October 20th: Patterson-Gimlin Footage Anniversary

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 20th, 2010

It has been 43 years since the most famous film to have captured a Bigfoot was made. The anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin footage, taken October 20, 1967, at Bluff Creek, California, is upon us again.

The footprints, the casts, and the individual frames of the film have been looked at crosseyed, upside down and backwards in every possible attempt to squeeze from the documentary event new findings.

All good things must be remembered, according to their days and images, now and again.

Some insights into the event are worthy of re-studying, such as those simple factual ones in Daniel Perez’s work.

But in recent years, of course, the analyses of the footage (and its aftermath) have taken on a surprising odor:

The Patterson-Gimlin footage deserves better than it has received in recent years, and it is hopeful useful analyses will occur anew.


Other trivia about October 20, 1967…

People who were born on that specific day include ~
Luigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor,
Elizabeth Carling, English actress and singer,
Luck Mervil, Québécois actor and singer, and
Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor.

In 1967, on October 20th, Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878) died. On the tenth anniversary of the footage, in 1977, members of the American rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in a plane crash: Cassie Gaines (b. 1948), Steve Gaines (b. 1949), and Ronnie Van Zant (b. 1948).

According to rock historian Kevin Buresh, in 1967, the Beatles were recording the Album Magical Mystery Tour, which he finds “kinda fitting,” and, more specifically….in October 1967, they were recording the song “Hello Goodbye”….”also very fitting“….for Roger chasing Patty with a camera…..“Oh no….you say ‘Goodbye’….and I say ‘Hello….”

Buresh shares the following image exclusively with Cryptomundo:

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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.

4 Responses to “October 20th: Patterson-Gimlin Footage Anniversary”

  1. DWA responds:

    Great. Just what we need. Another Beatles Legend.

    Add to “when you play [x] backwards” and “Paul really IS dead” and “Klaatu were the Beatles” etc. that “Ringo was Patty!”

    I must say, though. It certainly ties things up neatly. The similarities are stunning.

  2. red_pill_junkie responds:

    So the real name of Patty is Atuk, eh? 😛

  3. terry the censor responds:

    > Buresh shares the following image

    I feel like an idiot for not thinking of that.

  4. Spikerama responds:

    I am currently enjoying Loren’s “Bigfoot!” book. The chapter about Patterson-Gimlin is especially interesting. Here’s a few of my thoughts about it…

    1. In the radio interview, Roger was asked about the palms of the hands, and he said he didn’t know what they looked like. In my opinion, if he had spent a bunch of time with a costume, he would have had an answer for the hands.

    2. Roger said it made no sound. If I were seeking glory by using a faked bigfoot sighting, I would surely have added a low roar, etc, to the story.

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