Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Sure, I Believe in Bigfoot. But…
What I believe has come from years of research on the internet, a few books on the subject and my solid faith in a Creator that made both men and animals. My faith is based on forty years of intense study of the Bible, forty years of ministry school, and forty years of living my faith. I, in fact, am an ordained minister. So, I do not believe in the supernatural reports of the animal, Bigfoot/Sasquatch. However, I do believe in hallucinations.
The World Book Encyclopedia (1984 addition) defines hallucination this way: …a mental state in which a person sees, hears, tastes, smells, or feels something that is not present. A person experiencing a hallucination reacts to a nonpresent stimulus.
The Encyclopedia’s definition goes on to say the condition has been observed as a symptom in ones with some types of mental disorder, or physical disorder, and observed in ordinary people in solitary confinement and those under the influence of drugs. I’ve read numerous times that one in ten of us humans have some sort of mental problem. If that is true, is there any wonder that we have such strange reports of Bigfoot? Oh, for example, the animal disappearing in a flash of light.
All that said, I believe, and that is all it is, “my belief,” since I have no special training in animal study. I believe in Bigfoot/Sasquatch because we know for a fact that a white horse-like animal roams in some parts of this planet with wide black stripes, whirling all over its body (zebra). We know that seen only under a microscope are living, scary-looking monsters. We know there are monkeys with blue faces! We know that there are humming birds as tiny as a bumblebee. So! Why not Bigfoot? After all, many scientists believe firmly, that in the distant past an animal existed, larger than Bigfoot, and called Gigantopithecus.
I enjoy the thought of Bigfoot/Sasquatch. I hope one day that I am privileged to see the animal for myself. I, however, have not even seen a bear in the wild. But yesterday, I saw an elegant buck, following a female deer across the driveway in front of my car, and we were in town!
(Linda Newton-Perry, along with her husband Christopher Perry, is the author of the following books: Forced Blood The Norseman, a Viking Age novel, Lock Your Doors Country Folk, Eye of the Beast and The Little Red Car and Bigfoot, the last three are children’s Bigfoot books.
You may order a signed copy from the website http://www.christopherperryandlindanewtonperry.com/.)