Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 11th, 2006
John Green, Rick Noll, and Chris Murphy discussed the recent revelations about the Patterson-Gimlin footage over the weekend.
Rick Noll, returning from a trip to British Columbia, sent this along today, December 11th:
I was with John Green this weekend and he showed me an email from M.K. Davis that contained yet another gif from the images I produced for John. In these M.K. is claiming to have discovered the creature carrying a stick. Looking at the images I started to laugh. The stick like figure is nothing but the outside darkend edge of the left hand… the palm of which attached occults the background as it swings back and forth during the walk. I believe this had been pointed out to M.K. over a year ago as well by Chris Murphy.
John Green forwarded this message on Saturday, December 9th:
Rick Noll was here yesterday and when I showed him MK’s stabilized sequence in which the supposed stick appears he immediately noted that there was a large white patch moving back and forth blocking out a dark object in the background, and that the “stick” was just the edge of this white patch, which has no clear shape but is probably the light-colored palm of the hand. Today I showed this to Chris Murphy, who said he had come to the same conclusion about that sequence a year ago and had told MK about it.
Both John Green and Rick Noll gave permission for their comments to be shared 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.