I am fascinated with bears, I'm still looking for that perfect pattern that I could design to my own liking. I want something that will grab a person and make them want to hold it, something that will look good with white, striped and brown/black fur, especially now since I found about 6 yards of brown on a 60'' wide bolt at Goodwill for $7.99. Gotta love GW!
One day while pondering this new and unusual pattern I thought about putting "YETI" in a search engine and see what kind of images the Internet could show me. After all....yeti is nothing but a big 'ole bear, right?
Yeti led to Sasquatch, and that led to Bigfoot, anyone remember Bigfoot? He's still around and there are claims of more and more sightings today. I grew up with the more infamous sighting, the Patterson footage. Wouldn't it be nice to make a Sasquatch plushie?
The Patterson footage has spent many years with many scientist and many dollars to try to find out if it's real or not. Patterson and Grimlin recorded it in 1969 and Patterson died in 1972 from lymphoma, on his deathbed he swore the footage was true.
Grimlin remained silent for the latter part of the century and it became conspicuous to Bigfoot followers, why be in the shadows. Grimlin sued Pattersons widow for reimbursement of the film investment and 5 percent of the films gross, he produced a promisary note. It seemed Patterson never paid his people.
Much of the scientist believed the gait/muscle movement couldn't be replicated by man, some believed the camera speed was set slower while the subject ran/walked.
A costume company came forward and declared he sold the suit to Patterson, that Patterson called asking how to make the costume look larger. The designer suggested to wear football pads with it. Some believe because of wearing the pads the hairy ape couldn't turn to look back in a normal way, that with long floppy clown feet it's gait would be unusual. However no real explanation about the thigh/calf reflexion was offered other than a tight suit. Shortly after the costume company came forward a person of interest decided he'd release the information that he wore the suit, that he was waiting on his promised profits from the film and that after a while he believed if he told he would be convicted of fraud. He had opposite details about the costume than the company did. (ie. zippers were used but he stated a t-shirt type top). Whatever the facts may be, watch the footage and decide for yourself....
it's a good excuse to listen to Jethro Tull. C&G Design
Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.