Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend

In the first part of the show, the four principals get to go on horseback with Bob Gimlin to the filmsite, where he tells the story on camera of what happened that day. The group does a recreation right on the filmsite, with Bobo acting as the Sasquatch. Next step: investigate the area for sightings now. Also, they will investigate the Marble Mountain footage. The recreation of the P/G Film still shows that there is compelling evidence that the film is real, NOT a man in a costume. Ranae left it a question mark, though. The team goes into nighttime investigation mode, with Bobo's dog Monkey acting as a "Squatch Detector." Matt takes two pieces of wood and hits them together, getting an interesting response. Matt and Ranae hear something which sounds like something high-pitched, like a yell. Cliff does a scream, while Matt does a howl. Cliff stays in the woods for a few more nights alone (except for the camera crew). He sets up game cams in the woods. The rest of the team goes into Willow Creek where they meet with Al Hodgson, who tells of his recollection of meeting Patterson and Gimlin. The team takes a tour of the Willow Creek Museum. They then go to Steven Streufert's Bigfoot Books store. Meanwhile, Cliff decides to scout around the area and see about setting up some more game cams. He finds some bear scat, but no Squatch scat. There is a town hall meeting held in which the two sons of Jerry Crew stand up and show the original Bigfoot cast by their father. Several people stand up and tell of their encounters. They investigate the sightings, and find...well, I won't spoil it for you. All in all, I give this special a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Pretty good stuff.

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