When this column is published in the local paper, the seventeenth month anniversary of the ESP Team’s “discovery” will have passed, Aug. 8, 2010. In the days following the “discovery” we all held our collective breaths, waiting for photos of bigfoot to be emailed to Bigfoot Ballyhoo (an online bigfoot magazine) where they could be viewed by the readers.
We were assured the photos were clear and sharp. And, as you know if you are a reader of this column and Ballyhoo, we are still waiting. Seventeen months can be a mighty long time for breath holding and sitting on the edge of our seats, waiting.
We still get comments on Ballyhoo claiming the ESP Team was a hoax. It was not. The team was real. The only way to prove to the readers of Bigfoot Ballyhoo that the team and its “discovery” are real is to keep them informed on what we know of the team’s activities.
We will be on hand to report their “discovery.” We do hope the team will allow Bigfoot Ballyhoo at least one of the clear and sharp photos to be posted. And we would be honored if Bill Emery would again start posting comments to Ballyhoo.
An anonymous comment came in last week to help readers reason on the ESP Team’s existence. He/she wrote that the general area in which the team observed the bigfoot has been a hotbed for sightings. In fact, as far back as 1987 a couple from Utah observed a bigfoot near Coquille River Falls, which is less than seven miles from where the team was working.
If you are intent on traveling to the area of the team’s sighting, please be very careful. Water-soaked high mountain roads have been known to crumble and slide down the mountainside. This experience is not good if it happens behind you. I know of a family that this happened to. Until I was told of their experience, I never gave thought to the possibility.
A change of subject: I envision some day that viewing stations will be set up, where the public can watch bigfoots through telescopes as they walk through their territory. That would, of course, be far enough away so not to bother these awe-inspiring creatures.
Linda Newton-Perry along with her husband, Christopher Perry, is the author of several bigfoot children’s books and a Viking Age Novel. Bigfoot Ballyhoo’s web address is www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com.