If you believe Phillip Morris of Morris Costumes, it wasn’t some fancy movie quality special effect. It was just an off-the-shelf gorilla costume, typically used for things like carnival side-shows where a woman changes into a gorilla, that was then modified by Patterson to make the shoulders bigger and the arms longer.
One interesting thing about pseudoscience sites out there is that many times a pseudoscience group wants to be taken seriously they are **merciless **with hoaxes like the Patterson Video, in this case they even posted an skeptical article debunking the Patterson Film.
What ECG said… plus, if you ever get a chance to visit a movie set up close you’d be shocked at how funky stuff is in person that looks great on camera. I’ve seen makeup effects that were laughable in person that looked totally convincing on film. In other words, “movie quality” special effects aren’t always as high-end as they seem.
You got it Dr. the other one missed the diagnostic
As I said, the main point here is that more serious pseudoscience groups dropped this item as evince, but many did not get the memo.
Not that it helps much the groups that do attempt to be more reality based, they still have a lot of erroneous information as you found out, but IMHO groups that do attempt at cleaning past debunked to death items should be commended. Because I know how many pseudo scientists out there never remove the past debunked baloney from their sites; at least some try to acknowledge the march of time and new evidence that is out there.