Experts Use AI To Analyze Iconic 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film

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For more than 50 years, one piece of Bigfoot footage has stood out among all the others: the Patterson–Gimlin film.

Shot on October 20, 1967 in Northern California, the Patterson–Gimlin film has probably been analyzed more than any other Bigfoot footage ever taken.

It was taken by two men, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin, alongside Bluff Creek in Del Norte County on the Six Rivers National Forest.

While the scientific community has mostly ignored the Patterson–Gimlin film, it has been far from ignored. Numerous attempts have been made to debunk it over the past five decades and still no one has been able to dispute its authenticity with 100 percent certainty.

In 2016, Outside wrote about Robert Gimlin and Roger Patterson’s encounter with Bigfoot.

“The final 59.5-second film, which the men would airmail back home to be developed, would soon become the world-famous Patterson-Gimlin film—arguably one of the most scrutinized pieces of video footage ever made. It is the cryptozoological equivalent to the Kennedy assassination’s Zapruder film. The film met immediate criticisms accusing Patterson and Gimlin of being master pranksters who simply filmed a man in an ape suit and laid fake footprints in the mud.”

Now, after hundreds of other reported Bigfoot sightings in countries all over the world, some dating back to the 19th century, experts have been able to use AI and computer vision to stabilize the key footage from the Patterson-Gimlin film.

Does it finally solve the mystery of the iconic footage that put Bigfoot on the map?

“I can understand why they don’t believe in it—because I didn’t believe it either,” Gimlin recalled telling John Green, a prominent Canadian Bigfoot researcher, in his interview with Outside. “But I saw one. And I know what I saw. And I know it wasn’t a man in a suit. It couldn’t have been!”

Unfortunately, even after the AI analysis, we still can’t confirm or deny with 100 percent certainty whether the Patterson-Gimlin film was real or a hoax.

Maybe the creatures really do live in a parallel universe.

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