By: Jim Myers
Monday, January 22, 2018
This past week at the Sasquatch Outpost was interesting for a couple of reasons. First of all, a reporter from one of the local news channels stopped by the store and said that he would like to do a local interest story on the store. I immediately replied, "No way"... just kidding :) No, we were delighted that he found our store interesting enough that it warrants a story. I hope to find out in the next day or two when the story will air. He filmed the museum - I only wish that we were already done with the museum expansion, as it should be very cool. On that note, I hope that we will be done by the end of February, so we can plan our grand re-opening of the new section.
The next day, five women college students flew all the way to Colorado from the University of Mississippi. They’re all part of the honors college at Ole Miss, and in their program they have to do a group project as Freshmen. The theme of this year’s project is “What is Truth?”, and they could go any direction what that theme. Other students in their program chose issues like current immigration law, or a religious theme like the existence of God. These women decided to go out on a limb and chose the theme of truth as it relates to the existence of Bigfoot. They interviewed us, went through the museum and then we took them up to Guanella Pass to look for signs of Sasquatch activity. Throughout their time with we had an ongoing dialogue on why we believe that Sasquatch is real, whether the evidence for their existence is based on scientific research or just anecdotal stories. In other words, how do we define Truth in the context of Bigfoot research? Thankfully, there is an abundance of hard, scientific evidence for the existence of Sasquatch, including thousands of visual sightings, hundreds (or more) of tracks, hair samples, DNA analysis of hair and blood, and on and on. And yet this is considered to be pseudo-science, and crypto-zoology. Perhaps one day this may change.