Why do I think the encounter’s resulting footage is authentic?
I feel the incident and the footage brings forth many pieces of evidence:
1. The event occurred in an area known for Native/First People’s traditions of these forms of higher primates, locally called Oh-Mah, perhaps as long as 500 years.
2. There are contemporary sightings, from the 1950s, here (in spite of the mischief of Ray Wallace and his associates).
3. In this specific incident, the cryptid Bigfoot was seen.
4. The Bigfoot was smelled.
5. The Bigfoot was sensed by the horses.
6. A trackway of at least ten prints was found, the tracks casted and preserved – via film and in a physical state – for others to analyze. Such examinations reveal flexible, animate feet for this cryptid, known locally as a Bigfoot (and referred to as Sasquatch farther north, in Canada).
John Green’s 1968 recreation of the PGF on-site at Bluff Creek, featuring Jim McClarin walking in more or less the same track-way as the Bigfoot Patterson-Gimlin film subject.
7. The apparent animal was filmed, and analyses of this footage by Americans, Canadians, Russians, and others verify this was an authentic, probable unknown living primate.
8. The biological mechanical evidence of independently moving, flowing (e.g. swaying, swinging) breasts on the filmed Bigfoot was not technically possible and does not appear in any gorilla or ape suits produced in the 1950s-60s for movies, carnivals, sideshows, or circuses.
9. Highly funded attempts by a wide variety of film production companies have failed to to re-create a form-fitting suit in any way matching the Bigfoot filmed in 1967, for contemporary documentary, film, or television programming.
See The Bigfoot Show for more about the above.
10. Elaborate and casual hoax claims have all fallen apart under critical investigation, and not been able to overturn the possibility this footage genuinely shows an unknown hominoid.