In the early afternoon in Northern California
of Friday, October 20, 1967.
Robert “‘Bob” Gimlin
were riding generally northeast (upstream) on horseback along the east bank of Bluff Creek. At sometime between 1:15 and 1:40 PM, they “came to an overturned tree with a large root system at a turn in the creek, almost as high as a room.” When they rounded it, “there was a logjam—a ‘crow’s nest’—left over from the flood of ’64,” and then they spotted the figure behind it nearly simultaneously. It was either “crouching beside the creek to their left” or “standing” there, on the opposite bank. Gimlin later described himself as in a mild state of shock after first seeing the figure. Patterson
had estimate the creature to about seven and one-half feet.
The film shows what Patterson and Gimlin claimed was a large, hairy, bipedal, apelike figure with short, “black hair”
covering it’s body.
The figure in the Patterson–Gimlin film generally matches the descriptions of Bigfoot