|(Left to Right) Billy Willard, Bud Forte, and Eric Altman|
|Two photographs from a sequence of trail camera photographs which seem to show a decently large feline. In my opinion, it looks like it could be a large feral cat, although I may be wrong.|
|A bobcat trapped in West Virginia and weighed at 63 pounds.|
I was able to talk to many great and kind people at this seminar such as Eric Altman, Billy Willard, Sharon Lee, and Bruce Harrington (I was not able to speak directly to Mr. Gordon or Mr. Dragosin, although I am sure that they are great people). The highlight of my weekend, however, was speaking to Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum. Dr. Meldrum (a professor of physical anthropolgy at ISU) was an extremely knowledgeable person and was far more friendly and welcoming than I had expected. He is truly a great person, and was clearly willing to answer each of the many questions that he had received to the best of his ability. He is also a great inspiration to me.
|Billy Willard and me (please check out Mr. Willard's group's website: http://www.sasquatchwatch.org/)|
|Eric Altman and me (please check out Mr. Altman's society's website: http://www.pabigfootsociety.com/)|
|Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum and me (please check out Dr. Meldrum's scientific journal: http://www.isu.edu/rhi/)|
|Dr. Meldrum speaking about the midtarsal break present in the Sasquatch foot|
|A slide showing that the Patterson Film animal's skull is built for durphagy, and isn't like a gorilla skull.|
Dr. Meldrum also pointed out that the feet of the animal in the Patterson Film would be extremely hard to fake as they show more flexibility than a human foot (allowed by the midtarsal break) and
also show dorsiflexion in the toes. Four way stretch fabric didn't exist in 1960's costumes, and the costume feet of that time were floppy and obviously artificial. Dr. Meldrum also told my father and I that in one part of the Patterson Film, the animal missteps onto hard ground which sends shock waves up through her body and shook the adipose (fatty tissue) of her breasts. More details about this and other reportedly exciting details of the Patterson Film (which is being analyzed by Bill Munns) will be released in the near future.
|Dr. Meldrum's Ichnotaxonomical name for Sasquatch footprints: Anthropoidipes ameriborealis|
This was a very interesting and enjoyable seminar where I met many nice people. One person I met already knew about my blog, which is very exciting for me! Once again, I would like to thank Cabela's and Bud Forte for making this great weekend seminar possible. I have certainly learned more, and have come back convinced more than ever that a species of undiscovered bipedal ape exists in North America.
|A copy of the Paul Freeman "Wrinkle Foot" cast and Knuckle print cast with a signed copy of Dr. Meldrum's book|