New P-G Film 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 10th, 2007

Tom Yamarone is announcing a “The Patterson-Gimlin Film 40th Anniversary Celebration” will be occurring at the VFW Hall, Willow Creek, California Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided from 12:00 noon to 1:20 pm).

Patterson-Gimlin Film 40th Anniversary Celebration

The attendees are gathering in Willow Creek on Saturday, October 20th to celebrate the famous bigfoot film from Bluff Creek. 40 years ago, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin emerged from the wooded hillsides north of Willow Creek to announce they had captured bigfoot on film. That film had a profound effect on the world, the people researching this phenomenon and is considered one of the best pieces of evidence for this elusive creature. It has withstood the test of time and on this day we’ll remember the events of October 20th and thereafter in a series of short presentations and discussions. The list of people participating in this celebration is as follows:
– Daniel Perez, author and publisher of BigfootTimes and “Bigfoot at Bluff Creek”,
– David Murphy, currently authoring the biography of Roger Patterson,
-James “Bobo” Fay, a long-time field researcher from this area who will share his first-hand account of the life and times of Irwin Supple, Bluff Creek’s first bigfooter,
– Scott McClean will discuss his archival research from his book “Big News Prints” and share relevant articles,
– Cliff Barackman will display and discuss footprint casts from the film site and the Bluff Creek area and
– Tom Yamarone will perform his musical tribute to Roger and Bob as well as an original song written by the two men.

The organizers anticipate a friendly, informative, informal and fun gathering in Willow Creek on Saturday, October 20th. They are expecting the Willow Creek-China Flat Museum to be open for this occasion for a limited number of hours that afternoon. The admission fee is $25 for this event – $10 of which pays for a barbeque lunch by a local caterer.

For more information, please go to or contact Tom Yamarone at The VFW Hall in Willow Creek seats 90 persons.

The host group expects the event to begin with a presentation from Daniel Perez at 10 am. It will be followed by a short question and answer session. James “Bobo” Fay will then speak about his times with Irwin Supple and his experiences in Bluff Creek; David Murphy will provide some insight into the life and times of Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. They expect to then break for lunch and continue our discussions and mingling, and then to reconvene at 1:20 pm and hear from both Scott McClean and Cliff Barackman. They may have other guest speakers who will give short testimonials regarding the P-G film and their personal experiences.

The celebration will conclude with a musical tribute to the film by Tom Yamarone.

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.

One Response to “New P-G Film 40th Anniversary Celebration”

  1. mystery_man responds:

    I have to say, I am surprised no one has started up a debate on the PG film on this thread. 🙂 Anyway, seems like an interesting event, wish I was able to check it out.

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