Friday, October 31, 2014 

Happy Halloween 2014 - This Year's Bigfoot Jack-o-lantern


this year's bigfoot jack-o-lantern by yours truly.

Hope you have a safe and exciting Halloween - and may bigfoot be more than just a corny newspaper article the media was saving up for today. :-)

Here's this year's free-form bigfoot jack-o-lantern. I based the silhouette on the first "Willow Creek" movie poster.

Bigfoot jack-o-lantern and our friendly ghosts.
copyright 2014 Tom Yamarone

videos of presentations at

Bob Gimlin

Dr. Jeff Meldrum
"Sasquatch and Other Wildmen..."

Bill Munns

 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.

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

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!!

 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 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.

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