Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Guest Editor-Blogger, FS (Forest Service) Employee, has this news for us:
Squaw Lake To Remain Closed
After several incidents of unusual happenings at Squaw Lake in the Powers Ranger District of the Siskiyou Mountains, The Forest Service agency has decided to close the lake to the public for 2010.
Regional Forest Service Supervisor WT. Willis said they have no information on who is responsible for the recent damage to trash repositories and information sign destroyed.
Over the last two years the agency has had three complaints of an unknown animal stocking the area with frightening noises. Willis said he has "no comment" that the lake has had recent sightings of the legendary Bigfoot, a creature said to roam the forest of North America.
It would be at the height of irresponsibility for us to say an animal is to blame. Willis denies that recent tracks were found at the compground. "If somebody found tracks, I don't have information on it," said Willis.
Two years ago a family of five camping in the remote campground reported that a large creature was watching their children from behind a large fir tree. Employees found a number of small trees twisted off and some indications of an animal's tracks near the lake shore.
Evidently the trouble didn't stop there. Two woodcutters reported just a month later that a hairy monster ran in front of them only three miles from the lake.
This is an older newspaper column, Sept 22, 2008. It appeared in the Douglas County News and The Coquille Valley Sentinel, both in Oregon.
MonsterQuest, Whitehall, NY
This last week, I enjoyed a program on History Channel's MonsterQuest. It was much like all the other Sasquatch/Bigfoot programs. It included several sightings and one obligatory skeptic beginning his name with Doctor. (No putdown intended.) I just wish these programs would quit dragging out these educated men that do not believe the beast could possibly exist. I know it must be so we, Sasquatch believers, can be informed from a truly scientific view. That said, I do believe you will enjoy the program.
I enjoyed the animated Sasquatchs, accompaning the sightings. And, I learned that the State of New York now has a law prohibiting killing any endangered species, existing and still to be discovered. Intereting because on the program a park's supervisor said for him to believe it will take a body. Hm...
On the website http://www.bigfootencounters.com/, I found a sighting dated July 2008, British Columbia. The sighting was told to Bill Miller and Tom Steenburg, Bigfoot hunters for many years. The couple did not want to be identified.
The sighting took place June 19, 2 a.m. The couple was driving down the mountain from a lookout point where they had been enjoying the city lights. The wife was inserting a CD, when the husband grabbed her arm and asked her if she'd seen that guy cross the road. The wife didn't see it and so asked questions about what it was wearing, how tall was it and so on.
He said it wore no clothes and was really B I G! Then she asked, "Was it Sasquatch?" He said, "No, it couldn't be! There is no such thing as Sasquatch!"
The two Bigfoot hunters mentioned above investigated the sighting the next day. They claimed they could tell where the animal left the road. "We looked for signs of where it might have gone into the bush and I found it immediately," said Steenburg, who has investigated over 500 Sasquatch sightings in his career. "I saw exactly where it stepped."
"It's too problematic to explain it as a hoax rather than accept it," said Miller. "Who would be running around out here in this ankle-breaking country, in a gorilla suit, on a warm night, sweating their tall off, jumping in front of cars?" Read the article yourself, it is entitled, "Hunting the Illusive Sasquatch."
Got your own sighting? Leave it as a comment. Remember, I believe it is just a matter of time before this animal is tagged a real live species. What fun it will be to say, "I told you so!"