When Dead Big Foot Came to Houston and Five Other Hoaxes
Making a killing off fools and believers.
So, if you paid cash to see An Evening With Big Foot when the tour stopped in Katy last month you maybe left a firm believer that the body supposed to be Bigs was real (after pounding several beers) or you took it all in fun.
Self-proclaimed Big Foot master tracker, and hunter Rick Dyer revealed on Facebook that although he did indeed shoot a Texas Big Foot, what he had on display was a fake---shocker, I tell you. That Big Foot corpse people paid around $10 to see was a creation of a West Coast company. This is all kinds of punishable fraud in our opinion. Still, a hoax is a hoax.
See also: Bigfoot Showing at Alamo Drafthouse Angers Cryptozoologists Since this guy is a real gem and made a few grand, carnival sideshow style, we thought we'd take a look at other hoaxes (or things that are obvious hoaxes to us) with a Texas connection.
There was some kind of fallout between Dyer and the crew that helped him put on the show. So much so that at the time of this writing he has the phrase "Haters Make Us Famous" plastered atop his Facebook page.
According to the San Antonio Express News:
It is unclear how much Dyer paid to have the prop made, but a full-body mummy suit on the site is more than $700, although a custom prop the size of the Bigfoot was significantly more expensive.
Dyer's post said that nationwide tour that charged people $10 to see the fake body pulled in close to $60,000, with Clacy making more than $12,000 in cash, meals and entertainment, or 20 percent.
Although Dyer admitted the body was a fake, he said he actually did shoot and kill a Bigfoot in San Antonio in 2012 but did not want to take the real body on tour because it would be stolen.
Then there's the guy who thought he saw the chupacabra here in Houston. You know, vicious sucking creature that's helped explain away many a mysterious dead goat. What looks like a fox that got lucky with a dog, was photographed running around all sly as could be. Not buying this at all.
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You know, we respect good sci-fi just as much as the next nerd, but if you're going to say that there have been UFOs all this time and they've never ever, ever come down to wreak havoc or steal our virginity then we'll just have to say most sitings are trash. And yes, we've heard about Aurora, too.
Not to knock anyone's faith, but the whole seeing divine images in things like toast and tree stumps has just got to stop. We understand the connection to this is strong, but whoever sets off the hysteria around these "appearances" needs to stop. We're thinking it's someone in the votive candle lobby.
OK. This was a bit obvious, someone did a photoshop job that morphed in an internet game of telephone that further became the Internet exclusive report that a species of super spider was threatening Texas. We'll take flying roaches any day over an Angolan Witch spider.
That Texas town that was adding sugar to its water so people would stay hydrated? Oh, right. We believed that for like zero seconds. While this hoax was the masterpiece of some dude with too much time on his hands, there clearly were people who believed this crap seriously enough to schedule a radio interview. But that's not saying much.