from a well trusted source but I can not identify this person. I can tell you I have known this person for a few years.
I have no way of verifying this piece of news so it's up to you to decide.
Someone from Minnow films is calling at least one individual in the U.S. saying they are extremely upset about all of the lies Dyer is telling. The individual is receiving phone calls a few times a week but this person has no power to stop Rick. Apparently this individual is connected to 'Shooting Bigfoot' in some manner but this information was not divulged to me in order to protect said individual.
I'm sorry if this comes off as cryptic. I am relaying the information while protecting my trusted source.
I know, I know, I can hear you now. Morgan Matthews could have ended all of this long ago BUT he would have ruined his film. I am in no way defending Morgan Matthews, I'm only pointing out his side as a a film maker that was funded by other entities.
Matthews is a business man and artist, he is only protecting his interests. The fact he never said he was attacked by a Bigfoot is telling on it's own. He did in fact say one could assume he was attacked by a person in a suit.
Could Minnow Films go after Dyer for damages to their film, business and reputation? I believe they could. There is enough text and video online that would provide a good case for them. Freezer Boy can scrub his channel. A 1 Terabyte external drive holds a lot of videos, screen shots and photos.
Minnow Films is obviously pissed at Dyer but it's only a guess as to what they may or may not do.
Rick's arrogance and outright fraud will catch up to him one day and I hope it's sooner than later.