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Bigfoot Sightings Have Never Been Found in Vietnam
The Mysterious Beast
Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch) is a simian-like creature of American folklore that is said to inhabit forests, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an Anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq'ets.
Scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal. This conclusion is due to many reasons, including the lack of physical evidence after centuries of investigation despite the large numbers of creatures that would have to exist to maintain a breeding population. Occasional new reports of sightings sustain a small group of investigators. Many reports of sightings are attributed to being various animals, particularly black bears.
A Refresher Course About Roger Patterson
The Patterson–Gimlin film (also known as the Patterson film or the PGF) is a famous short motion picture of an unidentified subject the filmmakers have said was a Bigfoot. The footage was shot in 1967, and has since been subjected to many attempts to authenticate or debunk it.
The footage was filmed alongside Bluff Creek, a tributary of the Klamath River, about 25 logging-road miles northwest of Orleans, California, in Humboldt County. The film site is roughly 38 miles south of Oregon and 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. For decades, the exact location of the site was lost, primarily because of re-growth of foliage in the streambed after the flood of 1964. It was rediscovered in 2011. It is just south of a north-running segment of the creek informally known as "the bowling alley."
The filmmakers were Roger Patterson (February 14, 1933 – January 15, 1972) and Robert "Bob" Gimlin (born October 18, 1931). Patterson died of cancer in 1972 and "maintained right to the end that the creature on the film was real." Patterson's friend, Gimlin, has always denied being involved in any part of a hoax with Patterson. Gimlin mostly avoided publicly discussing the subject from at least the early 1970s until about 2005 (except for three appearances), when he began giving interviews and appearing at Bigfoot conferences.
The film is 23.85 feet long (preceded by 76.15 feet of "horseback" footage), has 954 frames, and runs for 59.5 seconds at 16 frames per second. If the film was shot at 18 fps, as Grover Krantz believes, the event lasted 53 seconds. The date was October 20, 1967, according to the filmmakers, although some critics believe it was shot earlier.
(See video below).
From Oct. 10, 1967
and the breakthrough (if you will) film about Bigfoot being filmed in the Pacific Northwest, this area of the United States and then slowly like an oncoming range fire, the Bigfoot Phenomenon caught on and did not turn loose. From one sighting to the next, it was as if the local, state and (some) government agencies were scurrying and scrambling with a head-on frenzy about how to address the sightings and how to discern if they were hoax of fact.
Naturally, those of higher-intellect came to the rescue and with their proper training and research concerning Bigfoot and its ancestors and areas where such beasts were seen, the process of throwing out the hoaxes and keeping the few factual photos and evidence that might lead to what is Bigfoot and how this being came to the United States. The task was no walk in the park.
Some Common Questions
that have many fans and sceptics of Bigfoot have asked seemingly over and over and all without any satisfaction.
As far as Oct. 10, 1967, when Roger Patterson's 8 mm. film was released to the various news services, one question that is still being asked today in 2017 is: Why has there never been any corpses found by hikers, campers, or even the military who are always executing military exercises in the field?
Why has a big number of expert hunters and sharpshooters never got off a shot or wounding a Bigfoot?
Why has there never been any skeltal remains discovered by anyone in the United States or anywhere in the world?
Some Bigfoot hunters have alleged to have proof of having clumps of hair taken by an escaping Bigfoot, but even with the most sophisticated scientific equipment, there has never been any sign of conclusive proof that Bigfoot is real?
The Most Interesting Question
concerning the Bigfoot Phenomenon is a question that not even the most-educated Bigfoot hunters have asked.
"Why has there never been any Bigfoot sightings (caught on film or cellphone) in North or South Vietnam?"
This is the Roger Patterson video that started the Bigfoot Phenomenon
15 Bigfoot Sightings or Hoaxes?
© 2017 Kenneth Avery