Quick Post for August 3rd, 2015: BLUFF CREEK HISTORICAL VIDEOS AND TIMELINE INFORMATION
In 1967 three major events in Bigfoot history occurred in the Bluff Creek basin, First, in late August, tracks were found along the dirt road and adjacent hillsides of Onion Mountain. These were investigated by John Green and Rene Dahinden. Then, a few days later, just after John Green had gotten back home in Canada, another track collection, this time of three different sizes of feet, was found on nearby Blue Creek Mountain. Contractor Bud Ryerson called Green on a radio phone of some sort, and another trip down to California was put together immediately. This time they brought a tracking dog, White Lady, her handler Dale Moffit, the pilot Keith Chiazarri (often mistaken for Bob Timus by "Massacre Theory adherents like MK Davis and Bobbie Short). Of note regarding these two track finds is that the images in the ground and the casts both appear to be perfect matches for wooden footprint stompers made by one Ray Wallace, erstwhile Bluff Creek road-building contractor. Ray had moved from Willow Creek by then, but his brother Wilbur "Shorty" still lived there (in the house next door to where I myself now reside, in fact).
For more, see the timeline of these events, following these videos from that time. Here are two classics from Bluff Creek history, to which I've added the stabilization and color enhancement from YouTube. I've posted these so that they won't ever disappear from the internet.
Here is Rene Dahinden's footage from Bluff Creek, while investigating the Blue Creek Mountain trackway, and subsequent footprint finds. This is the so-called "Tracking Dog Video," which is mistakenly associated by MK Davis and others with the Patterson-Gimlin film event that occurred nearly two months later. This is from late August and the first days of September, 1967, while the PGF was shot on October 20th that year. Please note, there are no "dead Bigfoot" in this footage, and no blood on "Titmus'" hands. In fact, that is Keith Chiazarri, the pilot for the trip down from Canada. When asked just the other day, John Green confirmed that it was Rene's camera and Rene who shot this film. Green only took still photos on that trip.
Rene Dahinden's Blue Creek Mountain Bigfoot Trackway Footage:
YouTube stabilization and color balancing added. Bill Munns has confirmed this as an unedited film sequence, a copy of the full camera roll that was in Roger Patterson's Kodak Cine K-100 camera that day of October 20th, 1967.
Here is ROLL ONE, COMPLETE: Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film and Preliminary Scenery of Bluff Creek.
NOTE: It seems to me that this video copy has the film projected at a just slightly too rapid speed. the last part with Bigfoot runs only about 49 seconds, whereas in most versions we see it runs about 58 or 59 seconds. Also, the movements of the horses are a touch jerky and fast. Were it played at the correct speed, that would make the length of the film roll seen here about 4 minutes not three and one half. I've been told that he K-100 film rolls would cover about 4-6 minutes of filming, depending upon the camera speed setting. Bill Munns has confirmed that this clip shows no sign of splicing or editing. So far as we can tell it's the footage as it came from Roger's camera that day.
* FEBRUARY 1967: Green and Dahinden head south, visit Roger Patterson, visit Willow Creek and hear of recent BF "activities" on Bluff Creek, meet Syl McCoy
* "LATE AUGUST 1967" (not too specific): Syl McCoy of Willow Creek calls Green at home re. tracks found on Onion Mountain
* Green contacts Harold McCullough for tracking dog (White Lady)
* Drives south with McCullough, Dale Moffit and dog, sees tracks
* Meets Al Hodgson of Willow Creek, also Mrs. Bud Ryerson, drives home to Canada (probably a two day drive).
* OCTOBER 20TH: PATTERSON-GIMLIN FILM SHOT
* OCTOBER 21ST: They hit the road home (a full day's drive)
So, the timeline is really pretty clear. Green was in the Bluff to Willow Creek area three times that summer-fall. A busy guy.