In this book researcher Larry Jaffer investigates the famous Patterson-Gimlin Film that was shot in 1967 and which purports to show a Bigfoot, or Sasquatch.
The film remains the clearest moving picture of what is claimed to be a Bigfoot. Unlike many other films it lasts more than a second or two and the creature is not obscured by trees, shadows or poor light conditions. Quite the contrary, the subject of this film walks across an area of open ground in direct, bright sunlight. It is clearly visible and can be studied in detail.
The Bigfoot seen in this film has become known as "Patty". This is a female version of the surname of the man who shot the movie - Roger Patterson. It was coined to distinguish the creature shown in this footage from other Bigfoot. The female designation was chosen as the film shows the creature has clearly defined female breasts.
Over the years the film has been analysed hundreds of times both by people determined to show it is a fake and others wanting to prove it factually shows a real Bigfoot. Neither side in the debate has been able to prove their case simply by looking at the film. In this book we look at the circumstantial evidence around the film. When was it shot? Why was Roger Patterson there? Could Roger Patterson be trusted? Did Patterson behave in a suspicious manner?
By looking at the circumstantial evidence this book comes to definitive conclusions that have eluded those who have studied only the film.
Cryptids are animals, or plants, which are believed by some people to exist, but which have not been accepted as real by the wider scientific community. These cryptids are animals which have been seen, and sometimes photographed, but for which no definitive evidence has been This series of Cryptid Casebooks explores the world of the cryptids.
About the Author
Larry Jaffer has long had an interest in the fortean mysteries that surround us. He grew up in the Surrey when the Surrey Puma hit the headlines, and went out in search of that elusive beast - without success. Since then he has researched a myriad of other cryptids, including Sasquatch, the sea serpent, the Beast of Bodmin and others. He has also investigated UFO sightings and tracked down numerous ghosts and poltergeists. He has a voluminous archive of witness interviews, photos and other data to back up his writings on the subjects of the unusual, paranormal and downright odd.
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