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
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Guest Editor-Blogger":
Laughing seems to be the general rule when reporting bigfoot. Someday the laugh will be on us! Another bigfoot was seen in the Elliott State Forest about 5 years ago and again around 10 years. It seems to be a hot spot from time to time.
The Elliott Forest runs from Coos County north to Douglas and east of Coos Bay, Lakeside and Reedsport and west of Scottsburg. It is state owned land and has approx 350 miles of road in it.
Bigfoot reports run back into the 30s from this region. I think the Sasquatch use this area for travel between the coast range and forest service lands.
Thank you for your comment and for telling us how often there have been sightings in this area. I hope you meant that we would have the last laugh. ... LNP
Shane J has left a new comment on your post "Comment!":
Yesterday we went cutting firewood up above the Loon lake area and saw a Bigfoot like animal. We were up on a back road in the Elliot State Forest when we stopped to watch a very tall and heavy creature walking down a old logged off area on two feet.
This thing was a dark brown and silver or grey in color and was walking on a deer or elk trail. It stopped several times and turned over some rotted old logs looking for something under them. It was several hundred yards from us but we could clearly see it was a Bigfoot and not a bear.We watched it for around ten minutes walk and then turn over a small log on the ground and dig under it.
Of course we had no camera with us (STUPID) to get a picture of it.Then it finally got out of sight into a stand of trees along this same logged off area. I was shocked to see one of these things for real. Glenn, my friend told me about this site when I returned to Reedsport.
I called the Oregon State Game Department and told them where it was and gave them our names and phone numbers. I do not think this was the old Bigfoot you've talked about here because it didn't have a limp when it walked. I really don't think the state believed me about the Bigfoot because the lady was almost laughing on the phone. But I felt reporting it was the right thing to do so I did it.
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!