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Bigfoot Studies: The Patterson-Gimlin Film
February 17

Bigfoot Studies: The Patterson-Gimlin Film


With Steven Saint Thomas, Journalist

On Oct. 20, 1967, rodeo rider/photographer/hustler Roger Patterson filmed the most iconic piece of Bigfoot evidence in history: a massive, ape-like figure walking nonchalantly upright through the woods near Bluff Creek. Was the so-called “Patterson-Gimlin film” early reality TV or the hoax of the century? Using investigative journalism techniques (including a video of my recent trip to the film site), participants will survey the analysis of the film over the past 50-plus years, review firsthand sources, and put hoax theories to the test. This is a follow-up to "Intro to Bigfoot Studies," drilling in deeper for those who attended the first class, but still suitable for new students.

Thurs., Feb. 17 • 1-3 p.m.


$30 • Class #: 23905

Video will be available for this class.

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Steven Saint Thomas

Steven Saint Thomas

Steven Saint Thomas earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University and has been writing articles for newspapers and magazines for the past 30 years. His work has appeared in more than 65 publications, from Time Magazine and the Denver Post to the North Coast Journal.