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Body, Mind & Spirit Unexplained Phenomena

Bigfoot Film Journal

by (author) Christopher L. Murphy

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Mar 2009
Unexplained Phenomena, Primatology
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    Mar 2009
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Bigfoot Film Journal provides a detailed account and analysis of the circumstances and aftermath of one of the most controversial motion picture films in world history—the Patterson/Gimlin film. In October 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin filmed what many people believe was an actual sasquatch or bigfoot on a shore of Bluff Creek in Northern California. The one-minute film they took of the creature has been vigorously debated for over 40 years, and it continues to reside in the annals of the “unexplained.” The creature filmed cannot be proven to be either an actual primate of some sort or a fabrication. Much has been written about the film in the past, but the details of the filming and its aftermath have not been thoroughly researched and subjected to in-depth critical analysis. With the assistance and cooperation of Robert Gimlin and several major sasquatch/bigfoot researchers, the author has methodically detailed the fascinating story of the filming and the subsequent events. Many little known (or indeed previously unknown) facts are presented that dismiss, or at the very least challenge, current beliefs and understandings. For those interested in the bigfoot/sasquatch issue, here is the “behind the scene” account of what has become to many people the most compelling evidence of the creature’s existence.

About the author

Christopher L. Murphy retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with the British Columbia Telephone Company (now Telus). During his career, he authored four books on business processes. After retirement he taught a night school course on vendor quality management at the B.C. Institute of Technology. An avid philatelist, Chris has written several books on Masonic Philately. Chris got involved in the sasquatch mystery when he met Rene Dahinden, who lived nearby, in 1993. He then worked with Rene in producing posters from the Patterson/Gimlin film and marketing sasquatch footprint casts. In 1996, Chris republished Roger Patterson's 1966 book, Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?, and Fred Beck's book, I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens. In 1997, Chris published Bigfoot in Ohio: Encounters with the Grassman, a book he authored in association with Joedy Cook and George Clappison of Ohio. In 2000, Chris embarked on a project to assemble a comprehensive pictorial presentation on the sasquatch. This initiative led to his 2004 sasquatch exhibit at the Vancouver (BC) Museum and the publication of Meet the Sasquatch, the first edition of this book. In due course, Chris wrote a supplemental section to Roger Patterson's book, which was republished in 2005 by Hancock House Publishers under the title, The Bigfoot Film Controversy. The following year, Chris updated his Ohio book, again with his two previous associates, and it was published in 2006 by Hancock House under the title, Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest for the Grassman. Chris's sasquatch exhibit next traveled to the Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, where it was displayed for five months in 2005. In June of the following year, it opened at the Museum of Natural History in Pocatello Idaho, where it was shown for 15 months. Chris has also attended and presented at many sasquatch symposiums, and has taken part in several television documentaries on the subject.

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