Bigfoot still to this day, remains largely an enduring mystery and a mythical creature of folklore and tribal legends. The notorious Patterson film (PGF) depicts a short shaky, grainy footage motion picture of a so-called “female Bigfoot” (Named Patty by Bigfoot Researchers) which was sighted and filmed by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in 1967. Even though Bigfoot was spotted various times before by others, the Patterson film was truly the genesis of true Bigfoot/Sasquatch lore and the infamous Bigfoot costume. Other sightings date back as far back as 1926 and some even claiming that they had original recordings of the Bigfoot.
Most mainstream scientists have claimed that the Bigfoot is just a grand elaborate hoax while other scientists have depicted that the Bigfoot is possibly an unknown bipedal creature to science. In addition, there are some experts that have stated that it cannot be a Bigfoot costume/monkey suit as it is impossible for any human to imitate the Bigfoot’s muscle and gait movements. However, the above statements are quite interesting. This is because this Bigfoot costume has had both positive and negative opinions coming from those with different claims. Have you ever thought about what would happen if these experts or anybody else were to try on one of these Bigfoot costumes? What would they feel like? What would they see?
Throughout the years, in fact, various people have come forth to claim to be the man in the “Bigfoot costume” However it is still highly debatable to many if the so-called Bigfoot “man” in the film was wearing an ape suit, though Roger Patterson died swearing that his Bigfoot footage was authentic. The Patterson-Gimlin film clip has been contested as being a hoax, yet to this day, there are still those who claim to have seen the creature in the wild. The original footage is still in question to this day. In fact, some films have been released that claim to be the actual Bigfoot footage, yet there is no way of proving the authenticity of these films. On this subject, there are several people who have come forth with explanations as to why they think the footage is fake and why the “bigfoot” is a hoax. Yet, nevertheless, it still remains a mystery if the creature was in fact a man, or possibly an ape…
Patterson and his partner at the time (Robert Gimlin) swear that they witnessed a large ape-like animal that was unknown to science. To date, no filmmaker has been able to reproduce a costume resembling the Bigfoot which was depicted in Patterson’s and Gimlin’s encounter according to PGF believers. The footage is considered genuine by most sasquatch researchers, and the subject of ongoing debate. Some feel that it shows an actual Bigfoot, while others feel that it shows a man in a costume. A couple of researchers have attempted to build a costume that would give the illusion of being a Bigfoot. These attempts have been unsuccessful because no one has been able to accurately determine the color or size and proportions of what is alleged to be a Bigfoot in Patterson’s footage at least to sasquatch researchers.
How Bigfoot came about was when Patterson and Gimlin were out on horseback at Bluff Creek and encountered a huge overturned tree and then spotted the figure hiding beside the creek which was an estimated 7.6 meters tall. At that point the horses spooked and reared up, Patterson followed the creature and managed to get the incredibly rare fifty-three seconds of footage on camera. Patterson claimed that he managed to get within 24 meters of the Bigfoot. The ape-like creature appeared from behind a grove of trees and when Patterson tried to get a closer shot the Bigfoot disappeared into the wildness, out of reach.
Bob Heironimus a friend of Roger Patterson claims to have been the figure depicted in the Patterson film. Bob Heironimus was supposed to be paid by Roger Patterson about $1000 to betray what appears to be a female Bigfoot. Bob has been also tested against a lie detector and passed it which he stated he wore a Bigfoot costume for the infamous PGF film. For the most part, Bob has stayed away from the Bigfoot media and simply said where he’s from everyone knows he was the Bigfoot. In a nutshell, he basically says he was hired to do a job by Roger Patterson to portray a Bigfoot and then was refused payment. Hence he decided to tell his story and his involvement in the Roger Patterson Bigfoot film.
The PGF film, depicting a tall hairy “ape-like” creature with massive arms, broad shoulders and back, long ape-like arms, a long “monkey- like” head and front set eyes is nothing more than a hoax of enormous proportions. The PGF film was an elaborate hoax designed to create a moneymaking scheme that would cash in on the then popular craze of Bigfoot/Sasquatch according to skeptics.
Bigfoot is about 8 feet tall and weighs in at about 600 pounds although some have been reported as weighing over 1000 pounds. *The reports say it uses a foul-smelling odor from their bodies to help them scare away any enemy or prey that they may come into contact with. *It is said to be mostly a nocturnal animal even though there are people who claim they have seen it during the daytime as well.*Many people associate the Bigfoot costume with a gorilla because of its walk and appearance.
- It is also known that there have been many situations where Bigfoot costumes are worn for fun, and for practical jokes.
- While it might be funny at first, wearing such a costume can have some serious consequences. If someone were to mistake you for Bigfoot, for example, and they decided to attack you, it could be very dangerous.
- The most interesting part of the Bigfoot costume is that it has been a mystery for many years to see if this big hairy creature actually exists or not.
- Another way to use a Bigfoot costume is for a prank. This could be done by hiding in the woods, while wearing the suit, and jumping out when someone walks by.
- Many people also choose to go with a Bigfoot mask instead of using the entire body and it’s very easy to do too.