Bob Gimlin was born October 18, 1931, in Missouri. Eventually he moved to Yakima, Washington, where he lives to this day. Gimlin was and still is a rancher who breaks in young horses--at the age of 85! He has lived an interesting life in and around the Yakima area. Gimlin was there when Roger Patterson filmed the now famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film. Gimlin met Patterson between 1955 and 1959, and Patterson thrilled Gimlin with many stories and accounts of sightings. The two would go out on pre-expeditions in search of the creatures.
Patterson and Gimlin were in the Mount Saint Helens area in September 1967, when they received a message that there were Bigfoot tracks in the Six Rivers National Forest area in northwestern California. Patterson and Gimlin went down there, stayed for 3 weeks and filmed a Bigfoot. They also cast tracks of the creature. A few years ago, he began to be invited to different conferences. He spoke briefly at the 2003 Willow Creek Bigfoot Symposium and was an honored guest there. He also spoke at the 2004 Crypto-Conference in Conroe, Texas. He appeared at the 2005 Bellingham conference and also the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in June 2005. Bob continues to attend conferences to tell his story.