Monday, October 20, 2014 

Patterson-Gimlin Film Anniversary - 47 years ago today...

...Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed a large, hair-covered, female hominoid on Bluff Creek in the Six Rivers National Forest in northern California.

PG Film image by the late
Scott McClean
- please credit him


The film is the best piece of photographic evidence of a bigfoot.

Happy Anniversary to the Patterson-Gimlin Film! 


Roger Patterson's grave site in Yakima, Washington.
We honored him at the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up
as a Pioneer of Bigfoot Research.

Congratulations,
Bob and Roger!
Your achievement remains unmatched
47 years later.


For years critics would assail the film as a hoax - a person in a gorilla costume.  For years, many knew the truth. What this debate prevented was honoring Patterson and Gimlin for their achievement.

Still frame from the P-G film


John Green took the appropriate action in June 1968 and made a comparison film on-site with 6'5" tall Jim McClarin. Turns out, it was just about perfect for choosing the filming spot and the path that McClarin walked. It shows the massive bulk of the P-G film subject and should have convinced the world of the film's authenticity.

reissue of John Green's first two books.
Best book to start your reading
into the bigfoot/sasquatch subject.
BUY John Green's book HERE! Best $15 you'll ever spend!


Patterson, Gimlin and Al DeAtley (Patterson's brother-in-law, the funding behind the film's promotion) took the film to Hollywood for analysis and opinions.  They were very favorable.

Ivan Sanderson updates the P-G film a month after its debut.


Ultimately, the film became an iconic piece of evidence in the bigfoot research community.
It was written up in Argosy magazine in February 1968 and subsequently in books by John Green and others.  Now, the ultimate analysis has been published by William (Bill) Munns entitled "When Roger Met Patty".  Find this and other books by John Green, Jeff Meldrum, John Bindernagel and Kathy Strain on Amazon.com.


Ground-breaking publication of still photos
from the P-G film appeared in this
February 1968 edition of Argosy.
Excellent article by Ivan Sanderson accompanies
the photographs.


Front cover of Bill Munns'
outstanding book
BUY "When Roger Met Patty" HERE!! Amazon.com







 Sunday, October 19, 2014 

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up honors Pioneers of Bigfoot Research


Attendees pose with Guest of Honor Bob Gimlin
after the Tribute Banquet at the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up.


Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up brought together 150 bigfoot researchers, authors and enthusiasts for a unique weekend conference. The event featured presentations by well-known academic researchers Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. John Bindernagel along with Bill Munns (known for his 7 year study of the P-G film), John Mionczynski, Cliff Barackman, Christopher L. Murphy and Ron Morehead.

This tribute conference featured a banquet on Saturday night and an additional series of talks on Sunday in conjunction with the museum exhibit "Sasquatch Revealed".  For one weekend, the bigfoot world was focused on the hometown of Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson. Some very interesting and compelling information about the bigfoot subject was presented in a very intelligent, logical manner. We also enjoyed the rare opportunity to see one another in person and enjoyed our time immensely.

Enjoy some of my photographs of the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up!

Bob Gimlin poses for a photograph with
bigfoot researchers
Cindy Caddell and Tanya from Portland.

Bob Strain speaks during the Tribute to the
Pioneers of Bigfoot Research

Dr, John Bindernagel presented a talk about
the importance of the Gimlin-Patterson Film
in the discovery of the sasquatch.

I performed two of my bigfoot songs. Here
"Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)"
prior to Bob Gimlin's talk.


Bob Gimlin recounts the day he and Roger Patterson
obtained the best photographic evidence of a bigfoot on
October 20, 1967

Sunday's featured speaker and good friend, Cliff Barackman of
"Finding Bigfoot" hosts a table at the Tribute Banquet.

The Tribute Banquet taking place in the Great Hall
of the Yakima Valley Museum.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum compares different sasquatch
track casts that exhibit
a common trait: the mid-tarsal break. 


Hollywood creature maker and film archivist authenticates
the Patterson-Gimlin Film during his presentation.
His new book "When Roger Met Patty" is available at
Amazon.com now.

John Mionczynski played his squeeze box for us at
the campfireFriday night at
Running Springs Ranch.



Bob Gimlin comments on the importance of the
contributions by these Pioneers of Bigfoot Research
honored at the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up 2014.










 Tuesday, August 19, 2014 

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up 2014 : EVENT & TICKET INFORMATION



YAKIMA BIGFOOT ROUND-UP 
October 10,  11 and 12, 2014

Logo designed by Wayne Barnes

Renowned sasquatch researchers and bigfoot enthusiasts will convene for a weekend conference and tribute banquet October 10, 11 and 12, 2014 at the Yakima Valley Museum.  The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up 2014 features talks, music and the unique "Sasquatch Revealed" exhibit. This unique bigfoot conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to "Meet the Sasquatch" in Yakima. 


Location:  Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98902

YAKIMA BIGFOOT ROUND-UP
Friday/Saturday $70 advance/$80 at door  (includes 5 course banquet)
(Reserve your seat by emailing Tom Yamarone tyamarone@pacbell.net or call 925-858-9711 U.S. calls only, please.  LIMITED SEATING: 30 tickets left)

Friday, October 10, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Registration and Meet and Greet Social Mixer.  Private after-hours viewing of the Sasquatch Revealed exhibit for conference attendees.  Includes hors d'oeuvres, snack foods and complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. Speakers and other researchers will be available to meet and greet during the mixer.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Tom Yamarone and others “Pioneers of Bigfoot Evidence  - Jerry Crew, Al Hodgson, Bob Gimlin, Roger Patterson, Grover Krantz, Al Berry, John Green and Bob Titmus” 

 Christopher L. Murphy and Thomas Steenburg “Curator Introduction to Sasquatch Revealed  Exhibit” and Tribute to "pioneer of sasquatch research" Rene Dahinden



Saturday, October 11, 2014  Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up "Science Meets the Sasquatch"

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.  Dr. John Bindernagel  “The Importance of the Patterson-Gimlin Film in the Discovery Process of the North American Sasquatch"

Dr. John Bindernagel
photo by Ron Morehead

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.  Dr. Jeff Meldrum  “Sasquatch and Other Wildmen – the Search for Relict Hominoids

Break

3:10 – 4:00 p.m.  Bill Munns  “The Patterson-Gimlin Film Examined – When Roger (and Bob) Met Patty”

Break

4:15 – 4:40 p.m.  Bob Gimlin “Recounting October 20, 1967”

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up 2014   Tribute Banquet
5:45 – 6:15 p.m.  Pre-dinner Cocktails and Conversation
6:15 – 6:30 p.m.  Seating for Tribute Banquet
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.  Local Delicacies Buffet Banquet
7:45 – 8:00 p.m.  Dessert
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Tributes to Pioneers of Bigfoot Evidence
BOB GIMLIN, ROGER PATTERSON, JERRY CREW and others!

MUSICAL TRIBUTES BY TOM YAMARONE, LENNY GREEN and PAUL GRAVES
will take place throughout the weekend. 



SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT on SUNDAY - 
BEST VALUE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Sunday, October 11, 2014   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up   
Sasquatch Revealed Lectures 
featuring Cliff Barackman of "Finding Bigfoot" (on Animal Planet)

ONLY  $15    
(reserve your seat or purchase tickets by calling the Yakima Valley Museum.  509 -248- 0747)

Cliff Barackman
copyright Craig Flipy/Fliptography
11:00 a.m. doors open for "SASQUATCH REVEALED" private viewing - museum open only to "Round-Up" attendees.
'
11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.  Bigfoot Songs by Lenny Green, Paul Graves and Tom Yamarone

11:50 p.m.  Introduction and Welcome
John Mionczynski

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  John Mionczynski  “A Wildlife Consultant Evaluates Sasquatch Habitat”

Break
1:10  – 2:00 p.m.  Cliff Barackman  “Recurrence of Individual Sasquatch Footprint Evidence Over Time”

2:10 – 3:00p.m.  Ron Morehead “Sierra Sounds Recordings Revisited”


Guest of Honor BOB GIMLIN
photo by Rick Andrews


Yakima Valley Museum, front entrance


TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET(S), 
send an email to TOM YAMARONE at
tyamarone@pacbell.net  
subject: Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up 2014

TICKET PRICES:
Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up  (FRIDAY and SATURDAY)
$70   General Admission  - includes  Friday Meet and Greet social mixer (free beer, wine and soft drinks) and Bigfoot/Sasquatch Pioneers Presentation, Saturday's Bigfoot Round-Up lecture series and 4 course tribute buffet banquet.



Sasquatch Revealed Talks  (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
General Admission: $15 (Guarantee a seat with an advanced purchase of your ticket.)
email tyamarone@pacbell.net to reserve and purchase your ticket for Sunday! Don't miss out.
The best bargain of the weekend.  INCLUDES Museum admission, private viewing of SASQUATCH REVEALED exhibit, BIGFOOT SONGS, and 3 Sasquatch/Bigfoot Presentations. Also, Saturday's speakers will be present as well as GUEST OF HONOR, BOB GIMLIN!




THANK YOU for your interest!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THIS NOT-FOR-PROFIT EVENT, Please contact me as well. ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Tom Yamarone  tyamarone@pacbell.net




 Sunday, July 20, 2014 

Cool, Rockin' version of "Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)" - by Rozwell Kid from the film "Willow Creek"

Guess the title of the post says it all...

When I returned from Portland a few weeks ago, I thought, "Hey, why don't I send a message to Rozwell Kid telling them how much I like their version of 'Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)'?"

So, I did just that. Jordan Hudkins wrote me back that day and explained how they were contacted by a friend of Bobcat's who asked if they were up for covering a song for his movie soundtrack. They said, "Sure. We're up for the challenge."

I also requested to hear the WHOLE SONG as I had only heard about 2 minutes of it - a very cool 2 minutes, I will say - at the end of "Willow Creek" as the credits roll.  He sent along the MP3 of the whole song  the next day and I couldn't stop playing it.  So, I took some time with Movie Maker and after 4 hours produced the following slideshow that is now a YouTube video.  Hope you like it!






 Thursday, July 03, 2014 

Bobcat Goldthwait's bigfoot movie "Willow Creek" - Pacific NorthWest Tour 2014


Marquee in Seattle, Washington last Thursday
(all photos copyright Tom Yamarone;
double click on them for larger version)


Screen shot of my appearance in the film "Willow Creek"
performing "Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)"
The best thing that has happened to me with the bigfoot songs.

I have just returned from an amazing five day road-trip attending 4 screenings of the bigfoot movie "Willow Creek".  The film played to sold-out theaters in Seattle (at the Seattle International Film Festival), Eugene, Oregon and in Portland.  Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait, producer Aimee Pierson and the 2 main actors, Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore, were present at all of the screenings. Bobcat would introduce the film prior to each viewing - engaging the audience in a mix of comedy and gratitude. Afterwards, a Question and Answer session with him along with the actors would ensue. The audiences had many questions for all of the participants and were comprised of Bobcat Goldthwait fans and independent film afficianados...a few bigfoot enthusiasts attended the screenings, too.


The Q&A session at the Seattle Int'l Film Festival.
Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore, Bobcat Goldthwait and
festival organizer, Clinton.


John Kirk, Bob Gimlin, Carla Moreno and yours truly
after the Seattle screening of "Willow Creek".

Two nights of the movie tour were most special - Seattle and Portland. In Seattle, Bob Gimlin was in attendance as a guest of mine as was John Kirk, president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club. Bob Gimlin really enjoyed the film and was invited to the stage for the Q&A session. The audience was noticeably surprised by his appearance and had several questions about his achievement along with Roger Patterson in obtaining the historic bigfoot film footage on October 20, 1967.


2 Bob G's: Bobcat Goldthwait and Bob Gimlin
in Seattle after breakfast the next day.
Bob Gimlin loved the film - Bobcat loved meeting Bob Gimlin.


My participation in this tour involved  playing the complete version of "Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)" after the Q&A sessions. This is my tribute bigfoot song to Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson - and is included in the film (I play 3 verses after a brief interview with the lead actor). It also provides the soundtrack for the end credits. A scintillating cover version recorded by indie rockers Rozwell Kid out of West Virginia blasts through the theater while the ending credits scroll. I couldn't be more thrilled to have this song in such an excellent project!


Performing "Roger and Bob..." in Salem, Oregon


On the red carpet at the Seattle Int'l Film Fest.
yours truly, Bryce Johnson, Bobcat Goldthwait,
Aimee Pierson and Bob Gimlin



Abalone bigfoot necklaces - a gift from
the Abalone Spirit Carver and Bobo.



Portland turned out in droves at the final screening on Sunday night at the iconic Hollywood Theatre. The screening SOLD OUT and dozens of movie-goers were milling about on the sidewalk in front of the theater...momentarily disappointed as the theater soon decided to screen the film the following night.
The packed house was vibrant with excitement and anticipation for this premiere. The evening ended with a long Q&A session followed by a live audience participation "sing-a-long" with my performance. It was awesome! The brain trust behind the film - Bobcat, Aimee, Bryce and Alexie - decided to project the lyrics onto the big screen and have the audience sing along. It really was incredible - such an electric vibe - and a moment I'll always remember.


The classic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon


Bobcat with fans and the cast on the sidewalk in Portland.


Bobcat begins the Q&A in front of a sold out theater.

YouTube video of the post-Q&A sing-a-long...




The capper of the Portland experience was getting to spend 2 days with one of my best friends, Cliff Barackman. He also happens to be one of the stars of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet and established as one of the best sasquatch researchers of our generation. I'll elaborate on our days together in another post. I stayed at his home in Portland and we had a "bigfoot cast" party on Sunday and he drove me around the forest and up to Mount Hood on Monday before taking me to the airport for my flight home. THANK YOU, Brother!!  It was a fantastic time in the PNW!



Cliff in front of Mount Hood.
We had a GREAT day exploring the bigfoot hot spots
around this majestic peak.


Enjoy the photographs!  SEE THIS MOVIE if you haven't yet.  Available to rent or own on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.  Coming to DVD in September 2014.  Limited screenings will continue in select cities. Information will be posted here when it is released.  Take care, my friends!

Our final night of the tour.
Aimee, Alexie, Bryce and Yams.
I love these guys! :-)




 Tuesday, June 24, 2014 

Revived by Bluff Creek - Four Days in Bigfoot Country

Made it out to the Bluff Creek area for some camping, bigfooting (when possible) and a thorough photographic "safari" with my good friend Terry from Long Beach, CA, his cool daughter and her friend and a Bobcat G. fan I met at last year's Arcata screening.  Three nights in country doesn't seem like much - and it isn't - but getting packed, shopping, then making the LONG DRIVE there and then doing what you have to do to have a good camp experience - is all very energy intensive. I was fairly fatigued by the time we rolled into a 90 degree day in Willow Creek on our way home Friday...and that's when the trip got kicked up a notch.

All right. I think I'm going to share this week out mostly in photos...but let's see what transpires as I start loading the pictures I just processed.  :-)

The Bigfoot Highway in Orleans, California
(ALL PHOTOS copyright Tom Yamarone/
double click to view a larger version.)



The Trinity River meets the might Klamath.
View from the Hwy 96 bridge in Weitchpec, CA.



Slow going miles but a favorite sign welcomes us
to bigfoot country as we turn off of
Hwy 96



View from Bluff Creek Road of Aikens Creek Campground
on the Klamath River



Overlooking the Bluff Creek drainage -
a majestic vista in bigfoot country!



Cedar Camp Road (Forest Road 12N12)
You are on the way to Louse Camp and
the P-G Film Site on Bluff Creek.



A hot and empty Louse Camp was a great spot for lunch.




The beautiful, cold and deep "blue pool" on Bluff Creek
at Louse Camp.



Jerry Crew's road building team left their mark
embedded in the bridge over Notice Creek.



Had to play a bigfoot song overlooking Bluff Creek.



Jim McClarin's Omah statue still the centerpiece
of Willow Creek's bigfoot art.



What are the odds I would run into Jerry Crew's family?
The Crew/Walters Family Reunion traveled to Willow Creek, CA
for a day outing. Of course they wanted to hear the song!
"Jerry Crew (He Knew What To Do)"



Finally had a bigfoot burger at the Early Bird Cafe
in Willow Creek.  It's too big! Lunch for two.




The Jerry Crew bigfoot footprint cast display
in the Willow Creek - China Flat Museum.


My YouTube video with an awesome slideshow  -  "Jerry Crew (He Knew What To Do)" by The Yamarone Brothers! 






Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up Tom Yamarone - Songs For A Bigfoot World