|October 20, 1967|
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Film. The most famous piece of bigfoot footage ever recorded is nearly 50 years old. At the time it was recorded, most thought the mystery would soon be solved. Little did they know that Patty and her kin would remain elusive and unproven nearly half a century later.
|Cliff Barackman visits the exact location 48 years later...|
That's it. That is the front of the sandbar, where the first frames of the film would be to the left. Back behind the foliage is the Big Tree. Cliff has his camera pointed toward the middle where Frame 352 was shot. Patterson's camera position at that moment was forward from Cliff, at the edge of the tree line on the bank. Cliff was with us all along since 2009 on the path to finding and re-documenting the site. The site location was proven in 2011. He was with us when it was independently confirmed by Bill Munns in 2012. The first sighting occurred with Patty just to the left, off the photo border, and Patterson and Gimlin just a bit downstream.
Happy Birthday Patty!