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The Chambers-Patterson-Bigfoot Conspiracy Revealed!
April 23, 2007 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Did John Chambers fake the Patterson Bigfoot Film? If it weren’t for John Landis’ big mouth, maybe no one would have figured out that John Chambers was the man behind the monkey suit in the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film. Of course Chambers denied it (and we’re still waiting to hear back from Landis).
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot (23 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
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Six Million Dollar Man vs Bigfoot
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:55 PM on April 23, 2007


Philip Morris of Morris Costumes in Charlotte, NC, has claimed that he supplied the monkey suit, but, apparently, he can't prove it. I like to believe it, since I've been to Morris Costumes, but I admit that's not a very convincing argument.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:34 PM on April 23, 2007


SASQUATCH IS REAL!

I was his college roommate.
posted by tkchrist at 2:42 PM on April 23, 2007


Fun post. I've never understood the myth of the stumped effects experts. It's not that impressive-looking a suit.
posted by brundlefly at 2:49 PM on April 23, 2007


What if John Chambers was a Bigfoot in a human suit?
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:49 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


In this stabilised footage, when 'bigfoot' does his famous look towards the camera, you can see that the suit is in two halves. If you look just below the elbow, the top half moves independently from the bottom.
posted by crayfish at 2:51 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


crayfish, did you mean to link to a .gif? "Stabilsed footage" to me implies a motion picture of some sort, not a static image.
posted by pax digita at 2:54 PM on April 23, 2007


It's an animated .gif, pax.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:00 PM on April 23, 2007


I'm sorry but could someone please explain the John Landis connection? There's nothing about it in the linked interview, nor the obits on Chambers.
posted by now i'm piste at 3:16 PM on April 23, 2007


now i'm piste writes "I'm sorry but could someone please explain the John Landis connection? There's nothing about it in the linked interview, nor the obits on Chambers."

Did you read the last two links? The "Chambers denies it" link mentions it briefly and "waiting to hear back" is all about it.
posted by brundlefly at 3:34 PM on April 23, 2007


posted by now i'm piste I'm sorry but could someone please explain the John Landis connection? There's nothing about it in the linked interview, nor the obits on Chambers.

You'll see it next Wednesday.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:12 PM on April 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


I thought this film was known to be a hoax, via confession, for like 10 years now. Maybe I'm thinking of the footprints? But isn't that the same (alleged) encounter?
posted by DU at 5:56 PM on April 23, 2007


How it could be taken seriously in the first place is anyone's guess. God bless swaggering 1960's "bigfoot."
posted by fire&wings at 5:58 PM on April 23, 2007


That stabilized footage is pretty cool but doesn't seem conclusive to me. His ass seems to swivel pretty far too, nearly if not totally in line with his chest. More (subjectively) conclusive to me is the look he gives the camera. It's not the long, measured look and then dismissal of a wild creature interrupted by humans. It's the quick glance back and then forward of someone seeing if you are getting this on tape.
posted by DU at 6:00 PM on April 23, 2007


I had lunch with Bigfoot in '84.
(Pad Thai; some kind of cream-based soup; marzipan)
Never returned my calls.
posted by Dizzy at 7:01 PM on April 23, 2007


That is a crazy Bigfoot walk in the Patterson footage. Kudos to the actor inside the suit -- the inhuman walk with the wide arm swing sells it!
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:17 PM on April 23, 2007


I really don't know why anyone bought this crap in the first place.
posted by puke & cry at 7:23 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I had lunch with Bigfoot in '84.

Me, too. He pawed me like an animal.
posted by Oriole Adams at 8:29 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Maybe I was sending mixed signals?
During the soup course I did mention how much I enjoyed "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Revenge of the Yeti".
Still, I thought yarllghhhjjl meant yarlighhhjjl, you know?
posted by Dizzy at 9:03 PM on April 23, 2007


Hairy monsters need love too.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:14 PM on April 23, 2007


Never returned my calls.

That is soooo bigfoot.

I remember once when his cousin, Yeti, came to stay with us. JESUS H. KEEEERIST. What fucking bunch no class moochers those Hominid Humongous are. Elusive? Shuh. Only when the rent was due.
posted by tkchrist at 10:55 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


crayfish that was good
posted by baker dave at 12:51 AM on April 24, 2007


I'm lost. These articles are 10 years old. What's the big scoop?
posted by desjardins at 9:11 AM on April 24, 2007


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