Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Ramblings by a man who has spent the last 50 years contemplating all the unidentified hairy bipeds roaming the globe

1/22/2006

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Hello there in Bigfoot Land. This is my first test post. Since I spend pretty much 100% of my time researching and otherwise thinking about this subject I guess its time to get on a soapbox--so to speak--and get my spin in the mix. I'm not much of an HTML user, so bear with me as this blog progresses. I've lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains as long as the term "Bigfoot" has been in use by the media to describe unidentified hairy bipeds. I thought the last bigfoot sighting in this area took place almost thirty years ago. Not so!

Since the Bigfoot Discovery Museum opened in July of 2004 we've had dozens of sightings and encounters that have been reported from over 100 years ago right up to just a few weeks ago! Skeptics would probably attribute all the incoming anecdotes to some sort of mass hysteria caused by the opening of a Bigfoot Museum. No sooner does a local paper print a story on the new museum and BINGO... people suddenly see bigfoot behind every tree? That's what some skeptical, opportunistic anthropologist authors might suggest, but I think not.

When folks come in to report their encounters of the hairy biped kind, they're relieved to get it off their chests! (No, I don't mean the hair... I'm talking about THE STORY.) They're THANKFUL to us for "being there" to listen to their reports without treating them like a liar or a fool. If you give people an opportunity to come forward, without fear of ridicule, and share their "unusual" experience, they're anxious to do so. And we've heard 'em all. Bigfoot, ghosts, ETs and then some.

When somebody tells you the study of Bigfoot does not really belong under the rubric of "Paranormal" (usually because they fear the stigma attached to that term), I ask this question: Where do they put the Bigfoot titles in the bookstores? Under "Science" or "Nature"? No... they're listed under "Occult, New Age or Paranormal!" "Nuff said?

12 Comments:

At 12:10 AM, Blogger Believer said...

MIKE,

Did you check out that San Mateo / Half Moon Bay
sighting by those 2 women yet? We were talking
about it with you in the museum on Sun. We went
there on Mon. but we didnt see anything.

"BELIEVERS'
Sandra & Ted

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Believer said...

THIS IS A P.S. TO MY PREVIOUS BLOG. That was the 1st
time that I ever "blogged". I dont know if I did it right.
I dont know who Harry Bi ped is, but tell him to give
that message to Mike R. Thanks

Believer

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Harry B. Iped said...

Hello

Yes, we checked out the San Mateo report and were unable to verify the spot she described. Some details in her story at this point appear unlikely. I would not call it a hoax... just unconfirmed at this point.

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Believer said...

Hi Harry,

My husband & I go driving thru wooded areas several
times a week now looking for BIGFOOT. We have
become very interested since visiting your fantastic
& unusual museum. I recommend it to everyone who
has an interest.
We havent seen BIGFOOT yet, but we did see a wolf,
an ostrich, & 4 ZEBRAS! It is actually quite exciting to
go out looking for HIM, but I would probably freak out
if I actually saw one!


Believer

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Believer said...

Hi "Harry",

Ever since we visited your fantastic, unusual museum,
we have been going out several times a week driving
thru wooded areas searching for the "BIG GUY". It is
very exciting, although I would probably freak out if
I actually saw one!
We havent seen a BIGFOOT yet, but we did see a wolf,
an ostrich, & 4 ZEBRAS!

Believer

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Believer said...

Sorry about the duplicate blog, Im new at this!

Believer

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Believer said...

Sorry about the duplicate blog, Im new at this!

Believer

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Shawn B. said...

UM the sons, daughters, costume designers and pretty much every one else involved in creating the hoax called the "Patterson-Gimlin film" has admitted it lol. The costume designer, the person in the gorilla outfit and even the children of those involved but no longer alive - have stepped forward. This is a hoax people - wake up and get a life. Nature holds so manny wonderful things to see and you're concentrating on something that common sense tells you doesn't live -certainly not in North America lol. Do you realize how many there would need to be to ensure the survival of an animal so large? You do realize that this feat is something that even neanderthals couldn't accomplish. And while there are places on this earth that have not been explored by humans and within those areas there are species of animals we're never seen. When was the last time a new species of animal (almost as tall as a single story house) has been discovered in North America? Give it a break guys - it's done - there's no bigfoot - go help a homeless person and do something more valuable with your time that could actually help the livign.

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger Believer said...

Hi Harry b. Iped,

I found the website you wanted regarding bigfoot
wearing clotthes. Look under the International
bigfoot society report # 4140. In 1950, a girl saw
a bigfoot on the Eel River wearing tattered clothes.
Maybe it was the same one you saw!

from Believer
Sandra

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger Believer said...

Hi Harry b. Iped,

I found the website you wanted regarding bigfoot
wearing clotthes. Look under the International
bigfoot society report # 4140. In 1950, a girl saw
a bigfoot on the Eel River wearing tattered clothes.
Maybe it was the same one you saw!

from Believer
Sandra

 
At 2:43 AM, Blogger Believer said...

I don't know why the blogs are being duplicated,
I only clicked on the publish your comment one
time.

 
At 2:54 AM, Blogger Believer said...

To Shawn B.

I don't think you have done your homework. You
should do more research and you would discover
that there is such a creature as Bigfoot. thousands
of people have seen them and a fingerprint expert
has said that the dermal ridges on their footprints
proves there is a real animal out there that is not human and not primate. it is an unknown creature!
They have been seen all over the world. There are
experts who will tell you they are real!

 

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