Humboldt’s D.A. Asked To Investigate “Bigfoot Massacre”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 14th, 2008

Just when you thought the “Bigfoot Massacre” theory was getting rather wild, now comes word that Florida’s Scott Marlowe has sent a letter to the District Attorney in Humboldt County, California, “pursuant to an investigation of M. K. Davis’ ‘revelations’ about the Patterson-Gimlin ‘Bigfoot’ film.”

This is the first time I’ve heard “hypertrichosis” thrown into this story, which was suppose to be about a group of tribal hairy hominids being killed before “Patty” was filmed, but here it is.

Marlowe has given permission for this to be published here.

Needless to say, the opinions, speculations, and conclusions expressed in this letter are only those of Scott Marlowe’s.

June 14, 2008

Dear Mr. Gallegos,

It has become necessary to correspond with you as a number of questions have arisen over newly developed material from the film which Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin took in the Bluff Creek area of Humboldt County back on October 20, 1967.

A number of photographic experts have re-examined clarified images from the film, along with several animal experts, and concluded that the “animal” pictured in the film was actually a person afflicted with congenital generalized Hypertrichosis. Hypertrichosis is a medical term referring to a condition that exhibits as excessive body hair, the so-called werewolf syndrome, such as afflicts the now famous Mexican Wolf Boy.

In addition to this determination, there is increasing photographic evidence that the person, or possibly persons, so afflicted were shot and killed by others in the Patterson/Gimlin party who remain unnamed by Mr. Gimlin who survives Robert Patterson.

While circumstantial, there are additional inconsistencies in the account of the events that suggest there is something more to the story than has been revealed by those involved.

Having been associated with the analysis work of two of the photographic experts examining the film, Mr. Marlon Davis and redacted by Cryptomundo, I am compelled to contact you to avoid any hint of complicity in failing to inform the authorities of these potentially criminal acts.

I would suggest that it would be prudent for your office to initiate an investigation into this matter in order to ascertain the actual facts surrounding this event and determine if criminal prosecution proceedings should be initiated.

Please feel free to contact me for additional details, due diligence sources and information regarding the researchers who have discovered the material in question.


Scott Marlowe
Pangea Institute
514 Winter Terrace
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

58 Responses to “Humboldt’s D.A. Asked To Investigate “Bigfoot Massacre””

  1. sschaper responds:

    There is only one word for this:


  2. Munnin responds:

    I’m with Bill Green and eyeofnewt. It seems to me that, since all the evidence for a murder case is based solely on a unique interpretation of images in a film already considered by many “authorities”, over decades of analysis, to be spurious, neither the local nor State authories are likely to delegate precious funds to such an investigation. Personally, I think the late Dr. Grover Krantz, among others, made an excellent case for the film’s authenticity. However, I don’t feel at all convinced by the arguments put forth so far in support of the bigfoot murder cover-up theory.

  3. subrosa responds:

    It is really hard to watch a simple case of ‘matrixing’ get so far out of hand, and become an embarassment to those who take Bigfoot research seriously.

  4. Rapscallion responds:

    At what point do we cross the line from theorizing garbage to espousing the relative “truth” of garbage. Honestly, as much of this foolish “non public” “theorizing” that has been quoted and referenced here i still note a disturbing lack of voices demanding the “middleman” evidence that can somehow link this whole jumbled mess of off-the-cuff trash together into anything even remotely resembling a theory worth investigation. Firstly, we have track marks that may or may not exist. Your kidding right? Prove those track marks exist, then somehow (good luck) establish it was in fact a backhoe that left those track marks. Secondly, bloody puddles? Honestly, where do we begin?. From what i can glean the theory states that a family of apparently defenseless giant and most likely powerful animals were at some time previous to filming accosted by one or more people and engaged with a fire-arm. In the ensuing melee the family of … well, whatever, were killed. Lets start with the fact that shooting an animal is a simple matter of point and squeeze. Keeping said animal still after shooting it is something entirely different. So lets assume that said blood puddles are actually from wounded ….whatevers… Arent we remarkably fortunate that at least one of the wounded ….whatevers…. happened to run in EXACTLY the same direction and elevation that the video camera would later track the wounded …..whatever… as it fled yet another aggravated shooter. Lets get serious, just guessing that blood puddles on the ground would happen to be in the “field of view” of the wounded …whatever… as it egressed is beyond mere coincidence, and to me personally, smacks of non-existance. Also, lets take the time to consider the blood itself, anyone who has ever seen blood, and that should be most everyone, would realize that both its color and consistancy would be dramatically altered when exposed to the elements, no matter how mild, for even a very short period of time. Lets move on then to the notion that the ….whatever…. in the film itself is wounded in the leg with a “high-powered” (on a side note, please, for the love of god, enough with this catch phrase. if it can kill you, its high enough powered, and who determines whats high enough to be considered high-powered?) rifle. Garbage of the highest and smelliest order. Who here has ever made even a slight motion and scared off elusive game?. Any animal capable of existing with only limited human observation is by its own habitual instincts extremely wary. Now add the joy of being both fired at AND injured by something outside normal experience and i think the safest bet is to imagine is for our filmed …..whatever…. to make a great and hasty departure with all due haste. Clearly this is not evidenced in the video. Not unless great haste resembles me getting out of bed in the morning as i hunt for something with with a stimulant in it to drink, as i observe my small children destroying something electronic and expensive over my shoulder. Lets get real here, the evidence presented to the best of my understanding points in direct opposition to this “murder” theory. And ive merely pointed out simple observations and opinions i myself have. Lets assume for the briefest of moments, any of this evidence did exist as stated, then we still lack any of the evidence linking these stand-alone “items” into anything representing a chain of events that could in any way be imagined as a cohesive timeline. Sure, im a bit of a run on, and ive likely mispelled more words than not. My thoughts and ramblings are about as likely to be understood as this ridiculous conjecture could ever be. But i certainly hope everyone gets my basic jist, and for those of you that dont, ill summarize, in plain english.
    Stupid unfounded theory. Almost as believable as the grubby homeless guy on the street corner peddling “real” non stolen rolex watches.
    Just my opinion, and whats that worth.

  5. Rangoon responds:

    This only gives more credence to my theory that Scott is off his rocker!

  6. gavinfundyk responds:

    There was a tribe of individuals, in Brazil that were recently discovered.

    They had a village. They are obviously human. They may not be “civilized”, but they are not animals either.

    Even IF there were a family of Indians that are all afflicted with hypertrichosis, they would NOT act like the animal in the P/G film.

    And before someone says “how do you know how they would act”, humans are still humans. Isolated tribes may view the world differently, but they are still PEOPLE.

    Patty most certainly is not human.

    Unfortunately, this will only allow persons to humiliate those actively searching for Bigfoot or other cryptids.

    Thanks for nothing.

  7. Ranatemporaria responds:

    Other points aside, can I quickly pose a question?

    If you did genuinely believe you had evidence of any form of mass murder, and were truly concerned, is this how you would handle it?

    Go public, risk everything, and allow the details to be posted on an internet forum?

    I don’t know.

  8. theprof responds:

    I choked on my coffee when I read this. Charles Fort would have loved this for its ridiculous -but sincere- humour!

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