Spend the Night at a Fire Tower
Some may wonder why I don’t have my photo at the top of this column. Well, it has to do with its subject. When I began this column, Feb. 2008, I did not want the locals stopping me and or laughing as I passed by. And I might add, I wasn’t as sure as I am now, that bigfoot even existed. I had even decided, when asked to speak at different functions, that I would begin the talk with a paper bag over my head with the eyes and mouth cut out. And then, of course, I’d remove the bag; it would be all in good fun. (Off point: Years ago there was a comedian that wore a paper bag while performing. Does anyone know who that was? I hate it that I never found out his name before he stopped wearing the bag.) I am very proud, now, that I’m a bigfoot believer. And I’m very sure that the being, bigfoot, exists. I also believe “it” is an animal. I use the word “being” so not to induce my reader to stop reading and begin forming in his/her head a stinging rebuttal to my use of the word “animal.” And besides, it will be science that decides what species bigfoot falls under.
While out and about, I pass out my business card, which announces that Chris and I are bigfoot believers. I get some wonderful remarks, as you can imagine. While at the local nursery buying some plants, I gave my card to the man taking my money. He was alone, no customers at the moment, and we talked. I don’t remember whether he believes in bigfoot or not, but he gave me the information on fire towers being available to rent for the night. He scanned a page of information for me. The article mentioned five fire towers. You can find the information you need by going to recreation.gov
on the internet. If you’ve rented one of these fire towers, I and the readers of Bigfoot Ballyhoo (www.bigfootballyhoo.blogspot.com
) would enjoy an account of your adventure. Go to the above blog address and leave a comment or email us at the provided email address.
Last week two hunters commented on Bigfoot Ballyhoo about huge footprints they found. They spoke to a forest ranger about their concerns and were offered alternative reasons for the footprints. Probably should use the words “unknown animal” when reporting anything to do with bigfoot, for now. Until next week.