Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bigfoot Rumors: Roger Patterson's Deathbed Confession


For awhile there was a rumor circulating, and being perpetuated, that on his deathbed, Roger Patterson had admitted that the famous Patty film was nothing more than a hoax. Eventually the story was laid to rest, no pun intended, but now it has resurfaced. Guy Edwards of bigfootlunchclub.com elaborates:

Another Journalist Gets Roger Patterson's Deathbed Confession Wrong

"I was absolutely devastated the day I heard Roger Patterson had made a deathbed confession that the 1967 bigfoot footage he shot was a hoax." --Tony Casey, perpetuating a rumor

In an article titled, "Why we're always looking for the monsters on the hillside" and published by the Johnson City Press, journalist Tony Casey claims Roger Patterson had confessed on his deathbed he had hoaxed the film. There is no evidence for this. He continues to reason in his article how the "confession" shattered his hope that bigfoot was real, while shoring up his critical thinking. Read an excerpt below:

Leading up to Patterson’s admission, I was objectively sure — albeit in a non-scientific way — that if that footage was real, bigfoot was also most likely real because the creature in the film, according to my eyes, couldn’t be anything but bigfoot. It very clearly wasn’t a bear walking on two legs. It was one of two things: a human in an ape suit or bigfoot itself. The scene shot in the creek bed that day is forever ingrained in my mind: the massive upright ape-like creature, calmly walking with an impressively taut arm swing and carriage, moving away from the camera, looking over its shoulder to acknowledge the equipment, but not in too much of a hurry.

It was too good to be true. It was literally too good to be true. When I found out it was a hoax, things changed for me, but for the better I’d argue. Instead of taking things at face value, I began to require concrete evidence for my beliefs.

How about concrete evidence for your rumors?

The BFRO.net has a great article about how that deathbed confession rumor may have started. You can read about it below.

To read the article and the rest of this one, click here. 

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    2. The Patterson footage was mistakenly associated with a "deathbed confession" related to a famous "monster" mystery. The Loch Ness deathbed confession story grabbed such big headlines, it was inevitable that someone would try the same formula down the line. It only took a few more years. The heirs of a man named Ray Wallace initially reported his "deathbed confession" about faking the first famous bigfoot tracks in Northern California. Ray Wallace left behind a few pairs of wooden feet for making fake tracks. He would sell plaster casts of fake tracks at his roadside tourist shop. His heirs later recanted the "deathbed confession" part of the story, and instead said they "just know he started the whole thing." The initial "deathbed confession" element helped get the story onto the AP Wire. It became "The Father of Bigfoot Dies". The story was circulated word-of-mouth and similarly transformed into a story about the Patterson footage. The Patterson still images are the most famous images associated with bigfoots. The Wallace story had to do with the most famous track casts. The track casts were obtained 10 years before the Patterson footage. The Wallace story didn't have anything to do with the Patterson footage. Wallace's heirs were well aware that the Loch Ness "deathbed confession" made world headlines years earlier. They were just taking advantage of an opportunity. Ray Wallace did not start the bigfoot mystery. He was not involved in the first track finds either. Graphic evidence disproves the claims of Ray's opportunistic heirs. For more info on the Wallace family, click here;
      http://bfro.net/gdb/show_FAQ.asp?id=751
      ... The man who obtained the Patterson footage, Roger Patterson, died of cancer in the early 1970's. He was emphatic to the end that he filmed a real animal in October 1967. The man who was with Patterson at the time, Bob Gimlin, is still alive. He is also adamant that it was a real animal. If you chat about the bigfoot subject with a group of people, someone will jump in and claim they heard "the guy who got that famous footage admitted before he died that he faked it." Try it sometime. There are no written sources whatsoever suggesting Patterson admitted to a hoax on his deathbed. No one in his family has ever claimed that Roger admitted to a hoax before his death. All of the assertions in that regard began circulating after the Loch Ness story came out.

      This mixup story has become an urban legend.
      http://bfro.net/news/challenge/green.asp

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    3. BOBO - been on the hunt for bigfoot for years ... $$$

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    4. joe just got blown the F#ck out!!!!!! I like how you are claiming this as an urban legend, when the irony is, the only urban legend is bigfoot. Of course it was fake. Are you gonna call Bob H's claims urban legend now too Joergy?

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    5. Bro... Someone could say literally anything around here, and I would be "blown the **** out!" you're a child at best. Bob H isn't tall enough to be the subject in the PGF... And urban legends don't leave tracks.

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    6. goatman, lizardman, etc have all left "tracks" before that people claimed as evidnece. Are they not urban legends?

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    7. People are being paid or persuaded to talk about a deathbed confession by the MIB. Whatever, the proof and existence of the Sasquash is overwhelming - and the video by Patterson real or not is now history. What we see here and now of bigfoot is real and well known to many people. MIB can deny as much as they like. Soon the mystery and truth will be out.

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    8. Thanks Gordon. Many of us agree that something is up with a dishonest government

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    9. Leon has been making up alot of accounts lately as well. You have TK, troll Killer, and now Gordon. Leon is the new Joe!

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    10. Ha ha ha ha, idiot. thats not me.

      Buy the way dipshit ----- all thows turd-guy comments aren't me either. Very funny trolling your dumbass, I wish I had done it and I'd be happy to admit it.

      But I didn't, prooving once again what anIDIOT you really are!

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    11. 1:52,

      Shut your cock sucker, you cunt.

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    12. Not only is Leon making up accounts furiously, he also is lyin about it. AHHH HAHAHAHAHA

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    13. Hey Troll Killer how about some more of that Nephilim is Bigfoot stuff? You know - that kind of knowledge that only YOU seem to possess.

      Now how does that little ditty go - oh yes, Leon the fool, Leon the fool, show him Daniel Bendover's buttcheeks, and watch the fool drool.

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    14. 2:31, Yes Yes Yes. I love hearin that little jingle. This is the best day of my life!

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    15. 1:22... None of them have forensic scientists supporting their tracks like Sasquatch do though.

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    16. What forensic scientists are saying without a doubt that bigfoot are real creatures. And what forensic evidence are they using to support this Joergy? You should already have it in your cut and paste library, so please post it.

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    17. http://woodape.org/index.php/about-bigfoot/articles/90-anatomy-and-dermatoglyphics-of-three-sasquatch-footprints

      There we go!

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  2. BILL BROCK needs to get back on the hunt for BIGFOOT ...

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  3. Muslames bein cumin heers ans gits heers usin da opin bordar

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  4. Bigfoot has been known to speak..... He has repeatedly said I am groot?....

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    1. get ride of Global warming and you get ride of terrorism

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  5. It was BOBO in the PGF all along.

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