Saturday, December 25, 2010
Discovering Bigfoot, HOW?
The name of this column is “A Matter of Time.” It means that I believe it is just “a matter of time” before the being bigfoot will be proclaimed real by the world. It would seem inevitable considering the information available. It is mind boggling: the books available, the videos on youtube, the websites, the blogs. If one researches how science determines a new species (for lack of a better term) real, then you would conclude, as do I, that it is almost impossible in bigfoot’s case to get “there” from “here.” I remember reading when the platypus was being discovered that the first body was not good enough. It was considered an anomaly by the scientists that examined it. So a second body was required. Finally, a second body was presented and the animal was “stamped” real. No bigfoot body has been presented to science to be called an anomaly. Science is two bodies behind, in the “discovery” of bigfoot. So, how will this forest being, be determined real? Science considers eye-witness reports the lowest of low for proof of anything.
Perhaps, a different tactic should be put in place for the “discovery” of bigfoot. Oh, for instance, do you know of a celebrity that has seen a bigfoot and would be willing to talk about it? I’ve mentioned on the blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com) that country folk should put up signs on their property that read: YOU ARE IN BIGFOOT COUNTRY. Citizens that can afford it could buy billboard space along major interstates. Since bigfoot has been reported in 49 of the fifty United States, why not aim for a billboard in every one of these states? And encouraging bigfoot talk is another way to drag this being into the light of day. Kids, why not start bigfoot clubs? Adults, why not start bigfoot clubs? If you have ideas, share them on Ballyhoo or write a letter to the editor of this paper.
I will say again the reason I believe, we should know about this animal: he’s huge, he’s enchanting. It is our right as forest users to know that he exists. This knowledge should not be kept from us!
(Linda Newton-Perry, along with her husband Christopher Perry, is the author of several children’s bigfoot fiction books and a Viking Age Novel. These books are available on Ballyhoo.)