Saturday, March 10, 2012
Newspaper Column, "Bigfoot: A Matter of Time"
My neighbor, sixty-four-year-old Aubrey XXX, knocked on our door early evening March 9, to tell us about a possible bigfoot sighting he’d had that day.
He and a friend were west of Riddle at the historic town site of West Fork, where Aubrey’s friend fished and he hiked. Aubrey caught a glimpse of what he thought could have been a bigfoot. “Looked like a big gorilla,” he said.
The animal was at the side of the road apparently positioning a foot carefully for its first step down the steep bank to Cow Creek. A bush hid it from the waist down. It was light brown with enough gray hair to be noticeable.
Aubrey said the animal’s back was body-builder cut, the muscles very apparent. He observed the animal from, he guessed, eighty yards and near noon. “I can’t,” he said, “swear it was a bigfoot, but I can say for sure it wasn’t a bear.”
Aubrey considers himself a knowledgeable woodsman and is a longtime hunter, longtime meaning he was introduced to the woods and forests at age four. He’s seen in the wild anywhere from thirty-five to fifty bears and a few cougars.
I tell readers the locations of bigfoot sightings so they can watch for the animal. So few actually get to see it, that I feel I should help in this way.
The above possible sighting was again, located where the town of West Fork once was, located on lower Cow Creek at the confluence of Cow Creek and the West Fork of Cow Creek. Not a building of the once bustling railroad town is left now.
Aubrey noticed several people enjoying the hobby of gold panning along Cow Creek. So, if you are at this area from time to time, glance around, for it may be that you will glimpse bigfoot.
As the crow flies, Cow Creek is not far from the ESP Team’s oft-written about, early- morning glimpse by Bill Emery and the late Hank Parchell of the bigfoot they’ve named Big Clyde. J. Whitsitt commented on Bigfoot Ballyhoo that the team’s documentary is now finished and should be available some time this year.
March 8, 2012 makes nineteen months since their discovery. If you are like me, you can hardly wait to hear more about it. Any information about the team is appreciated. You can “talk bigfoot” and share sightings on the online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo.
The Internet address is www.bigfootballyhoo. blogspot.com. Until next week ... Linda Newton-Perry
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