Today in Smithsonian History: November 25, 1974

A still image from the Patterson–Gimlin film purported to be a “Bigfoot” that was supposedly filmed on October 20, 1967, by Roger Patterson and Robert “Bob” Gimlin on Bluff Creek, a tributary of the Klamath River about 25 road miles north-west of Orleans, Calif.

November 25, 1974 The first in a series of television specials produced by the David L. Wolper Organization in association with the Smithsonian is broadcast by CBS. MONSTERS! Mysteries or Myth debuts at 8 p.m., and covers the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. It is narrated by The Twilight Zone‘s Rod Serling. The program draws a national rating of 31.8 (45% share of the market), approximately 50 million people.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 25 November 2016
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