Saturday, March 23, 2013
Newspaper Column for Week of March 25, 2013
Have you had a sasquatch sighting in Douglas County or somewhere else? If you have, it would be good to write a few paragraphs about it and email them to me so that I can include them in Bigfoot Ballyhoo’s Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also drop it off at this newspaper’s office on State Street, Sutherlin.
If Rick Dyer has indeed shot dead a sasquatch and a 90 minute documentary about it has been made, when released, both body and film, things should dramatically change in “the discovery of sasquatch.”
You may wonder what changes I look forward to where this subject is concerned. The one change I will enjoy to no end is that finally the laughter will stop. Since the beginning of this column, I’ve always taken sasquatch seriously and I’ve never completely understood why people laugh or at the very least smile broadly when sasquatch or bigfoot is mentioned. I just don’t get it! What is funny about a huge, tall, broad and hairy being that comes across as one that could easily rip a person’s head off? Oh, I know when spotted he usually runs for the trees, but there have been encounters where people have been picked up and thrown over embankments and the like. There have been many reports of rocks thrown, people chased, followed and watched.
I was happy to see last week, Betty Klopp of Sutherlin, Oregon, shared her family story of a bigfoot sighting with the local TV news station, KPIC. Six years ago her story was one of the first I reported on for this column. Oh yes, I met Klopp, touched the hair and heard first hand the story of her parents hitting a bigfoot years ago on Hwy 42. (Sightings are still being reported from this area.)
I believe it is good that KPIC be prepared and kept updated on the possibility that a bigfoot body may at this moment be in storage in Nevada. If it is true, and there is a chance it is not, changes in reporting information about the species will instantly be put in place. What the changes will be, we do not know. One thing is for sure, the laughter will stop. Many people that have observed this being firsthand find no reason to laugh. As a matter of fact, often the observer is stunned by the reality of such a huge being that keeps hidden, keeps to himself in the forests of this planet. ... Linda Newton-Perry and Christopher Perry