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
The following sighting was sent to Bigfoot Ballyhoo on June 2, 2011:
“Holiday Weekend: Sasquatch seen near Steamboat: For the second time in a month, a couple camping near Steamboat reported seeing an upright, hair covered being walking near the Twenty Two Camp on Oregon 138. The couple reported the sighting to the manager of the campground and then to local National Forest officials. The being was said to be over 9 ft in height and several hundred lbs in weight. Some men fishing near that area reported the same type being three weeks ago. The men were fishing the North Umpqua in the earlier sighting, in the same general area.”
When I speak to ones about bigfoot, I often get the response, more or less, “I just don’t hear of many sightings anymore. I thought the subject was dead.” The subject is not dead! Sightings are coming in all the time on Ballyhoo and the numerous bigfoot sites on the Internet. These sightings are recent and past. There are several men and women who video their outings into the forest and put them on Youtube for bigfoot enthusiasts to enjoy. And “Finding Bigfoot” is a new show airing on Sunday night (Animal Planet). So, evidently, interest in bigfoot is alive and thriving.
If you are reading this column, you are at least mildly interested in bigfoot. Lately when handing out my bigfoot business card, I’ve been saying, “I don’t know if you believe in bigfoot or not.” I pause while they look at the card and then add, “It doesn’t matter, because if the animal exists, it exists! That’s all there is to it.” And I walk away, unless they wish to talk. I’m always ready to “talk bigfoot.”
Again, readers, I would like to remind everyone that on June 8th it will be ten months since the ESP Team (now ESPO Team) photographed and observed bigfoot in southwest Oregon. If anyone has information that they can share with us about the team’s activity, please let us know. In August, 2010, Bigfoot Ballyhoo had the privilege of communicating by comments on the site with the team as they searched for bigfoot. You can use Ballyhoo’s search tool and read about the exciting adventure, (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com).
Linda Newton-Perry, along with her husband Christopher Perry, is the author of several bigfoot fiction children’s books and a Viking Age Novel, “Forced Blood The Norseman.” The books can be ordered from the bigfoot online magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Feel free to talk bigfoot on Ballyhoo or write a letter to the editor of this paper.
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!