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Friday, July 2, 2021

New Controversy Surrounding the Patterson-Gimlin Film

Another day and another controversy in the bigfoot world. Once again it involves the famous Patterson-Gimlin footage of the female bigfoot filmed in 1967. I will attempt to give a short rundown, but to get the full grasp you will need to watch the video below. Reportedly,  Russell Acord has a taped confession from Gimlin admitting the footage is fake. According to what I've heard, the confession is to be released upon Gimlin's death. What makes this interesting is that Acord is a promoter/handler of Bob Gimlin and sets up appearances at events.  

I offer some closing comments below the video.

Now, my thoughts about "What if the footage is proven fake?" For me on a personal level, it does not change the facts that I already know, and that is Bigfoot is real. Yes it would be disappointing if the Patterson-Gimlin footage was proven fake. But it does not change the fact I have seen the being, and had several encounters with a bigfoot type being that lives in the forest. It does not change the fact that there are thousands of creditable witness accounts. 

If the Patterson-Gimlin footage is proven fake, it would be a big and hurtful blow to the bigfoot community as a whole. It would really fuel the skeptics and probably cause overall interest to tapper off. You must remember, many people gained an interest in bigfoot solely based on the Patterson-Gimlin footage. If that was proven fake, many would just leave the community and the subject. Maybe even some researchers, who have based a large part of their research on the Patty footage, would be dealt a large blow and might even exit the community.

Honest researchers are very hard to find. Integrity in the bigfoot community is a rare trait. I always do my best to be honest with everything I do. Can I be wrong? of course, but I will never knowing lie to anyone.

This will probably move fast in the coming days. I would say Gimlin and Acord will part ways soon. Will the truth come out? We don't know yet but I would think this will move fast. Keep watching. 



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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  1. No disrespect intended at all here, but as to the question whether you're being manipulated when someone ask you to keep 'it' a secret - that's really one of the oldest tricks in the book - even Jesus used it. Do something miraculous then charge the witnesses to not tell anyone about it - knowing that telling them that is the BEST way to be sure the 'secret' gets as much press as possible...
    Be that as it may, is it possible that if there is a 'confession' is it possible it has to do with the old rumors of some shooting/killing going on, which Gimlin has always denied, or are you certain it means he's supposedly confessing that the whole thing is a big hoax?
    If that creature depicted in the film is a man in a suit or something whoever did it missed a huge opportunity to work in Hollywood...it's leap years ahead of anything Hollywood was doing then or for decades later, IMO

  2. Did you witness Russ telling Rictor? I question anything said to ruin the good name of Bob Gimlin. When Bob was asked if there was any truth to this...he unequivocally denied the film being a lie/hoax.
    Bobs story has never changed, ever...in 50+ years.

    1. Anything Rictor Riolo says take it with a grain of salt! It's like saying Steve Kulls is credible lolololol

  3. I spent time talking with Bob and I will bet my life the 1967 footage is real! It's Jealousy plain and simple... Jealous of Bob and Russell... The individuals that have started this have a long history of wanting to be in the limelite and riding coattails. They've failed. If you think Bob can be handled then you don't know Bob..

  4. Has Bob Gimlin been lying all these years or not? Tell us Bob before you pass we are owed the truth!


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