By: Jim Myers
Friday, February 16, 2018
We’re planning our next “Evening with Bigfoot” town hall meeting on March 10th at the Shawnee Community Center, in Shawnee CO. If there’s any charge it will be minimal, as our primary goal is to bring other Sasquatch enthusiasts together to share their own experiences, and hear about other Bigfoot encounters. We average about 90-100 people at or meetings, and most of our advertising is simply word-of-mouth. Over the years we’ve built an email list of over 500 people, who have either attended one of our meetings, or who wrote us and asked to be added to the distribution list. Anyway, my point is that there is a large and growing community out there of Bigfoot Believers. While you’ll find a certain percentage of “Kooks” in any organization or affinity group, in my own experience the majority of those who are actively involved in the study or research of Sasquatch are normal, rational, and intelligent people. Some of you who are reading this are thinking, “Ha! Just the fact that you believe in Bigfoot’s existence is proof enough that you’re nuts!”. Perhaps you are right. On the other hand, I would challenge those of you who confidently declare (with a condescending snort), “Of course there’s no such thing as Bigfoot”, but who have never once done any honest-to-God research on the subject, that you are just as irrational as we’re accused of being. In the late 1800’s, European explorers returned from Central and West Africa with tales of apes the size of large men, and were met with laughter and disdain… until someone finally produced incontrovertible evidence in the form of gorilla body parts. I know, I know – we haven’t been able to produce the same kind of evidence for Sasquatch yet. There are a number of very valid reasons why not, but I won’t waste my column space explaining what these reasons are right now. Suffice it to say that there is far more than enough credible evidence out there in the form of eye-witness sightings, footprints, DNA analysis (of Sasquatch blood, hair and saliva), and video and audio recordings to prove that they exist. Just Google “Bigfoot / Sasquatch sightings”, and see how many millions of hits you get. In short, don’t mock what you actually know little (or nothing) about. And come to our store down in Bailey, and I’ll walk you through our Sasquatch Encounter museum and show you some things that absolutely defy any explanation other than Bigfoot. Or better yet, I’ll take you out in the woods and show you some things that will make you think long and hard about whether you really want to take that long Saturday afternoon hike by yourself after all. Then we’ll have another, very different conversation.