Sunday, November 18, 2012
What the numbers say about Patty
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mitchell Wilson, founder of the Squatcher's Lounge on Facebook.
What are the numbers that I am referring too?
The numbers that I am referring too are measurements of the proportions found in humans and the other primate, they are the measurements found between the shoulders, hips and knees, and the measurements that are between the shoulders, elbows and hands. There are several differences such as skeletal, muscle placements on the skeleton and ratios.
The skull and spine.
Whether by nature or created by design, the human body was made for walking upright. A humans skull sit directly on top of the cervical spine, which helps make it possible for language, turn our head further without the shoulders getting in the way. We can turn our heads side to side with ease also look down with little problem; this is due to how high our skulls sit making it easy for our lower jaw and chin to not hit the chest, but looking up is more difficult and will cause discomfort if done for long periods of time. With a gorilla’s and the other great apes (chimpanzees & orangutans, their skulls do not sit on top of the cervical spine like that of a humans, but is connected in an angle that gives them a forward facing view when knuckle walking. Their cervical spine is heavier built then that of a human and has heavier muscle as well. With a full quadruped, the cervical spine is connected on the very back skull.
The human spine is also set up for upright walking, with a lumbar arch which acts like a semi-shock absorber and flex point which helps humans to maintain balance while in an upright position. With the great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees & orangutans, there is no arch. Their spines are set up for Quadra pedal movements (knuckle walking) but unlike the full quadruped, they have muscles that are much stronger which can support upright movements such as bipedal walking and sitting upright for long periods of time. With the quadruped, the spine is less flexible in the arch and bending backwards is impossible due to the shape of the vertebra however they do tend to have more side to side flexibility as well as forward flexibility. With some of the quadruped spines, there is an extra added function, the spring affect which aids in running.
The pelvis and knee.
Also helping with balance is the pelvis, which is also designed for upright walking by placing the legs directly under the body, with a pelvis which is unlike those found in other animals. The human pelvis is designed to take femur and angle it slightly inward to where it meets the knee. This brings the center point of balance inward, which helps with the side to side balance when we walk. The human knee is designed to compensate for the inward angle of the femur and corrects it by adjusting the angle fibula & tibia, giving humans a smoother gate when walking.
Another thing that shows humans were meant to walk in a bipedal form of locomotion is the arms. Even though the human are looks very similar to those of the other great ape such as the chimpanzee, gorilla & orangutan, there are some differences mainly in length. The human are much shorter in length compared to the other great apes and because of this, Quadrupedal locomotion is neither efficient nor natural.
Diagrams showing the skeleton structures of a biped, semi quadruped & quadruped mammals.
It’s all in the ratio of the limbs.
1. The above diagram shows the differences of the human bipedal design, compared to that of the gorilla’s semi-quadruped and the cat’s full quadruped. Notice the difference of the limb length for the human and how the legs are longer than the arms and with the gorilla, it is the opposite with the arm length being longer than the leg. With most quadrupeds that have a shorter front leg length, the shoulder will compensate for the difference in length by being unattached like that of the cat in the above diagram.
Now since the basic anatomy lesson has been done, now we can look at Patty of the P/G film.
The battle over Patty’s true identity has been waging on for many years now, with no real headway made either way. We have those who see Patty as the real deal, with no doubts in their mind and at the same time we also have the hard core nonbelievers who think it is a man in a suit.
Notice where the elbow is on all three subjects, human, Patty and the gorilla. The humans elbow clearly sits further away from the hip, above the center point between the shoulder and the knees, whereas with both Patty and the gorilla elbows are almost on the center point and the arm lengths are much longer than that of humans.
All costumes made in Hollywood are made to fit the human who wears it.
All the costumes used in movie productions have to accommodate the actor who wears it, this means that all the major flex points must match up with the actors shoulders, elbows, hips & knees unless it is a costume that requires no arms, legs or walking such as the creature from Star Trek that dissolved rock.
Here are some examples of Hollywood costumes that were used, notice the human flex points.
How do costume designers add length to the limbs?
When it comes to adding length to the limbs, costume designers have to add it to the ends of the limbs, below the elbow & knee joints. They cannot add length to the upper arm nor the upper leg due to the length of the bones and the only way to lengthen the upper arm or leg, would be surgery. The bones in either the upper arm or leg would have to be broken and a process of slowly pulling apart the ends of the broken bone would have to happen. This procedure is a very expensive and painful and takes some time to do, with special made braces that fasten to the bone and is adjusted daily until the desired length is achieved.
As we can clearly see with this picture below, Bob Heironimus’s elbow does not sit close to the hip like Patty’s from the PGF. Another problem is the color of his costume, if he was the one in the film, then he should have known the correct color which was black and not reddish brown. Now the copies of the PGF have what is called color fade, which changed the color to reddish brown and leads me to believe that Bob is not telling the truth and it was only after seeing the film in question that he made his claim to fame.
Bob Heironimus does not fit Patty’s profile real well; his elbow matches the human ratios while Patty’s is like that of a gorilla’s.
Is Patty real?
Patty shows several traits that are found with the gorilla family such as the distance between the elbows and the hips, the gluteus muscle attachment which shows a longer pelvic bone like those found in gorillas. A back that lacks a deep lumbar arch and a similar neck & skull attachment, with the heavy muscles found in the neck of gorillas as well as the shoulders, which limit the turning of the head. Another thing is the torso, it also is like that of a gorillas. From what I can see by using the ratios of the human body as well as the gorilla, it is not a man in a costume unless he or she had a surgical procedure done to lengthen the upper arm, to change the shoulders and lengthen the torso as well as change gluteus muscle attachment.
So if Sasquatch/ Skunk ape & Wild man are real, what are they?
While Wild man is self-explanatory to a point, we believe it to be a relic human that has held on to life by living on the edges of civilization, not unlike some of the tribes still being discovered in South America today.
Bigfoot/ Sasquatch & Skunk ape seem to be closer to the gorilla, sharing many characteristics such as the crested head, dark skin and fur color, skeletal & body proportions like heavy jaw, brow ridge and large gut, plus vocalizations, behavioral traits such as tree knocking, elusiveness, curiosity and nest building. When I say nest building, I do not mean stick structures. Stick structures are most likely manmade and used by campers, hunters, hikers, survivalists or criminals.
The chances of an upright walking nonhuman primate are very good, as evolution has made mammals very adaptable to its environment; examples. The whale that once was a land mammal that has become a full time marine animal, which now inhabits all the oceans of the world. The bat that use to scurry around on the ground looking for food now flies the nighttime skies, looking for insects and more, using echo location which it evolved over time to compensate for poor nighttime eye sight. Look at the manatee, it is not a whale, but yet it is not a land mammal either. Look at the other species that live on this planet, we have snakes that not only can swim in water, but live their whole lives out at sea, never seeing dry land and then we have snakes that can glide through the air like a plane. We have fish that can walk on land, fish that can glide through the air.
It is ok to be skeptical, but do not let being skeptical shut you out of knowing what is real. Not every picture is a fake, not every report is a mistaken identity or a made up hoax. The numbers are on Patty’s side, chances are she is real.
Mitchell Wilson of the Squatchers Lounge.
Posted by Shawn at 11/18/2012 01:00:00 AM