Before I get started, I would like to thank "DS" for the following valuable and significant pieces of information.
Early this morning I was looking at a screen shot of the right hand of Hank, the Bigfoot doll. Something seemed strange but I couldn't put my finger on it until DS pointed it out.
DS left a brief comment with a link to a website.
"As far as the fake hands go, there are normally 3 joints in human and
primate fingers, called the Proximal interphalangeal joint,
intermediate, and distal. The Hand Pic is missing one of these
joints...?? Also I didn't notice any Palmar Creases?"
"The phalanges are bones that exist on each finger and toe. There are 56
phalanges in the human body, with fourteen phalanges on each hand and
foot. Three phalanges are present on each finger and toe, with the
exception of the thumb and large toe, which possess only two."
"The morphology of the distal phalanges of human thumbs closely reflects
an adaptation for a refined precision grip with pad-to-pad contact.
While this has traditionally been associated with the advent of stone
tool-making, the intrinsic hand proportions of australopiths and the
resemblance between human hands and the short hands of Miocene apes,
suggest that human hand proportions are largely plesiomorphic —
in contrast to the derived elongated hand pattern and poorly developed
thumb musculature of extant hominoids. The capability of a pad-to-pad
precision grip in human hands is reflected in the morphology of the
distal phalanges, especially in the pollical distal phalanges (PDP). "
The following are pictures of the human hand and the hand of other primates.
Take note that all of these hands have three phalanges, from tip to palm.
I think everyone can agree that "Hank", IF he is real, is an upright biped closely related to humans and apes. It would be very difficult to place him in any other category. Agreed? Hominidae
Let's look at the screen shot of Hank's hand, shall we?
"Hank" has only two phalanges, not three that are present in all primates. How would a creature with hands like this be able to survive efficiently? According to some people, Bigfoot are arboreal yet the hands show that likely would not be the case. What about grasping sticks or rocks? How could Bigfoot build a shelter or catch prey? It would be very hard if they were missing intermediate phalanges.
This is overwhelming evidence that Hank, the Bigfoot doll is nothing more than an ill thought out prop. It appears as if the hand was molded in one piece with no spaces between the fingers. Andrew Clacy attributed this to the resin that allegedly coated the hands. That is a complete fabrication in my opinion. The fingers meld together, it's as plain as day.
I see no dermal ridges and no fine lines around the joint of the thumb. It actually looks like some of the paint on the hand is scuffed as well.
"We now have full footage of the specimen and 7 admins have made the trip
to Las Vegas to view “Hank” in detail as our agreement stated. Rick
was not happy with the number of people who came on our behalf, but he
found time to accommodate each visit. We were shown the medical scans
to the two Medical Doctor’s associated with FBFB, both were unfamiliar
with the technology created such a scan. The specimen has moles,
blemishes, hair patterns, open sores, veins just below the skin,
fingerprints, injuries to the hands, fingers and toes, and what looks
like scars on the forehead from likely impact with branches and trees."
Jack and Jeff sent SEVEN admins and TWO Medical Doctors yet none of them picked up on this glaring mistake. One has to ask how this is possible. One also has to ask how much attention was really given to the "specimen".
I don't know how Rick Dyer and Andrew Clacy will explain away this oversight, but rest assured, whatever it is will be a lie.
Rick Dyer must have been upset with Dr. Jeff Meldrum's opinion of Hank, the stuffed Yak hide...or Alpaca.
Dyer offers the Dr. a "bet" but I'll get in to that in a minute.
If you missed the interview with Dr. Jeff Meldrum, you can watch it here.
This "bet" that Freezer Boy has offered Dr. Meldrum is not really a bet at all. Rick doesn't seem to grasp the concept of a bet. Each participant in a wager has to offer something that can be lost.
All Dyer has done is put Dr. Meldrum in an impossible situation because of the wording of his "bet". Rick will drive to Idaho State University soDr. Meldrum can have hair samples tested.
The catch? Jeff Meldrum would have to give up everything to do with Sasquatch. What's in this deal for Rick to lose? Not a damned thing. Dyer needs to put on his big big boy pants and offer a real wager if he is going to offer anything at all. I didn't hear Rick say he would leave the Bigfoot world and admit to his traveling sideshow being a hoax when he is proven wrong. I'm sure the free hat wearers won't notice that Rick really hasn't offered up a bet at all.
Lastly, I do not think Dr. Meldrum, being the professional he is, would entertain any sort of wager. So far, Freezer Boy has not shown one piece of proof that shows his Bigfoot doll was is real. NONE.
Quit being sheep. Raise your standards and demand proof from Rick Dyer. Don't waste your hard earned money on this freak show, it's not how science is conducted.
Sorry for the long gap between posts. I was on the road for two days and I've had 3 hours of sleep. Therefore, I'm cheating tonight.
This latest news is already making the rounds in the Facebook groups. It looks like poor Ricky Dyer just can't man up to any mistakes he makes...and he makes plenty of mistakes. It's ALWAYS the fault of someone why shit doesn't happen.
I was only going to snip part of the article but it's so damned funny, I just have to post it in it's entirety. It would be a sin not to. I will include a link>>>CURRENT
“Y’all can choose to believe or not,” said Rick Dyer to a group of
skeptics standing in a line that wrapped around the Alamo Drafthouse
Park North. Dyer wants you to believe that he shot Bigfoot. And let’s
get this out of the way: No, he did not.
Make no mistake, Dyer thinks you are stupid, but that didn’t stop
hundreds from lining up to see the Bigfoot carcass he claims he shot
three times in a wooded area near Highway 151 and Loop 1604. Our editor
in chief, Callie Enlow, was not one of them.
The beast was first spotted by a group of conveniently unidentified
homeless people who alerted 911 with their homeless people phone. Dwyer
claims he lured the Bigfoot with pork ribs and deer urine before he shot
it. The Express-News has a detailed account of the harrowing hunt that didn’t happen.
The Sasquatch was 70-years-old, according to “analysis” by “the
government.” Somehow, the creature (one of many in the area, by the
way), failed to choose a home in one of the numerous surrounding neighborhoods to live out its own personal Harry and the Hendersons during its long life in west San Antonio.
How did Bigfoot avoid terrorizing his neighbors? According to Dyer,
the 8-foot beast named Hank, which is short for Not Real, “stayed in the
woods” and stuck to “deer paths along the telephone poles” and “only
crossed the roads at night.” That explains why the creature had never
been spotted in an area that is teeming with encroaching development.
Hundreds lined up to inspect the Bigfoot carcass.
Plenty in the crowd were willing to believe Dyer’s story. “This is monumental. This could be the missing link,” said a woman who was waiting to see the missing link with her own eyes.
“I googled, and they said the DNA was ‘not human,” said another man who brought his family to bear witness to history.
Dyer, who is hauling the specimen around for a 13-month Time to
Believe tour, charged onlookers $10 to view the body or $20 to take in a
documentary and participate in a Q&A session. The documentary
screening sold out early in the evening, but those who purchased tickets
were treated to a screening of Harry and the Hendersons instead. The majority of ticket holders walked out of the theater upon learning of the change in program.
Dyer blamed the mix-up on the Alamo Drafthouse. He claimed that
theater chain chose the documentary that was to be screened and elected
to show the family comedy instead. He told a group that showed up for
the screening that he had no involvement in the film. The film was
supposed to be Shooting Bigfoot, which Dyer, himself, appears in, according to IMDB. Posters of the film were hung up in the trailer where Bigfoot’s body was on display.
Ryan Johnston, creative director for the Alamo Drafthouse, had a different story. “It was not our decision. We were told something happened, and [the movie] was messed up,” he said.
When asked if they had already had a copy of Harry and the Hendersons on hand, he said, “It was very last minute. We had to buy it.”
But most were there to see Bigfoot in the flesh. What they got was
something that looked like Chewbacca’s drunk and deformed distant
cousin, a cross between a bacteria-infested shag carpet and something
that does not exist in nature. The creature was covered in tufts of
brown, dirty, matted fur. Andrew Clacy, a representative of the Time to
Believe tour, was quick to point out a sore on its arm and the repaired
bullet hole on its nose to ensure Bigfoot’s veracity. The body appeared
to be somewhat flattened. Clacy claimed that is because its organs were
removed during an autopsy, the scars of which were visible on the
creature’s torso. When asked how the body was preserved, Clacy said the
carcass was taxidermied. Upon examination, the beast seemed to be
preserved by the worst taxidermist in the world. A resin was added to
its skin so that it wouldn’t fall off, Clacy claimed. That explained the
shine that made Bigfoot look less like a real life dead animal and more
like a rubber suit, which it actually was.
Dyer has used a rubber suit before, according to Snopes.com. He pulled a similar hoax in 2008 with an ape costume. Dyer maintains that 2008 Bigfoot was real.
“The government took the body,” he told the crowd. The government is evil, apparently. So did Bigfoot live up to its name? That is yet to be determined. The
hands and feet were covered due to a “business decision,” according to
Dyer. When asked with whom, he was hesitant on the details, as he was
with most of the questions he got during the evening. When prodded, Dyer
said the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston. An inquiry has been made with the
Drafthouse to determine if such an arrangement was made.
Dyer claims to have already sold the Bigfoot specimen. To whom, he
won’t say. He claims to be bound to a non-disclosure agreement. NDA’s
came up a lot. According to Dyer and Clacy, an NDA protects whatever
organization did the DNA analysis, because they apparently “didn’t want
to take the heat” for verifying a historic biological discovery, because
that makes complete and total sense. When asked whether or not she believed Dyer, Selena Peña, who grilled
the self-proclaimed “master tracker” while in line, said, “No, because I
don’t believe in Bigfoot.” Her boyfriend Andrew was more of a believer, but remained skeptical
of Dyers claims that he shot Bigfoot right here in San Antonio.
“I don’t know about Texas, but I believe that Bigfoot exists.”
That seemed to be the prevailing opinion of those who emerged from
the trailer where Bigfoot’s body was on display. They had faith that the
mythical creature was real, but what they saw wasn’t it. Someone should
tell them the only real cryptozoological creatures are unicorns.
If that's not enough to make your side split, there is more.
"We have seen recent statements that claim that FBFB is Rick’s secret investor. This is a statement to clarify our position.
FBFB is most certainly not Rick Dyer’s secret "investor." We have
endeavored to find the truth in this whole affair from the very
beginning. Remember we did pay for Steve Kulls to fly to Los Angeles and
fully supported the main skeptic of FBFB “Musky Allen” and his trip to
Las Vegas in February of 2013 and our trips to Las Vegas in 2012, 2013
and 2014. We have thoroughly investigated all aspects of this
situation and found so many rumors such as specific casino owner’s names
and museums and their curators to be completely groundless."
One more...Kudos to Scott Johnson!
"Saucedo is promoting the attraction as the event “they literally
don’t want you to see,” referring to a vocal online communities such as
Big Foot Tracker News committed to exposing Dyer’s Sasquatch as a fake. Scott Johnson, who belongs to one of those online
communities, has been attempting to expose Dyer’s story for the past 18
months. “His latest hoax has brought a new wave of
believers into the field of Bigfoot, and unfortunately they are unaware
of his past,” said Johnson. “We do our best to post links to news videos
showcasing his previous fraudulent activity on his facebook page but
these are immediately removed and the member banned from his site. Even
so-called believers of his are banned if they ask a question that can be
interpreted in the wrong light.”
Tonight we have a guest post from our friend and regular to Bigfoot Tracker News, Martin. Like many of us who are Bigfoot enthusiasts, Martin wants to see an end to Rick Dyer's Bigfoot dummy hoax. Hoaxers plague the community and Dyer is the biggest offender. Here are Martin's thoughts.
There's a disagreement among "haters" about what to do about Dyer.
On the one hand, people say he is failing big-time...essentially kicked
out of Arizona, mocked on radio shows, even booted by the UFO
enthusiasts. There's no need to stop him, he will implode on his own.
Then there are others who say this is going pretty well for him so
far...media coverage, ambiguous reviews of his body from people who
should know better, tributes to his kindness and generosity.
His booking next week at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is being seen as a
bellwether of sorts; some like me want his appearance stopped ( http://bigfoothoax.com ), others want us to get the hell out of the way because he's sure to fall flat.
I'm just not so sure that he will. Remember what he wants is publicity
and chance to be seen as an earnest, likable guy. It's about him,
remember, not the Bigfoot he says he has. If he can make the story about
him being an eager entrepreneur with a unique angle on the American
Dream, no matter how clunky and campy it may be, then people come to see
him as well as the thing in the box.
That's not something I'm comfortable with. It gives a free pass to
someone who is the opposite of what he portrays. Have you seen all the
people who are volunteering to help him on his tour? You may say let
them go, let them learn the hard way what it's like to be pressured to
take out a second mortgage, to earn the wrath of a sociopath if they
cross him, to get mixed up in this mess.
Those of us who want to intercede have watched people like this—nice
people, kind people like your own family members—get sucked into this
vortex for over five years. That's why we want it to stop, not because
we are do-gooders or jealous or just bored. So we do what we can.
I do posts and comments. Others do research and legwork. There are
things happening behind the scenes, we hear, that will affect the
outcome of all this. I hope so. In the meantime I'll do what I can, not
because I think one post will make a difference in and of itself, but
because a war must be fought on multiple fronts.
I believe Dyer is too talented at what he's doing to implode without
help, and every chance he gets at wider exposure entrenches the
narrative he's trying to build. I certainly hope he fails by himself,
but count me in the camp that thinks he needs a push or two along the
Martin is not done yet, he has more, and it's directed at the Alamo Drafthouse.
"Davy Crockett, who died in the battle for which you've named your establishment, is well-known for the saying "Be always sure you are right, then go ahead." On February 24 and 25, you will be hosting Rick Dyer and his Bigfoot exhibit in two of your locations.Are you sure you are right to give this confidence man a stage on which to attract more followers? Linked here is an open letter to you that details reasons why Dyer is not worthy of the Alamo. Here are a few of the more urgent ones:"
Today's post comes from Paul E. Paul has had enough, as have all of us, so he posted his thoughts to a few Facebook groups.
" I am soooo tired of supposedly reputable people giving Rick Dyer any
credence or plausibility whatsoever. I recently posted a screen grab
from a SFX guy who confirmed he was contacted by Dyer to create a fake
Bigfoot body. His price was to high for Mr Dyer.
Thanks to the work of a
small dedicated, diligent group of individuals we now know who did make
the body. We know where it was made, when it was made, how it was made.
The person in question refuses to come forward and admit
to his handy work. This may be due to professional and/or legal reasons
or simply pure embarrassment or shame.
The very simple fact is that
Rick Dyer is a known and serial hoaxer. This hoax (his fifth) is without
doubt the most ludicrous to date. He has failed to provide one piece of
scientific verifiable data to support his claim. His story has changed
numerous times as indeed has the physical appearance of his 'dead
If anyone out there in Bigfoot land still gives Dyer even a
0.00000000001% chance of actually having a dead Bigfoot then not even
the voice of God will dissuade you from your stupidity."
Here are a few more pictures of Hank, the stuffed carpet.
Our friend Martin sent me an email and had a question of his own.
is one of the Cryptomundo photos turned around to show the face
rightside-up. When I was a kid I used to have cheap rubber Halloween
masks where the hair came unglued from the hard-edged, sculpted hairline
that was recessed for the glued hair to sit into, and I thought of that
instantly when I saw this photo. Does it resemble a real creature’s
hairline to you?"
The arrow that Martin put here shows a spot where hair appears to be missing (maybe Rick burned it). Notice the curved line above the brow and below the hair. Hank does not have a brow ridge, so why does the upper portion of the head have and indentation? Is it possibly a guide for the artist to know where to start gluing down the hair? This looks a little out of place from my perspective. So, when is the real prop maker going to come forward? I checked Freezer Boy's channel to see if he had another thrilling update for us. Sure enough, he did. Ricky is standing all by himself in the Home Depot parking lot...the same lot where he lied about seeing a Bigfoot in 2009. I kept just the first part of his short tough guy video because his own words speak about Rick Dyer in a nut shell. It's not how he meant it, but the words are still true.
One last thing folks. Don't be fooled by Dyer's new and exciting news, it's merely a distraction from the current issues. Rick has dropped another cloud of smoke in his magic show and it's designed to make people forget about pesky press conferences, CT scans and DNA verification. You know...proof. Dyer has done this numerous times in the past. When the heat gets turned up or interest slows down, Rick will create a new adventure just for you. It's funny and disturbing at the same time.
I know I'm late with this but Saturday is my "need to get shit done" day. I'm now just sitting down with a beer and a smoke.
I listened to the interview and "priceless" doesn't even to begin to cover the sheer laughter I got out of this interview. Rick just makes new things up as he goes from interview to interview. It's too bad the radio stations don't know this...actually they do, I have been tweeting my blog posts to them.
This is what they had to say on their website:
"Rich Keefe interviews Rick Dyer, the man who caught Bigfoot, on the latest edition of Keefer Madness. Like Bigfoot himself, Dyer was very hard to track down, and once he was finally on the line, the connection wasn’t great. Talk about mystery and wonderment. Dyer says he found a Bigfoot in 2008 which was already dead. But then, in a twist, the Bigfoot was stolen from him. Later, he saw a Bigfoot dragging a deer across a road, an indication of the beastly power of the Bigfoot. Dyer explains how he baited the Bigfoot and then caught him. Listen to the whole interview. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime type of chat."
During this interview and previous interviews, Rick keeps telling these people the government took his body. Dyer is full of shit...again. Dyer has stated many, many, many, manytimes that the 2008 hoax was just that, a HOAX. The guy can't even put on his big boy pants and admit he made a fool out of himself.
This is from Rick's own website, Bigfoot Today:
I could keep showing all of you proof that Rick admitted 2008 was a hoax but I think Blogger has a limit. I'm sure Rick will say he was under a non-disclosure agreement and had to lie to everyone, it's his "go to" excuse for everything, unless things are "out of his control".
Face it, Rick Dyer is a pathological liar. Some people call him a sociopath, some call him a narcissist. What ever you want to call him, he just isn't right in the head, but that's my opinion. Dyer is so butthurt over the 2008 hoax that he has resorted to this gong show. I almost feel embarrassed for him.
I wonder if the government took the body from the 2009 hoax as well. It's funny, Rick never mentions this hoax. The problem with Dyer is he can never remember his lies or keep his stories straight. It's funny as hell.
I suppose Rick Dyer's booklet from last year is a lie as well, but he had no problem lying to anyone who would shell out the five bucks for it. I wonder if he still has it for sale on Amazon.
I could go on and on pointing out all of Rick's lies and inconsistencies but I would be here all night.
This is what a properly taxidermied primate looks like. Keep in mind, Gorillas are a known species. I would think extra care would be taken when allegedly mounting a newly discovered species but Dyer's Bigfoot dummy is simply a horrible prop. There is no way on this earth that the discovery of the modern age would be taxidermied by a bunch of bumbling and inexperienced university students.
Do universities even teach taxidermy? I thought a person would have to attend a community college or trade school for that kind of vocation.
Now let's compare Hank to the Gorillas:
For the life of me I can not understand why some people think this abomination is real. So many things have been pointed out by several taxidermists and several special effects artists, and all of them say this is a terrible taxidermy job if it's real OR it's a terrible prop.
Above is what has to be the stupidest thing ever spoken by Rick Dyer. Only a complete moron would believe that. At the end of the day there will be no real dead Bigfoot. There will be no legitimate scientific evidence released. There will be no absolute proof. People are paying to look at a big doll, nothing more.