Thursday, June 9, 2011
J Olsen (Retired USFS.) has left a new comment on your post "On Big Tree Trail at the Oregon Caves":
Was Dr. Johnson ridiculed by the Internet like most of the people who see Bigfoot? Yes. It seems so many people are trying to discredit people that come forward with a sighting. These very people claim to believe in Bigfoot but still find problems with virtually every sighting.
The fact that people view events differently when looking at a unknown being/animal doesn't make them any less credible. The forest service suspects these creatures exist but still refuse to mark trails and inform people that Bigfoot has been seen in a area because of upper management inside the agency.
I believe many Bigfoot sites actively play down these sightings because they want to cash in on the Bigfoot mystery themselves. When I was with USFS we never promoted reporting a sighting to any Bigfoot organizations because we knew the outcome of such a report.
A case in point was in 2007 near Indian Mary Park in Oregon. A group of hikers reported a Bigfoot following them for over a mile on a trail. When the Bigfoot organizations got hold of the report they claimed it was a complete hoax. Then someone came forward with excellent physical evidence that supported the groups claim.
This is a primary reason Bigfoot is not reported to these people. The trust is broken and word spreads that the investigator cannot be trusted. So it's a losing situation to not check out the organization before you file a sighting with them. Remember many are looking for TV time and noted fame from someones terrifying experience with Sasquatch.
Thank you for your comment. ... Linda Newton-Perry
Here I am at the Oregon Caves, on the Big Tree Trail. This is the trail that Dr. Mathew Johnson observed bigfoot, 2000. We ran into some difficulty. The trail was closed and we did not know it. There were no signs that we could easily read telling us this. We were newcomers to the area and didn't know and were not told at the check in desk to ask about the trails. I fell several times due to snow. The last time I fell was through the snow over a snow bridge spanning a rushing creek. I lost my shoe. My son was a real hero in rescuing me and my shoe.
We had a wonderful time, looking for bigfoot. We did hear what could have been the animal. I smelled a musky odor for a time, but we did not see anything. A great place to go. Spend the night, hike the trails, take the cave tour, dine, but do ask about the condition of the trails. There are shorter trails to enjoy. The snow should be melted soon and the longer, Big Tree Trail, opened.
We took this trip with Ms. Kathy Bigfoot and will let her tell about her trip this weekend.
... Linda Newton-Perry