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Ep 140: The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 2

Above Image: Roger Patterson comparing his foot against a plaster casting he took at the Bluff Creek, CA site

 
 

“Whether we like it or not he is here with us on this planet, today, in the 20th century. A creature of enormous historical significance. A ghost from a long-dead day that should whet the imagination of the young at heart, the adventurer and the eternal individualist.”

Roger Patterson, from his book, “Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?”

 

Background:

What if you had spent years searching for something elusive, something you believe existed that most didn't, and then one day you finally happened to capture it on film? What would be your immediate next steps if you wanted to present it to the world? In the days before instant media uploads to the internet, where would you take the film and who would you show it to first if you wanted to be taken seriously? Roger Patterson had thought he and Bob Gimlin had captured irrefutable proof of Bigfoot, next to bringing the beast itself out of the woods. Little could he realize that every action and claim going forward from that moment of filming would be analyzed and criticized for the rest of his life, in addition to his integrity. Whether out to prove authenticity or a perpetrate a hoax, in either case, the reaction to the film was predictable. From the few scientists who bothered to look, to the curious public, some believed, some scoffed, some didn't know what to think. What we know now from Patterson and Gimlin's story, is that indirect evidence is not enough for most, you need to produce a body, but even then there are those who will refuse to believe. What we also know is that for Patterson, and in turn Gimlin, providing this film as evidence turned out to be much more trouble than a benefit and much more than they bargained for. Realizing what these men went through, if you were to one-day capture extraordinary evidence, would you think twice about sharing it?

 
 

Location:

Researchers have re-located the site where Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin had their encounter with “Patty” the Sasquatch, on the banks of Bluff Creek around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 1967. Bluff Creek is a tributary of the Klamath River, about 25 logging-road miles northwest of the town of Orleans, in Del Norte County California. GPS coordinates provided by BIGFOOT’S bLOG website.

 
 
 

Related Books:

The Bigfoot Film Controversy
By Roger Patterson, Christopher L. Murphy
When Roger Met Patty
By William Munns
The Making of Bigfoot: The Inside Story
By Greg Long, Kal K. Korff
Sasquatch Science: Searching for Bigfoot LIVE 2 DVD Set
Starring D. Jeffrey Meldrum, John A. Bningernagel, Gordon Strasenburgh, John Green
 

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CREDITS:

Episode 140: The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 2.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Sound Design by Ryan McCullough; Tess Pfeifle, Producer and Lead Researcher; Research Support from the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2019 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 139: The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 1

 
 

To the young at heart who seldom say “impossible.”

To the adventurer who doesn’t stop at the foothills, but penetrates deep into the forest.

To the individualist who has enough fortitude to stand up for what he thinks is right.

To all of those who seek the truth no matter what the cost.

– Roger Patterson, from the dedication his book, Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?

 

Background:

Skeptics and believers alike will always demand proof of paranormal claims. But what happens when extraordinary and therefore controversial evidence is offered? When it comes to one of the most popular and enduring legends of a cryptid, that of North America's Bigfoot or Sasquatch, we have an answer. On October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin were about ten days into a horseback trip near Bluff Creek, northwest of Orleans, CA. Patterson had heard of Bigfoot activity in the area and hoped to film some evidence with a 16mm motion picture camera. Around 1:30 p.m. that day, Patterson got his wish, and much more than he bargained for in the long run. As the pair rode around an upturned tree stump, they suddenly spotted what appeared to be a massive, ape-like beast quickly walking away from them. As Patterson struggled to free himself from his startled and fallen horse, he managed to start filming while running towards it, capturing almost one minute of an unexplainable creature who has since been affectionately nicknamed "Patty." What resulted was a film clip that has been scrutinized nearly as much as the Zapruder film and became the iconic image of what the public envisions when they think of Bigfoot. Attempts have been made to call into question Patterson's character and in turn, the likelihood that he would perpetrate a hoax of this encounter. But this tactic doesn't address the heart of the matter and answer the question, just what is that creature on the film? The Patterson-Gimlin film has never been satisfactorily debunked, which is why it is still hotly debated to this day. There are only two logical conclusions about the film itself: either it remains one of the greatest hoaxes of all time, or the film actually captured a Bigfoot.

 
 

Location:

Researchers have re-located the site where Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin had their encounter with “Patty” the Sasquatch, on the banks of Bluff Creek around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 1967. Bluff Creek is a tributary of the Klamath River, about 25 logging-road miles northwest of the town of Orleans, in Del Norte County California. GPS coordinates provided by BIGFOOT’S bLOG website.

 
 
 

Related Books:

The Bigfoot Film Controversy
By Roger Patterson, Christopher L. Murphy
When Roger Met Patty
By William Munns
The Making of Bigfoot: The Inside Story
By Greg Long, Kal K. Korff
 

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Episode 139: The Patterson-Gimlin Film Part 1.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Sound Design by Ryan McCullough; Tess Pfeifle, Producer and Lead Researcher; Research Support from the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2019 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 122: Mysterious Deaths along the 37th Parallel

 
 
 

In the history of animal mutilations, ten thousand over the past fifty years -- nobody [has] ever been caught or arrested. Every single one of them was eventually deemed unexplained.

– Chuck Zukowski, paraphrased from page 43 of the Kindle Edition of Ben Mezrich’s book, The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway

 
 
 

Location:

Ouray, Colorado, where a psychic sensed a friendly Sasquatch encounter would occur, but instead it ended in terror.

 

Background:

Most of the encounters with Bigfoot that you hear about seem benign, frightening to be sure, but more awkward and penumbral than violent. However, as we'll soon learn, that's not always the case. Our guest tonight is UFO and Paranormal Field Investigator Chuck Zukowski. For the past 30 years, Chuck has been researching and investigating a wide range of phenomena within the realm of the paranormal, everything from UFO evidence & abductions, to animal mutilations, ghosts, and of course, Bigfoot. Utilizing his background as a former Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County, Colorado Sheriff’s Department, "Chuck approaches every investigation from a skeptical point of view looking for any known possibility before claiming otherwise. He also implements new and innovative field experiments from time to time to enhance his investigations looking for new evidence." Having appeared on numerous radio and television programs to discuss his findings, Chuck has cataloged an astounding variety of experiences. But apropos of the Spooky Season, you're going to hear about a few that are so terrifying you may never go back into the woods again.

 
 

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Episode 122: Mysterious Deaths Along the 37th Parallel.  Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees Wendel; Ryan McCullough and John Bolen Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2018 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ep 25: Kidnapped by Bigfoot: The Albert Ostman Story

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Background:

Some tales are tall tales, and some tales involve an ape-like creature that stands over 7 feet tall and weighs around 700 pounds. Such was the tale of Albert Ostman, who claimed that in 1924, while on a leisurely prospecting trip in British Columbia, Canada, he was kidnapped in the middle of the night by a Sasquatch, or what is more commonly known as “Bigfoot.” While some folks might be quick to dismiss Mr. Ostman’s story as a stretch of the truth by no small means, it’s hard to deny the folksy charm and curious wonder his tale invokes, whether tall tale or sober testimony.

Tonight’s Quote:

“ I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious.”

Fictional Character Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen on escaping from a monster.

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Credits:

Episode 025 – “Kidnapped by Bigfoot: The Albert Ostman Story” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2015, All Rights Reserved.

Photos:

1) Albert Ostman tells his tale to author John Green; 2) A comparison graph showing the relative size between Gigantopithecus blacki on the left, a modern human in the middle, and Gigantopithecus giganteus on the right. G. blacki bone fragments of teeth and mandibles have been found in South China, Vietnam and India, and is thought to have lived from about 9 million years a ago to perhaps as recently as 100,000 years ago, co-existing alongside Homo erectus, the predecessor to Homo sapiens. Based on its fossil record, G. blacki is estimated to have stood as tall as 9.8 ft (3 m) and weighed as much as 1,190 lbs (540 kg); 3) “Mike” the dog, taught by his owner, the proprietor of the Bowser Hotel in British Columbia, Canada, to fetch beer bottles for his guests. Ostman resided for a spell at the Bowser. Photo credit to Judy Coss; 4) Still frame from the legendary “Patterson-Gimlin Film” or as it’s known by cryptozoology enthusiasts, “PGF.” The 16mm color film was taken in 1967 by Roger Patterson, while on a horseback trip with Robert “Bob” Gimlin around Bluff Creek in Northern California. Patterson and Gimlin have both maintained throughout that the film shows what appears to be a female “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot” now affectionately called “Patty” walking away while briefly turning her head to look at them. Recent analysis now also shows what could possibly be another Bigfoot nearby, captured for a few frames and previously unnoticed. Whether real or faked, the “PGF” remains to this day perhaps the most conclusive documentation or at least well-executed pictorial hoax regarding a Sasquatch sighting; 5) Passenger manifest from the steamship the “S.S. Columbia” that shows Albert Ostman being on board for his maiden voyage to America, from Glasgow, Scotland to New York City; 6) Albert Ostman’s entry from Ancestry.com gathered from the 1920 United States Federal Census; 7) Albert Ostman’s Canadian Immigration Service documentation from 1923; 8) Ostman’s U.S. Department of Labor certificate from 1924; 9) Ostman’s immigration registration card; 10) And of course, a publicity still of “Bowzer” played by actor and singer Jon “Bowzer” Bauman from the American musical TV show Sha Na Na, hosted by the “Doo-wop” singing group of the same name. The show ran from 1977 to 1981 for a total of 97 episodes, and here we see Bowzer striking his signature pose.