There were two witnesses to the filming of the Patterson-Gimlin film: Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. Roger Patterson is dead. He died from leukemia. He went to his death claiming that his film was real. He spent his hard earned money trying to get science to accept the validity of his film. This was money he could have used for treatments that might have prolonged his life. He would not have done that if the film were a hoax.
Bob Gimlin is still alive. He is a deeply religious man who believes that lying is a sin. He will tell you that the creature is real and there is no way it could have been falsified. I believe him. I have seen the film and I know it must be real.
The trouble with people who think that it was a hoax is that they just do not want to bother checking the facts. There have been a lot of people claiming to prove that the film was a hoax, but they have always failed.
I'm an old man, I've seen a lot of movies with ape-suits in them, from the original 'King Kong' to John Chambers' ape-suits in 'Planet of the Apes'. I have never seen one that would really look real outside of the theater.
I realize there are some people that can't seem to tell the difference between a real ape and an ape suit. I was at a circus one day when what looked like an ape got loose in the stands. I could see immediately that it was a man in an ape-suit. Yet hundreds of people jumped up from their seats and began running away. It looked like there was going to be a stampede. Then the man took off his head-piece and the crowd quietened down and returned to their seats. I was amazed that so many people could be fooled so easily.
So it is with the Patterson creature. Some people can tell that it is real and some people can't.
I realize that many, if not most, people are skeptical of Bigfoot and harbor the belief that Bigfooters are silly and gullible people. Or hoaxers. Well, there is no doubt that some are. But not all.
If you have doubts about the Patterson film being real, I have compiled a list of links, Which may convince you of its veracity. Please check them out, You may be surprised at what you will learn.
'Hasn't this all been shown to be a hoax?'
History of the Patterson-Gimlin Film
- William Mayes
- I've lived in the woods and came to know and understand the creatures that inhabit it. I have compassion for all God's creatures, most especially the creature known whimsically as "bigfoot", since he is more like us than any other. I am now an old man and unable to run around in the woods. If I were able I would be out there right now trying to prove his existence. I started this blog to try to express some of the ideas and speculations I have had on bigfoot. I am not into bigfoot social events. I don't gossip about other bloggers. I try to keep myself informed of events. My ideas and opinions are my own and I make no apology for them. They are not written in stone and I welcome any and all civil comments. I am looking for the truth, not fame.