Saturday, February 4, 2012
Rick has left a new comment on your post "Newspaper Column":
I would like to tell of a strange ordeal my brother and wife went through Oct. 15, 2011. They camped in a area of southwestern Oregon known as Iron Mountain near Agness Oregon. This campsite was at a old abandoned cabin left by someone many years in the past.
The evening of the 15th was just like any other night they had spent there. After supper they walked to the creek to get 2 gallons of water in milk jugs. My brother was bent down collecting water when his wife said "look over there." He raised his eyes to the trees across the creek and watched a huge black upright figure walk from behind one tree to another like a human would.
My brother wasn't sure what he had really seen. They gathered up the jugs and went back to camp. After a discussion about whether to leave the site or not they decided to stay that night. At 9 pm they heard the sound of someone or something coming through the brush next to the far end of the camp. It was at that moment they noticed a pungent smell in the air.
They got in the pickup and left the camp and all the gear behind. After about 1 hour, they drove back into the camp. Nothing was disturbed except something had taken the bacon and a box of "Hostess Cherry Pies" out of the cooler and turned it over on the ground.
As they gathered up the gear they said something seemed to be near the camp because the smell was still strong in the air. My brother and his wife believe bigfoot was responsible for the smell and the lost groceries.
The day before this happened they found limbs broke on a tree like someone tall had reached up and pulled them off. He didn't believe in bigfoot but does now.
Unfortunately the figure was too quick and the forest too dim to really get a good look at what it really was. They know no other humans were camped around them for several miles.
Thank you for such an interesting sighting. ... Linda Newton-Perry
I made it very clear on our online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, that I don’t think there is anything funny about the subject, bigfoot. And what is more, I believe that as citizens of this planet we have a right to be told, to know, about all the animals. It is as simple as that, we have rights. It seems that there are those that don’t believe that it’s a God-given right to know about all the animals on this earth. That’s their opinion and I have mine.
Bigfoot is not a new subject. In this country the Native Americans have stories that go back centuries. These Americans have successfully kept the being’s existence hidden. If they’d openly talked to the settlers of the land about bigfoot, this knowledge would be common.
And today, we would have even more reason to visit our forests. Who wouldn’t enjoy glimpsing a bigfoot through the early morning mist or lowlight of dusk, going about his daily activities?
If only we’d been told of its existence when the settlers had first contact with the Native Americans, perhaps there would not be those now that believe a dead animal is the only way to prove it exists.
Perhaps this subject would have, all along, demanded the respectful attention of our scientists. But, let’s not forget that there are photos, very good photos, of this animal in existence.
It is now eighteen months since the ESP Team encountered a bigfoot on the morning of Aug. 8, 2010, in the vicinity of Sru Lake, Oregon. The team claims to have at least three very sharp photos of a large bigfoot. One of the team members, Bill Emery, has made it clear he wishes to protect bigfoot.
It seems to me that these photos, made public, could go a long way toward that end. Perhaps once the photos are released the circus atmosphere surrounding the subject will cease and thoughtful “discovery work” can begin. To satisfy our need for truth, we who are interested in bigfoot have dubious and often alarming information presented to us.
Here are a few examples: a bigfoot researcher insists he is going after a bigfoot to kill it; a very popular TV show, Finding Bigfoot, verging on silly, some think, entertains us each week; at least one bigfoot researcher has decided to search out hoaxers rather than continue his work of looking for the animal himself. And there are more books on the subject than I can count and more being published all the time.
Until next week, Linda Newton-Perry