Friday, April 27, 2012
So, according to an anonymous comment on our online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com), the Forest Service and BLM employees have instructions on what to do and what not to do if they should see a bigfoot. (It was unclear if the instructions were for sightings reported to them.) In short, they were not to put the report to paper.
Well! No wonder people in these agencies find it difficult to believe in bigfoot. But wait a minute; some employees themselves have seen the animal. It must be frustrating to stand by while all those around you are laughing at the mere idea of bigfoot when you’ve seen the animal.
But to our delight, once in a great while, an employee or someone close to an employee will slip and tell us exciting things about the animal and the policies of the Forest Service and BLM concerning bigfoot. This happened last week. We were asked to take off a comment having to do with one of the agencies’ reporting rules on bigfoot. We took it off. We wish to cause trouble for no one.
So, in the last two weeks, we’ve learned two important things about the Forest Service and BLM (if it can be believed). The first thing is, these agencies evidently have plans in place for protecting bigfoot when the animal is declared “real.” The second thing is, these agencies have written rules for taking or not taking reports of bigfoot. From these two revelations, it is easy to see that bigfoot is a topic that is discussed, at least, behind closed doors at these agencies.
I believe employees of these agencies and the world at large care little about bigfoot. The subject intrigues only a small percentage of the world’s population. And a smaller yet percentage cares that some of us believe bigfoot can take care of himself even with his world shrinking. It seems from sighting reports that the animal keeps out of sight of humans. He will keep with this routine no matter the size of his territory. He will simply change his route from one place to another.
He’s said, again, according to sighting reports, to be smart. So, let’s resolve to not worry about bigfoot. Let’s live for the day when we will not be looking for him behind every tree, because we know he exists! Science, at last, has looked at the evidence and is telling us that ... Well, who knows what they will tell us?... Linda Newton-Perry
I'll be away this weekend. But do comment. Thank you, Linda Newton-Perry