Over the years, many unsubstantiated and ridiculous claims have been made that the 1967 Patterson/Gimlin film of a Sasquatch is a fabrication.  Similarly, irresponsible writers and superficially informed members of the scientific establishment have scoffed at the film.

This film has been thoroughly analyzed by us at the International Center of Hominology in Moscow, Russia and validated as showing a natural hominoid.  We published our detailed analysis and conclusions in Dmitri Bayanov’s book, “America’s Bigfoot:  Fact Not Fiction” (Cryptos-Logos Publishers, 1997; now distributed by Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada).

To discredit film “debunkers,” we are offering a $100,000 reward to any of them who can successfully demonstrate to a panel of anthropologists and hominologists that the Patterson-Gimlin film is a fabrication showing a human in a costume.  Our reward offer is based on the security of equipment, vehicles, and intellectual property of our organization.  If a hoax-claimant is serious and confident, and not just seeking media attention, he or she should apply in writing for the reward to: International Center of Hominology, Cryto-Logos, 12-3 Osenniy Boulevard, Moscow, 121614, Russia (A failure to do so indicates that a claim is frivolous or unsupportable or both.)


Dmitri Bayanov                                                                         Igor Burtsev

Science Director                                                                       General Director


January 2005



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