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Bigfoot found and killed in New York, according to a hunter 

Man claims to have killed, captured Bigfoot
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:28 AM
The Bigfoot creature being preserved by Rick Dyer.

The Bigfoot creature being preserved by Rick Dyer.

(Rick Dyer/Facebook)

Not only has Bigfoot been found, but he's been photographed, examined and DNA tested.

So says a New York man who claims he killed the mythical creature over a year ago in the woods outside of Albany.

Rick Dyer said he plans to tour Bigfoot around the country after releasing a picture of him last week.

"Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy -- Bigfoot is real," Dyer told New York Daily News. "The most important thing to me is being vindicated, letting people know that I am the best Bigfoot tracker in the world and it's not just me saying it."

On his website, Dyer claims he found Bigfoot on Sept. 6, 2012.

"I tracked a creature. I shot it," he said. "With tears in my eyes, I watched it take its last breath."

In an account of the incident Dyer, a self-described professional Bigfoot hunter, said people reported a "giant hairy beast" in the wooded area and he bought ribs from a local Walmart that he nailed to a tree to lure the beast.

Dyer said his hands went numb as he aimed the gun at Bigfoot after it ripped the ribs off the tree and walked away.

Rick and Morgan Mathews, the director of the documentary "Shooting Bigfoot," then purchased $200 worth of ribs and nailed them all over the area. Finally, he said, Bigfoot walked directly in front of him and "all hell broke loose."

Dyer chased after Bigfoot and shot him.

"That night Rick Dyer became known as 'The Best Bigfoot Tracker in the World' and changed history the way we know it," the account proclaims.

But this is not the first time Dyer has claimed to find Bigfoot’s body. The National Geographic News reported in 2008 that Dyer claimed to media that he had a Bigfoot body that later turned out to be a rubber ape costume.

‘The Best Bigfoot Tracker in the World’ Rick Dyer claims to have shot and killed Bigfoot in September 2012 and plans to take the body on a nationwide tour.

‘The Best Bigfoot Tracker in the World’ Rick Dyer claims to have shot and killed Bigfoot in September 2012 and plans to take the body on a nationwide tour.

(Rick Dyer/Facebook)

But despite his history of past Bigfoot hoaxes, Dyer insists this time it's real and he has the studies to prove it.

He told the station a lab in Washington state has given the body "every test that you can possibly imagine," including DNA tests and 3-D optical scans.

"It is the real deal," he told the station. "It's Bigfoot and Bigfoot's here, and I shot it and now I'm proving it to the world."

Dyer, who did not return a request for comment, has yet to release more pictures and the results of these tests, but he has shown about 130 people the body in a video of their reactions.

Many of the people seemed convinced as they entered the vehicle and looked down at the body, which apparently has been preserved quite well considering it was killed 16 months ago.

"Oh my gosh. Why is he so tall?" asked one boy in the video.

"Because he's Bigfoot, man!" Dyer explained.

Another woman claimed to have seen the hairy beast before.

"It looks like my ex-husband," she said with a serious face. "It does. It does."

jlandau@nydailynews.com Follow on Twitter @joelzlandau

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