Feb. 23, Bigfoot Column from Linda Perry
HOLDING MY PLACE
My computer has “let me down.” It simply quit lighting up my modem screen. I’m waiting for the computer repairman to come check it out. I do my research for this column on the internet. I do not have the internet this morning, so I’ll just write a chatty column to hold my place in the paper.
I did, to prepare for this week’s column, put in a phone call to a well-known person locally. She’d told me a few months past that she’d had an experience with a Bigfoot. But when I called her it turned out, the one who had had the experience was a relative of the man she was dating at the time. In short, the person believed he’d seen a Bigfoot and even been followed by it.
Several sightings have been reported where Bigfoot has followed or chased people. In the early seventies, my husband’s hunting buddy told him of an experience he knew of. A group of his friends were at a lake and across it they saw what they thought was a Bigfoot. The next thing they knew, the animal was working its way around the lake toward them. Evidently it was upright, on two feet, and walking very fast. They left the lake.
I’m very happy with our new Bigfoot book for children. I’m still working with the publishers. It should be available by summer. I came up with the idea for the book from an experience my friend had with a possible sighting. She and a friend were traveling north on the coast highway, when they saw an ape-like animal sprawled dead along side the road. Neither one said a word for a long time. Since they knew I wrote a column about Bigfoot, one of them finally said, “Did you see that?” They later found out it was a pet monkey.
Our children’s story begins where eight-year-old Bobby sees what he thinks is his pet dog, possibly injured, along the road and where it often waits for Bobby to get off the school bus. It is not Rex. Bobby believes it is some sort of baby monkey. Bobby and family live in the country where mountain lions and bears are often seen. He thinks he sees a bear and even believes a mountain lion may be lurking around the barn where the baby monkey is being kept. The name of the book is Lock Your Doors Country Folk.
We will let you know when the book is finished and available.