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Saturday, October 16, 2010

MIKAEL ANDREWS: The Patterson Film

Stumbled across your website while looking for a particular photo that I seem to be unable to find. Read your history of the film and was surprised to find the comments about a bottle opener and buckle. You might want to look at the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dljgkfR72F4 in which is shown "D" loops for the American football shoulder pads, strap for holding the bottom part of the costume up, and zipper in the front of the costume. The most obvious part however is the separation in the right sleeve which in itself is sufficient evidence to classify the film as a hoax.

Attached is a copy of the sleeve separation from the video.


Dale Drinnon said...

Not significant: the same "ribbing" pattern is repeated in other parts of the body where it is generally interpreted to represent hair or fur. I canb see a few such patches to the right of the excerpted area, both above and below it.

A lot of people pour over the Patterson film stills and use them as a sort of Rosarch test, they see whatever they want to see in the image area. And actually the resolution is never good enough to prove any of it.

Jum said...
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Jum said...

I've never decided what I think about the Patterson film, but I don;t like intellectual dishonesty from anyone. It is a form of lying to draw unwarranted conclusions, and I detest it from whatever quarter it may come.

I put in that category Mikael Andrews' pronouncements about the "American Football D-ring" which he, apparently alone of millions of viewers over some 43 years, has seen peeking out of the right arm of what is purported to be a Bigfoot filmed in 1967.

First let me say, "What D-ring?"* I can't see it. Same for the "ribbing" and "separation" he crows about. His eyes must be substantially better than mine....and also better than about 200 million viewers who have seen it over the years without detecting his discoveries.

Second, Andrews has a real problem with his reference to a D-ring from American football shoulder pads circa 1967. I played some 12 years of organized football, through NCAA major college level (SEC), in which I wore perhaps 20 sets of shoulder pads, from novice grade to the finest money could buy at the time. And I observed scores more sets on teammates and opponents. And in that time I never encountered a single "D"-ring on a set of shoulder pads. Not one. As I recall they may have been on some pads in the 80's , but were replaced by other more efficient systems. A belt-and-buckle system was almost universal, and was necessary for the kind of violent and momentous forces which would unravel a tightened D-ring at the first movement.

More than that, there has never, ever been a D-ring, or buckle, or snap, or any kind of hardware, which ran down the arm where he says he sees it on the Patterson beast. It would have been pointless: there's nothing there to connect because shoulder pads don't go there.

Bad show, Mr. Andrews.

*It's commonly capitalized since the ring indeed looks like a capital "D", with a flat back and elliptical front through which a strap runs.