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Who’s profiting from Hank now???

It was reported to me sometime ago by then Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society Director, Eric Altman that a fellow had bought the mold from Dyer’s phony Sasquatch, “Hank.” And like many years ago of Biscardi trying to cash in on his own hoax by attempting to sell the “Bigfoot in a Freezer” costume for $250K visa vie Joshua P. Warren…

Now we have the man who bought the mold selling “Hank” Busts for just $250.00 a pop. You can see the EBay listing here.

A big thank you to Pinkfoot for bringing that to my attention!!!

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Snips of the EBay listing.

I will admit Brett did an incredible reproduction. Just as an FYI he bought the mold from the man who made the original Hank for an undisclosed amount and not Rick Dyer. Would look kind of cool on my mantle. Like a hunter with a deer head, a hoax buster with a costume head. Damn it now I want one!

At least its not a bad guy profiting, so I have no problem with it.

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However we did learn that “Hank” himself went to Marijuana dispensary in Colorado reportedly for $12K what allegedly Dyer paid for Hank. The report of this can be read here which follows tour promoter and ex-Team Track Andrew Clacy.

Much more to come as more of the Dyer “Money Train” is exposed. My guess is Hanky Panky now is being funded by the sale of Hank.

But much more to come as we may have the first lawsuit being brought to bear against Mr. Dyer on a funding deal… more details to follow on that.

Till Next Time

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Here begins  lesson #1:

Don’t act like it’s new if its old.

Today I read a blog about an old time photo that said, “we knew nothing on it..until now.”

Really???

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My file containing the prose written on the back of the photo from 2010.

 

In 2006, in this article on Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman writes about the picture and references it to Janet and Colin Bord’s Bigfoot Casebook (originally written in 1982 there is an updated version), a must read for any newbie.

It’s on page 27. Although it does not include the picture of the back plate it states,

The photograph shows an unidentified animal shot by trappers in Lillooet, BC in the early 20th century.

                                                          – Bigfoot Casebook, Janet & Colin Bord, Page 27. 

Craig Woolheater also wrote this article on Cryptomundo in November 2006, a virtual repeat of todays blog I read except Cryptomundo included the photo of the writing.

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But I will give you NEW…

The first line of Craig’s 2006 post was this…

“This photo was sent to Tom Biscardi by Lyle Billett of Victoria Canada. I found the photo on his website and wanted to share it, as I have never seen it before and imagined that many, or most, have not either.”

                                                                                       – Craig Woolheater, Cryptomundo, 2006

According to the Bords pic was taken in the early 20th Century, The Biscardi copy says 1894. Why wouldn’t the Bords just say the “late nineteenth century?”

I would say lets track down Lyle Billett and ask but unfortunately, Lyle passed away in January of this year, and to be exact he lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

 

Analysis… The writing doesn’t appear in the Bord’s book. Could the handwriting have been added later? It should be considered since the only handwriting photo came from Tom Biscardi’s site. Could it be Billett’s notes? Well I guess its one mystery that went to the grave.

How’s that for, “Something we didn’t now..until now?”

 I guess someone rehashing does have it’s benefits.

Lesson # 2

When we first, fail to learn by history, we are doomed to repeat it.

This whole Todd Standing thing has me a bit perplexed. Are we bound to continually repeat things already proven?

See in 2006 when I set the Hall of Shame up and through 2010 when Todd came out with puppet-face, no one disputed it was all BS.

He disappears for a bit after the “Puppet-face,” only to reemerge, reinventing himself in 2011 with a similarly angle picture who I call “Blinky.”

We ignored him like some suggested we do to Dyer. Here’s  the result:

Dyer self implodes, admits at least body on tour is a fake while Standing goes on shows with Canadian compatriot, Les Stroud.

How did ignoring him work?

Let’s put aside his evidence for a minute. Standings theories on Sasquatch, although some are a bit non-conformist, they are based on some science and research. Standing sounds intelligent, presents himself as knowledgeable and is for all intensive purposes, seemingly a very nice person. All in of itself good.

But you put in the evidence that he has come up with, which is all over the top, and all bets are now off. Put emotion aside people.

Now people who weren’t around for the first couple of rounds with this guy, are new and defending him by waving the no proof banner, which is bunk. But some is good and some new stuff is still being deciphered and some I will debunk here today.

But blind faith backing in light of the evidence…hmm…

Didn’t we just go through this with a guy by the name Dyer? Have we not learned a thing?

Now all of a sudden we have some people, who haven’t outright endorsed his work, sit on a stage with Standing, and people come out of the wood work to defend him.

I guess we haven’t learned.  

Of course, some will say, they don’t trust him, may have more things to look at or will need more time to tell.

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“I am not accepting Todd at his word.” –Dr. Jeff Meldrum

  A fair approach I feel. Like I stated yesterday, it appears Dr. Jeff will hold court in the near future over the Toddster’s evidence, but my court was held 8 years ago with the disappeared Sylvanic Video #1 and my court has been long adjourned. Once a hoaxer… always a hoaxer.

That’s why you go to the history books first. Or the people who sit next to them now may be in for a rough ride.

He had 8 years to defend himself and in the beginning, as with most hoaxers, he got caught outright making his very first video (featuring his sister as the main character) disappear. We forget that?

It’s the blind faith followers that always are the most vocal and generally get the most emotional over the situation. When you ask them to debunk evidence submitted, you get no fact but just opinion, and blanket statements that you have no evidence.

People try to say…well if Les Stroud is behind him…

Let’s look at a known hoaxer…

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One of the original hoaxers, Ivan Marx (left) and one of many of his Bigfoots on right. 

 

Is it any coincidence that Morgan Matthews started his Bigfoot documentary with a hoaxer’s comments?

But in the 80’s Pulitzer Prize nominated, Yale educated, Castleton State College Anthropologist Dr. Warren L. Cook believed in the veracity of the Marx films.  These remarks came in 1984, long after Marx had been exposed as a hoaxer by Peter Byrne in 1971 and disappeared only to have reemerged and reinvented himself. (Again a familiar theme with hoaxers.)

 

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Dr. Cook said of Marx…

“Demonstrably, Ivan Marx of Burney, Shasta County, is a very accomplished nature photographer, skilled woodsman, and animal tracker. By inquiring of Indian and Eskimo informants, and studying Sasquatch habit patterns. Marx would appear to have learned how-to be at the right spot at the right time, camera at the ready.

Ivan feels disoriented in the bowels of a skyscraper and is happiest in the wilderness. He frets until back with his “sweetie”, as he calls his devoted wife, Peggy, who often accompanies him in the wilds. Zealous to preserve their modest, unfettered life style, Ivan and Peggy have invested a major portion of their lives coming up with the Bigfoot photos for which he is well known — some say notorious — among hominologists.

But precisely because year after year, he comes forth with such pictures, they are scorned by some or the other well known Bigfoot enthusiasts. He has equivalent distaste for them as ”great white hunter” types with a sour grapes” attitude toward him because they lack the skills and patience to get anywhere near a sasquatch except by chance.

Marx’s footage sometimes does not conform to the expected image and the specimens in his photos vary in color, size, volume, body fat and length or hair. When he first showed me his color photos, I carped at the domed appearance of the creatures’ skulls (a feature that has subsequently been corroborated by other eyewitnesses with whom I have spoken) and it got back to me that Marx had remarked to a mutual friend. ”I can’t photograph the creature the way them jollies think he ought to look, but only the way he is.”

My concern from the beginning was to establish whether Marx is telling the truth or faking the photos, words and deeds. Anyone who knows him will report that he is one of the greatest story tellers going — a contemporary Will Rogers.

Because my own professional reputation was at stake, since I first met Ivan and at the risk of losing his confidence I have ceaselessly sought to probe for inconsistencies, approaching the same point from different angles, months and years apart.

Doubtless conscious of this, it probably discomfits him but he has always been patient and never failed to give answers that seemed honest and frank. Initially, he and Peggy were unaware of being protagonists in a historical process, and that. It was important to document their photos chronologically and provide details of the content in which they were taken. This had never been done. Plain, unassuming folk, to them it was simply life experienced, year to year.

Until a sasquatch is examined, in the flesh, and the Marx photos are validated or refuted, I cannot be certain my judgment is correct, but I am of the opinion that Ivan and Peggy, while reticent in their personal lives, are steadfastly honest and it would be out of character for them to jeopardize their goal of documenting sasquatch by tainting genuine photos just to produce more.”

                                                                                 — Dr. Warren L. Cook, 1984

 

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Rene Dahinden (left), Don Byington (center) and Ivan Marx (right) holding the “Cripple Foot”

Ivan Marx was the one indeed to find the “Bossburg Cripple Foot” track… The castings used by Dr. Grover Krantz were found by Marx.

Joe Rhodes found the first set of tracks on Nov. 24, 1967 and Dahinden did call Marx about the report. However we must remember, at the time, Marx lived in Bossburg.

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A young Dr. Krantz in a 70’s documentary showing Marx’s “Bossburg Cripple Foot.”

However, the track, was found with Rene Dahinden and a local man by the name of Jim Hopkins sitting in the car while Marx checked for prints…

Several inches of snow had covered the ground that morning when Rene and Ivan Marx and a young local man named Jim Hopkins set out in Marx’s car to check an area along the banks of the Roosevelt River…Marx was away from the car only seconds before coming back: “Bigfoot Tracks!” he shouted. … the right foot was badly deformed.”

                                    – “Sasquatch” by Don Hunter with Rene Dahinden (1975) Pages: 153-154.

 

Only seconds. And Marx was driving… it was only months later when Marx tried to sell Byrne a video of a creature, supposedly the one with the bad foot, limping around.

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It don’t matter who endorses you… what matters is the EVIDENCE and the story behind it.

 

Lesson #3

Always recheck your work, especially when it’s not yours.

I on the other hand always try to look from answers up, down, left, right.

Some suggested that I guess a Todd detractor had made the changing images up. Standing stated that someone had sent him that photo. He didn’t describe who, but I do know Todd later circulated it, albeit without description leading many to believe that the picture was the original.

In fairness and telling it like it is, I could not find any original reference to that picture with any claim on it, like I had originally thought and had read by some. 

But what I have found out  WHO created the picture and when.

The picture was created, by a user on a forum here, on or around April 17th, 2013. I coincidently found it a year to the day it was posted.

 

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Putney, a believer in the Muppet-face wrote this…

I have spent a few weeks cleaning up one of the stills from his Video4 in photoshop. I removed all the branches and restored all the facial features of the elusive tree-peakers. (sic)”

                                                                        – Alexander Putney, April 17th, 2013

However a post up at Dave Rodriguez’s (aka Pragmatic Theorist) blog, unveils something more infallible than Sweaty Yeti’s gif. It’s pretty condemning.

 

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One of Dave’s more interesting and condemning work ups.

 

Lesson #4

What is past is prologue.

We predicted this months ago… Dyer self destructing.

Dyer again finds himself kicked out of a state with all his toys for sale. Rosa his girlfriend, (where in Dyer’s fantasy world she was his wife “Lily Dyer.”) gone… and Dyer taking refuge in or around Griffin, Georgia.

He’s been keeping low… but thanks to Randy Filopovic’s blog, we know exactly what Dyer’s is up to… trying to recover from his latest sociopathic meltdown.

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Crap for sale… Location: Griffin, Georgia.

Lesson #5

They don’t go away… they never will.

Of course we’ve mentioned Carmine, Dyer and Standing, but what’s a good time without Linda Newton-Perry, who even after beating the sh** out of her here with her Team ESP BS… she continues just this last week, on April 12th, to post this…

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Linda still spouting the same lies.

SSDD as they say or in LNP’s case SSDY, Y being for year. She’s not only a hoaxer and story teller, she’s BAD at it.

Nuff said, but we don’t want innocents giving her real stuff, because she is a front. That’s why every once in a while we need to nudge and spin the shark by it’s tail.

 

Lesson #6

When all of this seems like a bunch of hooey… thank the good Lord, it’s spring. Because now I have a lot less time to sit and read stuff from Standing, Dyer Fig-Newton, and the Snapple dude, and get my ass out into the field for some investigation and research.

 

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Home sweet home.

Till Next Time,

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Important Rick Dyer update…

Petition calling on Federal Prosecution of Dyer for Internet fraud etc…

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Click Photo  to sign petition

 

To report a Cybercrime:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

If you paid to see “Hank” while in San Antonio…

here’s a link to the onlne Police Report you can fill out.

 


Tweet campaign to the DA, (use Radio Station Link)

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Bexar County DA’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BexarDA

 

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Finally Hitting the news….

And the petition gets a boost too!

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EXCLUSIVE:

Former Employee Reveals Bigfoot Body is a Hoax [WATCH + LISTEN]

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Mar 31, 2014

By Brandon De Hoyos

(HOUSTON) — A former publicist says the body of a dead Bigfoot now on national tour is a hoax.

Andrew Clacy told NEWS 92 FM famed Bigfoot tracker Rick Dyer has confessed the body was made by a Washington toy maker.


(HOUSTON) — A former publicist says the body of a dead Bigfoot now on national tour is a hoax.

Andrew Clacy told NEWS 92 FM famed Bigfoot tracker Rick Dyer has confessed the body was made by a Washington toy maker.

Clacy said he believed the events and the body were real based on what Dyer told him, but he became suspicious after moving from Australia to the U.S. to assist the infamous tracker in publicizing the body’s national tour.

“[He] admitted to me personally that the body of ‘Hank’ was not a real body but rather a construct of a company from Washington State which was paid for by Rick Dyer,” Clacy wrote.  ”Once I became aware of the truth, I could no longer continue in my role with Rick Dyer on moral and ethical grounds…”

On Sunday, Chris Russell, of Washington, confirmed ‘Hank’ was a fraud created for the filming of an upcoming movie, Sasquatch Detective blog reports.

“HANK was made of polyfoam filled latex with latex paints and red camel hair glued on… intentionally to look like an “old poorly made taxidermy of a bigfoot nearly 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide at shoulders” at clients request to tour the country while filming of a movie for film studio I will not publicly name at this time,” Russell told researcher Laura Michaels, according to the blog.

Clacy, who has since returned to Australia, told NEWS 92 FM he is “available and willing to cooperate with any Federal or State law enforcement  investigations should they arise.”

A petition was started online to charge Dyer with fraud. See the petition here.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE  AND LISTEN TO THE CHRIS RUSSELL RECORDED INTERVIEW!

Source:

http://news92fm.com/424995/exclusive-former-employee-says-bigfoot-body-is-a-hoax-photos/#.Uzl0IzeCgUE.facebook

 

Till Next Time,

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Hey gang, well what a busy week it has been. I am beginning working on some more analysis of some national things going on so please stay tuned for that. Let’s see what I can come up with now.

One interesting side note over the last several days was the admission of Washington state prop maker, Chris Russell of making Dyer’s Dummy. Now mind you Chris is an innocent here. He knew nothing of Tricky Ricky and knew nothing of his intentions.

Chris has come forward and answered honestly, and I give a big thanks for that.

 

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Chris Russell

There was mounting pressure on Russell for a couple of months to come forward.  Like I said on previous posts, Dyer leaves an indelible footprint on the web wherever he goes! But Chris is a man of honor and had signed an NDA.

When Ricks tour collapsed, and Dyer confessed to it being a dummy, he gave Chris the go ahead to break the silence.

Last night, Russell agreed to an interview with a Washington researcher, Laura Michaels who does an awesome job of getting the information. And thumbs up for Russell coming forward and answering questions. 

Here’s the interview:

LM: Ok guys. here it is. One thing Chris Russell did want me to say, is that he wanted this to be copied, shared, or whatever, with his exact words. Please don’t edit it at all. Thanks!

I sent him questions via email and he worked on the answers while working in his shop.

CR: This is part of the mold for Hank. He was sculpted in WED clay to look like " and old, poorly made taxidermy prop" per clients request.

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This is what is left of the plaster mold. The rest of it went to the dumpster. Latex is the yellow color seen in the photo in the mold. I will pull out the casting of hanks face tonight and send photos.

 

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HANK was made of polyfoam filled latex with latex paints and red camel hair glued on… intentionally to look like an "old poorly made taxidermy of a bigfoot nearly 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide at shoulders" at clients request to tour the country while filming of a movie for film studio I will not publicly name at this time.

 

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I signed non disclosure agreements with Dyer LLC to keep this a secret until the code word PROJECT FOOTPRINT was said. I was only to answer phone calls from a number listed in my phone as project footprint.

The email correspondent during the project also gave that code word. Last night in a live audio / video chat revealing the truth behind "the hoax" Rick Dyer said that he cannot reveal the maker of the prop because they wish to remain anonymous I spoke up and said the code word and Rick spoke the code word and identified myself as the maker of the body known as Hank the bigfoot.

I was the person who told Rick from the beginning that I did not want to be involved in the film, credited for the prop building, leaked to media, or on camera for the film crew filming everything. I specifically requested no film crew at my studio on pick up day and that only two people come, Rick himself and one helper.

He contacted me last year inquiring about having a prop bigfoot body made. I did not know him or his name prior to the phone call. He asked about different styles of props and I discussed options and prices for his body from realistic silicone and punched hair to the flat back prop with glued hair that was chosen.

Within a couple of days of Rick picking up the body I began hearing internet buzz and news reports on Rick and his story.

Rick did send me drawings and images of bigfoot and asked me to recreate certain features in his prop like facial features, fur, feet etc..

Many of the features explained in your question were intended by myself, although some were just happy accidents due to the nature of casting latex and foam.

When Rick inquired about the prop he did ask if I could have it finished in December 2013. I accepted the job knowing I was booked on current projects that would be finished to allow time for Ricks project.

I was paid and put the job on the project board in the shop. Once I started the project it was sculpted, molded , cast, painted and haired within two weeks. Rick did not rush me, I agreed to finish the job by a certain time and I did.

Project footprint is the code word that Rick Dyer and myself used to communicate about the project. There was an agreement because of the top secret nature of the prop that we neither of us would speak to anyone about this unless the code word project footprint was spoken unless this was said I was to keep everything a secret and never admit involvement.

My phone had a phone number listed under project footprint that Rick would call me from and I also received emails with the code word project footprint and information about the project. Rick had initially said that we needed a code word to know if it was okay to talk about this and project footprint was my suggestion.

Rick did have one person with him who came into my studio and did see the prop knowing it was fake. I asked Rick to only bring one person into my studio with him and I was introduced to the person although at this point I do not remember his name but I believe that person to be Lynk according to his description.

(Steve Kulls note: Dyer tried to accuse Andrew Clacy of being there in his “100% truthful statement,” now we know, that was a lie!).

Rick and his associate came into the basement of my studio and I lifted the body made of latex and poly foam by myself and took it upstairs where Rick and his associate put it into the box added curtains around the edge of the box and the three of us pushed the box down the driveway into the back of his "Rick Dyer see bigfoot inside " trailer that was parked in front of my studio

LM: Although Rick has confessed to having the body made, he still claims he has at least one Bigfoot body…somewhere. Did he ever tell you, during any of your conversations, that he DID kill a Bigfoot?

CR: Rick has maintained throughout all of our correspondence that he did indeed kill a real Bigfoot yet needed a prop body to take on tour so that the real Bigfoot would not be stolen.          

                                                               —Chris Russell via Facebook March 29th, 2014

 


Petition to Charge Dyer

I know how these things work. We need REAL victims, ANYONE who has given money to Dyer and feels ripped off, to call the FBI directly.

There is a petition, started by a concerned individual, but unless you were a victim a petition just won’t haul is ass to court.

It may help a prosecution IF VICTIMS COME FORWARD, ARE WILLING TO TESTIFY and put this guy away.

But do your part anyway at least symbolically

SIGN THE PETITION BY CLICKING HERE.


Sneak Peek

Like I said I’m working on some things, but here’s a hint:

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Camera angle and head only shot makes it look awfully similar to this:

 

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Question is, if these are both Sasquatch as Standing claims, why so different?? We’ll have more in the near future.

 

 

Till next Time,

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