A Sighting on Coffee Creek Road
Last week on our blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, for the first time, we received a sighting by way of a comment that had happened on the day it was told to us. How exciting! Until then, our most recent was a day or two old. A log truck driver commented that during the day he’d seen the limping bigfoot that has been reported seen at the Elkton tunnel entrance, Scottsburg park and several other places. Consensus is this animal is old because of his grey hair and limp.
You may wonder what we do with these sightings given to Bigfoot Ballyhoo (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com). Nothing! We do nothing but make them easy to read by taking them from the comment column, correcting errors in spelling etc. and copying them into the main body of the blog. We do not require a name (often names are given and requested to remain in comments). And often we have deleted information that might make it easy to find the witness (that is where the witness does not wish to be recognized). Why, you ask? The log truck driver mentioned above, after I asked a few questions, admitted that his company let men go if they reported a bigfoot. The reasoning on the part of the company is if a driver “sees” one of these animals then something is wrong with him/her. Thankfully, he wrote, he no longer feared losing his commercial license, but he still did not report the sighting to the police.
We have no objection to letting our readers know where these sightings occurred. This information is found only in the comments; we do not release further information by way of private email etc. We would be ecstatic if a reader of this blog snapped a good photo of the animal. And, moreover, the people living in the area where the animal was sighted deserve to know that a bigfoot could be in their area.
Bigfoot Ballyhoo and this newspaper column, “A Matter of Time,” desire this animal to be recognized for what he is, a real live animal. Forest lovers should be aware he is there, just as mountain lions and bears are there. How exciting it is to see a bear, or mountain lion in the wild. Much has been written on how to protect ourselves if we should encounter either of these animals, and how thankful we are for this life saving information. No such information is available if you should come face-to-face with a bigfoot.
Until next week, Linda Newton-Perry