The impossible visit by Bigfoot to a backyard in the Pacific Northwestby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Jul. 11, 2010, under General Paranormal, Life, Monsters
There’s a new page on Facebook dedicated to Bigfoot sightings.
Established last week, it aims to “further Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings with daily live updates”. As soon as the page went up, the group was presented a hopeful case.
A man named “Mike”, who lives “somewhere” in the Pacific Northwest, claimed that Bigfoot was living in his backyard. The claim sounded believable, so a reputable researcher was scheduled to investigate. The Facebook group kept their fingers crossed.
As “Mike’s” popularity grew, so did the number of Sasquatch creatures said to be residing on his property. On a web radio broadcast last Thursday, the man with Bigfoot in his backyard began to share new information to the listeners. As a result, the Facebook page creator made the following statement on Friday:
I was definitely of two minds about the show last night. Like all of us, I so want “Mike” to be on the level, but now there are three babies and more adults? And they’re now freely venturing into the front yard, near traffic? It’s getting like Grand Central Station over there. On the other hand, “Mike” continues to …sound persuasive, and if the private eye really did see and photograph large shapes…
Last night, the reputable researcher began to camp out at “Mike’s” place. It was reported that the researcher’s work was easy and swift last night. He and “Mike” came to the agreement that “Mike” was just seeing things.
A visit to the page this morning did not reveal the update that was reported. Instead, the following post was made:
I have been asksed by Lan Lamphere, host of “Overnight AM,” to remove my update until after Monday night’s broadcast.
According to the report by Crytomundo, the initial status update made this morning was meant to put this particular Bigfoot report to rest:
I’m only glad that we–meaning the research community at large, as represented by this one investigator–were able to lay the story to rest before its impact in the media was able to spiral further out of control and do greater harm, in the popular imagination, to our field, a field that hardly needs this.
Perhaps, after tomorrow, we will put this particular report to rest. My question is, however, why delete and delay the announcement that this case was disappointingly debunked?