Today in Bigfoot History | 1999 | Patty’s “Zipper” Exposed

Posted by: Guy Edwards on January 11th, 2013

Bigfoot Lunch Club

Today, January 11, in 1999 the color plate of frame 352 from the Patterson/Gimlin film was carefully examined by imaging specialists at a color technology laboratory in Ventura, California. State-of-the-art scanners were used to magnify the image down to the color-point level.

All of this came about due to a press conference called by Cliff Cook and the supporting testimony of his associate Chris Murphy. Murphy claimed to have found a bell shape (aka zipper pull tab) within the grainy film image and even took the time to hand craft a pretzel-like, clay model of this bell shape.

This story was picked up in the Associated Press and The Oregonian Newspaper. Read what they had to say about the “zipper” at Bigfoot Lunch Club.

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9 Responses to “Today in Bigfoot History | 1999 | Patty’s “Zipper” Exposed”

  1. Aardwolf responds:


  2. damando485 responds:

    I hardly doubt that anyone would have been able to use State-of-the-art scanners to magnify the image considering that it was done on older non digital film. On the other hand I myself do not consider this film as genuine (more like the best fake film I have seen for this time period). Lets face it these two cowboys just happen to film a Sasquatch walking across a stream bed in full day light with very little interference in regards to trees,brush. First on his horse then off of it and no mention of any foot print video. Now lets go forward in time and nearly all witnesses claim that they (Bf) retreat into the Timber very fast to not be detected. Not to mention most hikers do carry cameras that also have video capabilities and no one has taken anywhere near the length of video that Patterson or Gimlin had.

  3. Wolfie0827 responds:

    Aardwolf, sounds like some has been trying to get back in the business by claiming, “See what I did with the crap I had back then, just imagine what I could do now.”

  4. Goodfoot responds:

    Explain WHAT? It’s a garden-variety LIE, and, as such, no explanation is necessary. As for the “zipper pull”, they must have gotten hold of some bad mushrooms.

  5. gridbug responds:

    @ Aardwolf: Morris spins a good tale, but at the end of the day the suit that he recreated for that NatGeo show didn’t look anything like the one in the Patterson film; dimensions are wrong, bulk is wrong, color is wrong, head is wrong, arms are too short. While the jury may still be out on the absolute authenticity of the Patterson film, if Morris truly made a suit for Patterson back in the 60’s, he either can’t make the same thing twice (failing across multiple levels) or he is simply lying.

  6. thatericn responds:

    Aardwolf –

    Those videos were already linked from this site a couple of months ago.

    A somewhat thorough discussion ensued.

  7. Aardwolf responds:

    The new suit does not impress me, what caught my attention was the old picture where he holds a mask identical to face Patty.

  8. Goodfoot responds:

    damando485: Where can I get some of this “digital film”?

  9. skimmer responds:

    Why a zipper and not a watch chain or draw string? Does the zipper track run horizontal around the waist or verticle up the back or front of the suit? Why a zipper at all–wouldn’t a pull-over be better in that sort of weather? Seams to me that if you built a Bigfoot suit with a four inch long zipper tab you risk that it will show up in your carefully crafted super-long hoax film.

    Or it could be a mat of hair that sometimes forms when you don’t use a comb. If the PG film is a hoax that would be an extremely thoughtful detail to include–unless you thought I would think that it is a mat of fur instead of a zipper. Ah–but I thought you would think that I thought you would think that thought, and therefore I think it is not important.

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