The leaves in southwest
are just beginning to turn golden. Hunters have been in the forests for a couple of weeks. Early morning air is cooler, laced with more fog. The rain has come and stayed for three-day intervals. Rooftops spiral smoke from fireplaces and wood stoves. With this evidence we can be confident that fall has arrived. If we lived in the forest with no calendar, no Internet or TV, we would know what season is upon us. Oregon
We can reason on many subjects in this vain, but when it comes to bigfoot, reasoning seems to be nonexistent. Oh, but we must remember we are dealing with a subject that has not been substantiated by science. This puts a different slant on matters, bigfoot matters.
When talking to people about bigfoot, the same questions and objections are heard over and over. So for a writer of a bigfoot newspaper column and bigfoot blog, it is a simple matter to repeat my same canned answers and often. I change them only when a more satisfying point comes to light in the bigfoot research world.
You might like to know that a great percentage of field researchers are amateurs. I’ve read often that since “science” will not take researching bigfoot seriously the amateurs are doing it for them. And, we expect that when a good video or photo is taken of the animal, the “science” community will jump on board, as it were, and nudge the discovery up the ladder of knowledge and respectability.
Precious few scientists have risked their careers on this subject, bigfoot. We are thankful that a few of these men and women have stepped forward and at least are helping add respectability to the subject.
I’ve said it many times, my newspaper column and online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, are simply places to “talk bigfoot.” (Bigfoot Ballyhoo’s address: www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com) I’m continually derided for my simple tactic. But, it is what it is.
I enjoy nature. I enjoy hiking and photographing it. When hiking, I appreciate all forest animals that may show themselves. If you hike, or hunt, then you know that these animals do not deliberately step into one’s path wishing to have their head stroked (wouldn’t that be wonderful, depending on the animal?).
All animals have innate qualities that allow them to thrive in their assigned part of this world. And so it is with bigfoot. All the “signs” are there, in the forests, that he inhabits his assigned place, or so, I believe. Until next week, Linda Newton-Perry