Bigfoot Showing at Alamo Drafthouse Angers Cryptozoologists

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Earlier this year Rick Dyer made the news by claiming that he had not only located Bigfoot outside of San Antonio, but that he has shot and killed the legendary creature. Now, he will be the guest of the Alamo Drafthouse as he presents the corpse for all to gawk and gander at in conjunction with a screening of a top secret Bigfoot-related film project to be announced later.

Manager Robert Saucedo calls it "quite possibly the greatest event I have ever been a part of in my short time as a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema". He was avidly discussing the possibility of a Sasquatchploitation film festival at least as far back as last year's Comicpalooza. However, a significant number of cryptozoologists are asking that Saucedo cancel the event, claiming that Dyer is a conman.

There's a fair amount of evidence to back up those claims. Dyer became somewhat infamous in 2008 when he first started offering a Bigfoot carcass for perusal, a carcass that turned out to be nothing more than a frozen ape costume stuffed with opossum guts. There's also the matter of his 2011 arrest for eBay fraud, in which he allegedly sold two Corvettes that he never delivered.

"I can't speak for other cryptozoologists," said Ken Gerhard, author of Monsters of Texas and other books on legendary creatures. "But honestly, an electron microscope couldn't measure my infinitesimal interest in Rick Dyer, or his paper mache model."

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In a brief interview earlier this week Gerhard, who has also tracked sightings of Bigfoot on the edges of San Antonio, said that the spot that Dyer says he tagged the beast was less than 2,000 feet from a Starbucks.

Dyer readily admits to the 2008 hoax, but says that the shame involved prompted him to go on a real hunt. He says he accomplished his task by nailing ribs to trees as bait and picking it off while it snacked. These, and other helpful tips on killing Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) will be part of the celebration at Alamo.

"Even before this event was officially announced, both the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and my personal Twitter account were besieged with messages and warnings form a small but vocal community of Bigfoot enthusiasts who don't exactly agree with Dyer's claims or methods," said Saucedo. "Their weapon of choice? Youtube videos. I love how this group believes the best way to present their message to the world is by setting it to a heavy metal soundtrack. Head bang to the 'truth!'"

Despite the protests it looks as if Dyer's appearance at Alamo Drafthouse will go forward. After all, if Saucedo had the guts to host live alligators in the theater then a dead Sasquatch isn't likely to faze him no matter how many YouTube videos or angry tweets are sent to him. So if you want to see what someone claims to be the body of the missing link you will get your chance. I'd keep a close eye on my wallet, though.

An Evening With Bigfoot Takes Place February 24 at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Mason

531 S. Mason Road, Katy, TX

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MrMosley
MrMosley

I cannot believe this guy is still making money after all the crap he talkedwhen he got caught the first time.Go to YOUTUBE and look up his videos he just laughs in everybodys face and make a comment about him and watch as he sends you a threatening message he has threatened me many times he is such a puke

John Cameron
John Cameron

ok ok ok the last one was a hoax but this one is real....I swear! wink wink.

Michelle Fodell Speetzen
Michelle Fodell Speetzen

I wouldnt let this guy make a penny off of this alleged find until the so called University that is supposedly doing an Autopsy is finished and revealed.

KING
KING

Dafuq is a chigger. 

oldsloughstalker
oldsloughstalker

Please quit givin' this chigger free press. He's a huckster and a con, as well as bein' part of the lunatic fringe. Sorry the ADH is considerin' stoopin' this low to sell some tickets. Please show your support by passin' on this fustercluck ...

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

@KING  I always thought it was a small biting insect. That's what my uncle used to call them. "You're covered in chigger bites, boy".

conatonc
conatonc

@JefWithOneF @oldsloughstalker  The anger of the "legitimate" bigfoot community over this is absolutely hilarious. As is the implication that those people believe that anyone who attends the Drafthouse events will be taking Dyer and his "corpse" seriously. 


I suppose it might be frustrating that Dyer will be making some money off of this, but if he provides a night of entertainment for those who go see him, then I guess he's earned it.

Casper97
Casper97

@conatonc@Casper97 He has lied, been arrested for fraud. And you believe him when he says he will entertain you. Okie Dokie, good luck with that.

conatonc
conatonc

@Casper97  My point was that the people who will be attending the events at the Drafthouses AREN'T gullible. They know exactly what they are getting into with this dude. He's not "preying" on anybody because nobody is taking him seriously.

Casper97
Casper97

You have got to be kidding me. I don't call lying hoaxes preying on the gullible entertaining. I hope he doesn't make a dime!

Casper97
Casper97

@conatonc @JefWithOneF@oldsloughstalker

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