Saturday, January 14, 2012
Do you boys and girls remember Joey bigfoot and his wife? Well, last week they stopped by for a short visit. They were not happy living in the dollhouse in my garage. Or, let's say his wife was not happy living in the dollhouse. She longed for the real forest, the smell of moist-rich soil, decaying logs, wet grass. Well you get the picture.
"I'm a wild being and I require the wild to be happy. You understand don't you Ms. Perry?" Joey bigfoot's wife asked.
And, of course, I told her I understood how she felt. The couple is doing fine. They plan for a new baby bigfoot soon. I offered to let them spend the night in the dollhouse, so our visit could be longer, but Joey's wife, as soon as I mentioned the dollhouse, started collecting their belongings and moved toward the door.
Joey bigfoot quickly followed. As Joey moved toward the door, he explained that he loves his wife and little one so much, he doesn't desire to be away from them more than he must. I was pleased that Joey was such a good husband and father.
I waved good bye to my bigfoot friends and asked them to come back as soon as they could manage it.
I’m enjoying the program, Finding Bigfoot. According to Animal Planet, this program is one of their most popular, ever. Are you a “closet” bigfoot believer? There must be many of you. Why do I say this? Often, when asked straight out, if he/she believes in bigfoot, there is a long pause with a silly smile plastered on his or her face. So, I can only guess that many people just don’t feel comfortable admitting that they believe in bigfoot or are even interested in it. I, for one, do not find anything funny about a huge, undiscovered apelike animal that lives in the woods and forests of this world; and especially is this true since the animal, at times, has been reported to be both aggressive and inquisitive toward humans.
How and why has this situation developed? I would guess, it’s the pranks, it’s the hoaxes, it’s the ridiculous bigfoot suits, now numerous, out there in Internet and Youtube land. Let us hope that one of these hoaxers in a bigfoot costume does not get shot. We have come to the time when certain men in the bigfoot research realm claim that their mission is to kill a bigfoot and deliver it to the news media.
That aside, I want to remind the readers of this newspaper column and the online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, that our mission is to “talk bigfoot.” I’m encouraging you to share your sighting as well as sightings that you’ve heard of. You may do this, column readers, by writing a letter of your experience and mailing it to: Perry, P.O. Box 334, Sutherlin, Oregon, 97479. The readers of Ballyhoo may comment on the site.
When I began writing the newspaper column, A Matter of Time, I wasn’t sure of bigfoot’s existence. I’ve not seen the animal myself. But through sightings shared in the column and on Ballyhoo, I’m now convinced that it exists. I do hope one day, and soon, stations along highways will be provided where we can observe these animals from afar as we do elk and other animals.
Linda Newton-Perry along with her husband Christopher Perry, is the author of several children’s bigfoot books. Until next week.