Announcement: Bigfoot Ballyhoo has been under attack, in the past, by a couple of people who wished Ballyhoo and its editors to look as if they were hoaxing information.
One of the biggest examples would be the claim that we made up the ESP Team, Bill Emery, Cole Saxton and the late Hank Parchell. A well-known bigfoot researcher found photos that looked like Emery, Saxton and Parchell. He claimed the three to be the real men and not any part of the ESP Team. (In fact, he claimed there was no ESP Team).
And then while the Emery Team was processing trail cam photos a couple were sent to Ballyhoo. These photos turned out to be well-known bigfoot photos, one from a movie and one of Patty. The technician’s son that was processing the trail cam photos replaced the real photos with fakes. In good faith Emery sent the dallied-with photos to Ballyhoo. When it was found out what happened it was explained.
Another photo of a footprint with a believable history was given Ballyhoo to post. Turned out to be Tim Fasano’s photo from Florida. Again, we’ve given explanations for each occurrence. We were hoaxed.
We in time recognized each hoax and explained what happened
Thanks for the word buddy. Last week was bad for me and another person. We were Elk hunting just south of the Illinois River in southern Oregon and had made camp at 3 in the afternoon. The place was called the "Craggie's" a name for the area we camped in. Along around suppertime, we noticed a foul smell in the air. Not giving it much notice, we made supper and began to eat. The loud roar of something came from far off.
Soon the smell was down right nauseating to us. As it got stronger and stronger the scream got nearer. Finally at 9:30 we had had enough of whatever it was near the camp. We tore down the tent and threw the gear in the truck and left. We went over 10 miles down the road and slept in the truck till light.
At light we decided to go back to the old camp and see if anything was out of place. Yes, indeed there was. Big foot prints all around the firebricks and a trail leading off down the side of the mountain. We measured the tracks at 18.75 inches. The prints were of a 5 toed animal or human but too heavy and big for that. One thing we noticed right away the smell was still there but faint in the air.
Trying to report this type of thing isn't easy Linda. We received smiles and a handshake from the ranger. He told me that others have smelled that same thing and it turned out to be a dead deer carcass. We told the ranger a deer doesn't make giant human shaped footprints and again got a smile and a shrug. Then the theory of the guy was somebody played a game with us. No way was it somebody playing games. The nearest hunters were over 7 miles away. Go figure that one. The ranger never wrote one word down on anything.
Cole Saxton has left a new comment on your post "Bigfoot Spoken Here!":
Just to let the folks know we have not given any photos to anybody. The speaker at that meeting was John Griffith a known bigfoot hoaxer. He has worked close with others on different hack jobs. Please be patient, We will post no photos other than on Ballyhoo under Linda's permission. The work load is staggering right now preparing for everything
"It makes me a little sick to my stomach, when people put together videos etc. to entertain, making the subject of bigfoot seem an interest only of the undereducated, deep woods men and women. Bigfoot is no laughing matter! (Off the subject), I do believe that if you should report a bigfoot to the police or anyone, that you should call it an unknown animal. I wouldn't use bigfoot or sasquatch. I can see where it could save you much grief. What do you readers think?" Linda Newton-Perry
I write along with my husband Christopher Perry. We are the authors of a Viking Age Novel, Forced Blood The Norseman and several bigfoot children's books. I author the blog Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I'm a bigfoot believer and I hope the animal will be "found" soon.
Linda and Chris, we had great success last night and early this morning. Bigfoot came within 25 feet of me and Hank. We put out salt licks last night to see if the animal would try to take it and he did. I am enclosing a snap of #6 camera. DO NOT put it on the site yet. We don’t want another thing like last week. You may tell your readers of it though. All together we got 4 shots. They will have to all be enhanced but we believe all are very good. This shot was at 6 AM, Sunday Aug. 8, 2010. The image in the background is an old rotten cedar stump. Thanks for your support!
P.S. Emery finally said it was okay to put the photo on Ballyhoo.