'Bigfoot' Film Turns 50

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The famed Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot footage turns 50 today, and it is still widely held as some of the best, and most controversial, evidence of an undiscovered primate species in North America.

The footage was shot by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin on October 20th, 1967, in Northern California.

The film has remained a divisive subject in the cryptozoological community over the last five decades, although the number of experts who have examined the evidence and found it to be favorable is slightly higher than the film's detractors, and all claims of proof that it was a person in a suit have since been debunked.  Both Patterson (now deceased) and Gimlin have consistently maintained that the film is genuine.

Tobias WaylandComment