On October 20th, 1967, Roger Patterson captured the best photographic
evidence of Sasquatch to date. It has been disputed over its authenticity
for decades. This page will lead you on a journey through a "Crime
Scene Investigation" style approach to this legendary piece of footage.
After examining the content, I think you'll agree,
this is the Real Thing!!!!
The stabilization of the Patterson/Gimlin film frames may yield new information IMO. When one takes the shakiness out of
the film and holds the subject steady in center frame - it will allow us to better watch it's muscle and joint movements taking
place. The one thing that impresses me is the elasticity in the skin and muscle movement of the animal. I cannot fathom
Patterson being able to create working muscles under the fur like what can be witnessed on the Bluff Creek footage. The
right chest muscles not only move as the animal swings it's arm, but the muscles work exactly like they should if this was a
real breathing creature. Created by Bill Miller
|As you can clearly see,
human females can
sometimes carry their
breasts in a lower position
than other females and it is
definitely a more common
trait with age. Notice that
you can see the pectoral
muscle above the breast
tissue in both examples
The following is a comment by John Green concerning the
Long-Korff statements of arm extension on their proposed
Phillip Morris of Morris Costumes is quoted in the Long-Korff book as
saying that in order to make the arms of one of his gorilla suits appear
longer, the glove or hand could be extended on a stick. How much
extra length would be needed?
I have unusually long arms--my arm spread is greater than my
height--and my upper and lower arms, shoulder to elbow and elbow
to wrist, are approximately the same length, about 12". Total length
24". Total length of my legs, hip joint to ground, is approximately 40"
Ratio of arm length to leg length is about 24 to 40.
The measurements of the film creature are debatable but approximate
ratios are not. Ratio of arm length to leg length is about 34 to 40.
To achieve an arm/leg ratio of 34/40 the arms of a person of my
measurements would have to be 34 inches long, 10 inches longer
than they are, and since the positions of the joints can't be moved all
this length would have to be added below the elbow, making the
lower arm 22", almost double the length of the upper arm. (It would
also make it impossible to bend at the wrist.)
Therefor if the figure in the movie was a man in a Morris Costumes
gorilla suit (or any other suit that lets the elbows bend) its lower arms
would appear to be grossly out of proportion, almost twice as long as
the upper arms. In reality the lower arms appear to be slightly shorter
than the upper arms.
It is hard to believe that Phillip Morris could really have thought the
suit in the movie looked like one of his (with just the face and hair
different) but even if he did I would expect that on considering these
measurements he would have to say that he was mistaken. I tried to
phone him but he is out of town until March 22.
Curiously, as far as I am aware similar calculations dealing with arm
length and leg length have never been presented before. If we had
done it in 1967 this "man in a suit" nonsense might never have gotten
In this slowed down sequence, we have
the ability to see the crack in the
buttocks in the first few frames. You
can also see, near the end before it
repeats over again, the right leg
"buckle" as it is coming down in the
stride. Humans don't walk like that!!!!!!
In these 2 examples
you can see an odd
bulge in the lower right
leg of the creature.
The image to the left
reveals the flexing
of the buttocks, wrist,
hand & fingers.
|Analyzing the Patterson film from 1967