Saturday, April 7, 2012
On April 8th of this year, it will have been 20 months since the ESP Team observed and their trail cam snapped photos of a bigfoot that the team named Big Clyde.
Two members of the team, Bill Emery and the late Hank Parchell, actually saw the big animal. The two men decided to spend the night hidden near their trail cam and saltlick. Early morning, April 8th, the animal, in an unhurried manner, walked down the trail toward them and picked up the saltlick.
The late Parchell said he thought he saw the animal lick the salt. Bill Emery said he gave thought to snapping a photo of it with his camera, but worried it would charge. (The third member of the team is Cole Saxton, the late Dale Saxton’s son.)
At the time the ESP Team observed bigfoot, we were on speaking terms. We exchanged many emails and comments on the blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo.
At that time we allowed all comments and any photos we received were published. The team, in good faith, emailed us photos that they believed were of the animal. Later, they found out that the photos were not photos taken with their trail cam.
The ESP Team did everything they could think of to safeguard the trail cam photos, but still, the photos were tampered with. The photos were published on Ballyhoo. Soon it was apparent that the photos were not from the trail cam.
Nasty hate mail flooded Ballyhoo. The ESP Team was threatened and hate calls were made to their homes. Finally, Bill Emery decided not to comment on Ballyhoo and withdrew his offer to show us the photos of Big Clyde that were authentic.
Ballyhoo has been charged with hoaxing the ESP Team’s discovery of bigfoot. Some believe that I, Linda Newton-Perry, made up the whole team, members and the Aug. 8th discovery. I’ve made up nothing!
So, each month on the anniversary date, I remind readers we are waiting for the announcement of their activities concerning this “discovery.” If you know of any news of the team and its activities, and you are free to tell us, please do.
Linda Newton-Perry along with her husband Christopher Perry is the author of a Viking Age Novel, and several bigfoot children’s books. Please comment on Ballyhoo and you may write to this address: Perry, P.O. Box 334, Sutherlin, Oregon 97479.