Linda's Douglas County News, Newspaper Column, week of Feb,8, 2010
Think Safety First, in Searching for Bigfoot
You know, you do not have to travel to the tops of the snowy mountains to have a sighting of bigfoot. He is apt to make an appearance in many different places. Last week at least two couples got into trouble in the Sawler Creek area of Oregon. They were evidently searching for the lame bigfoot, that has been reported four times. (Everyone commenting on the animal believes it to be the same bigfoot.) Please use caution when searching for the animal; often just getting one tire off the paved road can cause a vehicle to become stuck. I would love to see bigfoot in the wild. And I would love to take-off into the mountains by myself, just to search the hills for him, but I will not, because I know the danger of getting stuck.
I’ve always believed when one does see the animal, it has made a mistake: It has erred in judgment; it is diseased; it is making too much noise to hear you or the wind is blowing wrong, and so on. Count yourself among the precious few, if you actually get a glimpse of this majestic animal.
We all applauded when Dale Saxton announced in the blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, that he was going to be on an hour CNN program. He will be recounting several bigfoot sightings and exposing the wrong that is done to drivers that report a bigfoot sighting to the police, that they have had from their vehicles. This includes citizens, commercial truck drivers and our policemen. What “wrong” are they suffering? Citizens are having their licenses suspended until they can be checked out by a doctor. Commercial truck drivers are having their commercial licenses withdrawn: how they go about having them re-instated, I don’t now, it was never made clear. Police officers are required to take a paid leave until they can be checked out by a state approved doctor. One policeman told us he had to lie to the doctor, stating he had not seen a bigfoot in order to return to work.
More news I found exciting: The test result of the remains of the animal from the Columbus Day Storm, 1962, came back, in 1964, as an unknown animal, closest to the known species, East China Mountain Gorilla. Keep reporting your sightings and “keep talking bigfoot.”