I was waiting for a decent link to an obituary for Bigfoot researcher Bobbie Short who died last week. Finally found this one and it has more in it than I bargained for.
Loren Coleman has gathered up bits and pieces of Bobbie’s history on the bigfoot scene including the info that SHE was the one who interviewed John Chambers, renowned Hollywood specially effects guy, who denied he played any part in the infamous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot film. It had been rumored the that creature was his handiwork.
She had run the website Bigfoot Encounters which has existed since 1995.
This was the part I found curious:
Short’s legacy will always be her extensive collection of materials she posted to her website, a popular source of finding historical resources on Bigfoot/Sasquatch. Some questions, in recent years, have been raised about her extreme editing of articles and incorrect information she was adding to the website. Some had grown to believe her website was no longer a valid resource due to her changing previously published articles to fit her beliefs.
I have long been a critic of Bigfoot sites online. It’s hard to point to ANY that are good. And I was not well-acquainted with Bigfoot Encounters to know that this was going on. It’s very disturbing and taints Short’s entire collection.