Friday, May 24, 2013

Olympic Project: A Masterclass in Bigfooting

(Left to Right: Cliff Barackman, Jeff Wrolson, Derek Randles and Dr. Jeff Meldrum
Photo Courtesy of Lindsay Broughton )

Fan's you know some of the best and most organized research is being lead by Derek Randles through the Olympic Project organization he co-founded.

We have had the fortune of attending two Olympic Project weekend expeditions and each time it is like taking a master class in Bigfooting. Click the following link to read about the March 2013 Olympic Expedition with Cliff Barackman.

Last May continued the momentum with the return of Cliff Barackman and the addition of Dr. Jeff Meldrum!! This was truly a master class in Bigfooting. Dr. Meldrum was approachable as always, and did a novel presentation. It was almost an extended version of his new Sasquatch Field Guide (Folding Pocket Guide)

The expeditions take place in the Olympic Peninsula, the most diverse region you will ever do field research in. In fact we can't resist, we have to say it, "It's squatchy!"

Derek and his team make sure there is plenty of optional activities. Day hikes, night hikes, big groups, small groups. There are even people who stay behind in the main lodge to talk Bigfoot with. 

Icing on the cake? Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman demonstrating how to cast a footprint. 

Cliff Barackman demonstrating casting techniques | Photo courtesy of Derek Randles
Future Dates and Speakers include:
June 7th, 8th, 9th Guest speaker Dr Jeff Meldrum.
July 12th, 13, 14th Guest speaker Dr Jeff Meldrum with Dr Matthew Johnson.

Still time to register for this weekends expedition in the Olympic national forest with the Olympic Project Ridge Walkers Unlimited!! Dr Jeff Meldrum will be in field with us for entire trip. For more info contact Derek Randles at The Olympic Project Website or e-mail

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 21 2001 | James "Bobo" Fay has a Bigfoot Encounter

James "Bobo" Fay with some serious wood knockin' sticks
This is a report that was published in Ray Crowe's Track Record in 2001. Bobo may have at one time gone by Jay instead of James, I don't know, he has always been Bobo to me. I think the age is incorrectly reported as well. Regardless of those minute details, this is a great report full of blood curdling details. I also like that it was investigated by Joe Beelart (read more about Joe Beelart) and reported over the phone to Ray Crowe

Humboldt County, California


Jay “Bobo” Fay had a series of incidents in northern California in late May, 2001. The sighting was referred to Joe Beelart for investigation. The site, east of Arcata, California, near the Klamath River and in the Bald Hills near Weitchpec, and east of Orick to north near Schoolhouse Peak. The following abstracted from telephone notes of Joe Beelart. On May 21st, Jay (nickname Bobo), went to the mountains near the Klamath River, 15-18 miles NE of Orick on the north side of Bald Mtn., three to five miles north on Johnson Road. and when alone at night, he was aggressively confronted by two and possible three vocalizing, limb breaking, sasquatches. He heard knocking of wood-on-wood on the Bald Hill road. Twice, there were two sharp blows, about 100 yards away in the treeline. Canine howling after 9pm from several miles to the NW...coyote, dog, wolf. As they came closer howls became a man-wail. They were answered from his immediate left at 9:30PM. There was brush moving, loud snaps of sticks breaking, and motion to his side.

At 150 yards in the tree line there was a vocalization of, “AHHH,” like huge exhalings and lips flapping like a horse sound. The two howls merged, maybe a third was there also. Never saw anything.

The closest they came to the vehicles was 50 yards. A pit bull in the truck made no noise and had tail between legs. On May 22nd. Bobo went to area again, alone. Another display of vocal aggression, but not as close as the previous night. May 27th.

Bobo at site with John Freitas and Eric Holland. Bigfoot calls were broadcast. A large Bigfoot approached within 20 feet of the vehicle, within 10-15 min of starting broadcast. No photos were taken by veteran researchers. (Unbelievable!)

(Allegedly) A huge 9 foot creature (gauged by stump height) bluff charged John’s car at 11:15pm. A Starlight viewer of Russian Ukrainian model, Gen. II night scope used for viewing. It was snorting, a nasal noise, bobbing up and down, for 10-20 seconds. It was big and block shaped. Would raise arm over head, like a big monkey. There was no neck, a giant black blob, moving through tree line. When running there was a huge boom-boom sound, but padding could also be heard.

A large thump was heard as if something was thrown. No tracks were found. At one time it tried to stand behind a small tree, but stuck out 1 1/2 feet on each side, but still tried to “peek” out. It bobbed its head continuously. Ray Crowe met “Bobo” at the opening of the Bigfoot extension museum in Willow Creek (he had some reports).

Bobo is a former logger, 45, 6’4.”

He’s been looking for Bigfoot for 15 years. (C) Track Record 2001 
By the way, I highly recommend purchasing the digital version of the Track Record.  You can buy the Track record at

The track record has over 174 Newsletters spanning the years 1991-2007 containing over 3000 pages. As editor, ray Crowe did a fantastic job collecting all sorts of Bigfoot lore. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 17 2005 | Bob Heironimus Passes Lie Detector Test Claiming He Was Bigfoot

Decades later, the two that claimed they hoaxed the Patterson Gimlin Film
  failed to recreate the film despite haveing better materials, tools, and technology

Yakima Man Claims He's the Real Bigfoot
on PAX Television Channel 'Lie Detector' Aired May 17, 2005 8:00 PM ET/PT

Bob Heironimus, a 64-year-old retired man from Yakima, Washington, claims the famous 1967 Roger Patterson film of the legendary "Bigfoot" was all a hoax, on PAX TV's "Lie Detector," airing Tuesday, May 17, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Heironimus submitted to a lie detector test administered by leading polygraph expert Dr. Ed Gelb to try to prove that he was the infamous creature shot on film in Bluff Creek, California, wearing just a modified gorilla costume, which does not match the figure in the Patterson film. Not even close.

Hosted by Rolonda Watts, "Lie Detector" is a provocative series that examines the truth behind real-life stories ripped from the headlines, using the most powerful instrument to detect deception - the polygraph.

Heironimus took the polygraph on live television and passed the test according to Dr. Ed Gelb, proving once and for all that along with passed polygraphs by serial killers like Ted Bundy, Heironimus believes he was the man in the suit to the degree that he too was able to pass the polygraph.
Is it any wonder the polygraph is not admissible evidence in a court of law?

It is note worthy to mention that Heironimus is unable to produce the alleged costume with breasts he allegedly wore 38 years ago and he was unable to satisfactorly say why he waited all these years to make such an admission.

Additionally, Heironimus footprints do not match those left by the creature in the Patterson Film and he is unable to duplicate the locomotion of the creature filmed by Roger Patteron in October of 1967. The fundamental nature of Heironimus' statement is phoney. He lied and passed the polygraph anyway, just as serial killer Ted Bundy did all the way down death row to the electric chair.

After watching the video below you can read about Bill Munns project to definitively put the debate to bed.

Nadia Moore wrote on behalf of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum:

These pictures are from Bill's Discovery Day V presentation, as he discussed in great detail his recent work, made possible by a Grant arranged by Dr. Meldrum, in recreating the anatomy of "Patty" using live models for in depth comparisons between her movement and various natural versions of the human form, both male and female, in costume and sans clothing.  He also made several chest panels using various synthetic materials available in 1967, in order to try and recreate a costume which would duplicate the appearance of Patty and her movement.  The third branch of this project was the recreation of the "costume" described by Bob Heironimus in his claim that he was hired by Roger Patterson to be the object of Roger's film. Not only has Bob been unable to describe the actual location that the film was made, let alone how to get there, but the research of Mr. Munns has now proven once and for all that the "costume" as described by Heironimus is structurally, anatomically, and logistically incapable of portraying what is in the famous 1967 Film. 
We recommend you read her entire Bill Munns Presentation write-up. below are some of the photos Nadia Moore took that exposes some of the challenges Bob Heironimus would have to overcome based on how he described the construction of the suit.

Bob Heironimus described the head was attached to a football helmet.

A recreated head shows the angle of head tilt required.
Although to be fair, Patty is leaning forward, the  live person is leaning back.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum has said Bill Munns dissection is the most promising and extensive reseaerch done on the film and you help the research reach more people by funding Bill Munns's documentary at IndieGoGo.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WATCH: Local News Covers Finding Bigfoot's Thermal Investigation in NM

Albuqurque's KRQE News covers Finding Bigfoot's thermal investigation in NM
“I saw a tall, dark, broad figure, and it just walked right up against the truck..." -- a New Mexico resident

After watching the news packet covering the Finding Bigfoot investigation of the thermal video recorded in New Mexico, you can read the report that was posted on the website. 

Here is the article on the KRQE News website:

Hunt is on for Bigfoot in northern NM
Updated: Thursday, 16 May 2013, 9:05 AM MDT
Published : Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6:51 AM MDT
Jessica Garate
ALBUQUREQUE (KRQE) - The Valles Caldera is an enormous volcanic crater in the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico, known for its elk herds.
Now the area is getting attention for what else may be living there.
According to some field researchers, the area has perfect living conditions for Bigfoot.
They even provide proof, a video that brought investigators from the Finding Bigfoot TV series , that airs on Animal Planet, to New Mexico.
On an episode of Finding Bigfoot, the team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization heads to the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico.
The BFRO came to New Mexico late last year after a thermal video was taken in 2011 by another man on an expedition to find Bigfoot.
Now, the team is trying to figure out the size of the image to make sure it's not just another camper by comparing it to a picture of Bobo, one of their researchers, who is standing in the same place.
It is not just the video that has the team convinced Bigfoot lives in northern New Mexico.
In 2008 a KRQE News 13 reporter followed another Bigfoot hunter, Tom Biscardi, who's been on the creature's trail for 40 years.
He has been looking for signs of the hairy beast all across the four corners area where there have been dozens of Bigfoot sightings since 1998.
Biscardi pointed out to us then what he thought were Bigfoot’s footprints near Farmington.
“I saw a tall, dark, broad figure, and it just walked right up against the truck," a New Mexico resident said, "I want to get out of here now."
The BFRO heard more stories from New Mexicans during a town hall meeting they held in Jemez Springs during their visit.
”I woke up in the middle of the night, went to get out of the bed. My window faces this way, and there was something in my window. It didn't have a neck at all,” another resident said.
Despite this evidence, Ben Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, told KRQE News 13 in 2008 there is still a huge hole in the Bigfoot theory.
”If the creatures are out there they have to die somewhere why hasn't anyone found them?” Radford said.

You can see the thermal video below

Fossils Show When Sasquatch Ancestors and Monkeys Diverged

Artist's reconstruction of two new Oligocene primates, the ape Rukwapithecus (foreground left) and the Old World monkey Nsungwepithecus (background right).
"These discoveries are important because they offer the earliest fossil evidence for either of these primate groups," --Nancy Stevens, an anthropologist at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

So more specifically, the fossils suggest the time when apes diverged from monkeys, or as I like to translate it, "when Sasquatch ancestors diverged from monkeys". Skeptics will prefer that I am not so definitive about the existence of Bigfoots and some bigfooters would prefer I not diminish Bigfoots' intelligence and culture by associating them to apes. In order to to dissuade both camps from criticism I'm just gonna say that a blog about Bigfoot is obviously hopeful that Bigfoot will be a recognized species and to non-apers, apes is a designation of biology, not a comment on culture or intelligence.

Now we can get to the cool part and why this article is interesting. There was a gap in the fossil record and we really didn't know when monkeys and apes diverged. DNA research suggested it was about 25 million years ago, but we had no physical evidence that supported that. So this is a twofer; 1) we get solid physical evidence and 2) it supports what DNA had suggested.

Due to the confirmation of what DNA can tell us, This finding makes us more anxious for what is store with Bryan Sykes Bigfoot DNA study and Future Bigfoot DNA studies in general. 

Read the details from an excerpt of the LiveScience article below:
The fossil remnants of these two primate species date back to 25 million years ago, filling a gap in the fossil record that reveals when apes and monkeys first diverged.

"These discoveries are important because they offer the earliest fossil evidence for either of these primate groups," said lead study author Nancy Stevens, an anthropologist at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

DNA evidence has long suggested that apes and Old World monkeys diverged from a common ancestor between 25 million and 30 million years ago. But until now, no fossils older than 20 million years had been found.

The age of the new specimens extends the origin of apes and Old World monkeys into the Oligocene Epoch, which lasted from 34 million to 23 million years ago. Previously, only three primate species were known from the late Oligocene globally, Stevens said.

"These finds can help us to further refine hypotheses about the timing of diversification of major primate groups," Stevens said.
You can read the full article at Live Science 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scientific American: Dear Animal Planet, Learn The Difference Between Real and Fake Monsters

Don't call them River Monsters! They have feelings!

I love good skeptics, I hate lazy ones. When I say this I always cite my favorites. Sharon Hill of Doubtful News and a Huffington Post contributor and Brian Dunning of Skeptoid. Most others reach for the low hanging fruit or are just contrarians. These last two category of skeptics, the fruit-pickers and the contrarians, are unimpressive. Yes, this assumes I am worthy of being impressed, and truth be known, I can't think of a better person I would like to spend time impressing than myself. 

back to lazy skeptics, more specifically Kyle Hill (pictured left), a science writer who specializes in finding the secret science in your favorite fandom. Hill has also contributed to Wired, Nature Education, Popular Science, and io9. At least that what is says on his bio for Scientific American. Today he wrote an open letter to Animal Planet asking them not to blur the lines between real and fake using shows like River Monsters, Finding Bigfoot, and  Mermaids: The New Evidence as an examples that create an uphill battle for serious science educators. Boo hoo. Science is a method, teach the method and let people educate themselves.

The gist of his argument is real fish should not be called "monsters" and mythical creatures should not be considered real. We agree, leprechauns and unicorns should not be considered real--oh wait, he's putting Bigfoot/Sasquatch into this mythical category. Read for yourself below as he tries to protect the reputation of fish and uses the same knee-jerk arguments against the Bigfoot evidence.

I don’t want to see a legion of fisherman descend on the Congo or Amazon rivers to wipe out tiger fish, or any other animal, out of misplaced fear. Each time River Monsters decides to characterize a fish as a “flesh ripping chainsaw mauling atomic assassin,” the possibility grows. Don’t turn magnificent creatures into mythological horrors.

And don’t turn mythological horrors into real creatures.

I’m afraid I can’t speak highly of your track record when it comes to presenting evidence-based programming, considering that Finding Bigfoot never finds, and won’t ever find, Bigfoot. But never has it been worse than with Mermaids: The Body Found and the upcoming Mermaids: The New Evidence.

Cryptozoology persists precisely because there is no evidence for these creatures. If we actually found Bigfoot or mermaids, they would be studied, cataloged, and brought into the wide swath of biological knowledge. Bigfoot does not exist because there would be evidence left behind—hair, feces, bones, kills, offspring, a carcass—if it did. Considering how many expeditions have attempted to find this evidence and have come up short, in spite of the Bigfoot hunters who claim these creatures number in the thousands, we can effectively rule Bigfoot out. Admittedly, it’s hard to criticize the search for mermaids in the same way. We only recently captured the fabled giant squid on camera. But the difference between these sea monsters is that the squid, prowling the depths off Japan, leaves evidence behind (beaks, tentacles, whole carcasses).
Funny how footprints and casts never make the list of missing evidence. And there have been potential hair and feces samples that are currently being investigated by Bryan Sykes of the University of Oxford. I also think it is crazy that people assume a population of thousands should be easy to find. We have downed airplanes that we can't find in the wilderness, and those had trajectories to give us clues!

Finally, these are TV shows not documentaries. Anybody who's research stops at a TV show bracketed by commercials and ads is not someone you should care to persuade anyway. Let Animal Planet entertain, because I think people are smarter than Kyle Hill gives them credit for.

Click the following link to read Kyle Hill's open letter to Animal Planet 

Today in Bigfoot History | May 15th 1977 | Canadian Bus Driver and 6 Passengers See Bigfoot

Canadian bus driver and 6 passengers claim they saw Bigfoot. 
"The hoax would be more important than a real Sasquatch would teach us a lesson to smarten up." -- Rene Dahinden on the possibility the Canadian sighting was a hoax

The hoaxers eventually did fess up, but as Rene has said this is an important hoax to dissect.  So that's what we are going to do. But first let's start with the sighting.

As the story goes a Canadian bus driver named Pat Lindquist, who also happened to be a reserve Vancouver city police officer, was westbound a mile east of Lake Erroch on the Harrison Hot Springs-to-Vancouver run when he saw a 7 foot tall creature with black fur and a light colored face. It was estimated to be 300 pounds, but weight estimates usually just indicate it was heavier than the average human--very hard to guess visually.

This was an interesting encounter, because not only was the creature witnessed by the bus driver, but all six passengers saw it too, some waking up to see the creature! It gets better, the driver stops the bus and gives chase. He actually gets out of the bus and catches up with the creature. In the Oklahoma City Times he describes the confrontation:
"The first thing I noticed was the smell...a horrible smell like very rotten meat. The bush was thick and I was pushing the branches apart when I saw it about 20 or 25 feet away. I just couldn't believe it."

"At first I was mad. But then I went to awe and then to fright and I began to shake. I couldn't stop shaking and then I got out of there." The smell has been a common element in the reports from numerous people who claim to have been close to the Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot.

Lindquist, who is 6-foot-2, said the thing before him was no more than seven feet tall, only "much heavier than I am." "It had flat, flared nostrils like a monkey and large, wide eyes. It didn't make any sound except heavy breathing. It had a

broad chest and it was heavy up and down."

"It could have taken two steps and grabbed me, but it didn't do anything. It didn't growl. It didn't show its teeth. It just looked at me." Lindquist said the hair on its face was a light brown and "it appeared to have the mange; the skin underneath looked kind of white."
Ten days later the perpetrators admitted on radio that it was a hoax. Now, for those of you that think that we shouldn't dissect this hoax and give hoaxers any tips. I don't think there should be a concern. Either there is evidence or there isn't, otherwise it is just a story.

This hoax was composed of a team of  four individuals and took weeks to prepare for, in fact they started by selecting a bus line and planted a passenger that would alert everybody else on the bus.

The gorilla suit was bought for $200 dollars and was worn by a guy who was 5-foot-11 and  165-pounds. A far cry from the 7-foot 300-pound creature described.

This story even had footprints made from a resin cast they created based on one seen in the book Sasquatch/Bigfoot: The Search for North America's Incredible Creature by Don Hunter and Rene Dahinden.

You can read the original article, before it was revealed as a hoax, below:

MISSION, British Columbia (AP) - A furry creature about seven feet tall lumbered across Highway 7 near this Fraser Valley community Sunday and made some believers in the legendary Sasquatch.

The sighting, 35 miles east of Vancouver, occurred as a Pacific Stage Lines bus driven by Pat Lindquist was westbound a mile east of Lake Erroch on the Harrison Hot Springs-to-Vancouver run.

The passengers and Lindquist saw ahead of the bus a glimpse of something they all described as a seven-foot tall, 300-pound beast with dark brown to black fur or hair and a light-colored face.

"At first we thought it was a prankster in a fur suit," said Lindquist, 28, a reserve Vancouver city police officer. "But people were shouting 'what is it, what is it', so I slammed on the brakes to have a look.

"To tell the truth, I thought it was someone trying to con us so I took off after it. I guess I thought I was going to pull off his hat and bawl him out. I don't know why I did it. I'm not sure I really intended to catch up with it."

Lindquist, who police here describe as "very nervous and pale" when they arrived on the scene, later described what happened when he gave pursuit.

"The first thing I noticed was the smell...a horrible smell like very rotten meat. The bush was thick and I was pushing the branches apart when I saw it about 20 or 25 feet away. I just couldn't believe it."

"At first I was mad. But then I went to awe and then to fright and I began to shake. I couldn't stop shaking and then I got out of there." The smell has been a common element in the reports from numerous people who claim to have been close to the Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot.

Lindquist, who is 6-foot-2, said the thing before him was no more than seven feet tall, only "much heavier than I am." "It had flat, flared nostrils like a monkey and large, wide eyes. It didn't make any sound except heavy breathing. It had a

broad chest and it was heavy up and down."

"It could have taken two steps and grabbed me, but it didn't do anything. It didn't growl. It didn't show its teeth. It just looked at me." Lindquist said the hair on its face was a light brown and "it appeared to have the mange; the skin underneath looked kind of white."

© Oklahoma City Times; Monday, May 16, 1977

Newest Game Getting All The Buzz: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery

Sony's new handheld game: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery
I remember when video games were the size of refrigerators and you were lucky if a character was made up of more than 20 pixels. The graphics had to be used so frugally and characters so small, video game developers called them sprites. Heck when I was a kid you could recreate video game characters out of skittles and still have enough left over to taste the rainbow.

Now handheld video games have all the power to render 3D polygons with skin, texture, shading and lighting effects. If you can't tell if I'm being nostalgic or impressed by the power of technology then I have struck the right tone. In the video below is the newest game that contains an entire 3D universe, or at least a 3D campground in your pocket.

The video below is adorable, sweet and just makes you feel good. Spend a few minutes and dream that you too can be secret friends with a Bigfoot.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery follows young boy Jacob and the happenings during his time at summer camp, where he finds and befriends the Bigfoot of legend. Together the pair embark on a string of adventures, solving puzzles that will test players' logical, math, lateral thinking and observations skills.

Although it was released yesterday for the Sony PS Vita, this This Thursday (May 16 2013) it will be available on your iPhone. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 14th 1976 | Six Chinese Officials Surround a Yeren

Concept art for Yeren, a movie by Wiseacre Films 
There are basically two similar accounts for the story. We have pieced them together to create a continuous narrative. After the story check out some awesome concept art from the new Yeren Movie filmed last year in China.

On the evening of May 14th in 1976 six local Chinese government bureaucrats drove down a rural highway in the Hubei province. As they passed Chunshuy, a village between Fangxian county and Shennongjia, they came across a creature illuminated by the car headlights. The creature was described as being tailless with red fur and recognized immediately as the Chines Wildman a/k/a Yeren.

The Yeren made an attempt to flee, climbing a nearby embankment and escaping into the darkness. The climb was unsuccessful and the creature fell back into the glare of the headlights, crouching on all fours. 

Startled, a passenger threw a rock at the creature from behind and the creature ran off, this time successfully escaping from sight.

This initiated a great degree of public interest, people writing in to report other sightings and groups of scientists and the army mounting expeditions into the forest. A massive expedition by the Chinese Academy of Sciences included a team of over a hundred members of scientists, photographers and soldiers. The team was equipped with rifles, tranquilizer dart guns, tape recorders and hunting dogs, worked in the area during 1976 and 1977, interviewing hundreds of people. Together with army scouts and commune members, the team organized several large searches, but (as is usual with such expeditions) they found nothing definite. At one point the expedition search party moved near to one of the creatures; unfortunately 'before the beast could be captured an anxious soldier accidentally shot himself in the leg. The shot brought expedition members scurrying in from all directions and presumably frightened the creature away.

The above story is a compilation from Bigfoot Encounters and

Check out the following fantastic concept art for the movie, "China Bigfoot: Legend of the Yeren"

3 New Messin' with Sasquatch Commercials Released

The folks at Carmichael Lynch released three new Jack Link's Messin' with Sasquatch commercials today. The not-so-gentle giant gets up close and personal with jerky lovers everywhere. In a few short years, the campaign has helped take Link's from a distant second to the clear #1 in meat snacks. In fact, Jack Link's now outsells every other snack sold in convenience stores, period. The titles for the three new commercials are All Dolled Up, Coop, and Hose. Watch all three below.

ALL DOLLED UP: Sasquatch No Girl

COOP: Sasquatch Visit Chicken Friends

HOSE: Sasquatch Thirsty

Credit List for Jack Link’s spots:
“All Dolled Up”
“The Coop”

Agency: Carmichael Lynch
Chief Creative Officer: Dave Damman
Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Brad Harrison
Senior Copywriters: Tim Blevins and William Bloomfield
Director of Integrated Production: Joe Grundhoefer
Senior Content Producer: Freddie Richards
Content Producer: Tara Mulholland
Director of Business Affairs: Vicki Oachs
Director of Account Management: Andrew Dauska
Account Director: Holly Wheeler  
Account Manager: Sofya Guterman
Account Leader: Andrew Pautz
Senior Project Manager: Elizabeth Charron                                          

Production Company: MJZ
Director: Rocky Morton
Senior Executive Producer: Scott Howard
Producer: Donald Taylor        
Director of Photography: Mattias Rudh

Editing House: HutchCo Technologies
Editor: Jim Hutchins
Asst. Editor: Joaquin Machado
Executive Producer: Jane Hutchins

Post Production/Special Effects: Rabbit Content
Creative Director: Nick Losq
Executive Producer: Joby Barnhart
Producer: Lloyd Dsouza

Music House: Black Iris

Sound Design: Francois Blaignan and Joel Waters

Audio Mix: Lime Studios
Mixer: Joel Waters
Executive Producer: Jessica Locke

TOP SECRET: Press Release for May 26th HopsSquatch with Thom Powell

Thom Powell is Headlining May 26th HopsSquatch
Last Chance for you hard-core Bigfooters to get in on this sweet deal!!! The press release below is going out to all the local media. You get the first chance to read it and buy your tickets. Please watch the promotional video after the press release. Thank you to the After Hours Crew for creating the infomercial!!!

For More Information
Guy Edwards
Bigfoot Lunch Club

Something Big is Coming to Portland-HopsSquatch Bigfoot and Beer
Behind-the-scenes information from the experts

Become Bigfoot insiders learning what is on the horizon of Bigfoot research while having a beer with other Bigfooters at Portland’s Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on Sunday May 26, 2013 from 2-5pm with open discussion until 8pm. HopsSquatch is a unique speaker’s series bringing together Bigfooters and those that want to know. This month’s special guest is Bigfoot author Thom Powell.  When Powell's Sasquatch book, "The Locals," came out, it was hailed as the first of its kind, "bringing Bigfoot research into the 21st century," by British biologist Karl Shuker. Many of his topics were considered outside of science at the time but today are considered mainstream.
Recently, Powell has taken Bigfoot research even further, into the realm of spycraft. For over 6 decades, since the famous Patterson Gimlin film, Bigfoot field researchers have been using the same tactics without much to show for it. These same tactics are currently used on TV shows also without much to show for it. Is there another way to gather data and intelligence about Sasquatch? What will we be talking about ten years from now? Thom Powell will share what is on the horizon for Bigfoot research. What can the CIA tell us about Bigfoot Research?

After Powell speaks there will be a panel discussion- Is there a campaign against Bigfoot Truth? Authors Thom Powell (The Locals), Kirk Sigurdson (Cowslip) and a skeptic will participate in a panel moderated by Guy Edwards of Bigfoot Lunch Club discussing whether or not Bigfoot has already been discovered and suppressed by those in power.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event. Limited space available, only $5 per person to attend. The Lucky Lab Brew Pub is located at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland Oregon 97214.

For more information, please contact Guy Edwards at, 503.929.7436 or register online at


Seating is limited, we don't want you to miss out, please register now.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 13th 1967 | Roger Patterson Rents a Camera

The 16mm Cine-Kodak K-100 was the camera rented by Roger Patterson
 and used to film the most iconic footage of Bigfoot. 
On May 13th in 1967 Roger Patterson rented a 16mm Cine-Kodak K-100 camera from the Yakima Camera Shop. Although the rental was intended for only two days, we know Roger Patterson had it until at least October 20th of the same year. This was the date of the famous Patterson/Gimlin film when both Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed what appears to be a female Sasquatch walking in the Bluff Creek area.

Our favorite part about Bigfoot research, is the ability to geek out on ancillary research that contributes to our larger set of Sasquatch knowledge. In this instance, the Cine-Kodak K-100 provides a lot of opportunity to disect the P/G film. Even better there is a man who has done the research for us; Bill Munns. 

Bill Munns has probably done the most research on the type of camera and settings used to captured the P/G film. In the self-titled Munns Report he describes he showcases how important the camera detail is in reconstructing the P/G film site.

"In the process of that attempt to build the digital model, I have discovered something about the film which has been mistakenly assumed by one and all for the last 41 years, and it does impact significantly on any analysis of the film. All assumption has been that the lens on Roger Patterson's camera was a 25mm lens, the standard issue lens for the Kodak K-100 camera. My analysis indicates that the camera has a 15mm lens on it instead (presumption being a Kodak  Cine Ektar 15mm lens with S mount to C mount adapter, as per the Kodak camera user's guide,because the camera requires a companion viewfinder lens of same focal length, which Kodak only supplied for it's Cine Ektar lenses." SRC: The Munns Report release No.1

In his In the blurb below you can read Bill Munns reaching out to the cinematographer community. 

"...I immersed myself in the analysis of the film, I felt that building a digital model of the film site may help clear up some issues, and having 12 years now working with 3D visualization software, I felt I had a good background to attempt this. But in trying to build the digital model, I began to see discrepancies with the general report that the Patterson film was taken with a Kodak K-100 single lens camera with the standard 25mm Ektar lens on it. My analysis indicated a wider angle lens was necessary to replicate the filming, and the only wider angle lens made by Kodak (and having the appropriate viewfinder companion lens) was the 15mm Ektar. So I tested building the digital site model using the 15mm lens specification, and it assembled quite splendidly, and very accurately, in terms of locating seven distinct camera positions and matching them in the digital model so the digital model renderings overlay the actual film frames exceptionally well."

Bill Munn's continues to work on the P/G Film. There is a recent effort to raise funds for a documentary he's working on called, "When Roger met Patty".

You Can Greenlight Bill Munns Documentary: When Roger Met Patty

Bill Munns is Planning a Full-Length Feature Documentary on the
Patterson/Gimlin Film
Bill Munns is a Hollywood creature designer, 3D computer graphics professional, and arguably the foremost expert on the Patterson/Gimlin film. Bill Munns is campaigning for funds and planning the production of a feature length documentary touting, "the remarkable truth of the Patterson/Gimlin Film, and the Bigfoot/Sasquatch phenomenon."

According to Bill Munn's video on IndiGoGo (see below), his goal is to produce something worthy of submitting to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a/k/a the Oscars. He believes this level of visibility will encourage mainstream media to take notice and raise the bar for intelligent discussion.

At IndieGogo, the crowdsourcing website Bill Munns has chosen, Bill Munns describes the documentary:

The documentary, by it’s vary title, seems to be focused simply on the PGF event, but it will equally give abundant attention to the many other respectful research efforts ongoing today. But an excellent documentary feature tells a story the audience can relate to, and the concept I have chosen is to first take the one most powerful event in Bigfoot/Sasquatch lore and show why, beyond any doubt, it is a real event, and then, with that established, expand the story to the current research efforts, their accomplishments and their challenges as they continue. So the PGF, the event where Roger Patterson met and filmed the entity we call Patty, that is the title centerpiece of this story, and effectively sets up the discussions of current research. So please do not think this project neglects the many fine research endeavors currently ongoing. The PGF focus in the title is simply what in great narrative program structure is referred to as “the hook”, that element which catches the public and mainstream media’s attention and holds on, so they will continue to watch and learn about all the other fine research projects today.

I’ve already got 5 years of concentrated effort in the PGF analysis, some wonderful scientific research that was funded by the Cestone Foundation through the greatly appreciated assistance of Prof. Jef Meldrum, and I’ve got about 15 hours of HD video already accumulated as potential footage for the documentary. So I’m well positioned to reach the goal. But producing a feature documentary that is eligible for Academy Award consideration and festival submission is a major undertaking, and needs some financial support. So that’s what I’m asking for now.
Munns also describes a the documentary approach and a possible second episodic format for perhaps television.

The Documentary Concept

A great documentary tells a story in a focused and concise way, The documentary program concept recognizes that the PGF is the most familiar event in the mind of the general public and media, so the program leads with a definitive summation of why the PGF is real. Then the program branches out to examine the many new technique and new technologies being applied to this elusive entity we call Bigfoot or Sasquatch. I have commitments for interviews with Jeff Meldrum, Brian Brown and the TBRC/TWARC field studies, Bart Cutino and his thermal studies, and The Olympic Project’s remarkably diligent field studies.

Second, the production concept is that researchers, not TV program executives, should control the editing and content decisions. TV Program executives have lost sight of reality and responsible science and can’t resist program eye candy and sensationalism, out of context, over science in context. The story of this remarkably mysterious entity must be told with sincere respect for the real science, the real research, and the real challenges of bringing this entity into a position of biological science recognition. The content decisions and the final edit must be in the hands of researchers. This program will be.

Program Versions

One of the unique aspects of this project is that it recognizes that studies of this topic need different levels of detail and varying presentation times for different audiences, and so the final program result will be set up with four levels of comprehensive information.
Watch the video produced for IndieGoGo crowdfunding site below.

You can get more information at the following sites:
IndieGogo Fundraising Page
Facebook Page When Roger Met Patty
Official Website: When Roger Met Patty

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 9th 1851 | Arkansas Paper Reports Wildman Leaping 14 ft at a Time

Simulation of "Wildman" taking a 14 ft. Leap
The terms Bigfoot and Sasquatch are relatively modern terms, at least modern when used among most of us less indigenous folks. Before Bigfoot and Sasquatch there was the Wildman. Often described the same way as the Bigfoots we have come to know and love. The Memphis Enquirer, article dated May 9th, 1851 is a case in point. As you read the the description of hair, foot size and the amazing ability to leap up to 14ft at a time, you get a sense that this is a description familiar to most of us.

Even more interesting to us is the history the Wildman has had in the area, outdoorsmen describing encounters 17 years prior, starting as far back as 1834.

St. Francis Green, Greene and Poinsett Counties, Arkansas

"Wild Man of the Woods"

"During March last, Mr. Hamilton of Greene County, Arkansas, while out hunting with an acquaintance, observed a drove of cattle in a state of apparent alarm, evidently pursued by some dreaded enemy.

Halting for the purpose, they soon discovered as the animals fled by them, that they were followed by an animal bearing the unmistakable likeness of humanity.

He was of gigantic stature, the body being covered with hair and the head with long locks of hair that fairly enveloped his neck and shoulders.

The "wildman," for we must so call him, after looking at them deliberately for a short time, turned and ran away with great speed, leaping from twelve to fourteen feet at a time. His foot prints measured thirteen inches each.

This singular creature has long been known traditionally in St. Francis Green and Poinsett Counties.

Arkansas sportsmen and hunters having described him so long as seventeen years hence.

A planter, indeed, saw him very recently, but withheld his information lest he should not be credited, until the account of Mr. Hamilton and his friend placed the existence of the animal beyond cavil." 

Monday, May 6, 2013

How the CIA can help us find Bigfoot

Author Thom Powell next to an impressive display of the London Trackway
"Thom was one of my favorite speakers during the conference, in part because he proposes a different perspective on the field of research and has made some observations that others either have not or are not discussing." --Henry Patterson at

Thom Powell will headline Bigfoot Lunch Club's Bigfoot and Beer speaker series on May 26th.   Until we met Mr. Powell it was hard for us to bridge the gap between the value we put on physical evidence and the relevance of the more paranormal aspects bigfooting.

Thom Powell's "Spy" paradigm comes close to bridging that gap. He proposes that our efforts would be best spent gathering information, like the CIA does, as oppose to trying to do hard science that requires us to duplicate results. In other words, Bigfoot is an unwilling uncooperative subject and we could gain better traction doing intelligence gathering. 

Thom Powell's is a coveted speaker among the Bigfoot circuit, last month he was the first speaker at the Ohio conference. In the video below you can Thom's presentation last year in Washington was a huge success.  Henry Patterson, who was there, had this to write on Ghost Theory:
"Thom was one of my favorite speakers during the conference, in part because he proposes a different perspective on the field of research and has made some observations that others either have not or are not discussing." Henry Patterson

Watch author Thom Powell in the video above as he uses his trademark self-effacing charm to encourage a paradigm shift among bigfooters. Also in the video are topics Powell breached over a decade before they became casual conversation among Bigfooters. Want to know what the next decade has in store for Bigfoot research? Come see Thom in person at the May 26th hopsSquatch!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

May 26th hopsSquatch Tickets are on sale!!!

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