BART BIGFOOT & THE RED FOX
I will be sure to drop in for Jo Barnes' book signing at Books Gallery, Sutherlin, OR, 10-12, Sat. the 12th. And I intend to buy a signed copy. I'm very much looking forward to the illustrations in the book. I'll read it and let you know what I think. I already know I'll enjoy it, because it is about a B I G F O O T,or rather, as I like to call the animal, Sasquatch!
Since I don't have a new sighting from a reader, I'll use my favorite Website (www.bigfootencounters.com) to report on a sighting 19 miles west of Winston in 2001. I'll write it in my own words since I don't have permission to copy it word for word. The reason I went with this sighting is, it is the same area the hair and skin sample was taken in 1967 and is now being DNA tested. It seems Sasquatch must still be in the area.
On the State by State sightings page of the above mentioned website, JC reported seeing what he believed to be a Bigfoot. JC lives in Roseburg, and on September 11, 2001 he was driving out Coos Bay Wagon Road, looking for a good spot to have a party the following weekend. Around 10:30 pm he stopped to relieve himself. He smelled a strong odor and described it as body odor and musk. He thought probably Elk scent, but as he walked to his car he heard an unfamiliar animal cry, then another closer yet.
He quick-stepped it back to his car. About a half mile in front of him, on the road, he saw what he thinks was a Bigfoot: fur covered its body, black or dark brown, and he was 7 or eight feet tall. Once in the car he had turned the "brights" on. The animal left the road, stopped then ran off upright and on two feet. He says he saw no one out there but the Bigfoot.
Please submit your sighting, or stories to me at lindap.douglasco.net, or drop the information at this newspaper's office. I must have a name but will only use an initial.
If you believe, as I do, that, it is only a matter of time before we have Sasquatch's story, then tell us about it!
(Linda Newton-Perry is the author, along with her husband Christoppher Perry, of the Viking Age novel, Forced Blood The Norseman. Written for both men and women, you are sure to enjoy it. Order from any bookstore and on line at Amazone.com. Visit Perry's website at www.christopherperryandlindanewtonperry.com)
This column appeared in the Douglas County News, weekly newspaper, week of July 14th.