|Musky Allen and Rick Dyer in Las Vegas|
Game over, folks. Game over. We knew one of these people will shoot themselves in the foot, and it looks like the cowboy/ skeptic/ former Renee Dahinden apprentice/ frequent FBFB commenter, Musky Allen just blew Rick Dyer's claim to smithereens. If you're going to lie, at least lie about something unverifiable like Rick's dead Bigfoot body, or that you cried when Rick showed you the body for the first time.
Since we've obviously been avoiding this latest hoax attempt, which resembles the 2008 Bigfoot Biscardi/ Dyer hoax in many ways, here's a quick run down:
- A guy named "Dan Morgan" posted a video of "Bigfoot" stalking his tent.
- We saw it when it had 0 views and decided to skip the video due to the obvious costume used in the video.
- FBFB picked it up when it was at 2 views -- and confirmed it to be a real Bigfoot!
- The Squatch Detective, Steve Kulls did some digging and linked the tent video back to Rick Dyer, an infamous hoaxer who made a ton of cash in 2008 for hoaxing the world that he had a Bigfoot body in a freezer.
- Dyer immediately denies he has anything to do with the "tent/camper" video.
- FBFB, (probably in an effort to save face), puts the "camper/tent" on the top 10 list of greatest Bigfoot footage ever.
- FBFB published a book, "You are Sasquatch", with a photo of the tent video/camper.
- Dyer latches onto FBFB and fed them as much information as they needed.
- Dyer latches onto anyone who can give him press, including The Crypto Crew.
- Dyer latches onto Musky Allen, a frequent commenter on FBFB fan page.
- Latching onto the popularity of the tent video (which now has a confirmation video by FBFB with over 372,000 views on YouTube), Dyer realizes that this is his big chance. The window is now wide open.
- Dyer makes a bold statement and adds more the story, He had shot the Bigfoot -- And a film crew was there to capture the moment! Wow!
Still with me? At this point, it's laughable, I know. Even though the tent video is now admittedly from the known hoaxer himself, it's now impossible for FBFB to backtrack. Dyer's tent/camper video is mentioned in their book!
- FBFB follows up with Dyer's story and starts posting images of how Dyer shot a Bigfoot. Do they actually believe him? Hard to tell.
- FBFB does an interview with Musky Allen (FBFB's skeptic) on Sharon Lee's radio show and become very fond of each other. In the comments section of the podcast, Dyer was free to post information about the Bigfoot that he shot.
- According to sources, Musky Allen and Rick Dyer have become good friends, and frequently communicate.
- Beginning February 2013, Dyer drops a bomb. He invites Musky Allen (a friend) to Las Vegas to check out the body, also home to Madame Tussauds -- the wax museum.
- FBFB posted a video asking 37,000 followers on Facebook if they will believe Dyer if Musky believes Dyer.
- Musky Allen and Rick Dyer posted pictures of themselves to prove that they are now together in Vegas at last.
- Lo and behold, a day later, FBFB does an interview with Musky Allen where he goes into great details of the body that he saw. According to Florida Skunk ape hunter Tim Fasano, Musky may have even cried when he saw the body and felt sorry for being so hard on everyone for not believing their stories.
FBFB discusses Musky Allen and Rick Dyer
First 10 minutes of FBFB interview with Musky Allen after he had seen "the body"
That's the end of that... Or at least it should have been if they wanted to perpetuate the lie even further. Musky Allen made the following statement on FBFB which stirred up this morning's conversation:
"I didnt think this was significant considering the mouth was shut, it may have had it's teeth missing, i have no idea. I'd also like to mention about people's comments on why my word isnt important like 'Jeff Meldrums' would be, and that i was paid to lie!! Fact is, I exhausted myself to try and arrange Jeff Meldrum to accompany me with repeated emails...Instead his ego and greed was more important requesting his 'Standard' appearance fee (in the tune of $5,500 even though there was to be no filming) paid accommodations, and full travel expenses paid was the response. Based on that, Meldrums scientific approach was about 'Getting paid' to use his name, NOT to validate any discovery which i tried to do!! Lastly, I'll say this again. I 100% stand behind what i saw, this was a Sasquatch!" - Musky AllenWhat's the problem with Musky's statement above? It's a lie -- and it's a damn shame that they're now dragging a well respected researcher named Dr. Jeff Meldrum into this. Meldrum posted a response on his Facebook page saying he was never contacted by Musky Allen. Here's what Meldrum posted:
Question to Meldrum: musky allen is claiming he personally invited you to come with him to view the body but that you asked for money in return so he backed out. is this true?
I was just read a passage over the phone from a post by Mr. Allen claiming he made repeated attempts via email to invite me to go to Las Vegas, but that I requested my "usual appearance fee" of $5500. LOL. This is a bald-faced lie. I checked to see if I might have missed ANY email correspondence from Mr. Allen and have nothing in my inboxes. Let Mr. Allen produce the emails from me. He can't. WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE RELIABILITY OF THE REMAINDER OF HIS TESTIMONY? - Dr. Jeff Meldrum
So, there you have it ladies and gentlemen. It's game over. Will Facebook Find Bigfoot remove Rick Dyer's photograph of the tent / camper video from their book? It's very unlikely they will pull their book from Amazon.com. It's too late.