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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Newspaper Column


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


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