A self-described professional Bigfoot hunter claims he shot and killed one of the creatures in San Antonio in 2012, and says he is now preparing to take the corpse on an international tour starting Feb. 6 in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Rick Dyer, 36, who calls himself the “best Bigfoot tracker in the world,” has released new photos that allegedly show the dead Bigfoot.
"I've heard people say it's fake. They haven't seen the body. They haven't studied it," Dyer told the New York Daily News. "They're just guessing. They're not an expert in what they're talking about."
But it is hard to believe the credibility of the photos because Dyer was previously involved in what turned out to be a Bigfoot hoax in 2008, when a “corpse” was exposed as a rubber ape suit, according to Snopes.com.
Dyer says he lured the 8-foot-tall creature by nailing ribs he purchased from Walmart to a tree in San Antonio in September 2012.
"I nailed ... pork ribs from the Walmart down the street to the side of the tree, and low and behold, he came and started eating the pork ribs off the tree," Dyer told KSAT.
Dyer supposedly filmed the animal as he was eating the ribs before getting his gun and “with tears in my eyes” shooting it dead.
The first photo Dyer released was a grainy close up that he claims shows a Bigfoot’s face.
Dyer told the Daily News that he does not regret his hoax in 2008, as the publicity put him in touch with people that have funded his full-time operations ever since.
This time, Dyer is determined to prove that the Bigfoot is real.
“From DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans. It is the real deal,” he said. “It’s Bigfoot and Bigfoot’s here, and I shot it and now I’m proving it to the world.”
Dyer says he will hold a press conference soon to unveil the full Bigfoot body and test results.
(Photos courtesy of BigfootToday.com)