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Have You Reported a Bigfoot Sighting to the Police?
If you’ve seen a bigfoot while driving a vehicle, reported it to the police and then had your license suspended, would you like to help prove that for quite some time this was a practice in the state of Oregon? The police will say, it is not the reporting of a bigfoot that got these licenses suspended, it was the filing of a false report. How’s that? you ask. Well, since there is no such animal as bigfoot, there must have been some other reason for the sighting. The reporting party must have been impaired in some manner, such as alcohol, drugs, et cetera. On the online magazine, Bigfoot Ballyhoo, there are numerous accounts of license suspensions having taken place after a bigfoot report has been filed with the police. ( Bigfoot Ballyhoo’s web address is www.bigfootbally.blogspot.com) One commercial truck driver had his license suspended. He wrote that he lost wages because of time lost, incurred doctor’s bills, fines and so on. Even the police run into problems when one of their own report a bigfoot sighting (that’s another subject entirely). All the license suspensions on Bigfoot Ballyhoo have been shared, but anonymously (no names were given.) Would you be willing to white-out your name on these forms, make copies and send them to Ballyhoo? One reader believes this will be proof enough of the practice. And if you can think of another way, let us know. We’ve had retired policemen comment, saying it indeed was true , but without their names attached.
Another question on this matter of reporting a bigfoot to the police and having a license suspended is just how many reports have there been of the animal, anyway? How many sightings have not been counted? The public has been made to believe that all bigfoot sightings are hoaxes or made by impaired individuals. Why? Again, as far as the state is concerned there is no such animal as bigfoot. There can not be a sighting of an animal that does not exist! The state of Oregon has stopped this practice and some people have been reimbursed their expenses. If you’d like to share your story and paperwork, send copies to Linda Newton-Perry P.O. Box 334, Sutherlin, Oregon, 97479. And don’t forget you can comment on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Until next week, Linda Newton-Perry