The Distinction Between a Walking and a Running Gait and How It Applies to the Patterson Film.

Once a human begins to run, the style that is used changes markedly from the walking or jogging gait. The leg kicks back at or near 90 degrees. The foot strikes further out in front and the tracks of a runner mostly line up in a straight line one behind the other. This is the same type of gait or style that is observed in the first walk sequence of the Patterson Bigfoot film. The only difference is that the subject is moving at a too slow a rate to maintain the running style so…the Bigfoot in this walk sequence is a moving contradiction. When that part of the film is sped up, however, the Bigfoot begins to run more normally and the measured approach of the camera person begins to look more “normal” as well. I have said before that the film is edited and has at least two parts to it. The early part was more shaky and unstable, but contained the Sasquatch running. There was an attempt, in my opinion to interlace the two films as one film with some clever maneuvers one of which was to slow down the first walk sequence to match the speed of the second walk sequence. This would mean that the first sequence was shot a higher frame rate than the first and did not suffer from flicker for slowing it down. This would also indicate that the two sequences were shot at different times. The reason why I say that is that a light meter was typically used to determine frame rate and exposure. If the first sequence was at a higher frame rate, then the meter called for that rate meaning that the ambient light was brighter and the area better lit than that of the second walk sequence. It would be inconceivable for a man to be shooting a documentary and not have the light meter to go by as the film would be wasted if under or overexposed.

Here are the inline tracks of a human runner on wet sandy substrate.
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Notice too that the footprints contain the hump in the middle commonly referred to as the “mid tarsal break”. As you can see here this is more a factor of the running style than the construction of the foot. Run on a beach yourself and you can make these yourself. Click on the image to enlarge.

 

In this photo…Patty on the right is compared to a human runner also caught on film. It should be clear that Patty is in a running gate with the high leg projected at or near ninety degrees. When she was in the first walk sequence, she was in this style of running, but she was deliberately slowed down to walking speed. This is what gave her her “inhuman” look. Running….but going nowhere.

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This is the earliest part of the film properly sped up.

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The Davis Report-A New Beginning

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It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to go in new directions. My health is declining. I have a few projects to finish I hope…before “I” am finished. I hope that this site and this blog meant something to you. To all the nearly 30,000 people who have visited, please know that you are important to me and your interest in my work is greatly appreciated. I have protected my sources, and I have done right by them and by you. I leave with a clean conscience. I’ll continue with the Bigfoot Central show as long as Don Monroe wants and artistfirst will have me. I thank you one and all. M.K.Davis

 

The Davis Report- The Patterson site…more photos.

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This photo of the filmsite was provided me by a veteran researcher who regularly visited Bluff Creek both before, and after the filming. This researcher has been to the site many, many times since the filming. This photo is circa 1980. Click on the image to enlarge.

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The photo below compares the above photo to the place that I personally believe the site to be the site. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Take a look at the image below. This is the TAKER of the 1980 image above, there on the right below. His wife is in the foreground. The man in the center is Rene’ Dahinden. He(the taker of the image) is a kind man and a spiritual person. I won’t disclose the head or face out of regard for him. We should all be thankful that he more than adequately documented his visits to the site. This documentation, I hope, will prevent ignorance from completely removing the site from history. But…wait a minute…it’s not ignorance that we should fear is it?…A popular quote has it, that it is the “illusion of knowledge” that we all should fear. Click on the image to enlarge.

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In a motel room in Conroe Texas on June 29th 2004 at 2:00 a.m. in the morning, I was looking Bob Gimlin right in the eye when he told me that he was not sure where the site was. He told me, and I quote, “M.K….I thought that I could go right to it but after all these years, I’m not sure if we were at the site at all.”  He said: “I was basically taking Daniel Perez’s word for it.” In an interview with Al Hogdson that was conducted by myself and Don Monroe in 2008 and I have it on tape, Al stated that Bob Gimlin had not been back there since the day of the filming until 2003. So…it’s understandable that Mr.Gimlin would not recollect exactly where it was, not having returned there in 36 years. As integral a part of the filming as Bob was, he was not the person to put you on the spot and showed a propensity to allow others to have their way with it rather than to say that he didn’t know. Thankfully many others HAVE been there, from the day of the filming on, and many times over the years, with adequate documentation. So…when I hear that a “Rediscovery” project has found the LOST site….for just once….and it’s rare in this business…I get to roll MY eyes. But who knows. Maybe it will be Reality Television that gets to find the lost site. MMMMMM

This image is looking upstream at the site from downstream. The person in the center has been blurred to protect privacy. The photo was take in the 1970’s by the same veteran researcher who took the other images Click on the image to enlarge.

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This is the road down to the site. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s the Notice Creek bridge around 1975. Notice the clear cut on the upstream side. Click on the image to enlarge.

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The veteran researcher Peter C. Byrne made the trek from the bridge shown above, upstream to the site. He used military methods for estimating the distance which are quite accurate for those who have been trained in them. He put the site at 2.0 miles even.

When I went in there myself. My fellow researcher,”D”, had a GPS hand held device. The device said that the site was 2.1 miles from the bridge. This agreed quite well with Mr. Byrne’s estimate, and the photos above with my name on them, were taken from that spot. Here is Mr.Byrne at the site. There is no question, that he is at the right place. This photo is courtesy of Peter C. Byrne. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Look at the fade animation below. Notice how much that the site has changed in the few years between the photographs. Click on the image to animate.

Copyright Peter C. Byrne and Patricia Patterson respectively. Filmwork by M.K. Davis Please do not right click.

Mr. Byrne is one of a few researchers still active, from the days of the filming. We can all be grateful that he documented this visit and his many others as well. He has authored several good books on the subject. You can find out more at http://www.petercbyrne.com/

The Notice Creek bridge and the Bluff Creek bridge are very nearly alike. Some have mistaken one for the other in photographs. Including myself. Here is the corrected image. In the image below and on the right,  Notice creek is a much smaller creek with a more rapid flow. It flows into Bluff Creek just a bit downstream from this bridge. When you are going toward Louse Camp, Notice Creek bridge is the SECOND bridge and is only a short distance from there to Louse Camp. I am taking the photo looking back up the road. If you walked the opposite way that Bryan is walking, Bluff Creek bridge is not too far down the road. In the photo on the left, the direction of approach to the bridge is different than that on the right. The significant thing about all this is that there was significant logging occurring along Notice and Bluff Creeks, as you can see that the replanted timber has had time to grow as of the 1970’s. This is now reforested. Click on the image to enlarge.

Here’s my son Bryan on the BLUFF CREEK bridge, resting after hiking all the way in from the main road quite a few miles up the road there. This is the first bridge that you will encounter. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s the view, looking upstream toward the film-site, 2 miles upstream. Patterson and Gimlin were said to have entered the creek drainage here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s the date on the notice creek bridge.

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Here’s the view from Notice Creek bridge, looking downstream. It converges with Bluff Creek only a short distance from the bridge. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s my son Bryan and Don Monroe, trekking up Notice Creek. The water flow is much less than Bluff Creek, but was much faster. The trek up the creek was a very difficult one. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s another photo of Bryan and Don in front of me making our way up Notice Creek.

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Here’s a photo of Bryan and Don hiking upstream on Bluff Creek. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here is a logging truck from the 1970’s on Hwy 96 near Bluff Creek. Notice the size of the logs. Unfortunately, logging interests took precedent over ecological and anthropological  interests in those days. Click on the image to enlarge.

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In the summer of 2008 the whole Bluff Creek area was on fire. There were over 2000 fire fighters from across the region, camped at Orleans. We spent some time with them and gave a presentation. Don Monroe and myself managed to get into the film-site with the help of the fire fighters themselves. They made a sign to put on the spur road that would let others know that we were down there. They made regular visits down to check on us. Eventually the site became choked with smoke and we had to pull out. Here is fire fighter Don Raney, holding the sign after we came out. A special thanks to Superintendent Lynn Wilcox for the hospitality that was extended us. They even provided us with a hot meal. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s a fire along Hwy. 96. Click on the image to enlarge

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Here’s the road going into Bluff Creek. Visibility was quite low. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s another shot of the smokey road in. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here’s the fire up on the hill. Click to enlarge.

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Fires are quite common in the Bluff Creek area. Roger Patterson is standing here, in front of a tree that has been burned on the trunk by fire. Notice the black lines. Click on the image to enlarge.

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The Davis Report-Why the Patterson film must be studied closely.

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It does not matter if there is “SPEECH” emanating from the mouth of the Sasquatch. The fact that the mouth is “MOVING” and that is a form of speech, in and of itself. It speaks volumes. It says…”I’m not a football helmet and I’m not a mask”. This is an animation. Click on the image to animate.

More on the article by Kal Korff may be found here.

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/korff04.htm

The Davis Report-An off topic post…The Zapruder Film

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Another enigmatic piece of cinema is the Zapruder assassination film. It has been my privilege to work with this historic footage. The anniversary of this heinous crime being just passed, I hope this clip from the film helps us all to reflect on what was lost that day. Warning….this clip is graphic in nature. Don’t click on the images if you have a weak stomach. Click on the image to animate.

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A larger view below. Click on the image to animate.

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The film below was taken by a person in the president’s motorcade. It was taken from behind the event. This film was violently unstable with hand motion. At this point, the camera pans a curved facade in front of the president as he passed. It has been stabilized at this point so that the actions of the people there can be viewed.

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The Orville Nix film was taken from opposite of the President and Abraham Zapruder. In this brief clip from the Nix film shows movement at the precise time of the head wounding shot. It is just to Abraham  Zapruder’s left from behind the curved facade. Click on image to animate.

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Here’s a clip that has the BACKGROUND stabilized so that the behavior of the bystanders might be observed. Click on the image to animate.

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Here’s the same file but stacked. There are frames missing when the President’s limousine turns into the intersection. These frames went missing while in the possession of Life magazine. Click to animate.

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Here is the head wound in slow motion. See if you can determine the direction of the impact. Click on the image to animate.

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Here is a panorama of the entire scene constructed from the stills of the Zapruder film. Click on the image to enlarge.

Here is the Nix film with an additional frame added so that the pinkish spray from the bullet strike is visible. Click on the image to animate.

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The Davis Report-The Bulk of the Patterson Sasquatch

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There has been quite a bit of discussion about the height of the Patterson Sasquatch, however, the “bulk” of the Sasquatch is perhaps more extraordinary. My friend Jay Michael and myself enlarged a clear frame to have the Sasquatch at 6’7″ tall. At that height the right

bicep was ten and 1/2″ across. That is incredible bulk. My own bicep is around 5″ across, so…that should give you an idea of just how bulky or massive the Sasquatch was. Of course this was a female, so assuming that males are larger, and if this is a typical Sasquatch bulk, then the bulk should go up accordingly from there. I have a color enlargement that I have taken with me during my travels, and have been fortunate enough to have many of the people that I have met sign the poster. I consider it a privilege to have been a contributor in some ways to resolving this great mystery. I briefly took video of the p oster.  Here’s the clip. Click on the link to start the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChmTtjgPLU

The Davis Report-Is the American Sasquatch the Same as the Tibetan Yeti ?

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What are we looking at when we view the Patterson film? Is this the same as what they call in the Himalayas the “Yeti”? The general consensus among the researchers is no. One must remember, however, that the level of evidence for the existence of the Yeti is about the same as that for the Sasquatch….very scant. The west coast of North America is open to the Pacific ocean. There are some good reasons to believe that the North America was visited by the Chinese in the distant past. Well…what does that have to do with the Yeti…or the Sasquatch for that matter. In John Green’s book “On the Track of the Sasquatch”, John makes an interesting observation about a forensic examination of what he believed was Sasquatch fecal matter.  John observes-”                                                                                                                       It is often suggested that if the tracks can be followed, then hair and droppings can be found and examined. This has in fact been done, but with inconclusive results. I have been present when droppings of unusual appearance were collected in northern California, at a time when we had a financial backer and scientific services were available. The material was sent away for examination. It was reported to be made up of remains of California fresh water plants and to contain eggs of parasites otherwise known only in some North American tribal groups in the north western U.S., pigs from south China, and pigs and people from “SOUTHWEST CHINA”. I am satisfied that this was not the droppings of humans or pigs. ——– John Green

Well…perhaps there is a Chinese connection to the Yeti, and by extension the Sasquatch. If the Chinese did find their way to North America’s Pacific coast in ancient times, could they have had Yeti with them. Well…not likely…if the Yeti were an animal or more precisely an ape. If the Chinese regarded the Yeti as something more than an animal, then, perhaps the introduction of the Yeti to North America by the Chinese might be a real possibility. Parasites in Sasquatch fecal matter that originate from Southwest China? Where is southwest China? Here’s a map:

As you might have noticed, sitting squarely in the middle of southwest China is Nepal, and Tibet, homeland of the Yeti. Fecal matter from a Sasquatch that has parasites from Tibet? MMMM…the Chinese connection may not be so tenuous after all. Here’s some circular stones that are said to be Chinese in origin. They were found off the coast of California.

The article “New Directions in the Teaching of Human Language to Non-Humans has been removed. This is the reason why. The article, as it was seen here, was copied to me some time ago. Mr. Trey Jones has brought it to my attention that the article is not genuine in nature, but, rather, is a satirically written article that was submitted to the Website “The Speculative Grammarian”. I thank Mr.Jones for bringing this to my attention. Speculation may or may not be intended for satirical purposes. The entire article that I wrote here, about the origins of the Sasquatch is speculative, but not intended to be satirical. Evidence  for the “EXISTENCE” of the Sasquatch or Yeti, is scant at best. Much that is written about it is postulation. It’s like filling in the dots, when there are not a lot of dots to fill in. The direction that it takes you is uncertain. The connection between the Sasquatch and the Yeti is no different, but the postulation that was, that they may have a common origin, did not, and does not… hinge upon Mr.Pulju’s article alone. There were already some indicators there for that, so…that postulation remains. Mr.Pulju’s article, in its intended format, may be found here. http://specgram.com/PsQ.XVI.2/05.pulju.teaching.html  Thanks, M.K.Davis

When the very best images from the Patterson Sasquatch film, that show the mouth, are animated, there does indeed appear to be mouth motion that is consistent with speech. Here’s a short clip. Click on the image to animate.

Copyright Patricia Patterson. Filmwork and stabilization by M.K.Davis. Please do not right click.

Here are some of the stills used in the above animation. Click on the image  to enlarge.

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Here’s all the frames in collage:

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The Davis Report-Where are the Bones?

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If Bigfoot or Sasquatch does exist, then, where are their bones? Well…the answer is…in the collections of individuals or museums. The only problem is that most of the time, the unusual bones never see the light of day. They most often interfere with current theory or thinking, so they end up in obscurity. This skull was found in Warner valley in Oregon over 50 years ago. Quote: “It exhibits archaic traits including a solid protruding brow, sloping forehead, lack of frontal eminences, round orbits, small volume of 1225 ml., round posterior contour,and parallel sides. Radio carbon dating has it at 1500 years old. It is submitted as  representing a unique, newly reported species probably indigenous to North America.” Here’s the skull. Click on image to enlarge.

From the book: "Early Man in Oregon".

Sarah Winnemucca Hopson, a Piute Indian princess, wrote of a war her people had in ancient times with a people of a similar look. In her presentation she said that her people had holed them up in a cave and then burned them to death in the cave. In the 20th century the cave was discovered and several very large skeletons and mummies were excavated from the cave. The picture below is an alleged photo of one of the skulls. The similarities between the Oregon skull and the Lovelock cave skull is striking. Click to enlarge.

Alleged Sitecah skull from Nevada

Skulls like these confound anthropologists and most do not ever see the light of day. We really do not fully know the ancient history of early man… in the America’s.

The Davis Report-The Film Site…Has it Changed?

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There is no doubt that the 40+ years since the famous Patterson Sasquatch film was taken has seen some changes to the site. Most of the changes, however, are superficial, involving the vegetation changing, rather that the actual “lay” of the land. This “lay” of the land has not changed. The canyon walls are still where they were, the creek bed meanders across the sand bar, changing from year to year in its endless fractal wandering. The dimensions are still the same, and can be recognized. Many people are embracing a site that is much smaller than what is seen in the film. For some reason, the belief is that the camera itself was projecting a much larger image than the actual site was. I adamantly disagree. What is seen in the film, is still very much there and recognizable. Here is an aerial view, that is, a view from the bluffs above the film site. Click on the image  to enlarge.

From the book "Meet the Sasquatch" by Chris Murphy. Published by Hancock House.

As you can see, the area is quite sizable. Nothing has shrunken about this mysterious place. It is still there. For a perspective, look at the upper end of the red arrow. A man is standing there. His figure is minuscule compared to the rest of the site. Here’s another view of the site, taken in the early 1970’s. Click on the image to enlarge.

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This is the view from down stream. As you can see, the “lay” of the land has changed little.

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Here is a view from upstream of the site. Click to enlarge.

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The Patterson Film site has never been lost. It has been visited regularly through the years by individuals who know positively where it is. One of the main reason’s for people thinking that it is lost is that Bigfoot researchers are constantly coming and going. The Bigfoot community, if that be what it should be called, is one very large edition of a debutante’s ball. If this filmsite were to be confirmed today, then tomorrows bigfooters would consider it lost again, and embark upon a rediscovery project all over again. This is unfortunate indeed, for in all other pursuits for edification, the debutante’s build upon the knowlege of those that were before them. The Bigfoot Debutantes start over and over again with a clean slate, without anchoring their efforts in anything solid.  My advice is…that if the place that you seek, does not appear to be the same dimension as the filmsite, then it most likely is not it. If my advice doesn’t mean anything to you, then go to the filmsite of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

The Davis Report-Image Enhancement

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Enhancement is a process that results in a better understanding of what is on an image. You’ve probably seen the bubbly image with a number or letter imbedded in the bubble matrix, that is difficult to pick out. Here is such an example on the left. On the right is an enhancement of that same image. The number fairly well jumps out at you in the enhancement. Nothing about the data has changed here. The “values” of the data have been driven apart by enhancement and the information has been yielded.

In the case of the Patterson Sasquatch film, there is much data that can be extrapolated from the film in a similar fashion. In dealing with a color image, one must remember that the image that you see is a “composite” image. The individual images can be separated into individual photos and their values adjusted so that something hard to see, might be made more readily discernible, such as in the image above. Here is a raw image from the film.Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here is the same image that has been “digitally” split into its CMYK color components. The data is displayed in black and white. Click to enlarge.

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The majority of the information about the skin color is found in the image on the far right, that is, the cyan image. Once that has been determined, that part of the spectrum can be pushed until it dominates the image. In other words the skin color was once a diminished tone in the photo, has now become a dominant tone. This is made possible by the fact that the natural subject had a different color tone for the skin than for the hair. So they have been separated from one another and the skin tone “pushed” in intensity. I have “lassoed the area around the breasts here to conserve processor resources. So…I’ll be dealing only with that area. The skin that was formerly beneath the hair, now dominates the image. There are what appears to be normal looking breasts and nipples that are now easier to see. Images such as this one, forces me to the conclusion that this is not a hoaxed image, whether I like it…or not. For the sake of objectivity, this image and others like it, must be placed squarely on the table for all to see. Neither the skeptic, or the believer should be picking and choosing with the film to bolster a point of view. It must all be on the table. Once again, no data has been changed on the image, only their values are driven apart. Such images are why this blog exists. Click on the image to enlarge. Click twice to fill the page.

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