|73 degrees of Bigfoot (Patty)|
First, let me say this is in no way an attempt to debunk the Patterson-Gimlin film of Patty. Instead, it is yet another attempt by me to clear up a misconception about the shin raise angle of Bigfoot when compared to humans. I made a very simple video about this idea several months ago. (Watch Video By clicking Here ) The video was not well received or maybe just not understood. But, it was just a very quick attempt to show the problems of using the shin raise method to authenticate Bigfoot videos and pictures. So now, I'll try again.
The theory was made popular by a very popular video posted on youtube. It was posted by a guy who calls himself ThinkerThunker. He has a large following and has very good editing skills. The theory in a nutshell goes like this: The shin raise of a human walking is at a 52 degree angle and Patty in the Patterson-Gimlin film has a shin raise of 73 degrees, thus resulting in a 21 degree angle difference between the human gait and Bigfoot gait.
This theory has been taken to heart by a very large number of people who have an interest in Bigfoot. They use this theory to determine if a Bigfoot video or photo could possibly be that of a real Bigfoot. And while the theory and the video explaining it sounds very feasible, there are some problems with it. First, the theory fails to make comparisons with people in suits or wearing over sized shoes.
I will offer the following picture as an example that this theory can not and should not be used as a reliable method in determining if a video or picture is that of a real Bigfoot.
Clearly, this is a man in a popular Bigfoot suit, but yet his shin raise appears to be 73 degrees. So either the Shin Raise theory is moot or this is a real Bigfoot. I'm sure no one considers the Bigfoot on the left to be real.
Bigfoot may very well walk with a shin raise of 73 degrees. But with the above photo it should be clear that the angle can be reproduced rather easily. In the above photo comparison, the person in the Bigfoot suit achieves the 73 degree angle due to the fact the feet of the suit is larger than the person's real feet. It causes the leg to be lifted higher thus resulting in the target angle.
I hope you got something out of this post.
Have a great day.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet
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