October 20th is a special day in bigfoot history. That's the day the Gimlin-Patterson Film was obtained on Bluff Creek in the Six Rivers National Forest.
We've celebrated the film in song - "Roger & Bob (Rode Out That Day)"; we've celebrated the 40th Anniversary with a gathering in Willow Creek, CA; and we've recognized the achievement of these men with this year's Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up in May.
I don't have anything planned for today other than a few phone calls to friends (to remind them, if necessary) and maybe I'll play through a version of the song.
The good news in 2009 is that there is such an abundance of compelling information that authenticates the historic film. Besides the analyses found in books by John Green, Grover Krantz, Rene Dahinden, Peter Byrne, Dmitri Bayanov, Christoper Murphy and Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Hollywood costume maker extraordinaire, Bill Munns, continues to amaze with his self-motivated analysis of the film.
His recent talk at Bigfoot Discovery Day III was full of new comparisons of the film subject to humans of known size and detailed movement and proportions that place "Patty" outside the realm of human dimensions in several areas (arm length, leg ratio, height of knees on leg, etc.).
He concludes that it is certainly NOT a person in a gorilla costume. And HE would know!
His work is thorough and outstanding. To read more about it, go to The Munns Report website
Another fascinating aspect of the G-P Film is that it continues to attract "experts" like flies to sh...well, you understand. Names like "blevins" "davis" and others continue their uninformed "work" (sic). Others still straddle the fence to the point of splinters in their "minds". Most recently, another bigfoot author claimed that Gimlin and Patterson could not have done what they said they did that day. REALLY??!
Well, to avoid any confusion, stick to the authors I mentioned above and you'll be fine. Question everything you read on the internet (except this blog).
The story stands as it always was. "It is what it was," to quote a friend. And the film stands alone as the best piece of evidence to date.
Lately, even more far-fetched theories are bandied about on YouTube and other sites. Last year, some "genius" even suggested that Gimlin and Patterson had "massacred" a family of bigfoots on Bluff Creek prior to the film event. REALLY??! Read all about it in Bill Miller's excellent recap of the on-going fiasco. It's worth your time to see how absurd this claim is. This is an outstanding article and includes historic photos, too. Bill Miller's Massacre (sic) at Bluff Creek article
Located at West Coast Sasquatch website. there's a link to the right for the main site.
Then, pop open your favorite beverage and relax. Enjoy the subject...enjoy the mystery and the search for evidence. Enjoy the good people you know and have met in the bigfoot world. Nothing else really matters. Keep on Keepin' on!Happy Anniversary!
Here are some photos from October 11, 2009. We were camping in the area and took a day trip to the Bluff Creek overlook and the filmsite road.
There were two fires burning in the area and a huge storm due in Monday night. We left Monday at noon. It was a fantastic trip into the Bluff Creek drainage. We did record a wood knock at 4:12 a.m. on Monday morning. No other possible sasquatch activity was observed.
(photos: Overlooking Bluff Creek and the site where the film was obtained;
(L) the two-track "modern day" road to the film site area; (R) the start of the film site road from the road to Louse Camp;
(bottom) Orleans, California and Hwy 96 on a smoky, Monday afternoon.)Double click on the photos for a larger image
Thanks for stopping by! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AUTUMN WILLIAMS!
(awesome coincidence, Autumn!)Happy Birthday to Bob Gimlin! (October 18th)
(here pictured with Ron Morehead of the Sierra Sounds in August 2009)and to my father, my nephew and my very good friend, Shasta who all celebrate birthdays within 10 days.