Guest Editor-Blogger: Neal Smit
Regarding: Sighting and support of Bill Emery
Bill Emery is known by many of us in the southern Oregon area as a timber cutter. He is also known for his down to earth style attitude. For several years Bill and the late Dale Saxton were partners in Bigfoot hunting/research. Bill will be the first to say he has never seen a bigfoot, but is quick to say he's seen the footprints of them.
I think this is what makes me and others fascinated with him. He works and then goes looking for bigfoot. I was very lucky when I had my encounter with the beast. If it hadn't been for Bill I might have checked myself into a rubber room. I found closed ears on what I had seen. Then one man put me in contact with Bill and I have to say I'm grateful to him for his unwavering understanding.
Seeing one of these beasts is not as romantic as one might think. This one I walked right into in a Salmon berry patch and it was very upset with me. This happened on Middle Creek near Coquille in 2000. The face on this beast I will never forget. Eyes as red as roses they were. Brown hair all over except around the eyes and mouth area. I'm six foot four and it stood over eight foot.
The reason I believe this animal did not stomp me into the ground was because I dropped the berry can (coffee can) and it hit on a rock with a clang. It must have scared the animal because it took off like a high speed jet right through the brush making its own path.
I tried to tell the local yokels about it but got the "sure you did" treatment from them.
Thank you for your experience. As I tell everyone, take pride in the fact you've seen a bigfoot. My guess is it will never be a common occurrence...Linda Newton-Perry