Found a Bigfoot Body? What Would You Do?
(From an older "A Matter of Time" newspaper column by Linda Newton-Perry)
D.C. the gentleman I wrote about last week that baited Bigfoot, claims to have seen Bigfoot/Sasquatch several times. One of these times was as near as on the other side of a sliding glass door. In my two favorite Bigfoot books, The Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come to Life, by Ivan T. Sanderson and Tribal Bigfoot by David Paulides, there are sightings too numerous to count.
Two years ago when I started writing this column, I was positive that just any time the animal would be captured, bodily or on film, and the mystery would be over. But, here we are and still no proof. I have enjoyed that people seem to be talking more about the animal than when I first started the column. It seems to me there are more clubs, more celebrations featuring Bigfoot, more books being written, and more TV programs.
So, here is a subject my husband and I often find ourselves talking about; what if we came upon a dead Bigfoot? In the state of Oregon fully loaded log trucks, from before sunrise to after dark, barrel down narrow mountain roads, meeting deadlines and getting in as many runs for the day as possible. It would be easy for these trucks to "clip" a Bigfoot and never know it. All you have to do is notice the dead deer strung along the roadways to be convinced that it could happen.
The 'right" thing to do, I guess, depends on the person that finds the body. Is he interested in making a few dollars, being known as the person that found Bigfoot, or getting a lucrative book deal? Or is he simply interested in proving once and for all the animal exists?
If that is all he cares about, then, he would of course have plenty of money and care not at all for publicity. I guess he would whip out his cell phone and call the local police, stand by the road waving in the direction of the body, when they arrive and then quietly leave the scene, knowing that now the world will know Bigfoot exists.
What would you do if you ran upon a Bigfoot body? What if the idea of making money intrigues you? What if you could darn well use the money?
And what is the right thing to do? Would you get a freezer... Well, anyway, what would you do. Let us know by commenting.