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After four years of investigation, two seasons of serious on-site research and filming, having looked into this mystery of geography and history since 2001, I am very, very convinced that we have finally found and documented the site of the filming of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film in Bluff Creek.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
The reason the large sandbar was present in the video is because there was a large flood not long before it was shot, depositing sand and changing the landscape a bit. Today it is much more grown up, but it is still relatively obvious from that episode of the show I mentioned that it is the same spot. It is supposedly not all that easy to get to, and seeing as how they rode horses there, I do not know if it is accessible by vehicle.
I know part of the way can be reached on a good trail, but there are some spots it seemed like you could only get there on foot. I do not personally know since I've never been there, but I would really advise you to find that episode of the show, and watch the part where they talk about this spot, and actually trek there.
At the end of that trip, however, Gimlin turned to James Fay and said, "This is the spot, Bobo. This is where we first saw her." He had recognized the canyon walls, and settled in his mind that he was in the right spot. Still, no one could agree; and at that point no one could walk up and touch the true "Big Tree" of the film. Well, finally, we have.