Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 16th, 2013
John Green’s 1968 recreation of the PGF on-site at Bluff Creek, featuring Jim McClarin walking in more or less the same track-way as the Bigfoot Patterson-Gimlin film subject.
Jim McClarin posted the following chart on his facebook page, along with the commentary.
Worked on this when I should have been doing other things. I hope it helps people trying to guess the weight of the Sasquatch they saw.
Someone had opined that the farther north you go, the bigger the Sasquatches are reported to be, all the way up to 16 feet. I can’t vouch for this but was nevertheless curious what a 16-ft creature would weigh, and that was the genesis of my table.
…how I arrived at the coefficients in my table so I add my answer here:
Since we only have height as a dimension in my table I used it to form my cube value. Of course you will never see a squatch 7′x7′x7′ but all we are after is a consistent value to compare in order to arrive at a coefficient for weight/volume. So I cubed each height on the table, then divided the value for a six-footer into the value for each of the other heights to arrive at my coefficient.
The result would be the same if we took a standard fraction of the cubed value that might more closely approximate the actual volume of the creature but it’s an unnecessary step to arrive at a coefficient. (By coincidence, because of the wieght of a cubic foot of flesh, the height-cubed value is about the number of pounds a very skinny Sasquatch would weigh.)
6 cubed = 216 = 1.00×216
7 cubed = 343 = 1.59×216
8 cubed = 512 = 2.37×216
9 cubed = 729 = 3.38×216
10 cubed = 1,000 = 4.63×216
11 cubed = 1,331 = 6.16×216
12 cubed = 1,728 = 8.00×216
13 cubed = 2,197 = 10.2×216
14 cubed = 2,744 = 12.7×216
15 cubed = 3,375 = 15.6×216
16 cubed = 4,096 = 19.0×216