So Easy to Attack
I don’t know if it’s the Internet’s peculiarities or the bigfoot community’s unexplained need and habit to denigrate, that allows any and everyone to attack the work and interest of fellow bigfoot researchers and believers. Perhaps the answer lies in that many of the field researchers are amateur naturalists. Perhaps the answer is jealousy, a need to make a name for one’s self, or simply the mean-spirited fun of watching one struggle at righting himself after an attack. Anonymity makes it easy to write things that one would not dare if a real name were required.
Why am I dwelling on this subject? Last week, again our Internet bigfoot magazine (blog), Bigfoot Ballyhoo, was the target of a good-name despoiler. It was elaborate in design, in nature and in intent. At this point we can not unravel the mystery of how someone came in possession of a crystal clear photo of a bigfoot print that they were not suppose to have.
To our amateur detective talents, it would appear that someone was given or took this photo from the owner of it. This photo of a bigfoot print was said to be taken in Oregon, USA, near Sru Lake. The photo came with a very believable explanation of its origin. The photo was enjoyed by readers for a week or so and then a Youtube video was released.
The video was of and by the one that said the photo was his and was taken in Florida. It is true, the photo does look just like his video and still of the bigfoot print. My question is why didn’t the rightful owner of the print email me directly? Why didn’t he ask me to give him credit or take the print off Ballyhoo? Instead he produced a video, put it on Youtube for the world to view. By doing this, he launched doubts in the public’s mind of the character of Ballyhoo’s owners. It would have been so easy to find Ballyhoo’s email address and quietly settle matters. But if he is the victim, we do and did apologize.
With some research, I found that many bigfoot sites and their owners have come under attack, including this Florida resident that makes a good argument that indeed the photo is his, the footprint his find.
A change has come about from this intrigue, this attack and that is Ballyhoo will no longer accept photos. The Internet makes it impossible to know where and from whom the photos come. ... Linda Newton-Perry
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