Kittalia A. sent us the following questions about Patty, the Bigfoot in the Patterson-Gimlin film. They are all very good questions that we we wish we knew the answers to. We're no "Henry May" and it's times like this that we wish we had his number. Since we don't have Henry around whenever we need him, here are some easy questions for all you Patterson-Gimlin believers to try and answer:
First off, as I am unable to get on this blog every day, I am usually not able to actively involve myself in discussions. I have posted these questions as comments before, but never in time to get answers.
1) If Patty is real, why are the soles of her feet white? Here is an image:
Generally, in animals, including almost all primates, dark fur covers dark skin. Therefore, the soles of her feet should be darker. In addition, calloused, thick feet of someone who goes barefoot are almost always pretty dark, not to mention dirty, even if they have light skin, instead of pale and sparkling clean.
2) Why is there an almost perfect rectangle of baldness around her eyes? Here is a picture:
I understand that the brow ridge would account for the top of the rectangle,but what about the sides?
3) In the picture above (second one) there are strange angles on the slope of her head. Although there could be other explanations, I see it as a cone of stiff fur slightly crumpled back.
4) On the topic of breasts, she is obviously female. In most primates (I can only think of one exception) breasts are not visible unless expecting or nursing, yet no young are seen. In addition, very few good sightings report a female, and most of those with young, suggesting that females are often mistaken as males.
5) Patty has a sagittal, a decidedly male attribute.
If you could explain any of these, it would really be a big help. Thanks so much for your time,