Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 29th, 2008
Considering the renewed interest in the “Gimlin” part of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film taken on October 20, 1967, at Bluff Creek, perhaps it’s time to hear from the “The Man Who Held The Rifle.”
Here’s documentary footage of a rarely seen bearded Bob Gimlin discussing the encounter, in 1980, while on Arthur C. Clarke’s program:
Only during the run-up to the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Patterson-Gimlin footage did Bob Gimlin begin to make more frequent public appearances.
The following are audio clips (Parts 1 and 2) of Bob Gimlin’s “Question and Answer” presentation at the recent “Giants in the Mountains” exhibition. This event took place at the Washington State Capital Museum program as part of “The Search for Sasquatch,” sponsored by Bigfoot Expeditions, January 26, 2008.
Bob Gimlin and Patty, in 1967: Did they look in each other’s eyes, wondering what the other was thinking? That must have been one very enchanted moment.
Mr. Robert Gimlin today.
The following is a minute’s worth of images of Bob Gimlin, Richard Noll, and Owen Caddy at “The Giants in the Mountains” talks, in Olympia, Washington.
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.