Video Interview with Wild Villa Park – Bigfoot Edition

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Jan 032019

Last May at the Ohio Bigfoot Festival, I was pulled aside for a few moments by Kevin Patrick for a short on-camera interview. Kevin recently shared the completed interview below with me.

He was very patient and persistent with me as he waited for me to take care of customers at my merchandise table or people wanting selfies. If you’ve been to the Ohio Bigfoot Conference, you know that can be a long wait. The vendor room is packed to capacity for much of the day.

I will be appearing at the Ohio Bigfoot Festival again this year on May 4, 2019. I understand it has already sold out, as it does every year in less than a couple hours. Keep your eyes on the event’s Facebook page, though. The organizer sometimes has cancellations or other opportunities to release more tickets.

Dec 202017

I had a nice visit from John Rosman from OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) a few weeks ago.  He wanted to talk to me about the legacy and impact of the Patterson/Gimlin Film 50 years after it was obtained down in Bluff Creek, CA.  We spent a couple hours in my garage looking at the film, talking about the creature and its movements, and looking at casts.  He was very interested in the subject, and had read a bit before coming over to do the interview.  (Informed reporters do interviews that are much more enjoyable.)

The article he was working on just came out today.  There is a video component as well, so be sure to click on the article to check out the interviews of me in my garage, and of Dr. Jeff Meldrum in his lab via Skype.  

Film Introducing Bigfoot To World Still Mysterious 50 Years Later

Although it’s been decades since the Patterson-Gimlin film turned a Northwest legend, Bigfoot, into a household name, the footage and stories behind it still remain fascinating 50 years later.

The filmmakers, and namesakes of the film, are two former rodeo men from Yakima County in Washington. One, Bob Gimlin, still lives there. Roger Patterson died in 1972. They shot the footage off the banks of Bluff Creek in Northern California.

Bigfoot is seen on film for less than one minute, but one frame — 352 — has pretty much become the universal symbol for Sasquatch. And that famous giant walking ape is actually a she; her name is Patty.

But what might be most surprising — after a half century of advancement in film and costume technology — is that this footage has yet to be officially debunked.

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