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1962 Bigfoot Video Surfaces, Predates Patterson-Gimlin Film

Submitted by on January 24, 2013 – 8:54 AM4 Comments | 5,422 views

Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot aired a very interesting episode last week. The team recently traveled to Colorado to review a fifty year old film that supposedly shows the elusive creature. The grainy filmy predates the famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film by five years.

Filmed by Gary Bouvier’s father, the film shows a large humanoid figure walking in the snow. The mysterious being is seen jumping from boulder to boulder in the rocky hillside. The Bouviers kept this a family secret for half a century. Take a look:

Gary Bouvier’s story is interesting. The film evidence is underwhelming and doesn’t size-up to the P/G film of 1967. The film is choppy and out of focus, but we can definitely see the human figure frolicking in the snow. If anything, this is footage can be labeled as the first ever blobsquatch film.

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  • BW

    So how well known was Bigfoot in 1962 ?  Was Bigfoot already a legend in the West at that time ?



  • > So how well known was Bigfoot in 1962?

    Bigfoot is well-known now. That’s what matters.

    Looks like Bouvier found some old footage fuzzy enough to please Bigfooters. I doubt his father ever thought this was anything other than a man. If Bouvier Sr had nornal vision, what he saw with his eyeballs would have been more clear than what’s in the film.

  • BW

     Hello Terry

      Could be the case.  Too bad there is so much commercial and other incentive to mislead and clown around when it comes to these kinds of topics.



  • BSORaiderErie

    Bigfoot has been found and killed by Americans in the early years and there’s enough newsprint to tell the stories? There are just to many sightings and tracks, plus these will only get better as the equipment gets better! Where I live up in Erie, PA., we have graves full of huge skeleton bodies! Females as well as males, these bones were first found in the eighteen hundreds but not too many cared but today the government is closing down and confiscating the artifacts? Something to do with the native in native Americans and there’s some that believe that could somehow strip the first Americans of their native status? I first heard this while in the military, the subject was a body found in the river bed in the state of Washington, with blonde hair and a predates other Caucasians by many years? So believe what you need too, but there’s so much we still don’t know about and now with technology makes the work easier. Have a good day!