SAN ANTONIO — A man from Nevada who says he shot a Bigfoot in 2012 released a picture of the alleged creature Thursday.
Rick Dyer, self proclaimed Bigfoot hunter, claims he shot the cryptid two years ago in the woods of San Antonio. Dyer said he had not been able to reclaim the body from his investors until recently.
“Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body. 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,” the man told KSAT.
The incident has sparked an internet controversy regarding the background of the shooter; online Bigfoot enthusiasts wrote that Dyer had performed Bigfoot hoaxes in the past and that even though he admits he is not fooling around this time, people should be aware of this and that he shouldn’t be taken seriously. However, the man says he will be revealing DNA results soon. The body, which resembles a human-like face, will only be shown to those paying a fee during the upcoming tour across the American continent.
The news comes days after Justin Smeja, another alleged Bigfoot killer, made a guest appearance on the paranormal radio show Coast To Coast AM. Smeja, who confessed he had never heard of Bigfoot before the event took place in 2010, told the radio show host that he and his partner had shot and killed a few creatures during a bear hunting trip in the Sierra mountains of California.
The men claimed that by the time they went back to look for the bodies, there was only a small piece of skin left from the creatures. A DNA analysis of this piece of evidence, Smeja said on an interview, is currently being performed by Dr. Melba Ketchum.