Saturday, June 2, 2012
Newspaper Column, "Bigfoot: A Matter of Time"
Considering the reports of bigfoot sightings, what, if anything, have they in common? What behavior has been mentioned more than once? Why do I ask these questions?
I believe the study of sighting-reports will be an important activity that scientists will engage in to understand these huge, mysterious animals.
It is possible, that once science takes the “discovery” of these animals seriously, they will break out sophisticated tools, known only to scientists, to locate animals they can study. Maybe they will use satellites to track bigfoots. (Hmm, maybe I should spend some time on Google Earth, watching for bigfoot.)
Back to the topic of what do the sighting reports have in common. I can think of a few things: Bigfoots have been known to chase people, but most often we hear of them turning unconcerned and striding back into the forest; Bigfoots have been known to lay branches in paths they use; they throw stones; they rinse plant material and arrange it carefully in a pile; they seem to be more interested in children and women than men. The list goes on. Again, I’m convinced there is merit in studying sighting reports.
This week, June 8th, will be the twenty-second month since Big Clyde’s photo was snapped by the ESP Team’s trail cam. This will be the last time I mention the anniversary, unless I get new information on what is going on with the team.
I tried to set up a meeting with Bill Emery, but a reader of Bigfoot Ballyhoo pretended to be my contact. The pretender turned my request down flat. I withdrew the meeting request. None of us needs the hassle. It has become a matter of trust. No one will argue that the Internet is a helpful tool. However, it can be a frustrating one in that it is difficult to know who to trust.
So, I’ll request that those that know about the ESP Team and would like to share information, please do. I don’t know how much I’ll share, since I don’t have a foolproof way of deciphering truth. I do believe that one day the team will present its photos and findings to the public, or at least tell us where we can find the information.
I’ll close for this week. You can view many bigfoot sightings on the online bigfoot magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Use the search tool or scroll back through older posts (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com). ... Linda Newton-Perry
Comment please. Your comments make my work on Ballyhoo worth the time. :-) ... Linda Newton-Perry