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Originally posted by PostPro
The argument of real or fake has been covered to death on here. Just do a quick search on "Patterson Suit" on ATS. Here's a great post on the topic:
And not JUST because I made a fabulous point.
As it turns out, the technology was around to make a more than adequate suit in 1967. If you visit the above topic you will see pics of some fine examples and likely suspects. Wah Chang had built suits during this time period WITH John Chambers, one of the "suspects" in the building of the Patterson suit. One of the sculpted heads built by Chang looks an awful lot like Patty's head. There's also a pic in the article of one of the "ape creatures" from the movie One Million Years B.C. that looks almost exactly like the Patty costume. The movie was released in 1966. That's before Patty popped up so there is more than enough proof to show that the technology was there to build the suit.
Not trying to rain on anyone's parade, I believe Bigfoot is real. I just don't believe Patterson filmed the real deal in 1967.
Originally posted by fooffstarr
The Patterson footage clearly shows a fur / skin with elastic properties, properties which could not have been created with the materials available to special effects designers in the mid 60's.
originally posted by: Ajax
In reference to the "blog" post about it being hoaxed: Most would agree that the biggest argument against the Patterson-Gimlin footage is that "Patterson was a scumbag and actively went searching for Bigfoot and low and behold, he found a Bigfoot!"
Guess what, have you ever heard of a thing called the lottery? Somewhere out there a scumbag that doesn't deserve to get rich has won millions of dollars through getting lucky, one-in-hundreds of millions type of odds. People have gone looking for Bigfoot in the past, currently do, and will in the future. The fact that Roger Patterson actively went looking for Bigfoot and found one was very lucky, it doesn't mean it's fake. You also certainly have a better chance of finding one (and recording it) when you're prepared. Other people potentially find evidence, some unexplained - some hoaxed, but other people do try as well.
originally posted by: testrat
The ape suits in the movie 1 Million Years B.C. look identical to Patty. This was released a year before Patterson shot his footage.