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Vance Orchard Meets Roger Patterson, 1966

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 12th, 2006

The late Vance Orchard mentioned, before he recently died, a 1966 incident that drew him into the search for Bigfoot. Here is the news item he wrote as a followup to that incident concerning the visit from Roger Patterson caused by that Walla Walla event.

Below is a reproduction of the forty-year-old article Orchard wrote about the sighting near Walla Walla and the Roving Reporter’s time with Roger Patterson. The article includes a photo of Patterson with two track casts he’d found elsewhere, and the image of the eyewitness to the 1966 incident.

The article can be enlarged for easier reading by clicking on the image.

Patterson Blue Mountains

Thanks to Scott McClean for sharing this article with Cryptomundo.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.




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