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Perhaps no film in history, with the obvious exception of the Zapruder film capturing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been more exhaustively analyzed and dissected, celebrated and derided than Roger Patterson’s grainy 1967 footage of … what?

Determining how one fills in that blank and answers the question is as simple as the question that prefaced this entire series of stories: Do you believe in Bigfoot?

If you do, you almost certainly believe the poorly-focused, jittery film taken by Patterson and another Yakima man, Bob Gimlin, is the real thing. You believe the story Patterson told right up to his death in 1972 and the one Gimlin, who still lives in the Ahtanum southwest of Yakima, has continued to tell.

I believe in Bigfoot. I've heard it, along with my oldest friend. To read more, click here.