February 25, 2006

Why Frame 352?

Ever notice the underlying motif that subtly is to be found in a large majority of Bigfoot photos, demonstrations, recreations, sketches, and drawings? Ah, it developed from the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin footage, anyone would quickly answer, because everyone is just repeating that famed pose of “Patty.”

But then think about it for a minute.

There are 952 frames of the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot footage from which to choose. Why did Frame 352 become so famous? What if another frame from that film had been picked and published first? Today it is almost taken for granted that one frame, no. 352 is the most significant by the general public, but isn’t it merely that Frame 352 is the most recognized and imitated because someone decided of the 952 this one would make it into the newspaper?

Stop and ask yourself…why? See below, for an illustrated humorous but perhaps serious suggestion as to why this happened.






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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.

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