Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 18th, 2008
Bigfooter Henry May, who attended Don Keating’s Ohio Bigfoot conference on Saturday, May 17th, summarized what various speakers said there.
Below is what May relates as being the core of M. K. Davis’ presentation. This excerpt is part of the summary on the Davis talk that exists within a larger Bigfoot blog entry containing overviews of all the presentations. It is presented here, per fair use, for inquiring commentary.
M.K…..began by showing a panoramic view of the [Patterson-Gimlin] film, and moved on to an artifact which appeared to be a braid which shakes with the head. He says he is an observer, not an analyst, and he observes bangs and a topknot and ponytail on Patty which blows in the wind and indicates no sagittal crest. He also shows the back muscles evident as well as a comment about someone who thought the breasts were air sacs.
M.K. also shows filtered images of the breasts which appear to show nipples. A writing on the film says American Bigfoot, which meant the copy used on National Geographic’s Bigfoot special was a one-inch tape scan of the original, which they obtained from American National Enterprises.
M.K. also showed the teeth pretty clearly and compared that shot to one David Hancock has, and the one Hancock has is massed over, almost deliberately, as is a shot showing a good deal of skin detail.
The Hernia is also discussed, the one on her right leg as she steps down in Frame 352 and found to have a large concentric circle in it which could be a bullethole. It turns out there were also two other researchers in the area that day.
M.K. revealed that Patterson was actually filming from the hole with the red water in it, and this is why you sometimes see in the opening frames where Patty appears to be higher up. M.K. stated that Patterson did not have to die in vain, and that he is attempting to find closure and announced that it is over for him. He closed with a music video tribute to Patterson.
The link for what May wrote and more on other speakers can be found here.
May’s overview has caused blogsquatcher to observe:
Sounds like the usual fare, and it doesn’t seem as if M.K. Davis said anything to resolve the questions about his research that were supposed to prove the creature was human.
Meanwhile, others, apparently, like “Bucksquatch” seemed unaware of the entire affair, and stepped out on the Davis presentation before it even happened, as he noted here.
Does anyone who was there have any insights, one way or the other?
If Davis is done, what of the proof of what was earlier said in 2006?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.