Posted by: Steven Streufert on November 19th, 2011
The Bluff Creek Film Site Project has found and documented what we now feel with great certainty is the long-lost Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Filmsite.
After four years of investigation, two seasons of serious on-site research and filming, having looked into this mystery of geography and history since 2001, I am quite convinced that we have finally found and documented the site of the filming of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film in Bluff Creek. This summer Bob Gimlin again identified what he strongly felt was the spot where he and Patterson first saw the creature. From that spot we found that a north-south axis line led directly to the biggest tree on the sandbar, one we had considered the clear top candidate for the one seen in the film itself. A site survey grid was done with compass and flags, and all old feature were noted on the resultant site map produced by Ranger Robert Leiterman. Though the proof is not “officially” final and professionally analyzed yet, we have found enough correspondence to offer this to the world with very high certainty that we have indeed found the site and are able to show it. PGF researcher and film expert, Bill Munns, has offered his own preliminary confirmation of our data. Soon we will be able to show exactly where Bigfoot walked, and where Roger Patterson stood as he filmed her way back in 1967.
Here are the results of our site survey, with comparisons made to the 1971 Rene Dahinden “aerial” photo of the known site.
Images presented for research purposes only. Copyright Robert Leiterman and the Bluff Creek Film Site Project.
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Read more here, the full preliminary report with numerous photos.
This is the “Big Tree.”
Your comments and professional analysis would be greatly appreciated.
We have dozens of high-resolution images and data sets we will make available (selectively) to those who might be able to bring helpful insight to this issue that has confounded Bigfoot researchers for decades now.
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