Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
My mother in law lives in our basement and has no idea who we are or who she is. She is 74.
Your almost 70 and have a awesome memory. I think that’s great! But I don’t think that it’s uncommon for someone 80 plus years old to have memory loss.
I also feel like the camera was Roger’s deal. Bob just helped out.
Personally, I would expect a far better and more detailed recollection of what was arguably the biggest day of Gimlin's life.
This was not just any random day.
The events that occurred at Bluff Creek contributed to shaping his life to this very day.
These are not difficult questions to answer - I would think the memories of that day have swirled through Bob's mind ten thousand times over the decades.
I'm pushing 70 now and can still recall vividly my most important and special times 45 and 50 years ago.
We tend to come back to those memories in order to relive them if just for a moment, over and over again.
Granted, minor details may be inaccurate and colored or faded by the years, but early documentation of the events and statements did and does exist.
We are all different, but I'm quite confident that Bob could fill in some of the gaps if he chose to do so...
They must have. Because your not packing in a base camp on one horse. A wall tent and stove alone would take up one pack animal.
So because they are only ponying one pack animal along? I would guess they had intentions of making a spike camp. Not much reason to bother with a pack animal if your plan is to stay each night at a base camp.
Movie footage of static footprints seems something of a waste to me. Photographs work as well. But, admittedly, they probably didn't have another camera.
Seems I remember seeing footage of Patterson jumping off of something to show that he didn't sink into the soil as much as the creature did.
I can see the second and any subsequent reels being blown off and traded off cheap and easily after the main event essentially got blown off by those who should have given a damn.
The trackway within the movie footage area was confirmed afterwards by independent parties anyway (Titmus & Laverty), and Laverty's confirmation was recorded photographically, and soon afterwards. I don't think even the kooks at ISF would attempt to claim that Laverty was in on any hoax by Patterson, but nothing those people say can surprise me anymore.
I did a 4 hour interview with Bob a few years back, and while I don't have a transcript to refer to, my recollection is that Bob didn't remember a lot of specifics about the other filming of trackways and such. I reasonably wouldn't expect such when trying to recall something that happened 45 years earlier.
As I described in my book, chapter two, there are problems with memories of PGf events and actions, enough that I tend to regard any recollection with caution unless I can find some empirical evidence to corroborate the recollection.