Saturday, April 9, 2011
My husband has convinced me not to open the Bigfoot Premise blog. He thinks it will just keep this nonsense going about me making the whole thing up. So, we will just wait for the photos of Big Clyde to be made available for all of us to see. Thanks for coming to Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Please comment. ... LNP
(To be read to your younger children.)
The very many birds on the ground and in the tall pine trees rivaled the fast flowing creek for merry summer sounds. Little Brave busied himself with turning over rocks in the cold splashing water. He searched for crawdads.
For the past while, an unfamiliar noise came from a downed tree several feet away. “No doubt an animal, but what animal?” the young boy asked himself.
Little Brave inched his way across the creek to the other side. The noise had, of course, grown faint as he neared the opposite bank. He squinted hard his dark brown eyes at the log from where the noise had come.
A strong wind gusted. A limb high up in a near tree cracked, broke off, and tumbled to the ground, splashing in the creek just three feet from where Little Brave stood.
He now could see a shadow move at the log. The wind quieted. The near birds chattered not. A far off woodpecker kept to his work, unconcerned. A lone buzzard circled overhead.
Little Brave slipped on a wobbly rock. He threw his arms out to balance himself. The pictures his eyes registered whirled crazily. When he found again with his eyes the log and moving shadow where the huffing and grunting had been, nothing looked as it had just a few seconds ago. The scene was so altered Little Brave wasn’t even sure if it was the same downed tree he was looking at.
But then, the log seemed to move. That could not be; it must be the animal, whatever animal it was.
Frightened now, Little Brave backed up slowly. The shadow animal loomed now. Its black fur glistened in the dazzling sun, now that it stood out in a clearing and out of the forest darkness.
The big animal snuffled and blew out air in a great noise. He gave the impression of just waking from sleep.
Little Brave, so shaken at what he was seeing, slipped again on the wobbly rock and fell backwards hard onto his rump.
The animal swung its massive spiky-furred head around searching for where the noise had come. It took one step forward. Little Brave sprang to his feet and scrambled under a near blackberry thicket. He clawed his way through to the other side.
The hairy man (bigfoot) seemed to yawn. Next, he kneeled, doing this by falling loudly onto his knees with long grunts, onto the gravel at water’s edge. Then he scooped, seemingly with great satisfaction, the water to his open mouth from the icy creek.
He paid no mind to Little Brave now peeking over the top of the blackberry thicket at him.
Down This Road
Another anniversary date has passed for the Oregon ESP Team (now ESPO Team). If you will recall, the team observed a bigfoot and captured photos of it on a trail cam August 8, 2010. Eight months has now passed. We expected to see the clear photos the team claimed to have long before now. The team leader, Bill Emery, no longer comments on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. So, we have been left out of the loop, so to speak.
We have made it a policy to no longer put photos from readers on Ballyhoo, because the danger of mischief and hoaxing is so prevalent on the net. But Chris and I would still love to see a good photo of Big Clyde. ESPO Team, if you email a copy to us, you can be sure we will savor it a day or two and then destroy the email and photo. The same goes for the Columbus Day animal’s photo. We long to see this animal in the wild and if not in the wild a good photo will do.
Daily, we get comments on Ballyhoo, abusive comments, claiming we’ve made the ESPO Team up. Dear Readers, none of it is made up. And so we’ve decided not to allow these comments on Ballyhoo. If you have questions on the photos the team submitted and later turned out to be “tampered with” photos, then go back through the older posts. It is clearly explained why and how it happened. It is all there; not a word has been erased! This will be the last word on these two subjects: Our not allowing abusive comments and Our defending the ESPO Team as real.
If you read the Bigfoot Ballyhoo Online Bigfoot Magazine then you know that weekends have been set aside for children’s interests. Not completely, however, because on Saturdays we publish the “Matter of Time” newspaper column. We will publish color pages, children’s bigfoot stories and much more. We are now publishing a series of children’s stories about Little Brave and his adventures with the hairy men (bigfoot) of the forest. Join us on Bigfoot Ballyhoo at www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com. (Linda Newton-Perry along with her husband, Christopher Perry, is the author of several children’s bigfoot fictional books, one adult bigfoot fictional book, and a Viking Age novel, FORCED BLOOD THE NORSEMAN. Order copies from Ballyhoo or Amazon.com. Until next week, keep “Talking Bigfoot.