Rick Dyer Claims to Have the Body of Bigfoot… Again
If you have been a follower of Bigfoot news for the last year you have probably heard of Rick Dyer. Rick Dyer claims he shot a Bigfoot in Washington about a year ago. Only recently has Mr. Dyer released pictures of the body, after riding a circuit of shows and interviews. Read the entire article here.
In intel analysis (my former field) we developed “indicators” to help us spot certain trends or actions before they manifest themselves. We can apply that same process here. There are several indicators that Mr. Dyer’s motivation is money and fame, not discovery. First Mr. Dyer lied before: In 2008 he claimed to have the body of a Bigfoot that was later revealed to be just a rubber suit. Read the entire article here. It also has taken a year since his more recent claim to release any sort of evidence in support of his story. Even now he is taking his time publishing the results of testing and allowing press to view the body. Since the release Dyer has been on a TV show and done news interviews, many of which gave Dyer a nice paycheck. Dyer has shown every indication that he is trying to ride this wave of fame and fortune for as long as he can. He shows no genuine interest in submitting proof unless it benefits his pocketbook and media presence.
But there is another lesson here for the paranormal and cryptid research community: We have to do a better job exposing frauds when we see them. These false claims only damage the work of legitimate investigators and it is up to us to distance valid work from fame-seekers.