Last Week in Bigfoot History | 2005 | Bob Heironimus Passes Lie Detector Test Claiming He Was Bigfoot

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 23rd, 2013

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Decades later, the two that claimed they hoaxed the Patterson Gimlin Film failed to recreate the film despite haveing better materials, tools, and technology

Yakima Man Claims He’s the Real Bigfoot
on PAX Television Channel ‘Lie Detector’ Aired May 17, 2005 8:00 PM ET/PT

Bob Heironimus, a 64-year-old retired man from Yakima, Washington, claims the famous 1967 Roger Patterson film of the legendary “Bigfoot” was all a hoax, on PAX TV’s “Lie Detector,” airing Tuesday, May 17, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Heironimus submitted to a lie detector test administered by leading polygraph expert Dr. Ed Gelb to try to prove that he was the infamous creature shot on film in Bluff Creek, California, wearing just a modified gorilla costume, which does not match the figure in the Patterson film. Not even close.

Hosted by Rolonda Watts, “Lie Detector” is a provocative series that examines the truth behind real-life stories ripped from the headlines, using the most powerful instrument to detect deception – the polygraph.

Heironimus took the polygraph on live television and passed the test according to Dr. Ed Gelb, proving once and for all that along with passed polygraphs by serial killers like Ted Bundy, Heironimus believes he was the man in the suit to the degree that he too was able to pass the polygraph.
Is it any wonder the polygraph is not admissible evidence in a court of law?

It is note worthy to mention that Heironimus is unable to produce the alleged costume with breasts he allegedly wore 38 years ago and he was unable to satisfactorily say why he waited all these years to make such an admission.

Additionally, Heironimus footprints do not match those left by the creature in the Patterson Film and he is unable to duplicate the locomotion of the creature filmed by Roger Patterson in October of 1967. The fundamental nature of Heironimus’ statement is phoney. He lied and passed the polygraph anyway, just as serial killer Ted Bundy did all the way down death row to the electric chair.

After watching the video below you can read about Bill Munns project to definitively put the debate to bed.

Read the rest of the article at Bigfoot Lunch Club.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

10 Responses to “Last Week in Bigfoot History | 2005 | Bob Heironimus Passes Lie Detector Test Claiming He Was Bigfoot”

  1. Wendy Domino via Facebook responds:

    Personally I think the Patterson film is real and people are just claiming it to be a hoax to get attention.

  2. Tracer Hamilton via Facebook responds:

    after being examined my Disney special effect artist and other credible video analyst no one has been able to prove it is a hoax

  3. DWA responds:

    Still holding out hope that lie-detector tests are useful?

    Abandon it now.

  4. Pat Camp via Facebook responds:

    You tell yourself something long enough, you’ll believe it.

  5. William responds:

    Actually he helped authenticate the PG Film by this sorry recreation. He also is living proof of what George Castanza of Seinfield said when Jerry was about to take a polygraph,..”just remember, its not really a lie if you believe that its true.”

  6. marcodufour responds:

    Such tests are not used in British courts and only used in trash t.v. here.

  7. PhotoExpert responds:

    Lie detectors? LOL Enough said!

    They simply do not hold up and have been beaten time after time after time. Yes, they do measure certain physical characteristics when one may be lying such as respiration, breathing, blood pressure, etc. However, if you believe you are telling the truth, then a known lie can become the truth.

    There are other ways of beating it that work just as effectively and this does not entail one believing in a lie. I do not want to get into that much detail here. I don’t want to give potential criminals the upper hand in beating these tests. And yes, I know of at least one government agency that teaches it’s operatives how to beat a lie detector. There are several methods and that is why I do not take much credence in lie detector tests.

    Bob Heironimus is a colorful character. However, he was not the subject of the PG footage. The proof is Bob Heironimus not being able to duplicate what he once said he did. He proves himself wrong.

  8. Kopite responds:

    This ‘test’ was performed by Edward Gelb. Gelb has a fake PHD and this was a ratings grabbing t.v show. As far as I know, no independent examiner has been allowed to examine this test result. When Randy Ruegsegger of the Northwest Polygraph Examiners Association tried to get Bob Heironimus to take a proper test performed by a credible polygraph tester……Bob Heironimus declined.

    Says it all.

    This ‘test result’ was fraudulent.

  9. mandors responds:

    Good liars and sociopaths, especially, can fool lie detectors. The true sociopaths do not display any biological changes when they lie.

  10. DWA responds:

    Wendy Domino: Exactly.

    The proponents aren’t looking for attention. (Well, Tom Biscardi/Matt Moneymaker: with some exceptions.)

    But a lot of the skeptics are. That can be considered the sole driver of the “I Was Patty” phenomenon. The facts have nothing, and attention everything, to do with it.

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