By: Jim Myers
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Sasquatch Chronicles February 2017
I’m attempting to dictate this month’s column on my laptop, and it’s just about as frustrating as spellcheck on my phone! I am awaiting shoulder surgery next week as a result of being thrown off my horse - and no, it wasn’t because Sasquatch spooked him J. Just my own stupidity, and an over-developed sense of self-confidence that sometimes (often) gets me into trouble.
I often have people ask me the question, “how can you be sure that Bigfoot exists? “ The answer is actually quite easy: I can’t. For someone who owns a Bigfoot museum, who spends a lot of time engaged in Bigfoot research, and who tells stories of Bigfoot sightings this may seem like a strange answer -- but it’s the only honest answer I have. As I’ve mentioned before, I find many parallels between spirituality and the belief that Bigfoot exists. For example, the more I learn about God and faith, the less I am willing to make absolute declarations like I used to do in my younger days. Don’t get me wrong – I firmly believe that God exists and that He is good. However, my own insecurities and failures can cause me to doubt that which I otherwise affirm to be true. The same is true about Sasquatch. Over the years I have collected far more than enough evidence from personal experiences, as well as testimonies from scores (50 or 60) of eyewitnesses to know that Bigfoots are real. But as far as what they look like, what they eat, where they live, or how they communicate– I really have no confirmed scientific reply. There is far more about Sasquatch or Bigfoot that I do not know than the very little that I think I do know. Those people who are self-described “experts” on Bigfoot should be taken with a very large grain of salt. And even if someone succeeds in producing a body one day, it will only answer some of our questions. The fact is, Sasquatch is by far the most often encountered “mythical” creature on earth. Just Google “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch” and look at the number of videos and articles that will pop-up on your screen (I just did, and it came up with 22,200,000 results. I rest my case). Sure, a percentage of them are hoaxes, but certainly not all of them. I am convinced that there are a number of researchers out there who have some astounding evidence to show the world, when it seems like the world is ready to accept it. But now is not yet the time, as there still seems to be a genuine bias in the scientific community against the phenomenal amount of physical evidence out there that would prove Bigfoot’s existence. Just as an example, in a 15 mile radius around Bailey we have found tracks (multiple times); heard tree knocks in reply to our knocks when no other hikers were in the vicinity; heard whoops, howls and barks that we could not attribute to any other known mammal, have had tree branches thrown at us in the woods at night, and probably have 20 eyewitness testimonies at the very least – all within that radius. If Sasquatch isn’t real, then someone has been VERY busy trying to pretend that he is.