Man claims to have killed Bigfoot, ready to prove it to world with body

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KSAT (CNN) — Nearly a year ago a self-described professional Bigfoot hunter claimed to have shot and killed one of the creatures in San Antonio.

The alleged incident was featured in a documentary released last year that left more questions than answers.

On Thursday Rick Dyer finally released pictures of the alleged beast’s body.

“Bigfoot is 100 percent real — there’s no question about that,” Dyer said.

Dyer claims he shot and killed the mythical creature in a wooded area on the northwest side near Loop 1604 and Highway 151 in early September 2012.

Until Thursday Dyer never provided any proof beyond a grainy video clip he shot of the big beast outside his tent. More video was included in the documentary “Shooting Bigfoot,” but it failed to impress skeptics.

Following a lengthy battle with his investors, Dyer said he was finally able to reclaim the body.

“I have been worried for so long. I have been put off for so long, and finally we went up to Washington (state) and we got the body,” Dyer said. “Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body — from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal. It’s Bigfoot and Bigfoot’s here, and I shot it and now I’m proving it to the world.”

Dyer has let more than 100 people see the body up close and recorded their reactions.

“We wanted to get people’s reactions, make them believers, and we did it to over a 130 people,” Dyer said. “We definitely made them believers.”

Despite a history of past Bigfoot hoaxes, (in 2008, Dyer claimed to have killed a Bigfoot, but it turned out to be a rubber ape costume, according to, Dyer insists he’s not fooling around this time.

“Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy — Bigfoot is real,” Dyer said. “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.”

Dyer plans to hold a news conference in the coming days, where he will show the full body and release the test results.

Following the big reveal, Dyer plans to take the body on tour across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. He said he will charge a small fee to view the body.


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  • Nola davis

    Good question we can’t even shoot a squirrel out of season. If this turns out to be a man will he be arrested. I am all for having guns but man take this guys away he is like a poster child for gun control

  • Sarai Anaiza Eduardo

    How is his murder FOR “reputation redemption” glorified n completely accepted as legal in the states, of any status state n or federal law calls this premetatated manslaughter/murder. Is it not.? Will the past truly repeat itself so blindly live on t.v n in the media? How is the life of this innocent being not be a fellow MORE AMERICAN NATURAL THAN ANY EVER!!!! N being sio would fall short of ANY LAWS that protect him/hers rights n moral safety be represented n help to save the slaughter of his/her self from “US”. Imagine how scared you’d be if ur world all a sudden was intruded upon by all man and his fellow marksman, hunters, poachers, serial killers, trappers, etc. media….. If he n the mermaids do exist. Wonderful, so what then
    ? What’s the mext step? Commercialism , segregation? suffering? denomination? domination? inquisition? Detainment? Invasion? I mean the list goes on right? N who speaks n decides? I say since we never have proven that we play well w others. (Not I). Y’all should really just leave them the fuck alone. For GOD created ALL LIVING THINGS, THEY ARE U,ME,HE,SHE,THEY,WE, FAMILY. ,!!!!!

  • Travis Gauthier

    Your all a bunch of idiots! If this turns out to be real it will be the biggest scientific discovery in history! Yes its a shame that one of these creatures had to die, but without a body, bigfoot would have just continued being a myth. Rick Dyer is not a murderer cause he never killed a person! And you cant poach a creature who’s existence hasn’t even been proven! If this is not a hoax, then its really the best thing that could have ever happend to the bigfoot species. With proof of its existence we can work to preserve its habitat and make it a protected species.

      • Alicia

        Uummmm… do you know bigfoot isn’t real Rhonda? ? While I’m sure this guy is full of sh*t, how do you KNOW there isn’t one walking around out there somewhere? It would appear next time you want to say somethng like that you just might want to give the impressive facts that you have that there isn’t one.

    • Travis Gauthier

      I know having a live Bigfoot in captivity might sound like a better option Carrolla, but that would really be more inhumane then killing it. Think of that poor creature having to spend the rest of its life locked in a cage, being poked and prodded till the day it died. This way science still has its proof ( if legit ) and the species can now be protected. I don’t care what anyone thinks, regardless of weather this story is true or not, I know for a fact that Bigfoot exists. Iv’e experienced it first hand! Im not saying that Rick Dyers claim is true, but it is very possible. Keep in mind that for over 30 years, Panda bears were also a myth until one was finally shot. Gorillas were the same, and the giant squid until one washed up on shore. I would never want one tranquilized and kept alive like a stray dog in a lab somewhere, at least if its dead its not suffering, and the Bigfoot debate can finally be over and we can do something about protecting the rest of them.