Saturday, February 23, 2013
Perry's Newspaper Colulmn
This week I would like to encourage readers that have had a bigfoot sighting to talk about it. You might work it into a conversation by asking if your listener watches the TV program Finding Bigfoot. You can then, when the time seems right, say that you think you might have seen a bigfoot. Depending on their reaction, you could then tell your story.
You might like to know that there have been several sightings in Douglas County over the years: west end of the Scottsburg Bridge and the Elkton Tunnel, being a couple of sighting areas.
Right now I’m not in a position to run out and research sightings in our area. Once my husband retires I, we, will be able to drop everything at a sighting call and go investigate. We at that time will include a telephone number in this column to report sightings. I hope that is the way it will be. But, my husband will certainly have a say at that time on how we conduct our bigfoot search.
And we will call it a “search” as we are not professional researchers. After bigfoot is proclaimed “real” by science, they will still need photos, good clear photos, of the animal. And no doubt more photos will be available, since the public will know that the animal is real; they will look for the animal while enjoying the forest and will take photos of it.
We are still waiting to hear if Rick Dyer has a dead bigfoot or not. It seems last week he made a couple of slips when espousing his greatness as a bigfoot tracker, which has made us doubt whether his story is true or not.
Someone pointed out a timeline discrepancy in his bigfoot adventures. He claimed to have seen a bigfoot in 2009 going through a dumpster in Texas. In 2010, on a video, he said he didn’t believe in bigfoot. Now, if he saw a bigfoot in 2009, he should believe in the animal. Right?
The second slip is when he said that his second hoax had made mainstream TV. Now he didn’t say it just that way. In fact, it could have been just a slip or a misuse of a word. The thing is, the word was “hoax.” What are we to believe about this fellow? I’ve made it clear that I hope he has a dead bigfoot. Why? Well, I’d like science to get on with its work of proclaiming this animal as real. It is just that simple.
Until next week, Linda Newton-Perry with Christopher Perry