Inside Source Claims "Shooting Bigfoot" Documentary Climax is Just a Big Hoax

Inside Source Claims “Shooting Bigfoot” Documentary Climax is Just a Big Hoax


Since the Sasquatch hunting documentary Shooting Bigfoot premiered at Toronto’s “Hot Docs” festival this week, the cryptozoological community has been buzzing with widespread allegations that the film wasn’t so much a documentary as it was science fiction, but all they had to base their opinions on were a few broken promises, previous hoaxes, and inconclusive footage.. until now.

Thanks to the investigative prowess of J.R. Bob Dobbs Jr, a man involved in the filming of the movie has come forward claiming that infamous Bigfoot hunter (and hoaxer) Rick Dyer and director Morgan Matthews coordinated an elaborate hoax for the film’s climactic scene, a tense moment during which Dyer has long claimed to have actually shot and killed a Sasquatch.

Dobbs met up with Jeff, a squatter who appears prominently in the film as a “weird homeless guy”, but as it turns out.. was actually part of the crew tasked with being a “lookout” during the pivotal “Bigfoot killing” scene.


“They had me right on that hill back there watching for people… they radioed in letting me know before they did anything, so I knew what was going on,”  he tells Dobbs, adding that he had to walk in and out of the camp all night, and there wasn’t a Squatch in sight.


Dobbs’ offscreen partner tells Jeff that internet commentators were picking apart the film’s final scene, saying, “at the end you see some sort of scuffle and Rick with his gun, and then Morgan Matthews, the director, gets knocked over by something.. can’t really tell what’s going on, and then at the end he’s in a hospital. Doesn’t really explain what happened to him.”

“Did you see him beat up or anything like that?” she asked.

“He actually walked out of here just fine, got in the truck, put everything away – he was carrying at least 80 pounds of gear, at least… I can tell you right now, all the shooting and stuff like that is staged.”

Jeff went on to mention that the money shot was actually filmed multiple times and that Dyer’s gun wasn’t even firing live ammunition, a fact that would certainly make it hard to kill a Bigfoot, unless they’re just sensitive to loud noises.

the alleged bigfoot in "shooting bigfoot"

I’ll admit, when I first heard of the claims in Shooting Bigfoot, I thought it odd that a man who was so prominently involved in one of the Biggest Bigfoot hoaxes ever would be making such huge claims a second time around, but I’m a pretty middle of the road guy and was willing to wait it out and see. After all, I had spent some time shooting Planet Weird with two of the film’s other principals, the loveable Bigfoot hunters Dallas and Wayne.

While my experiences with the dynamic squatching duo were absolutely incredible, the two were entirely adamant about their no-kill stance on Bigfoot (Dallas claims the big guy saved his life once via a well-timed heimlich maneuver), though it would seem that now, a scant six months later, they’ve completely changed their tune, hailing Dyer as a hero for unloading on the beast.

Something is most definitely up, and I highly doubt it’s the Sasquatch mortality rate.

You can watch the entire interview with Jeff below, and be sure to let me know what you think about the controversy surrounding Shooting Bigfoot. Did Dyer hunt down a wild man of the woods, or is this simply the second time he’s attempted to fool the world with the same trick? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or leave a comment below!


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So…have you actually seen “Shooting Bigfoot”? This article makes me think that you haven’t seen it or missed the point of the doc entirely. I saw it yestersay at Hot Docs. The filmmaker Morgan Michaels is incredibly skeptical the entire movie and never believes that Bigfoot is real. He follows these crazy Bigfoot hunters and and wants to see what their motivations are for perpetrating this hoax (implying that they are doing it for money and fame)…it’s hilarious because the entire film is making fun of his subjects, not buying into their elaborate ruse. You don’t seem to reflect this… Read more »

Why do you think that people who seem to take Bigfoot hunting personally, such as Dallas and Wayne, would consent to participate in a hoax? (If there’s a reason outside the obvious: money and fame.) It’s just kinda sad.

Dallas and Wayne had nothing to do with the Rick Dyers segment (where the fake Bigfoot appeared). The three different Bigfoot hunter stories (Dallas & Wayne, Tom and Rick) were intercut, but the teams never had any interaction with each other in the documentary.

That’s good to know, thanks.

My take on Dallas and Wayne is that they are authentic and genuine in their Bigfoot search, but also very naive and uncritical. They want to believe so badly that they will spot Bigfoot in any dark blurry spot in a photo or any noise they hear in the woods. It’s like a religion for them. Dallas and Wayne are telling the truth…at least their interpretation of the truth.

Rick and Tom, on the other hand, are known hoaxers and seem to be intentionally deceptive throughout the film,

After reading a bit more, I am very disappointed in what would have been a great film had the ending not been faked. Here is what I think happened (note that this is all pure speculation): Morgan Matthews spends months filming a skeptical documentary about Bigfoot hunters, with the aim of making them look ridiculous and exposing their hoaxes. He has got a lot of footage in the can, but doesn’t have an ending for his film. There’s no payoff – which is one of two things, see a Bigfoot or expose a hoax. He is following Rick Dyers, who… Read more »

Pete Berg….that is the BEST theory I’ve heard yet. Absolute genius! I’m willing to bet that it went down exactly as you’ve written. Great job.

Uh, Rick has never said that Morgan helped him load anything into a truck…Rick said Morgan left that night (they loaded the body early the next morning). Also, Morgan has NEVER said that it was a guy in a suit. Where are you getting your B.S. information from?

First off, one of the final lines of the movie (after the “bigfoot” appearance), Morgan says “The viewer could reasonably assume that I was attacked by a man in a suit.” That is a line IN THE FILM! Secondly, the entire Rick Dyers storyline is edited to show that Rick Dyers is a desperate hoaxer. From scene one, he is established as a hoaxer just trying to make money on the bigfoot myth (Morgan opens the movie with footage of the fake bigfoot carcass he made a few years ago). Then he is made to look like a fool through… Read more »


Are your mom and dad also brother and sister? Are you retarded? How many chromosomes are you missing?

Anyone who begins any sort of written statement with “uh” can not be normal. I would hate to hear you speak, in person. It probably sounds like: Uh, ummm, well, uh, I uh, wonder where um, you, um, get dduh, um information.

Rebel, please reply and tell me all about how smart you are and do not forget to state that if you were writing this for school or work, it would not have sounded retarded.


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The Fascinating part of this interview is that AT THE END. the kid says. that.. THEYRE IS SOMETHING DEFINITLY IN THE WOODS!

Problem is, this Kids story is ridiculous. He holds up a bunch of old, tarnished shell casings filled with dirt and an old fullmetal jacket bullet. This is obviously NOT ammunition that would have been left recently and fullmetal jacket ammo would not have been used by Mr. Dyer for hunting. Bogus story from this Kid.

Jeff’s story is not consistent with his previous stories and the interviewer didn’t follow up on the inconsistencies for whatever reason.

He also claimed in this video to be the only perosn living there which other Dobbs video seem to refute

Problem is Jeff said he heard 2 shots in the first interview and in this interview heard 3 volleys. So which is true?

I need to just seen the stupid film so I can tell you if it’ real or not. Since nobody seems to be able to tell the difference between a costume and reality all of a sudden. I mean sure it’s only a few frames but it can’t be that good! They say the mouth and face move in a way that couldn’t be done with a mask. Well, for a price I’m sure it can be faked pretty well this day and age. But if you have a monster chasing you in the dark, there should be some tell-tell… Read more »

kyle s,

Is English your second language? Did you dictate this comment to a Sasquatch?

What is so hard about following basic rules of grammar that you feel the need to ignore them?

What the FUCK man talk about the doc. Instead of talking about everyone’s grammer please FOCUS or FUCK u’s

Hey Michelle, the word its spelled “grammar” not “grammer.” Know wonder you’re a little touchy about people who can’t write the English language.

I don’t see how anyone with half a brain would even for a second think it’s true. And why was this show even aired on tv? Shame on Destination Channel for contributing to the decay of western civilization just a bit. I feel I’ve lost a couple IQ points for hacing watched part of this inane show. (Luckily, unlike the “bigfoot hunters’ in the show, I have a 3 digit IQ and can afford to lose a couple points. The toothless morons in this show however…) Geez, I’ve already seen some morons here saying how they likes the show. A… Read more »
Yeah, I agree. That guy not being able to read certainly is a “tell-tell” sign that it isn’t obvious. But how about this, let’s use a brains here: This show was obvious taped months ago. If they had shot and killed Bigfoot or had the real thing on film, it would been news months ago, right after they taped it. If anyone EVER kills or tapes an actual Bigfoot for a tv show, you’ll hear about it long before the show is on the air. So, you don’t need to watch it to determin whether it’s real or fake. It’s… Read more »

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What is this guy’s affiliation with the Church of SubGenius?

What ever happened to the liar that said he shot and killed a bigfoot?

The tent video:

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The costume:

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This is all so ridiculous and such a waste of time. Rick Dyer has everyone involved with this and everyone talking and commenting about this eating out of his hand. He is getting his name on Google and his videos on CNN. This is the entire point. Let’s see Bigfoot. If he has shot Bigfoot, he will be an instant millionaire. This is why he is milking this for all he is worth. Enough with the documentaries and talk! If he has Bigfoot, let doctors and anthropologists examine him, PERIOD.


[…] The footage will appear in an upcoming film “Shooting Bigfoot” (its trailer can be seen here). However, another source, a homeless man who appears in the movie, says the whole attack was staged for the film. […]


[…] The footage will appear in an upcoming film “Shooting Bigfoot” (its trailer can be seen here). However, another source, a homeless man who appears in the movie, says the whole attack was staged for the film. […]


[…] The footage will appear in an upcoming film “Shooting Bigfoot” (its trailer can be seen here). However, another source, a homeless man who appears in the movie, says the whole attack was staged for the film. […]


[…] The footage will appear in an upcoming film “Shooting Bigfoot” (its trailer can be seen here). However, another source, a homeless man who appears in the movie, says the whole attack was staged for the film. […]


[…] The footage will appear in an upcoming film “Shooting Bigfoot” (its trailer can be seen here). However, another source, a homeless man who appears in the movie, says the whole attack was staged for the film. […]

I have to say this documentary was one of the most entertaining pieces of television I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I firmly believe this will be a cult classic in years to come, I barely stopped laughing for the entire duration. How can you not love a documentary that includes the line ” so you are telling me that Bigfoot jerked his meat off in the woods?”. This is solid gold people!

I was laughing pretty damn hard myself. However I do believe people think they saw & smelled something hairy smelly & upright. Probably a big ole bear. LOL

Id like to go ahead and use my bullshit card at this time if allowed.

Color me shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

It had Rick Ryder in it,,, need I say more?

I think it was a great flick, and I enjoyed it a lot (mostly because Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton were in it), but considering Rick Dyer’s track record, I’m gonna go ahead and say that this third act was a deliberate way to sell the movie.

This sucks someone is going to have a real story one day and everyone is going to get hurt or die because they think it’s fake and it’s not!!!!