Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 5th, 2008
The above drawing of the William Roe encounter’s Sasquatch was used to illustrate Ivan T. Sanderson’s men’s magazine article detailing Roe’s sighting. From the initials of the artist in the right hand corner, they do not appear to match Morton Kunstler’s.
The closeup of the Roe drawing done by Kunstler in Sanderson’s 1961 ABSM book seems to have been based on the above sketching (but they are different).
The image on the left is usually noted as Roger Patterson’s drawing of the “Old Woman” of the 1924 Albert Ostman encounter. But most drawings in Patterson’s book are reproductions from others’ Bigfoot works. Was Patterson merely copying some version he first saw published elsewhere?
Daniel Loxton, editor of Junior Skeptic magazine, wrote to Cryptomundo on April 24, a year ago: “It’s the Roe sketch that suggests itself most strongly as Patterson’s inspiration…” for the female Bigfoot in the famed 1967 Bluff Creek footage.
What do you think?
This Willian Roe drawing was done in 1958, by his daughter from his description of what he said he saw in 1955, in British Columbia.
One has to wonder if Loxton just can’t get beyond the breasts of the Roe Sasquatch?
Did any of you catch the curl on the brow of the Albert Ostman Old Woman drawing by Roger Patterson? That curly description by Ostman is the inspiration for Ivan Sanderson’s own drawing of Sasquatch (not shown), and the Jim McClarin statue’s browridge (directly below), as well.
Here, take another look:
Was it the William Roe drawing by Morton Kunstler in True Magazine that actually serves as the model for the Bigfoot suit that no one can produce? Kunstler’s illustration shows the hint of a breast, the almost classic Patterson-Gimlin swinging of the arms, and even the famous black line down the back.
Or was William Roe describing a real unknown primate that is merely confirmed with the filming of a similar female hairy hominoid 12 years later?
Roger Patterson’s Bigfoot bust sculpture was copied by David Murphy. What can we tell from the face of Bigfoot shown here?
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.