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It was not only the most famous recording of an alleged Bigfoot, but also one of the last major ‘sitings’ of the creature. On October 20th 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin captured a purported Sasquatch with 16mm camera at Bluff Creek, California. Patterson and Gimlin were an expedition to find the elusive creature in the Bluff Creek area of the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California after large footprints had been found in this region in previous years.

The famed Patterson-Gimlin film shows a large, manlike creature striding through a clearing. Unlike many alleged Bigfoot photographs, the subject in the film cannot be a misidentification. Either the film is a hoax or it is an unknown, hairy giant. The film is presented as the best evidence of Bigfoot by many advocates, and discounted by many scientists as a hoax. Many years later, Bob Heironimus, an acquaintance of Patterson’s, claimed that he had worn an ape costume for the making of the film. Both men have always dismissed allegations that they had hoaxed the footage by filming a man wearing an ape suit.

Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

July 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm

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  1. I have debunked the Patterson and Gimlin Bigfoot film. I have the proof that shows the film was a hoax and I even have a copy of the Patterson Bigfoot suit as well like to see come to http://www.freewebs.com/pgbigfootdebunked
    For at Blevins Biblical Investigation WE not only tell the truth WE SHOW IT

    Leroy Blevins Sr.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    • I believe that Bigfoot is real because I know what Bigfoot really is. Half man and half gorilla. Created by men that had sex with female gorillas a long time ago.

      Jesus Christ

      May 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm

      • No it is not “half man, half gorilla.” The DNA of homo sapiens and that of gorilla gorilla is not compatible. 2013 lab tests done on 111 samples of hair, saliva and tissue purported to be of Sasquatch origin showed the mitochondrial [female] DNA is modern homo sapiens and the nuclear [male] DNA is from an UNKNOWN hominid. BTW, apes [pans, pongos and gorilla goillas] are hominoid, but not hominid. Fortunately, if you mate a male homo sapiens with a female gorilla, you get NOTHING. You might as well use water as sperm . . .

        The Timsta

        January 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    • Leroy Blevins? Never heard of you. I noticed your website is a dead end link. And I’ve read alot of your claims without seeing ANY of your evidence. I would say if anyone is making a hoax its YOU.


      December 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    • “For at Blevins Biblical investigation WE not only tell the truth WE SHOW IT.”

      Aside from selling your obviously fraudulent product Mr Blevin, can you show us your proof?
      Put simply, to try and facilitate the being through Scripture is meaningless…you have to understand that this human constructs description isn’t that of an ordinary man, but that of a supposed primate kinship to mankind. Total B.S. for sure, but there’s no evidence in the bible in which to disprove it.

      Erebus Priest

      October 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

  2. screw you leroy blevins !


    October 31, 2009 at 4:37 pm

  3. Thank you cat so much. That made my day. Ok my new website is http://www.freewebs.com/pgfilmanalyze

    Leroy Blevins Sr.

    October 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    • Mr Blevins, the second link that you’ve provided is also a dead link as well. So am I inclined to take you at your word?
      Didn’t think so.

      Erebus Priest

      October 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

  4. For the best research ever on the Patterson film go to. New website http://www.freewebs.com/pgfilmanalyze

    Leroy Blevins Sr.

    November 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

  5. […] only three of them have achieved iconic status: the Doctor’s photograph of Loch Ness monster, Patterson Bigfoot, and Eric Shipton’s talltale about Abominable […]

  6. mr.blevins, you have not debunked the patterson film,it is dishonest to say that.

    chris zaun

    February 22, 2010 at 12:27 am

  7. I created a funny revision of the Bigfoot video. I think the location and song fits it all perfect. In light of the April Fool’s Day coming up, I hope you enjoy it as much as I had making it!



    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

  8. I have made a copy of the Patterson Bigfoot suit. If you like to see my copy of the suit go to the website shown.

    Leroy Blevins Sr

    May 21, 2010 at 3:05 am

  9. The film that Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin made in 1967 of Bigfoot was real. The test that Nasa did on the film stated that the creature had both human and gorilla characteristics. Bigfoot is a human-primate hybrid. Bigfoot was created several thousand years ago by men that had sex with female gorillas. Half man and half gorilla. A man made creature. Bigfoot was not someone dressed up in a suit. Bigfoot is a human-primate mixed breed.

    Jesus Christ

    June 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    • Sorry my friend but you are wrong. The Bigfoot in the PG film is just a man in a suit. And Bigfoot is not a human-primate mixed breed. If you like to know the first Bigfoot was called Esau he was the grandson of Abraham. What people call Bigfoot are in fact Edomites. This type of men is told in the Bible and they was created over 3000 years ago. But they are not a mied breed they are just 100% human. Look in the Bible you will see the start of the Bigfoot.

      Leroy Blevins Sr

      June 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      • I fear, Mr Blevins, that you are wrong. With the age of digital enhancement of movie footage such as that in the Patterson Gimlin movie of Bigfoot, certain things have been revealed that no amount of contrivance to perpetrate a fraud would have been able to concoct. Most notable is the pronounced rupture that appears on the lower right thigh as “Patty” places the weight of her right leg on the ground. Also evident is the sinews in the right armpit as she swings her arm backwards. Another factor is the absence of someone peering out through a costume, something even movie creators nowadays defer to computer animation to project, rather than an actual suit. Then there are the mammary glands. Who would go to the trouble of perpetrating their existence if they sought to present a serious piece of movie footage? Why is their movement natural, if the “wearer” is a man dressed in a suit? Lastly, why were the footprints much deeper than those of the men filming? How could that be if it were a man in a suit? Speak to the experts in costumes and they will tell you that trying to imitate what was filmed there would be nigh on impossible in all the aspects I have addressed even today, let alone in 1967.

        The Timsta

        January 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  10. Leroy Blevins is mentally ill so ignore him. Despite his debunking claims he also claims he is a bigfoot believer and has seen bigfoot.

    Need I say more?


    March 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

  11. Leroy – leroy – leroy…..now you are on to bigfoot!…it never ends does it Leroy?…the ark – garden of eden – the list is a long one now isnt it Leroy?…tell people of your discovery of the garden of eden and the big bird watching and guarding it…that was a dilly Leroy – hahahahahah.


    July 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

  12. I was recommended this blog via my cousin. I am no longer certain whether or not this publish is written via him as no one else realize such particular approximately my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!


    May 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  13. The only way that someone can say that the Patterson-Gimlin creature is a fake is to have someone dress up in a suit that looks exactly like the creature in the Patterson-Gimlin film. And guess what, so far nobody has been able to make a film that looks exactly like the creature in the Patterson-Gimlin film. So until somone is able to duplicate that creature, then the Patterson-Gimlin creature is real. Half man and half gorilla. A human-gorilla hybrid.

    Jesus Christ

    June 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

    • True, let’s see this suit reproduced today….without pouring a million dollars into the project. Even Chewbacca in Star Wars 10 years later looked totally cheesy (at least the body itself).


      February 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  14. Jesus Christ

    June 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

    • And behold! When entering the site you’ll find at the top something very amazing!
      There you’ll see the words:
      (Urban Legends)
      Don’t believe everything you hear

      Sorry Jesus, you’ve no credible evidence at which to share …only a story to tell.

      Erebus Priest

      October 26, 2012 at 8:56 am



    October 30, 2012 at 1:07 am

  16. Jesus Christ

    January 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

  17. To James as the statement that you do not believe it is real do to bones not found. This is not actually correct and I will explain why. First of all if you talk to any big game hunter, zoologist, or anyone ina field that is out in the woods and ask them if they have ever found a dead cougar or even a much more common type of animal a bear. You will get in 99.99 percent of people survey no. Unless the animal was hit by a car or some bizarre even like that you will never walking 24/7 365 days a year find a dead cougar let alone a Sasquatch. What happens is that animals of these types know they are going to die and will bury themselves in deep brush etc to avoid scavengers at them.
    Once they do die they then are picked clean usually within days and bones and all material is quickly eaten or scattered. Second of all many areas in North America especially the main areas of Sasquatch sightings have acidic soil that dissolves the bones quickly and they do not fossilize and that is the reason that bones of a sasquatch are not normally found. Even in other areas such as the Florida everglades do to the swamp like soil they quickly would vanish so no matter what animal it is it is very rare to find a dead one of less common and even common animals unless human induced accident. Do to Sasquatch would be much rarer then a cougar even you can see why bones would not be found easily. However there is two skulls in a museum that in all likelihood are sasquatch skulls The natives had a story of red haired giants living in a cave that would go down and get the children or cause trouble they decided they had enough so the natives set the cave in flames and suffocated them.
    Of course this was thought always to be a myth yet investigating the cave they found several giant skulls that are not human or of a larger human like species then humans of today and from the description fully match a Sasquatch and these are still in a safe being kept. This is pure physical proof sitting right in a vault yet nothing is done about it and could possibly prove that at least some unknown man or ape species likely a gigantopithicus blacki existed till modern times and still in all likely hood does. If your interested in this kind of thing you can read my up comming book on my near 5 decades of research on the subject and even the most sceptical will get some eye opening information, I am one of the early researchers I use to converse with everyone from Ivan sanderson to Renee to Gardner to Bernard I am more a researcher of lake monsters and have spent since childhood going to lakes with monster reports investigating them and now I am going to release my findings soon. As well I assure you the USA government would not spend tons of money in the official manuals they use for forest rangers and other types of simmilar jobs warning them of Sasquatch.
    Ask yourself why a government would spend money making books for their field workers warning of animals that do not exist? I personaly know that some upper officals have admited that they do have evidence that they do exist and do not officaly make it known for many reasons. As well the patterson film has been Annalized by experts in every field from science to motion pictures to experts in human locomotion to Zoologists and none after examining it can prove it is a fake and many after much examination have changed the opinion they had on the subject do to they know it is impossible to do what the patterson film creature does if it was a human in a suit. I have been watching horror movies since the sixties and I have watched the patterson film thousands and thousands of times looking for some proof to show it is fake. And none of the best movie makers in the planet have ever come even remotely close to the abilities and looks of this authentic creature coming across the screen.
    I wish it was fake make it easy for me to move on. However the more i watch the more in it’s favor i see As well I interviewed Bob gimmlin and no more of a honest decent person you could find and I fully beleave him what he said he has never changed his story.
    As well how could a man with little money that actualy owed money on the rental camera and was summoned to court over the matter make a higher quality fake monster then any of the greatest movie makers of all times with mass budgets. I know it is shocking but facts are facts and the Sasquatch although may freak people out does exist. I will put in the book as well something very interesting Renee Dahinden who after got the rights to the film told me something that no other researcher and know one knows about this film it will be a shocker to the crypto world stay tuned he was trying to save me I think from being possessed like he was on the subject and confided to me something that gives me a smidgeon of a question. Until then take care.

    DAR The Researcher

    July 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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