Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The small Oregon town that my family has lived in for over 40 years is turning 100 this year. I’m sorry that I will and have (for the newspaper readers) missed the festivities the weekend of June 25th. Ms. Kathy Bigfoot, Bigfoot Ballyhoo’s children’s editor, would have loved to have marched in the parade, thrown sweet kisses and red hot peppermints. But a prior commitment makes (made) it impossible. Sutherlin, please accept Ms. Kathy Bigfoot’s apology for not being able to attend.
I’m writing this column early this week, and still we have not heard any news of the 2011 Sasquatch Symposium. The Symposium was held last weekend, June 17-19. If anyone has news of the event please comment on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. The Internet address is www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com.
Has everyone been enjoying the “Finding Bigfoot” series on Animal Planet, Sunday night? I’m enjoying it very much. But, then, I love anything broadcast on the subject bigfoot. Often, I take a step back and wonder why I’m so interested in the subject. In case you’ve wondered, I’ll explain it again. (It helps to remind myself once in a while, why I have this interest, considering the world’s problems seem to be spiraling out of control.)
Approximately three and a half years ago, my husband and I gave up our small interest in our local paper. Once no longer obligated to be in the office everyday, I felt I wanted to keep my hand in, writing for the paper. At the time, I was mildly interested in the animal, bigfoot. I had written a couple articles about it, and by a few people was known as “the bigfoot lady.” At that time, our local paper and two other local papers were owned by the same individual. So, my column, “A Matter of Time” was published in all three of these papers. I was elated, but it didn’t last. One of the papers was sold and the new owner was just not interested in bigfoot news. Another of the three, the editor not a bigfoot believer, dropped the column;
I believe she still thinks anything bigfoot is nonsense. I began writing a bigfoot blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, to acquire information for the newspaper column. Being that I and my husband are writers, we quickly wrote five bigfoot books, four of these for children. There you have it: the whole story and in few words. If you are reading this blog or column, you must be at least a little interested in the subject. Please tell us why. Comment on Bigfoot Ballyhoo or leave your telephone number with this paper, and I’ll call you. Thanks for reading this column and/or Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Linda Newton-Perry
Does anyone know which end of the Elkton Tunnel that the limping bigfoot was sighted? I don't believe it was made clear. This is not a new sighting. I just need the additional information. Thank you, LNP
(Dec 17, 2009
She stated that while driving to Portland from North Bend to pick up her daughter and grandson she glimpsed a very large creature cross the road in front of her eastbound car at Brush Creek, near the Elkton Tunnel. ...)
From the above sighting, I assume it was on the Elkton side of the bridge. Would that be correct?
(You can find out more about this sighting by typing in Elkton tunnel, limping bigfoot etc. in the search tool. )