Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 18th, 2014
On October 20, 1967, two cowboys, Roger Patterson and his friend Bob Gimlin, went down in history in the paranormal world by being at the right place at the right time… Frame 352 from Roger Patterson’s movie camera is the most famous, iconic Bigfoot image ever and it has enthralled audiences across the world and frightened children growing up in the 1970’s, motivating the next generation of Bigfooters like Cliff Barackman, Bart Cutino, Kathy Strain, and so on. Little did Bob Gimlin know that his involvement with his late friend’s fascination for Bigfoot would change his life forever.
In the 47 years since they filmed that female Sasquatch in Bluff Creek, a lot has changed in the world with technology, science, and ethics… what are Bob Gimlin’s thoughts on the current state of Bigfooting? IS HE KILL OR NO KILL? And what advice does he have for the next generation? You will also hear him detail the events that lead right up to their chance encounter in the woods with “Patti” and what his favorite memories are of the late Roger Patterson (February 14, 1926 – January 15, 1972). Did you know Bob had a second encounter just a few years ago? You will hear about that and why he doesn’t do interviews.
Special thanks go out to Todd and Diane Neiss for giving After Hours with Rictor the opportunity of a lifetime to sit down with this Bigfoot icon and to Tom Yamarone for allowing us to use his Buddy Knox music video included in this interview.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.