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Patterson/Gimlin Sasquatch Footage

How many of you have seen the new stabilized analysis of the famous Patterson/Gimlin sasquatch film footage? It’s long been accepted that the creature in the film footage is a female. Some researchers have hypothesized for years that she had a young one somewhere nearby. A new stabilized analysis done on the film might have spotted the baby. It may have been recorded in the video along with its mother by Roger Patterson back in 1967, and only just spotted. See the new analysis right here.

This news comes as Desirée Lee and I are getting nearer to the release of our co-authored sasquatch novel “Hidden Tribe“. It’s a happy coincidence for us, but we’ll certainly take the increased interest in all things sasquatch!

“Hidden Tribe”


Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.
But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?
Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.
With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!
Scott Harper


Over this past weekend, Desiree Lee and I – and our daughter – went down to Willow Creek, California for their annual Bigfoot Days Festival. We had a lot of fun, although the festival wasn’t at all what we had expected. We were anticipating something more along the lines of a street fair. We knew there would be a parade. The festival kicked off with a parade. After that, it was a bunch of vendors set up in the local park – very few on whom had any sasquatch-themed merchandise.

For me, the highlight of Willow Creek was most definitely the Willow Creek-China Flats Museum. Their “Bigfoot Collection” was something I’ve waited most of my life to see. Being there was a sort of pilgrimage for me. The history in that room was overwhelming. They cover modern sasquatch research from the footprints that spurred the media to coin the term “Bigfoot” – a term I very seriously don’t like – up to present day. They even have one of Roger Patterson’s original casts from the site of the Patterson-Gimlin film footage. If you watch the footage linked to this post, please keep in mind that the original film has been copied over and over, and dubbed on VHS over and over, and, now, digitized over and over. The original footage shot by Roger Patterson was far clearer. Seeing copies made of other footprint evidence that has made a mark in this area of research over the years was great. But seeing one of the original Patterson film site casts firsthand left me in awe. For those who aren’t aware of my own personal history with sasquatch, you can read that here if you like. Those events turned sasquatch into a life-long area of interest for me.

Also, while in the museum, we bought a copy of a book I never thought I’d even see – much less own. We snagged a copy of the legendary book “Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us” by John Green. The book was out of print was a long time. Used copies of it that I’d found listings for were outrageously expensive. Imagine my surprise to find a re-release edition in the museum, and to spot it soon as I walked through the door!

While in Willow Creek, we stayed at the Coho Cottages. We were in the Tao House, if anyone reading this would care to stay in the same place as two bestselling authors. The Coho Cottages was a great place. It, like the rest of Willow Creek, is surrounded by forested mountains. It’s a very peaceful setting. If we ever find ourselves in that area again, we plan on staying at Coho Cottages again. Thank you, Londa and Marc Rowley, for the pleasant stay at your cottages!

Scott Harper

Willow Creek

Usually, Desiree Lee and I don’t advertise ahead of time where we’ll be for non-work reasons. Why? We’re both bestselling authors. We’re public figures. Thus far, neither of us has picked up any stalkers, but that could change at any time. Since the birth of our daughter, that’s even more of a concern. Still, in this instance, I wanted to make it known where we plan to be beforehand. That’s because this outing is equal parts pleasure and work.

On Saturday, August 30th, 2014 we’ll be at Willow Creek at the sasquatch festival there – the California Bigfoot Festival. One project we have in the works right now is a sasquatch-themed novel. Attending the festival will fall into the category of research. It will also simply be fun. Anyone who knows anything about me at all probably knows about my nearly life-long interest in the topic of sasquatch. A lot of that comes from these events while I was growing up in Ohio. Now, living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m more interested in the topic than ever. Also, by attending this year, we hope to make the needed connections to be able to appear as guests at some point in the future.

So, if you’re going to be in Willow Creek, California on August 30th for the California Bigfoot Festival, and would like to meet two bestselling authors, please keep watch for us. We’ll be there somewhere!

Scott Harper

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