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THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN BACK IN OCTOBER...
|Lonesome Ridge, Bluff Creek, centered near the PGF site.|
Photos by Steven Streufert, or video captures from Robert Leiterman's video (black borders or with text in image). All others are historical or maps for reference.
|A file photo from 2007, Steve at Bluff Creek.|
(Photo by Scott McClean)
|The Crucial Transitional|
Guidebook, by Daniel Perez
|The Crew at Louse Camp. Yours Truly, "C.I." and Robert Leiterman,|
ready to get rained upon.
|Various Site Locations, as per various researchers.|
Sites identified by Steven Streufert via inquiries. Click to Enlarge!
|Louse Camp, on Bluff and Notice Creeks|
|Pacific Northwest Expedition, 1959. Tom|
Slick, Rene Dahinden, Bob Titmus, etc.
PART ONE: LOUSE CAMP TO THE BLUFF CREEK BRIDGE
Undaunted, but skeptical of our prospects, we headed up to the hills above the Klamath River. Louse Camp is located right in the heart of the Bluff Creek basin, and is famous for being the location of a myriad of Bigfooting expeditions, including the famous Pacific Northwest Expedition (1959) that had Green, Byrne, Dahinden, Bob Titmus and Tom Slick, it's financial backer, among its members.
|Bluff Creek flowing behind Louse Camp,|
refreshed by the influx of Notice Creek just above.
|Bluff Creek Bridge, up 1 mile from Louse Camp|
"Bob Gimlin awoke [on October 20th, the day of the filming] one sunny day in their camp some one half miles or so north of where the bridge ABOVE Notice Creek crosses Bluff Creek."
Deciphering that sentence we knew it could not be referring to the Notice Creek Bridge, but rather this one. The bridge ON Notice Creek does not CROSS Bluff Creek, but rather Notice Creek. So, we took it that the bridge ABOVE Notice Creek HAD to be the one that is one mile north of Louse Camp. Confirming this, and comparing it with Robert Leiterman's GPS reading from the previous day we found that the half mile up Wasson mentions, combined with the 2.5 miles up from their camp to the film site generally mentioned by Bob Gimlin, made a perfect match with Robert's apprx. 3 mile result. Hence, they could not have camped at the Louse Camp area--that would have made it a nearly 4 mile ride.
|Under Bluff Creek Bridge, showing old road cut and ford to opposite side.|
|Lovely misty view down to Scorpion Creek,|
from about 2/3 mile up from the site.
|Warning sign of things to come on 12N13H.|
|Once a rock slide, always a rock slide.|
|You Shall Not Pass. Robert at the|
end of the PGF road's line.
|Leiterman considers the impact of|
man upon nature and geology.
|Once the road crossed here; now it |
is returned to its natural state.
|The toppled science experiment's bat|
houses lay beneath these trees.
|The Famous "Bat Boxes," across from the claimed|
Peter Byrne film site.
|Watch for the full series featuring our expedition on the|
BFRO-Videos site on YouTube, or through BFRO.net.
Laser reading 97-98 yards across south to north, 100 yards in bat box camping area.
Trees that match Byrne's distance are way too high up the bank.
The creek is on the north side of the sandbar, not the south.
Though the area's dimensions match almost enough to the known film site (using a shoe horn to fit it, as C.I. likes to say), the creek and sand bar are in the wrong places, there is no "big bend," no "rootballs," and no level bank or sandbar at all where Byrne indicates.
|Photos with black borders or titles are screen captures|
from Robert Leiterman's first edit video results.
The site is still too narrow, if we assume that the big tree here is one of the ones in the film. The creature would have had to start its walk down in the narrow gulch seen to the left. There is no "big bend" in the creek below that site either. In fact, the bend with rootballs is seen ABOVE the site located in Murphy's book, followed by a straight line in the creek headed west and downstream.
|Lower Gulch below the Big Bend. For Murphy's site to|
work the first sighting would have to have been in here.
|C.I. using his trusty laser sight to measure the dimensions|
of the proposed Christopher Murphy film site location.
|Clip from Murphy's book, showing|
where he thinks the site is supposedly located. In
actual fact, this is WAY off from Dahinden's mark.
Christopher Murphy's exploration of the film site he proposes, done in 2003, can be looked at here on Hancock House's site: FILM SITE ALBUM. We challenge you to compare his analysis, based on one visit, with the results we have come up with after some dozen visits.
|Steve, propounding again, upon the too-small dimensions|
and missing features found on the Murphy site. Better than
Byrne's, but it lacks landmarks and proper orientation.
|Above the Murphy site are found some big root balls, not|
below the site, as Gimlin describes. No big trees in back either.
|Pointing at Rene's Mark on the Map, upstream from the|
Murphy site, for sure. Photo capture from Leiterman video.
(As also sent to BIGFOOT TIMES' Daniel Perez, published in the October edition)
|Some preliminary theories we've come up with, along with the|
major proposed site locations and landmarks.
ANGRY BIGFOOT SPEAKS!
Me so very happy you hu-man looking in wrong creek for me! Like NABS Dave say, you not find me there anytime more. You look in Hoopa, you find me. That right! Me hang at Golden Bear Casino ever night, and you not know! JHa Ha Ho Ho! They have good food all night, and not ever question how furry me are, not how stinky, so long as me have token for machine. See? Dave right after all!!!
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