Don’t Worry, Bigfoot Was a Costume:
For my recent unit of work I have evaluated the story of Bob Heironimus and his claim that the monster that was shot within The Patterson-Gimlin Film (the best ‘evidence’ we have of Bigfoot’s existence, shot in 1967). Heironimus claims that the suit was commissioned by Roger Patterson before the film by renowned prop and costume tailor Phillip Morris for what Patterson described as a ‘prank’.
Throughout his testimony as to how the suit came together on set, along with a replica suit that he helped to create, we can get a clearer picture of the technicalities within it.
Above, you can see my graphical interpretation of Bob Heironimus’ claim to Bigfoot along with annotations. Was Heironimus’ story just a way to get him some quick fame, like so many before him? Or could the figure we watch across that clearing really be a legendary, female sasquatch?